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7 Ways to Eliminating Litter Box SmellTips eliminating litter box smell, 7 ways to cut cat box odor #Cat, #cats, #PetTips, #LitterBox, #Pets

Our family has two cats, I LOVE my family and they all LOVE the cats, while I just “like” the cats. Since I love my family I allow these “fur balls” to live in my home.  Don’t get me wrong I am nice to them, and think they are cute and would never allow any harm to come to them.  I do however have a real issue with their hair, and the cat box being in my home.  I seem to be the only one that “smells” the litter box and I am totally paranoid that my house will smell like cats. Recently I came up with 7 Ways to Eliminating Litter Box Smell.

 

Here are  7 Ways to Eliminating Litter Box Smell:

1) The brand of cat litter you choose can make a world of difference.  They come in all different varieties, I have found I HATE the scented ones.  They are made to help “hide” the odor but I find I then just associate the smell  of the scented litter to a messy box even if it is clean.  So I personally prefer a scent free litter.  Plus my Mom’s vet told her that  the scented litter was causing her cat to have UTI’s (urinary tract infections) so a scent free litter might just be healthier for your cat too.

2) The brand of cat food you choose affects the smell of their urine and poop.  My husband loves to spoil his cats and buy them wet canned food, the cats LOVE it but oh my word…. it is like they pigged out at an all you can get restaurant.  As soon as the cat goes poop you can smell it throughout the whole house (yuck).   So I had to put a limit to how often the cats get wet food, due to the smell.  I also noticed that different brands of dry food make a HUGE difference in the  smell of the cats urine.  Some of them make the cats urine very STRONG…. I personally really like the Friskies brand dry food.  The cats like it, price is middle of the road and it seems to help the cats have a “mild” urine odor.

3) Scoop the box daily, or even twice a day.  As much as my kids think I am nuts, scooping the box OFTEN is huge to keeping odor down and keeping a fresh smelling box.

4) Use a box liner, we use a heavy duty black garbage bag to line the litter box.  This makes for easy changing of the litter box and also helps keep the box itself more fresh. The box is plastic and will absorb smells… so even with a liner I suggest to get a whole new box once a year.

5) Baking soda, can help cut down on odors.  I like to sprinkle it on top after scooping the box.

6) Change the litter at least once a week, with two cats at least twice a week.  Yes this is on top of scooping daily.  I know some people will put a lot of litter in and only change it every few weeks.  But I prefer to use less litter (about 2-3 inches deep) and change it more often.

7) Put the box in a well vented area.  An ideal room is one with a vent fan and a window that you can open to the outdoor.  Fresh air is your friend when…. after all most of us want a well vented bathroom.  Having your cats “bathroom” in a well vented area is ideal as well.

Bonus tip: to get the cat hair off the furniture I really like the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair, Empty and Reuse.

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Help your child learn the correct foot to put their shoe on with this quick tip, preschool tips #Parenting, #Tips, #Preschool, #ShoesMy 4 year old is pretty good about getting his shoes on the right feet… but he still has trouble.  He does not like to ask for help and wants to do it himself, and do it right.  But some shoes are just hard to figure out which foot is the left and which foot is the right.  My Mom did this “matching” game with me when I was little, and 30 years later it  still works great for teaching my son the correct foot as well.

Take nail polish and make a small dot, or a few dots on the inside sole of your childs shoe.  Allow to dry, when your child goes to put on their shoes have them MATCH the dots together this will make sure the shoes are on the correct side and no more asking “Are my shoes on the right feet”.  Teaches your child to be independent and helps them get their shoes on the correct foot too!
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First day of school free printable

Its time for school to start again. Hard to believe, isn’t it? I love taking photos of my kids holding First day of school free printable every year. Its a fun way to commemorate them growing up. This year we have not one, but two awesome printables to pick from! Both say the same thing, but come in bright or pastel shades.

First day of school free printable

Back to school is such a fun time of year! I love the excitement for the kids. Yes there are definitely nerves too, but you can’t help but feel excited for the new experiences they will get each year.

I made the printable in two color schemes because I my daughter requested the more subdued, pastel shades. She wasn’t super excited about the brights. Which one do you like better?

To print them, you can either right click the image, save it to your computer and print from there. Or you can go the more high quality image way and click on the highlighted wording to open up a PDF and print from there. The PDF will be both images, but you can choose to print one or both here First Day Of School 2017-2018

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Boredom Buster, make your own books!

This was such a fun project for my kids! They got creative and had a chance to use their brains while thinking it was all fun, I’m sneaky like that. 😉

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Another great thing about these is that there aren’t a lot of products needed. Just the books, markers, crayons, or colored pencils and your imagination!

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