It’s springtime! The season when lots of homes go on the market. I found this interesting article by New York Times real estate writer Tim McKeough a few weeks ago about what to do with your litter box when your house is on the market and you have prospective buyers coming through. Whether they like or have cats is not the issue – a litter box in the middle of a beautiful bathroom, for example, is going to impact someone’s opinion of the house. It just is.
Boy can I relate to this problem! Due to my husband’s job we’ve moved three times in the last four years and bought and sold homes twice. Each time, I’m in a quandary about what to do with the cats – and their litter boxes – when buyers come through.
With the cats, we would simply pack them up in their carriers and drive around when there were showings. Poor babies. But that was better than the possibility of some buyer leaving the door open a crack and letting my indoor cats out into the great big world. Shudder.
Anyway, we ended up rounding up all the boxes and taking them to the garage when we had a showing.
This article offers some lovely solutions – from subtle places to hide the litter box to beautifully designed boxes themselves. Check out the ModKat Litter Box – I just received one of these to review for you all. I’m looking forward to seeing if the boys will use it. It’s awfully pretty!
Have any of you had to find a way to hide or alter your litter box during house showings? What did you do with your cats?