If you have a cat in your apartment and you’re worried about the neighbors or landlord finding out, there are a few ways you can hide your pet.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your apartment is clean and free of pet odors. This means getting rid of any trash, throwing away crusted food, and vacuuming regularly.
1. Hide the Litter Box
If you have a cat in an apartment, you may be wondering how to hide the litter box so it doesn’t stand out as much. While your landlord might have restrictions on where you can place the box, it isn’t impossible to find a way to hide it while keeping your pet happy and healthy.
One of the simplest ways to hide a cat’s litter is by using a closed box. This is often the most effective way to hide litter in an apartment because it is less likely to look unsightly and also offers peace of mind when you have guests over. However, you should keep in mind that closed litter boxes can take some time for your feline to get used to, so be patient and try not to make it a big deal when they are adjusting to their new litter box.
Another great way to conceal the litter box is by utilizing furniture pieces you already have in your home. If you have a cabinet with two doors and no drawers, it is easy to conceal your cat’s litter box by adding a cat door to the bottom shelf. Danae from The Homebody House did just that, organizing her litter storage area by hanging the litter pan on the inside of her cabinet door and storing other essentials on the top shelf.
Alternatively, you can upcycle wine crates and use them to hide the litter box. This is a brilliant idea that we love, and it is easy to do if you have access to a couple of wine crates that are large enough to fit your cat’s litter tray.
Then again, you can just as easily use any trunk, bin or box that is large enough to accommodate a cat door. For example, we love this kitty-friendly option from House Tweaking (opens in new tab) that features a wicker chest, but you could just as easily use any piece of furniture with space for a cat flap to go in.
These are just a few of the many clever ways you can hide a cat’s litter box in an apartment. You can choose a solution that is right for your needs and your cat, and you will soon have a hygienic and attractive apartment to live in!
2. Hide the Toys
Keeping your cat’s toys in check is an important task for all pet owners, but it can be especially difficult when you live in an apartment. Luckily, there are several strategies that you can use to hide your cat’s most prized possessions without sacrificing any of your precious living space.
The best way to keep your kitty’s toys off the floor is to find clever ways to store them. This could be as simple as tucking them into a small box you already have, or it could be as elaborate as building an entirely new storage solution out of boxes and containers that fit neatly into the smallest of spaces.
If you want to save yourself some hassle and make sure your apartment is litter-free, consider getting a nifty kitty condo that’s made of plastic and can be placed into a standard shoe box. While it may be a bit pricey, it will help you keep your home clutter-free for good and avoid the dreaded cat litter box clean up.
While you’re at it, you might as well get your cat the latest and greatest in toy technology. These gizmos will allow your cat to do things like play with toys that are impossible for them to do normally, and they can even be used to track their movements so you can make sure they’re doing their business properly at all times.
The best part is that your landlord will not know you’re trying to hide a kitty, and you can enjoy a tucked away oasis while you’re at it! Just be sure to stick to the most effective strategies and you’ll have no problem keeping your cat a secret.
3. Hide the Cat Bed
The cat bed is a staple in the feline hierarchy, and finding ways to hide it from view will go a long way towards making you and your kitty happy. One of the most effective strategies is to provide several high and low-lying locations that are warm, comfortable and suited for sleeping in.
The best thing about this strategy is that you don’t have to worry about your kitty getting on your furniture and causing you a flurry of feline activity or worse, snoozing right on top of it!
If you’re in the market for a new bedroom set, consider going for something that features built in storage cubes. These can be a great hiding place for your cat’s trinkets, and you might even get the added bonus of extra bedroom space in the process!
Alternatively, you could also opt for a stylish and functional cat tree that doubles as storage. You can find stylish cat trees at your local pet store or home improvement center, or you can try a little bit of DIY ingenuity with an old table saw and some tinkering with an old bookcase or chest of drawers.
4. Hide the Pet Food
If you want to hide your cat’s food from your landlord, there are several ways to do it. First, you should know your building’s policy. This will help you avoid any potential problems with the apartment manager or landlord. It also helps you make the best decisions when shopping for your pet’s food and litter boxes.
In many buildings that allow pets, the policy is spelled out in the lease agreement. This is helpful because it means that you have advance notice if you are asked to get rid of your cat.
You should also keep in mind that some lease agreements do not clearly state that pets are allowed. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for people to bring their cats into their apartments.
A lot of landlords are lenient about pet-related issues, especially if they have had a long-term relationship with the tenant. They will often waive their rights to enforce the no-pet clause if the pet has been kept “openly and notoriously” for at least three months.
However, if you have a landlord who is not tolerant of your pet, it will be difficult to get away with hiding the pet. If they do find out, you may be forced to leave the premises and find a new place for your cat.
Another option is to ask a friend or family member to pet-sit for you while you’re away. This will help you get away with keeping your cat without a problem, but it will also make your apartment life easier because you won’t have to worry about your cat being in the way of the cleaning staff or maintenance personnel.
To avoid getting caught by a landlord, you should always have a variety of excuses ready in case your landlord arrives at your door with a surprise inspection. This will give you enough time to hide your cat before the inspection starts.
When it comes to hiding your pet’s food, it is important to be smart and creative. There are a number of ways to hide your pet’s kibble, including using a trash can. This is especially useful if you buy large bags of pet food that don’t fit in your kitchen.