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Where to stash the litter box in a Brooklyn apartment

So you’ve finally made the move to Brooklyn. Congrats! You’re already well on your way to enjoying the roomier buildings, fresher air, and swanky shops. You’re all moved in, and only one question remains — where on earth do you put the litter box?

In the bathroom

The bathroom is a very common place to tuck the litter box away. You do your business in there, so why shouldn’t your kitty? If you don’t have a lot of floor space, you can put the litter box in the tub. For the majority of the day, the tub is an unused area. You would simply lift the litter box out and clean the tub when it’s time to bath.

In the kitchen

The pros of storing the litter box in the kitchen are similar to the bathroom. You likely have a tile floor in there that is easier to clean when accidents happen. The kitchen is often at the back of the unit with a nice window for air flow. However, the biggest con would be that unappetizing litter box aroma. But hey, if you don’t cook often, it’s probably not a problem.

In the closet

Some Brooklyn buildings come with the blessing of ample closet space. If you have a covered litter box and are quite sure that your kitty doesn’t scatter the litter, you can easily store the box in there. If you’re worried about the odor getting on your clothes, consider setting aside one closet for the litter box and cleaning supplies only.

Anywhere else

When all is said and done, the best places for the litter boxes are somewhere quiet and out of the way so that your kitty feels safe. In your home, that could be the study, guest room, or even living room. With proper litter box odor management, and even a few creative disguises, you and your cat could be only ones who even know where it is.

Are you worried about your litter box becoming less than fresh while you’re out of town? Book a pet sitter! Our pet sitters pay extra attention to the litter box, and your cats, while you’re out of town. Book an appointment today!


Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

Photo by rihaij on pixabay.

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