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Got Kitty Litter Problems?

Clean T.O: Got Kitty Litter Problems?
October 13, 2017

Clean T.O: Got Kitty Litter Problems?


If you’ve ever had a cat, you know that kitty litter can be a problem. In fact, litter box problems are one of the main reasons people give up their cats! Unfortunately, the reality of living in a small space is that a mess can feel bigger than it really is. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your kitty & home stay clean! For instance, choosing the right litter box is essential. Nevermind choosing the right litter and the right location! Don’t worry, we’ll sort you out and give you the low-down on kitty litter and help you experience the benefits of being clean.


Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Yawn
Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture Of Yawn


Litter can really get to be an issue when you’re living in a small space. For instance, if you don’t have the right size litter box, the right kind of litter or a litter mat, you could be in for a rude awakening when you get home. But don’t worry, there are a few things you can do to make your small space work for the both of you, and nip that litter problem in the bud! In fact, having a small space isn’t necessary a bad thing, as it actually forces you to clean more- keeping you can your cat healthier!


The Litter Box


The most important to realize is that each cat needs its own litter box. Ideally, each cat should have two litter boxes but if you’re in a small space, you can get away with just one. However, if you can find the space, and alternative litter box is great to have in case your feline friend finds a problem with the first one- because, cats.


Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Cat On Chair
Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Cat On Chair


Next, you should know that the size of your litter box will greatly affect your future litter troubles. For instance, if your litter box is too large, there’s a chance your cat may accidentally do its business outside the box. Indeed a nightmare for home cleaning. With that said, high-sided litter boxes are great at reducing the scatter of litter! Check out popular products like the NVR Miss, or opt for a DIY litter-box option! For a quick litter-box hack, simply convert a deep, high-sided storage box into a bathroom and pour litter directly into the box! However, it’s important to note that high-sided litter boxes won’t be great for older cats that have lost their jump and flexibility. Already have a litter box? Check out this article to find out what your litter box says about you!


The Litter


When it comes to litter in a small space, odor and tracking are some of cat-owner’s biggest concerns. However, with the right measures and practices in place there are ways to tackle both of these problems! At the end of the day, you just want to keep your small space clean, your cat satisfied and your neighbors happy. Gosh, there’s just so many benefits to being clean…




When it comes to choosing a cat litter, you have to realize that some have higher tracking potential than others. However, it’s quite possible that your cat may love the messiest one! So, before you settle, try a few different brands to find a litter that will suit both you and your cat. Check out this guide of the best non-tracking litters of 2017! Trust, you’ll thank yourself next time you’re doing some home cleaning.


Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Black Cat
Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Black Cat


As you grow old with your cat, it’s good practice to sweep up any tracked litter as soon as you spot it. For fear that, the longer the litter sits out, the more chance the mess has of spreading. And trust us, nothing is more horrible for your cat, your health or your nostrils than a dirty litter box and trackings. If you still need encouragement to clean, keep a broom or small vacuum near the litter box. However, if you are looking for something to really stop the tracking, you should consider a litter mat, specifically designed to catch the litter stuck in the paws of your cat. In fact, there’s a whole range of litter mats made from all kinds of material. Alternatively, you could go DIY and create a litter mat from an old throw rug or piece of carpet!




It’s not secret that litter boxes stink, it is a bathroom after all. However, when you’re living in a small space and sharing the building with others- you have to think about litter odor. Not only is a foul odor in a small space bad for your mental health, it won’t be appreciated by your neighbors! Remember, the hallway of your building is basically an extension of your apartment or condo when it comes to smell. With that said, whether you have found a litter or are just experimenting, it’s a good idea to mix a little baking soda in to defend against the inevitable odor.


Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Cat Nose
Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Cat Nose


However, the most essential practice in defending against the odor and potential health hazards of litter is simple: scoop the litter box once in the morning and once at night. If you find that you don’t have the time to stay home and scoop, there are plenty of self-scooping litter boxes that work automatically! So what do you have to do? Just  empty the box at night. That’s it. Because at the end of the day, your top priority should be that your cat isn’t living in filth.


Home Cleaning


Ultimately, the biggest way to keep your small space odor free is to clean it on a regular basis. Yes, a sweet relationship with your feline will involve vacuuming, mopping, washing and dusting. When it comes to home cleaning, hardwood, laminate and tile floors will make your life easy. However, if you are dealing with carpet, you need to take a few extra steps for the benefits of being clean. For example, sprinkling some baking soda on your carpets a few hours before you vacuum will help to absorb any odors that have been trapped in the fibers! By doing this, you will ultimately make your cleaning job easier and more successful.


Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture Of Cat On Chair
Clean T.O Got Kitty Litter Problems Picture of Cat On a Chair


Once you have finished your home cleaning regimen, open the windows! It sounds too easy, but by simply opening your windows for just ten minutes, even in winter, the air quality in your small space will be much improved! At the end of the day, you’ll always enjoy the benefits of being clean. If you find that you don’t have the time to give you home the regular cleaning it needs, consider a home cleaning service. Check out our cleaning packages to see how we can make your small space thrive!



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