Cats can be great pets – they keep to themselves until they need your attention, they’re slightly less destructive than your average dog and you can leave them alone overnight without paying a house-sitter. However, felines do have their downsides – such as the eternal struggle between your kitty’s litter box and design harmony within your home.
It seems that the best places to keep the box are either the places that are the most obvious or, if less obvious, too close for comfort (like under your bed). If you’re diligent about cleaning out the litter box often, you may not have to contend with the foul smells – but what about the errant clay stones kicked about when Fluffy tries to cover his mess?
If you’re one of the thousands of homeowners plagued with the decision of placing a litter box, you’ll be happy to know that there are multiple solutions. For your benefit, here are a three of the best (and sneakiest) litter box hiding spots –
Hollow Furniture – In addition to keeping the smells well covered, hiding your litter box inside a piece of easily movable furniture will also keep your guests guessing. There are many premade litter box hiders already on the market, but it’s also fairly easy to fashion your own. Firstly, invest in an inexpensive piece of solid looking furniture that would be big enough to hold the box – such as an end table. Simply cut a hole in one side and voila! Just be sure to face the hole away from plain view.
Cabinet – Have a cabinet you don’t use often? Make it your cat’s new personal litter room. Simply add a pet door to the cabinet front and your furry friend can come and go as needed without disturbing anyone around.
Laundry Room – If all else fails, a laundry room is a great place to hide a litter box from guests – and the constant smell of detergent will conceal the smell of litter. Tuck the box into a corner, but be sure to clean often or your pet may decide to start using your clothes as his new spot.