3 Tricks for Keeping Kitty’s Box Fresh

Clever tricks for taking care of your cat’s litter box.

Baking Soda

Don’t waste money on expensive deodorized cat litter. Just put a thin layer of baking soda under the bargain-brand litter to absorb the odor. Or mix baking soda with the litter as you’re changing it.

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You don’t have to use an aerosol spray to neutralize foul-smelling cat-box odors or freshen the air in your bathroom. Just cut a couple of lemons in half. Then place them, cut side up, in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon-fresh.

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Plastic Bags

Nobody likes to change the cat’s litter box. Make the job quick and easy by lining the box with an open plastic bag before pouring in the litter. Use two bags if you think one is flimsy. When it’s time to change the litter, just remove the bags, tie, and throw into the trash.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest