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Where do you keep the litter box?

We live in a 2-br, 2-ba apartment and currently have the Litterbox in the guest room closet. I clean it every day, but it still stinks in there! I am afraid to have our guests sleep in there next week, but I don't know where we can move the box to!

We do have a laundry room, but it is just to the right of our front door, and I don't want the box to be the first thing you smell when you walk inside. Ideas? Thanks! 

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Re: Where do you keep the litter box?

  • We keep ours in our basement, so it is def out of the way of everyday traffic. 

    Do you have a closest you can keep it in and close the door? We made a kitty door in a closest once, and it worked great. You could buy a cheap door and throw it up (with the kitty door cut into it) and before you move put the original door back up.

    Have you thought about changing your box? Maybe to an automatic box? You should, at least, have a covered box to help control the odor. I def wouldn't leave it in your guest room unless your guests have cats in close quarters at home...I can't stand the smell of cat poop, and I also sleep with the bedroom door shut usually (this will be a problem for your kitties if your guests do shut the door). Either way, I'd move it before they came.  

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  • Do you have to cut a hole in the door, or can you buy a door with a cat door already in it? Sounds silly, but we don't have the equipment to transform a door, so to speak.

    One of my cats digs to China and scatters litter everywhere, so I have the uncovered box with super-high walls. I was going to get a covered box, but was told that unless you start them in one as kittens, cats won't use the covered ones. In your experience, is that true?

     Thanks! 

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  • It's definitely worth a try - covered litter boxes are pretty cheap, and if they won't use it - just take the cover off and it will still be useful. 

    You'd have to cut a hole in a door. You can make a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and see if they have cheap doors, and see if they have the means to cut them for you. They cut a lot of stuff there - I once made a cat tower just by wood purchased and cut there before bringing it to my apartment. It's wroth a shot.  

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  • Never had an issue with a covered box, but I always remove the door. All of our cats were adopted as adults and have never used a covered box. For the cat door, yes you need to cut a hole.  

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  • DH and I have a 1bed/1bath, and we keep it in the bathroom. Not really anywhere else to put it. Could you stand having it in your bathroom during the guest's stay?

     I try and scoop it our daily- and add baking soda for the smell. Add 2-3 TBS and stir around with the scoop.  

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