|| Kitty Litter is Not Just
a cat lover and caretaker, you already have bags or boxes
kitty litter in your house (or trunk of your car, as I
some creative thinking, you'll realize that you can use
litter for much more than litter box filler. Some
ideas are below.
for the majority of the following suggestions, traditional
- not clumping - is recommended.
- If you have a problem with dampness and mildew
the bottom of your trash cans, sprinkle a thin layer
of fresh cat box
filler; change the litter every week or whenever it is
- To lessen staining from fresh oil or grease
driveways, sprinkle on clean cat box filler, wait a
few minutes, and
sweep off. Dispose in the same manner you would
dispose of used oil.
You may have to apply a second sprinkling. Use a soft
brick to grind
the cat box filler into the oil. You don't have to
bear down too hard,
just maintain a steady circular motion to achieve the
When the filler is reduced to a fine powder and
remains light in color,
you will have removed all but the final residue that
clings to the
voids in the surface. This light-colored residue will
the longer it is exposed to the sun. Be sure to
dispose of oil-soaked
cat box filler as local laws require for disposal of
- Cat box filler may be used to absorb small
of water that leak into a basement after a heavy rain
or to help remove
- Cat box filler may be used to get rid of spray
(graffiti) on sidewalks. Sprinkle the cat box filler
over the letters.
Do not use any water - the drier the better. Put on a
pair of old
sneakers and grind the litter into the sidewalk. The
paint should come
out, and it is great aerobic exercise!
- Put cat box filler into ashtrays to reduce
- Use cat box filler to anchor dried or silk
- To dry fresh flowers, cut them at their peak
in tray filled with 1 inch of cat box filler. Cover
flowers with more
filler. Allow to dry in a dark, dry spot for 2-7 days.
- Carry cat box filler in the trunk of your car
use it to aid tire traction on icy roads. It can also
and improve safety on sidewalks, steps and driveways.
Sprinkle a small
amount on the ground before you get out of your car
for foot traction
in icy conditions.
- Mix an equal part of soil and clean cat box
proceed to plant your flowers, shrubs or vegetables.
Your soil will
remain moist providing for better root development.
The litter will
retain the humidity at root level. It can be used
safely on any type of
- Pour two inches of non-fragrant cat box filler
the bottom of your cooking grill. The filler will
absorb drippings and
keep the grill clean. It provides better draft for
proper cooking, and
it will direct heat upwards because of its insulating
nature. Since cat
box filler soaks up drippings, danger of flare-ups is
eliminated. Do not use water to extinguish fire. Cover
the cat box filler. When the cat box filler becomes
drippings, simply empty and replace with fresh.
- To make inexpensive shoe deodorizers, fill old
with cat box filler and then stuff the socks into your
- Use cat box filler to clean up pet accidents.
- Cat box filler reduces musty, damp smells in
holds and cabins of boats.
- Deodorize stinky shoes by placing a cup or two
cat litter in knee-high pantyhose, tie a knot and
leave it in the shoe
- To deodorize a stale-smelling refrigerator,
unused cat litter in a shallow box and place in the
center of the
refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator and leave the
litter in for five
- Use cat litter to clean up oil or paint spills.
10-pound sack of litter will absorb more than a gallon
- An inexpensive clay
mask can be made out of cat litter. Purchase an
100-percent clay cat litter that is scent-free. Mix
of cat litter with about three tablespoons of water,
then mix with a
mortar and pestle. It's perfect for detoxifying the
makes an effective odor remover as well. If, as one
someone has stored fresh-cut onions in a cooler, you
put some cat litter
into a stocking and put it in the ice chest and
close it, the
next day the odor will be gone.
- Many people use 100% silica gel kitty litter
inside their humidors to keep their humidor
functioning properly and their cigars within
the safe zone (constant
humidity level between 65 and 70% when in a closed