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How To Keep Your House from Smelling Like Kitty Litter

Can your houseguests tell you have a cat by the scent of your space alone? If so, we've got some tricks up our sleeve for you.

Cat sitting in kitty litter box

Felines are one of the cleanest animals with which you can share your property. However, odors can build up in their litter box, which can be unpleasant, especially when guests visit. Odors can even magnify if you live in a small living space or have multiple cats. If you’re wondering how to keep your house from smelling like kitty litter, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn some ways that you can tame the smell.

Easy solutions for eliminating kitty litter odors

Incorporate baking soda into the litter

While baking soda is often used in baking, it’s also a great all-natural deodorizer. It’s even safe for cats and can help reduce the litter box smell. It’s also a product that many people have on hand.

Consider sprinkling some baking soda at the bottom of the litter box, then add the litter on top. After your feline relieves itself, it will bury the waste by scooping up some of the baking soda, which will help cover up the stink.

Read also: our top favorite sustainable kitty litters

Clean the litter box daily

The easiest way to reduce kitty litter odor is by cleaning the box each day. You can even clean it multiple times a day. This can keep your cat and guests happy. Moreover, regular cleaning ensures your feline friend will do its business in the box and not outside of it. This is because cats are far more likely to choose another spot if the litter box is full.

You may also want to invest in something like a litter robot which will automate the cleaning process for you, making it far more likely that this chore will be done and result in a nicer-smelling living space.

Read also: our top favorite pet-safe cleaners

Place the box in a well-ventilated spot

Many pet parents often put the kitty litter box in a confined space. However, this can only make the smell worse. Instead, place the box in an area that is well-ventilated to help the smell dissipate. The spot should be easily accessible and peaceful, such as a:

  • Guest bedroom

  • Laundry room

If you live in a small apartment and are wondering how to keep a room from smelling like cat litter, consider placing it in your bedroom or bathroom. However, for the latter, be sure to keep the door wide open when it’s not in use.

Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.

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