How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

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how to keep the litter box area clean and tidy

Having a cat is a major responsibility. Even though cats seem easy to take care of, they do require daily feedings, clean water, regular vet appointments, and regular snuggle time (which usually consists of Candie cat laying on my head every night and taking up half of my pillow!) There’s also the dreaded litter box cleanings that must take place regularly to keep your cat happy and healthy!

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

Cleaning the cat litter area doesn’t have to be a dreadful task. In fact, over the last few years, I’ve developed a system that works for me when it comes to tidying up my cat’s litter box area. When you have all of the right supplies nearby, cleaning the litter box area can be a simple task! Below, I’ve put together tips on how I keep my cat litter area clean and tidy. I’m including my must-have litter box supplies that make cleaning up a cat litter area a breeze!

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy


1. Choose a low tracking litter.

Nothing is more annoying than stepping on cat litter in your home or seeing it tracked all over your freshly mopped floors. One of the reasons I implemented a cat litter cleaning routine is because I was tired of stepping on cat litter! We invested in Fresh Step Clean Paws™ Multi-Cat Scented Litter with the power of Febreze™ to help cut down on litter tracking. This litter helps keep Candie’s paws clean (and my home clean!) This low dust formula also helps to keep our surfaces cleaner! I went to Target and purchased this cat litter because of the 10-day odor control which eliminates odors for ten days guaranteed!

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

2. Keep a scoop and a small trash can nearby.

It’s a good idea to scoop your cat’s litter box at least once daily. I keep a small trash can lined with a scented trash bag next to Candie’s litter box. When it’s time to scoop Candie’s litter, I simply scoop and toss the contents into the bag. Then, I throw the bag away in the in the garbage can outside and line the trash can with a new liner.

3. Use a small broom and dust pan for messes.

A small broom and dust pan come in handy to sweep up small messes, like litter tracking. Thankfully, the Fresh Step® Clean Paws™ litter that we use is low tracking and it helps keep messes to a minimum.


4. Place a mat in front of the litter box.

A mat can help catch any litter that may be left on your cat’s paws. When you are ready to clean your cat’s litter box area, gently shake the contents of the mat into the trash can.

5. Use litter box liners.

Litter box liners are super helpful for keeping Candie’s litter box clean. When I’m ready to change her litter to fresh litter, I’m able to dispose of the bag of litter easily. I do still scrub the box with mild detergent like dish soap.

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

Today I shared with you tips on how to keep the cat litter area clean and tidy.  Candie is an important part of our family. I like to keep her happy by keeping her space neat for her. Check out her beautiful clean paws below! Head to Target to pick up Fresh Step® Clean Paws™ litter for your cat(s).

How to Keep the Cat Litter Area Clean and Tidy

How do you keep your cat litter area clean and tidy? Please leave your tips below!

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  1. Donna says

    I need help in finding a vacuum cleaner that actually picks up the cat litter that your cat drags around and not shoots it somewhere else when you’re going over the area where the Litter is. any recommendations?

  2. Jill says

    I put a puppy pad inside the box before putting the cat litter bag in! Makes cleaning much easier! Than I have a boot mat I cut the rim off of it one one side to put the box on and lay a puppy pad over the side my cats favor peeing on. As I have male cats and one of them like to pee in the back corner of the litter box and it sometimes leaks out! I keep the litter box bag up over the back of the lid but if it leaks out it will go on the puppy pad instead of the tile floor and the grout. I also use the black mat with holes to catch the litter from their paws!