DIY Under Sink Litter Box

March 7, 2016Allison Murray
Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

I am so very, very happy today! You see I’ve had 2 of my kitties back for a few days now! It feels like forever since I’ve had any feline companionship, and I guess it kind of has been. Rob and I kind of messed up and went a different route home from Christmas in Oklahoma, forgetting to bypass my parents house where lovely JouJou was being cared for over the holidays. Womp, womp.

And my other kitties have been with my parents since June, or so, of 2015 when we were getting the house ready to go on the market since some people don’t want a house with cats in it. I get it. I’m allergic to them, too :)

Add in the fact that it is a 7 hour drive to my parents house and that we also have dogs to tote around in a little Toyota Corolla and you’re in this situation where its difficult to get all of your animals back home. So, we’re doing this in stages! We brought back JouJou and Miss Marla and they have taken control of the house! I once again have a kitty to pet as I fall asleep as Marla is my constant shadow :)

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One of the things that I didn’t consider was the fact that without cats for so long we didn’t have much stuff for the kitties. All of the toys I’ve purchased and made over the years are at my parents’ house and we only had stale food and just dregs left in the box of litter. So I headed out to Target one morning to prepare for our kitties to come back home!

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

There I picked up double box of the NEW Fresh Step® with the Power of FebrezeAvailable at Target along with some toys and fresh food. And when I got home I dumped the litter into a plastic tub (because I didn’t think about a litter box!) in the guest room and went on about my day. But as I was scooping out the box a bit later I was thinking, who in their right mind wants to sleep next to a litter box? True, you cannot smell that business in there for anything. I mean, it’s kind of insane that this litter truly does eliminate odors and doesn’t just cover it up with a too strong scent, truck stop bathroom air freshener scent, or something.

So I dragged this darn thing into the half bath. I figure if any room doesn’t get used much it’s that half bath and it was working out really well but then I realized all of the litter that was making its way into the foyer of  the house from the cats jumping in and out of the box and scattering little pebbles on the floor. Since the whole house is tile that stuff just goes, and goes, and goes and gets everywhere.

It took me a bit but I finally decided to put the litter box under the sink after realizing that is totally wasted space. Plus, if I get it out of the way then guests can actually use the bathroom as intended. And since there’s that fab odor elimination business happening it will hardly be noticeable!

For this project you will need:

  • Tall plastic tub slightly smaller than your under sink space
  • Cutting tools (saw, utility knife)
  • Spray paint (optional)

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

So my tub almost fits inside. It’s going to take up most of the under sink to give kitties a lot of space.

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Cut the backside down so that you can slide the box into the cabinet without hitting the under the sink pipes. Measure and mark and then use either a utility knife or a fine tooth saw to cut that business down.

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

Use your utility knife to cut a “door” out of the taller, front side of the box.

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

And now, erm, that is not what I was envisioning. It’s super noticeable so I hit it with a bit of black spray paint that works on plastic. Boom!

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

Now look at that! I removed the left side cabinet door and placed it in the utility closet so it doesn’t get lost. Since the box is dark and the insides of the cabinet are, too it pretty much disappears. My pretty little rug is catching the litter so it’s not scooting everywhere.

I guess it’s also a big bonus that you don’t have to straddle a litter box when you wash your hands :)

Filled with NEW Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™ this box is virtually undetectable. It’s actually getting rid of the stinky litter box smell so well that I don’t smell it to be reminded to clean the box! I’m having to write a note to remind myself to check it twice a day :)

Hide away your litter box under the sink and use a plastic tub to make it for a purr-fect fit!

Most of the supplies you’ll need for this you might already have on hand making this a super inexpensive little project! I’ve also got a good deal for you to save bucks on the litter, too. Head to Target to pick up your EW Fresh Step® with the Power of Febreze™  and take advantage of the current special to buy 2 Get $5 Giftcard taking place March 6-12, 2016!

And welcome my lovely Marla (and camera shy JouJou) back home!!!

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Comments (1)

  • Lucy Caitlyn England

    June 12, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Great idea and so glad your fur babies are home :-)
    I have 4 of my own (3 siblings +1) and hate when we’re
    apart.

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