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Where To Place Your Cats Litter Box In A Small Apartment (7 Possible Ideas)

Here are 7 space saving locations to place your cats litter box in a small apartment or living space.


Living in a small apartment can leave you short on space. Throw in a cat and his litter box and you can find your space condensed even more. Here are 7 great locations to place your cats litter box to save you living space in your small apartment.

7 space saving locations for your cats litter box

    1. In your bathroom behind next to or behind your toilet-

      Why not. Your cat loves spending time with you when you’re in your human toilet, so why not kill two birds with one stone. While you’re doing your business, he can do his. Just be sure to keep a well stocked supply of air freshener because both of you will need it.

    2. In a bedroom closet-

      There are a ton of well designed litter box enclosures that you can buy that look as if they were made for humans (Click here to see some really cool enclosures.) Clear some space in your closet and one of these enclosures in there. The great thing is they do an awesome job of hiding his litter box from human eyes. You only see it when you’re cleaning it. Out of sight out of mind. Just be sure to remember to clean the box every now and then. Oh and definitely remember to leave the closet door open so your cat can access the box whenever he needs to access it. Unless of course you want him going on your bed, which I’m sure he will do just as a little reminder.

  1. In your back porch doubling as outdoor seating-

    If you’re lucky enough to have a back porch, you can place your cat’s litter box there. Make sure it’s built to withstand any outdoor elements. As long as no neighborhood cats have access to your porch, you should be fine. It can even double as seating for yourself oy guests. If there is a possibility of a neighbor cat entering your porch, consider hanging netting over your porch to prevent intruders from entering and using your cat’s litter box.

  2. In your coat closet –

    With a litter box enclosure, there is almost no limit to where you can place a cat’s litter box. A coat closet makes it the perfect place since they’re usually used to hang clothing. The bottom will be wide open, available for your cat to make use of. Unless of course this is where you also store your vacuum. If that’s the case then let’s move on to number 5.

  3. Under the TV doubling as a TV stand-

    Here is where we are going to get really creative. Instead of a TV stand, buy a cabinet style litter box enclosure, one large enough to support your TV. Yes there are litter box enclosures made that are big enough to set a TV on. Check here for a wide variety of litter box enclosures in all shapes and sizes.

  4. Under a sink-

    Your bathroom would be best here, let’s not even get into the idea of using the space under your kitchen sink for a variety of reasons, but the space under your bathroom sink is the perfect size for a litter box. Just be sure to move any and all cleaning agents to another storage spot. Please don’t mix the two.

    As for how your cat can access this space you have two options:
    a)Leave the door off
    b)Replace the door with a mini cat door – This option is the more complicated of the two so I’d go with the first option unless of course you are really handy.

  5. The bottom shelf of a book case-

    There are a variety of sizes of litter box enclosures you can buy (see them here.) If you have a litter box, use the bottom shelf to place a smaller sized litter box enclosure.


Living with cats in a small apartment is tough enough as it is. But you don’t have to stare at his litter box every day of your life. There are a plethora of ways to hide his litter box. I’ve given you just a few and have hopefully given you some ideas to jump start your imagination. If you have any ideas that I haven’t mentioned, be sure to leave a comment below and share your ideas with us.

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