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alternate litter box cleaning suggestions?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
The largest sink I have to clean the the litterboxes in is the kitchen sink.
Which I find to be gross as an option to clean them in.

I had a utility tub at the last location, but here I do not have one. What do you guys use?

I've just been using Lysol and paper towels the last two weeks, but am wondering if there are alternatives.

Thanks!
post #2 of 24
The bathtub? Or outside with the hose?
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
The bathtub? Or outside with the hose?
That's what I do... I use the hose as long as I can, even in winter as long as it's not too cold. When I'm short on time I just use the tub!
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
The bathtub? Or outside with the hose?
that is what I do too
post #5 of 24
We use the bathtub, or the hose outside of our building.

The bathtub isnt a bad idea, I just give it a good cleaning when I'm done!
post #6 of 24
The boxes get a quick rinse in the bathroom sink, then poured down the toilet. Then the windex or whatever/paper towel thing.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
Our landlord is bringing us a hose next week...so that may work (we didn't ask for one, she already bought and told us)

Yea I would really have to scrub...maybe the sink/toilet combo will work. B is very er..um..sensitive towards the tub. He won't take showers if I leave my hair in the tub.
post #8 of 24
I use the bathtub too which I clean right after I'm done.
post #9 of 24
I use the hose outside.
post #10 of 24
Another vote here for a hose outside. Actually, the thought of doing it anywhere else sort of turns my stomach.
post #11 of 24
I use the hose outside. If the kitchen sink was the only place I had to clean the litter boxes I would use disposable boxes and throw everything out. The danger of E. coli contamination in the kitchen makes me shudder.
post #12 of 24
I take the boxes outside after dumping the litter, spray in a 50/50 bleach/water combo, let them sit for a few minutes and then rinse them out really good and dry them off. That way I feel like I've got most of the germs
post #13 of 24
I use the tub, then scrub it when I'm done.
post #14 of 24
Fortunately for us the biggest sink is in the laundry where the tray is. I would suggest buying a baby bathtub and washing the trays outside. Obviousely tip/scrape off as much waste as you can seperately into a bag/bin then clean the rest in hot water/detergant. At the shelter once the trays were dried we sprayed on a combo of water/some sort of antiseptic/waterless wash gel. I dont remember the ingredients, theres a special tap system that sprays it all out at once into the bottles.
post #15 of 24
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Another vote here for a hose outside. Actually, the thought of doing it anywhere else sort of turns my stomach.
Me too, I have to take it outside.
post #16 of 24
How about a steam cleaner? I've been using one for years, and it's great for litter boxes. The big ones are expensive, but there are now small hand-held ones that would be enough to clean the boxes.
post #17 of 24
i use disposable antibacterial cleaning wipes because i can just throw them away with the old litter and put the whole lot including the old litter in the bin at the same time.
post #18 of 24
In the summer I wash them outside with garden hose. The rest of the year, they get washed in my shower-over-tub, which is equipped with a hand-held shower spray nozzle. That makes it easier to wash and rinse.
post #19 of 24
I use our guest bathroom's bathtub to clean the litterpans out in. I scoop all the litter out and wipe any excess down before putting it in the tub and put one of those hair catcher things over the drain so no litter goes down it, only water. Then i take a scrub brush and dish soap and clean them really well. I scrub ours down at least once a week When i'm done i just clean out the bathtub really well.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
The bathtub? Or outside with the hose?
That's what I do. Usually the tub, occasionally a good soaking with the hose outside.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Roxie225 View Post
That's what I do... I use the hose as long as I can, even in winter as long as it's not too cold. When I'm short on time I just use the tub!

i do the same thing. I take the boxes outside, dump them, and them spray them down with water, then with scrubbin bubbles antibacterial, then rinse. works awesome!! i also use Simply Green, works as well!!!

when its cold outside, i do the same in the tub
post #22 of 24
I use plastic litter box liners and these wipes:



I feel more comfortable using these wipes than anti-bacterial ones or regular ones like Clorox makes b/c I think these are safer for cats?
post #23 of 24
I use the hose for as long as I can, then the bathtub. I put any waste water down the toilet and clean the tub with a bleach solution after the fact. Now you can see why I try to use the hose for as long as possible.
post #24 of 24
Bathtub user here too
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