Ask anyone and they’ll tell you I’ve always loved cats. I’ve had cats from the time I was a toddler until now, and I don’t ever see that changing. So as a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, I’ve learned a thing or two about making life with cats easier. Here are some of the best cat hacks we’ve found to make our finicky felines a little happier. You’ll want to check out our favorite DIY cat toys , too!
Cat Hacks Every Crazy Cat Lady Needs to Know
Hack an IKEA basket for the most attractive looking litter box EVER! Seriously, I’d never have known a litter box was inside there. To help your cats get used to an enclosed litter box, you can leave the top of the basket open for a few days.
Is your furniture getting clawed to shreds? Make your own cat deterrent spray using water, essential oils, and dish liquid. It’s easy to make and will stop your cat from ruining your sofa.
Keep cat food fresher and make it easier to pour with this cat food hack: keep it in a drink pitcher! No more fussing with those annoying cat food bags!
This clever Reddit user hacked some IKEA doll beds to make cat bunk beds. How cute is that?
Use a rubber glove to remove cat hair from furniture. It’s so much easier than trying to lint roll an entire sofa — believe me!
Indoor cats don’t often need baths, but if you have to wash your kitty on the rare occasion, don’t put her in the bathtub unless your cat loves water. That huge abyss of water can be frightening to a small cat! Instead, give your cat a bath in a smaller container like a bucket or baby tub so she will be less likely to flail around.
Our cat is never really interested in the outdoors, but she does like some grass to nibble on now and then. Cat grass is a kitty-safe plant you can grow without dirt! Just fill a vase or bowl with some growing stones using this technique to grow it indoors.
Any cat would be lucky to have an indoor grass lounge. Look at how happy Truffles looks here!
Apparently, there’s something immensely entertaining about whacking your food around when you eat it… at least that’s what my cat does. So what does that mean? During feed time, little pieces of cat food are everywhere. A cat food tray is an excellent way to keep those little nuggets of food corralled!
Add pieces of carpet to shelves to create a cat tree that looks more like decor than an amusement for your kitty.
Speaking of amusement, if your cat has seemed a little, well… bored lately, try this ping pong balls in water trick. The movement of the ball on the surface of the water is interesting to curious kitties!
Has your cat litter scoop seen better days? I totally know the feeling! You can make a new one anytime you need to if you have a milk jug on hand. Use a hole punch to add some sifting holes to the milk jug cat litter scoop if you use clumping litter.
This clever cat mama modified a cabinet to create a DIY litter cabinet to house the litter box as well as the cat food and treats. She keeps this cabinet in the laundry room where it’s totally out of the way. Smart! Now I’m wishing we had a laundry room instead of a laundry closet so I could do the same.
Is your kitty the type to act like she wants to be petted, but the moment you do, your hand gets bitten? Perhaps this self-scratcher for cats is the perfect solution! Install firm bristled brushes around the legs of a table, and your kitty is all set with getting all the face scratching she wants, even when you’re not there.
This litter box hack is so helpful! Drill holes in a smaller litter box pan, set it inside the larger one, and when it’s dirty, sift it. I’d use another plastic litter box here instead of a disposable foil pan, but that’s because my kitty doesn’t like foil.
Do you have a smart cat tip to share? Let us know!
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