8 Surprising Uses of Cat Litter

Cat owners are well-versed on the subject of kitty litter. But did you know that your favourite super-absorbent product has a variety of other applications outside of the litter box? The many applications of kitty litter may surprise you, ranging from preventing trash spills to keeping house plants healthy.

Let’s not waste any more time and look at some surprising uses for kitty litter. Let’s go get it!

1. Mud Mask

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Using kitty litter, make a deep-cleansing mud mask. (Yes, I’m serious.) Make a thick mixture with two handfuls of new, clumping clay-based kitty litter and adequate water. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water. By absorbing dirt and oil from the pores, cat litter clay detoxifies your skin. Tell your friends that’s your little secret when they compliment you on your complexion and ask how you did it.

2. Deodorizer

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Cat litter is porous and absorbs odours, making it ideal for cats. Pour a cup of water into the bottom of a garbage can to absorb odours and moisture. Replace a dish of fresh kitty litter every week in musty cabinets or closets. To absorb some of the odour, place a handful of cat litter in the ashtrays.

3. Dry Fresh Flowers

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Cat litter absorbs liquids in the same way as it absorbs odours. Place a layer of cat litter 1 to 2 inches thick at the bottom of an airtight container to precisely preserve fresh flowers. Gently place flowers on top of the litter and close the container. Allow flowers to rest for a week. Flowers should be entirely dry and in the same form as when they were placed in the container once opened.

4. Grease spots cleaner

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Simply cover unsightly grease and oil patches on your driveway or garage floor with clay-based kitty litter. If the stains are still fresh, the litter will quickly absorb the majority of the oil. Pour some paint thinner over the stain before putting it in the cat litter to eliminate old stains. Wait 12 hours before sweeping it clean.

5. Freshen up old books

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You can revive musty old books by placing them in a container with clean clay-based cat litter overnight.

6. Ensure a Vase Stays Upright

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The bouquet you’ve arranged in your living room is stunning. Only the blossoms are too top-heavy to keep the vase upright! Remove the blooms and discard the water as a solution. Fill a small sealable bag with kitty litter and lay it in the bottom of the vase before adding water and the bouquet. The vase will remain upright due to the hefty weight of the litter.

7. Banish Yard Pests

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If you have damaging moles excavating holes in your lawn or garden, use kitty litter to keep them away. Pour the litter into every hole or tunnel you can locate and down the entrance. Since rats dislike the texture and odour of litter, they will seek for a new habitat.

8. Dry Rain-Soaked Sneakers

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After being caught in a rainstorm on your usual walk, your footwear can get easily saturated. Fill two old socks with kitty litter and bind them with a rubber band to dry them out. Then, in each sneaker, add one of the “sachets” and leave it overnight. By morning, all of the excess water will have soaked into the absorbent litter, leaving the shoes dry and clean.

Bottom Line

So now you know what else you can do with cat litter, but remember to clean your cat litter box on a regular basis! Also, make sure you do it correctly so that the infected excrement does not harm your pet or you.