The 3 Best Cat Litter Box for Small Apartment – The Cat Mama

Posted: June 6, 2020 by Anita

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Living with a cat in a small apartment can be challenging.  Two of the most challenging aspects of apartment dwelling as a cat owner are (1) coming up with the best cat litter box ideas for your small apartment and (2) where the hell you will put the litter box.

Before searching for cat litter box ideas for a small apartment, you need to take a long hard look at what you’re working with in terms of location (which I will discuss later) and space.  Both the amount of space and the best place for the litter box in your apartment will determine what litter box will work for you and your cat.  These are the features I look for when choosing the best litter boxes for small apartments:

  • high sided litter box
  • a cat litter box with a lid (optional)
  • deep litter box
  • easy to clean litter box
  • aesthetically pleasing or the ability to blend in with your decor

In this article, I discuss:

  • Three best cat litter box for small spaces
  • where to put the litter box in a small apartment
  • how to clean a litter box in an apartment

Learn about the best cat litter for apartments by clicking here.

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3 Best litter box for small apartment

The following litter boxes are perfect for the cat lover who’s short on living space.  What’s great about these litter boxes is that they serve two purposes; they will work well for you and your cat and aren’t a total eye-sore.  Here are my choices for the three best litter box for small apartments:

1.Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

Features:

  • the best cat litter box for multiple cats apartment dwellers
  • large enough for your cat to do a full 360 turn
  • cat litter box with high sides
  • hooded cat litter box
  • dips in front for cats who might have a hard time climbing in and out of the litter box
  • the best cat litter box for odor
  • my favorite cat litter box
  • customer ratings:  4.4 stars

Please note: I just purchased another Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan from Amazon!  

For a link to the best litter box (Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan) for cats at Amazon.co.uk, click here

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For a link to the best litter box (Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan) for cats at Amazon.com.au, click here.

2. Cat Love Space Saver Corner Hooded Cat Pan

Features:

  • cat litter box with door
  • hooded cat litter box
  • fits in corner of rooms
  • built in bag anchor
  • roomy
  • customer rating: 4.4 stars

3. Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan

Features:

  • cat litter box top entry
  • cat litter box with lid
  • the opening can be hidden from view when used as one litter box
  • built in hook for litter scoop
  • great for larger cats
  • suggestion for location: under sink of bathroom or vanity
  • customer rating: 4.5 stars

 

Wanna try your hand at cat litter box DIY?  Click on this article from Adopt-a-Pet.com.

 



 

Where to Put a Litter Box in a Small Apartment

Where to put a litter box in a small apartment when living with a cat?  Most likely, there’s not a whole lot of places for a litter box in a small apartment. So the better question is, what location can you put a litter box that you and your cat can live with. Here are some places that might work:

  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Living room

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Litter box in bedroom

Placing the litter box in your bedroom probably will be an excellent option for your cat. The bedroom would allow privacy and quietness for your cat while he does his business.

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The good news is that you don’t have to shove the litter box in a closet or have it out in the open as an eyesore.  There is some great looking modern cat litter box furniture that can keep the cat litter box hidden and is stylish enough to mix in well with your bedroom.

Ecoflex Litter Loo

Features:

  • available in 2 sizes; jumbo and standard
  • comes in espresso, white, gray, russet colors
  • resistant to moisture, warping, cracking and splitting
  • customer rating: 4.2 stars
Petsfit Odorless Night Stand Litter Box Furniture

Features:

  • multi-functional; can be used as a cat house as well
  • comes in espresso, white colors
  • waterproof
  • customer rating: 3.9 stars

Litter box in bathroom

Another location that you might consider for the litter box is the bathroom.  Makes sense right? Just like the bedroom, the bathroom is a low traffic area and for the most part is a quiet, private location for your cat to use the litter box.

Petsafe Mr. Herzher Cat Litter Pan Cover

Features:

  • available in 2 sizes; jumbo and large
  • its wicker design makes it perfect for the bathroom or enclosed back porch
  • includes a floor tray that catches stray cat litter
  • customer rating: 3.8 stars
Arf Pets Designer Enclosed Cat Litter Furniture

Features:

  • handy extra storage shelf
  • multi-functional; very attractive addition to your bathroom
  • customer rating: 3.8 stars

But what if neither the bathroom or bedroom are a good fit for a cat litter box enclosure or cat litter box cabinet?  none of these locations is a good fit?  Where else would be the best place for a litter box in a small apartment?

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Litter box in the living room: How about litter box furniture

Placing the litter box in the living room might be painful if you’re a person who loves to entertain guests.  To make it less painful, you have the option of using cat litter box furniture. Here are some reasons why using a cat box furniture is a good idea:

  • Cat litter box furniture solutions are now very modern looking and can quickly camouflage the ugliest of cat litter boxes.
  • cat litter furniture cuts down on cat litter tracking
  • hides cat litter mess

I believe I have found the perfect litter box furniture solution.  This beauty comes from Tuft + Paws.  The Rifiuti Cat Litter Box Furniture looks like a console but SURPRISE! It’s hiding your cat’s litter box!

Features:

  • well-ventilated
  • due to its design, less cat litter ends up on the floor
  • suitable for cats under 25 pounds
  • extra row for storage
  • must purchase cat litter box (max. 19 X 15 X 7 in size)
  • very stylish

 

Merry Pet Cat Washroom Bench

Features:

  • designed to fit any size litter box including automatic litter boxes
  • removable partition, could be storage for cat litter as well
  • entrance can be placed on either side of unit to suit your living space
  • very stylish making it the perfect hidden litter box furniture for small apartments
  • comes in walnut or white
  • customer rating: 4.2 stars
Meow Town Concord Litter Box Cabinet

Features:

  • very stylish, modern cat litter box furniture making it the perfect hidden cat litter box furniture for small apartments
  • comes with a drawer, equipped with magnetic-closing doors
  • can be coupled with the refined feline catch for stray litter
  • customer rating: 3.9 stars
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My cats’ litter box tight squeeze in the utility closet inside the bathroom!

 

How to clean a litter box in an apartment

Cleaning a litter box can be messy, and a total time suck.  But a clean litter box means a happy cat and a nice clean smelling home to boot. It would be best if you cleaned your cat’s litter box every time you change out the litter.

Here’s what supplies you’ll need:

  • rubber gloves
  • 30-gallon heavy-duty trash bag – I recommend Hefty Strong Multipurpose.  Click here to buy from Amazon.
  • bucket
  • sponge
  • Palmolive or any mild smelling liquid dishwashing liquid

All of the supplies I mentioned above are optional…okay, all of them are optional.  However, using a 30-gallon heavy-duty trash bag will allow you to place the whole litter box inside the trash bag and dump it without getting litter on you, on the floor, on the cat, etc., most importantly, the bag won’t rip.

First, you want to dump the used litter into your heavy-duty trash bag.  With a little maneuvering, you should be able to partially insert the litter box so that half of the litter box is inside the bag.

Next, tilt the litter box and dump litter into a bag.  Lastly, with soapy water, clean out the litter box, inside and out. Wipe completely dry with paper towels.

Video Review of the Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan

I decided to purchase the Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan for my small apartment.  It’s cute that it’s called a “litter pan” because it’s more like an extra-large cat litter box.  I love how somebody can fold out the entry door the way for cleaning of poopers).

Learn about the best cat litter for small apartment

 

Conclusion

Finding the best cat litter box for a small apartment and where to keep the litter box can be challenging.  Those challenges can be overcome by carefully picking out the best litter box for your space and being creative with limited space by utilizing litter box furniture.

 

Click here to read my article, “Should You Consider High-End Cat Furniture for your Space?  Absolutely!

 

 

 

For more information on other cat products and on being a first-time cat owner, you can read the following articles:

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • Tom Davies March 2, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Great article!
    It can be a struggle looking for a spot where to place the Litter box in a apartment that is small
    I really liked the litter box cabinet
    Looks really cool!

    • Anita Monson March 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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