Smart DIY Options for a Cleaner Litter Box

Posted by Samantha Bubar

If you share your home with a feline, you also share your living space with a litter box. 

Litter boxes might not be the most zen part of your decor, or the cleanest, but there are options to step up your cleanliness game with your cat's bathroom. It doesn't have to be an eyesore either.

You can spend a fortune on a fancy litter box or you can craft your own clean DIY solutions!

Cat owners should check out these options for stepping up your litter box game.

DIY Hidden Litter Box Cabinet

Unusually Lovely

You can turn your feline powder room into a piece of beautiful furniture! No one will even know you're hiding litter, and you will have a lovely new piece of furniture and a proud DIY project to brag about!

You can find a cheap dresser on Craigslist or even a cute new one at a furniture store like Ikea. Remove the bottom drawer dividers and then glue the front of the drawers on a piece of plywood. Connect the front door with string, for easy access to clean, cut a little entry in the side, and voila! This is a proud modern litter box project you can brag about on Pinterest!

Top-Entry Litter Box DIY


An easy way to prevent litter from getting tracked everywhere, make your own top-entry litter box. This way the litter mess stays in the cat box and doesn't stick to the floor and your cat's feet.

You can customize the kitty litter box to any size container you'd like, and it can even be another color! You can change the size and shape of the opening as well, to suit your cat's needs. We keep ours in the laundry room!

The company Clevercat also this covered litter box. You can get one here from Amazon if you're feeling lazy (don't worry, we won't tell).

DIY Sifting Litter Box


Here's another genius way to clean a top-entry box! Use two identical plastic storage containers from Walmart or the like, and drill a series of holes in one side (see above). When you're ready to clean, sift the clean litter into the empty plastic bin (see below) and voila! The clumps are left in the first bin, and the second litter pan now holds all your clean litter!

What a great idea for a new cat litter box!


These inexpensive options are an easy way to keep your kitty's bathroom creatively clean, and your house too. Litter box problems solved!

What do you use for a cat litter box? Have any DIY cat litter box tips or another awesome idea? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Smart DIY Options for a Cleaner Litter Box