Dudes, many of you know that I’m a semi-retired pee cat.
The key to my happiness is good litter and clean litter boxes. Mom uses Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract and we have four Large Stor-n-Slide™ Underbed Boxes from The Container Store.
But it’s Easter and Passover. Time for a change. The boxes are getting old. Mom wanted to swap out the litter boxes without freaking me out. Here’s how she did it.
Step 1 — don’t change too much.
We like our boxes to smell like us — but not too stinky. So mom scooped out the poops and pee clumps and threw away the old boxes.
She saved the old litter for the new boxes. I need a familiar smell to remind me that the box is mine. Brand new litter can come a different day. Besides, clumping litter helps to keep things relatively clean.
Step 2 — take the opportunity to vacuum like crazy.
We have two litter box “stations” in our unfinished basement. Two boxes at each station. Fancy, right? That’s how we roll, dog. Those litter box stations can be messy. New boxes give us an opportunity for a fresh start. Mom vacuumed the entire basement — as she does every weekend — but this time she took out our litter box rugs and vacuumed them outside.
As dad says — she cray.
And yes that is a ‘breast cancer awareness Dyson‘ that my daddio found on Amazon clearance back in 2008. It’s our 100% dedicated basement vacuum. It works okay, not great. Yes, it’s pinkwashing. Yes, the price was right.
Step 3 — time to replace air filters or anything else that helps to control litter box dust.
We use a Honeywell filter. Works pretty good for the basement.
The key with using an air filters? Keep it pretty far away from the litter box area. It’s about managing dust — not scaring the bejeezus outta the cats, yo.
Step 4 — look good while changing litter boxes.
You gotta have a look, people. Mom has these sexy shoes. She calls them her basement shoes.
For the record, they are not Crocs — although are twice as expensive and just about as ugly. Look at those sexy unshaven tree trunks. Go moms!
They are safety shoes with enforced toes and steel and whatnot. For realsies. She doesn’t mess around with the basement. Safety first, dudes!
Hope this blog post was helpful when you swap out your litter boxes. Wash your litter boxes weekly and get new ones every six months to keep things clean.
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