Kitty Area Budget Friendly Spruce Up
My cat Shiloh’s litter box area has been driving me crazy. It isn’t seen by many but with a surge of spring cleaning energy, I decided that there was no time like the present.
I started by purchasing some really long boot trays from Target. And some dust catcher rugs from Dollar Tree.
This boot tray is really long and very affordable. Do you use boot trays for things other than boots and shoes?
Boot trays are really handy. Now is a good time to buy them because they are clearing them out with winter items. But, I use boot trays all year round. I use them under the roosts in my chicken coop and I use them under my dogs’ water dish. It keeps the water from sloshing on the floor when they are slurping it up.
I also bought some Command hooks and strips and I already had a placemat. I wanted to hang the kitty litter scoop on the wall but I didn’t want it to touch my wall so I thought a placemat would work well to protect the wall and be easy to clean with a chlorox wipe.
I put the Command strips on the back of the placemat. Then I pressed it firmly to the wall by the litter box. If you think your wall might be dusty clean it off with rubbing alcohol first and let dry.
Not sure he appreciates the mini makeover, but I sure like it. It has been a few weeks now and the boot trays and rugs have made such a difference.
Before- Here is Shiloh the cat’s litter area. The dust in front of the litter box sticks to the vinyl flooring even after sweeping.
After- Because the boot tray was so long, it works perfectly to hold the litter box and gives plenty of room for an extra dust/litter catching rug.
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Mrs B on Jul 30, 2019
Love how this looks! I don't have a space that is that roomy, but I recently took off the two cabinet doors under my bathroom sink and hung a curtain. The litter box sits on one side, and I have a couple of those rug/mats in the other side. I especially like the placemat and scoop idea!! i will have to put something like that in there. AND I have to find a large size boot tray - I have only seen the smaller size locally but I think I'll have to hunt that one down Thanks for the great inspiration!