You are probably wondering why you should store kitty litter. Let me say this first, I do not have a cat. I love cats but this post is about being prepared for the unexpected. The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about kitty litter is the cat box. Well, today we will talk about more ways to use this inexpensive storage item. I buy both plastic containers and paper bags of cat litter. I have listed a few ways below why I think we should all store some kitty litter.
So let’s get started today!
1. Remove Grease From Driveway
I must confess I am one of those chicks that sprinkle car litter in my driveway after someone leaves a grease spot from under their car. It’s who I am. Plus, I don’t want to track the grease into my house. Plus it looks junky. Oh, now I am sounding like a perfectionist. Okay, maybe I am, BUT I do not barricade my driveway like one of my neighbors so no one can even pull into their driveway. We all have quirks…LOL! Anyway, sprinkle it on, let it absorb the icky stuff, and sweep it away.
2. Snow/Ice Traction
When I used to live up north where it snowed like crazy I usually had a bag of kitty litter in my Emergency Car Kit. You can scoop some kitty litter by the wheels and, hopefully, get out of the snow. It gives you some traction to get the car moving. You can also sprinkle some on your driveway if it is icy to give a little more traction.
3. Deodorize The Garbage Can
Put a little scoop of kitty litter in the bottom of your garbage can and it will help keep the odor a little fresher.
4. Freshen Up Shoes
You can fill some socks with some kitty litter and put the socks in your gym shoes or any other shoes that need to be deodorized. It draws the odor out.
5. Freshen Up Your Closet
Place a small container without a lid filled with kitty litter in your closet….it freshens up your closet without making everything smell like perfume. Love it!
6. Great For House Plants
Mix equal amounts of kitty litter and soil and your plants will thrive with better drainage.
7. Great For Gardens
Kitty litter is great for gardens because it loosens up the soil when added and mixed thoroughly. I have garden boxes so I usually add one bag per four foot by four-foot box.
8. Barbecue Grill
If you place a couple inches of non-fragrant kitty litter in the bottom of your charcoal grill it will help prevent grease fires from starting.
9. Musty Water Basements
If your basement has been flooded you can sprinkle some kitty litter where the water came it and it will absorb some of the musty odor.
10. Clean Up Pet Accidents
If your pet has an accident on your carpet, sprinkle some kitty litter, wait and vacuum up the residue. Make sure your vacuum can handle this. You might have to use an indoor/outdoor vacuum.
11. Emergency Toilet
I did a post about having an emergency toilet using it. Here is the link if you missed it. Emergency Toilet Set
12. Use Regular Kitty Litter
I had an awesome reader mention we should not use the scoopable type on our driveways. It is hard to remove. Please use the old fashioned regular kitty litter on your driveways.
I hope this gives you one more way to be prepared for the unexpected.