Hi catastrofy, I promise I didn't take it personally! I just didn't see anything that was being so bad and critical said by anyone mentioned in your original post. I am glad you like the idea about those plastic kitchen trash cans with the flipping lid. :-) They really are a Blessing! And Bless you very much for taking in foster children!
I apologize if you took that personally, Deeli. I have an 8 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and a set of 1 year old twins living with me for a few months. They are foster children. I don't have an extra two minutes, even! Your suggestion about the trash cans with the flip tops is an excellent idea! Thank you...I never thought of that!
catastrofy, With all sincerity and respect I am curious just what has been written here that is not an overall helpful tip and what has been written here that is a criticism other than by you saying the people who do put their things away must have the time on their hands to do so? Just to let you know, most of my working years I worked 60 to 80 hours a week but I always found an extra fifteen seconds to put clothes in the dirty clothes and ten or fifteen minutes to fold and put the clean clothes away so my kitty cats wouldn't be tempted to wee wee on them. What might be helpful for you is to use hampers with lids instead of laundry baskets since you don't have the closet space. If you can't afford actual hampers you can use the tall plastic kitchen trash cans that have a flipping lid on it. That's what I used when I owned a salon for sixteen years to put the dirty towels, capes and client gowns in. You can get them in assorted colors and they hold up for a lot more years than laundry baskets do, too. :-)
I have the same problem, all those people who tell you to put the clothes away and hide the laundry probably actually have time to do just that!! I have little kids who toss their dirty clothes into laundry baskets in their bedrooms and in the bathroom. I think they are doing fantastic just doing that!! They are NOT all over the floor and the clothes get put away when I have the time!! Our closets are too small for laundry baskets. So how about some helpful advice instead of criticisms?
Put your clean laundry away as soon as it's done and keep the dirty clothes basket in a closet that your kitty baby doesn't have access to and don't just leave clothes, clean or dirty, just laying around on the floor when changing.
Mine only do that if the litter box is not clean. I make sure the litter box is clean every night and no problem. However if I let it slip and don't keep it clean he starts peeing elsewhere. This is the most common reason. Others could be a health problem especially if your cat is older. Make sure he has a full checkup. Could be a bladder problem. Have you changed the brand of litter lately? Cats will sometimes refuse to use litter that feels or smells different. Some cats are very sensitive to smell and do better with a litter box that is not covered. If that is not the problem, make sure it is not spray which is a totally different problem.
Hope something here helps.
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