Really Great Uses for Kitty Litter
Just because you don't own a feline friend (maybe you decided to go with a leopard gecko instead), doesn't mean you should take kitty litter off your shopping list. Here are several really good reasons why you need to take a stroll down the pet care aisle. (See also: 5 Ways to Spend Less on Fido and Fluffly)
- Skip the baking soda and just use clean cat litter in a small container in your fridge to get rid of unwanted odors.
- Selling used books on eBay? Get rid of smoke and must by sealing them overnight in a can with clean cat litter.
- Stinky diaper pails and trash cans can be deodorized by sprinkling a few tablespoons of litter at the bottom.
- Clean litter can replace your odor eaters in a jiffy. Simply place a cup or two of cat litter in knee-high pantyhose, tie a knot and leave it in the shoe overnight.
- Mechanics are aware that you can use litter to clean up oil in the garage. A 10-pound sack of litter will absorb more than a gallon of liquid, including paint and gasoline.
- Ever unpack your tent to find it’s moldy? Next year, place a tied-off sock full of litter in the tent before packing it away.
- Make your own clay mask (think spa treatment) with an all-natural, 100-percent clay cat litter that is scent-free. Mix three tablespoons of cat litter with about three tablespoons of water, then mix with a mortar and pestle. This is a great detoxifier as well.
- Keep a big bag of kitty litter in the back of your car to add weight and for added traction if you get stuck.
- Pouring litter down mole holes is a kind way to send them packing!
- Add a layer of litter to the bottom of your outdoor grill to prevent grease fires.
Dear Wise Bread readers, can you share any other ideas? We would love to hear about them in the comments!