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If you saw my DIY Kitty Cat Soda Bottle Planters, then you read that I recently acquired a second cat, Lucy Goose, but what I didn’t tell you is that Lucy is a litter kicker. The day I rescued her, I went and purchased a beautiful, brand new litter box and I quickly learned that she kicks litter right out of the litter box. There was litter ALL OVER my bathroom floor. Like, there was more litter on the floor than in her litter box. And if there is poop in there? That gets kicked out, too! So obviously that beautiful, brand new litter box was not working. So I DIYed a top-loading box and yet there is STILL litter everywhere. So I had to make my own Kitty Litter Box Cabinet Hack. This way, she kicks, it stays in the cabinet. Also, I won’t have to see it! (And I have some tips below on how not to SMELL it!) Yeah, so I went a little overboard. But, with two cats and two litter boxes, I was done messing around. I hate looking at the litter boxes, I hate looking at the bags of litter, I hate looking at the scooper, and I’m tired of the tracked litter throughout my house (in my bed!), so I thought that an enclosed litter box cabinet with a little kitty door on the side might be the best way to go. I went with this double locker so I could eventually put a litter box for each cat on each side. If you only have one cat, this is still a great piece of furniture because you can put the litter box on one side and all of your cat supplies on the shelves on the other side. Here’s what she had before – and all her kicked out litter: If you want to make your own kitty litter cabinet, I’m sharing my full tutorial below, but first, you’re going to need a few supplies:
- Drill and Metal Drill Bits
- Tin Snips
- Small Litter box
- Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze Clumping Litter
Step 1: Let’s not kitten around, Step 1 is to build the cabinet. But, don’t install the shelves, you won’t need those. Don’t forget to read the instructions and make sure all the pieces are there before you start! Oh! And charge your drill gun so it’s ready for Step 3. Step 2: Follow the instructions on the kitty door and trace the outline onto your cabinet. Step 3: Use a drill with drill bits that go through metal to drill some pilot holes into your outline so you can get the tins snips into the cabinet and cut out the hole. The hole isn’t the prettiest, but I don’t have any machines, and I did this all by myself. So if I did it, you can, too! Step 4: Follow the instructions on the kitty door to install the door onto the side of the cabinet. Or DIY it with screws, epoxy, duct tape, etc.
Step 5: Add a litter box into the cabinet and fill with Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze Clumping Litter.
Next, all that is left is to introduce the cats to their litter boxes. As for the litter, we use Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze Clumping Litter. It includes Borate Technology for superior ammonia control and acts as an antimicrobial agent which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria and it has a Lemongrass Citrus scent for a “fresher” aroma. Fresh Step sponsored my Kitty Litter Cabinet Hack, AND they also sponsored a $100 donation to a local cat non-profit. I took Lucy in when no one else would take her and when there was talk of taking her to an animal shelter, so I wanted to help out some of the cats who aren’t as lucky, so I donated my $100 donation to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
And if you’re looking for cat or dog to adopt or charities to give to, I recommend checking out the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, or the Humane Society. And be sure to follow Fresh Step on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.