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Many of you may already know that we have a sweet Labradoodle puppy, Sophie, as part of our family, but some might not know we also have two sweet kitties! Our oldest, Jessie, is 16 years old, and bringing home Sophie was certainly a nuisance for her. Our other kitty, Jasper, is 6 years old and he hasn’t shown any dislike of Sophie, but I’m sure her trying to chase him around the yard and jump on him at the door does not make him happy. Since bringing home Sophie they have had their food and litter box stationed in our messy laundry room. So, I decided that I would take on a project that would 1) make the litter box be a little less noticeable, 2) purge and clean up the room, and 3) I’d pick up a yummy treat for our kitties.
First, I had to just purge a lot of the stuff in our laundry room and put the other needed stuff up in the cabinets where they belonged.
It took a long time to find the perfect piece for what I wanted to do, which was contain the litter box to help with the smell and contain the pellets. I finally found a closetmaid cabinet at Home Depot and the dimensions worked perfectly for our little room and I could modify it into a litter box furniture cabinet.
After building the cabinet, which was easy except aligning the doors was a bit of an issue, I measured and cut a circle hole (10″ diameter) in the side of the cabinet. I considered cutting the circle before building, but felt I wanted to see how all the pieces came together and how the litter box fit before deciding on the placement.
After a quick bit of sanding it was ready to go and I loaded up our new litter box furniture cabinet. The interior shelf still allows enough room for the kitties to enter and use the litter box, while also holding the dry cat food.
I also picked up a Litter Genie pail for the cat waste to help keep the odors down. With the closed cabinet and the Litter Genie pail, I feel more comfortable having our litter box on the main floor without worrying about the cat odors being noticed by visitors. The Litter Genie pail has a continuous trash liner that you can lock off the waste with a pull/push of the handle, and it just keeps going, lasting for two weeks for one cat.
When I picked up the Litter Genie pail at Target they were running a bundle special (from 2/15/15 – 4/11/15 : while supplies last) where if you buy two items of Fancy Feast 24 pack OR Litter Genie Pail / Refill you can pick up a free cat toy or Friskies Party Mix treat bag. Many of our cat and dog toys end up behind our couch, so I bought the Litter Genie and Fancy Feast pack, and chose the Friskies party mix for my free gift.
The kitties loved their special treat and I’m so happy to have the room cleaned up, plus knowing the cat odors will be contained with the litter box furniture cabinet and Litter Genie pail! The cabinet also has a top drawer which is perfect for holding treats and medicine.