Living in a home with five cats, I know a thing or two about a stinky litter box. I am constantly cleaning out the litter box. With five cats if I don’t clean the litter box out the moment they use it our place would stink. The last thing I want is for our condo to smell like we have cats. We’re trying to sell our condo so the last thing we want is for people to know we have cats the moment they want in the door – without even laying eyes on them.
Most of the time when our cats go “number two” we just scoop it up and toss it in the garbage. However there are those times where that simply won’t do. Sometimes our cats has a particular foul smelling poop. Usually want I do is put it in the garbage can and spray it to death with Lysol or an air freshener. That might work for a while but eventually the odor comes back. In that care I have to trek up and down six flights of stairs (six flights down, six flights back up) to take the garbage down to the dumpster. When it’s raining or bitterly cold outside that is the last thing I want to do. Especially in the middle of the night (sometimes the poop odor wakes us up at night!).
Years ago when our daughter was an infant we had this nifty little device called a Diaper Genie. We used it for a while but then realized we went through way too many bags so we just gave up on it. It’s not that we didn’t like that the Diaper Genie help block odor from sticky diapers. It’s just that our daughter went to often that we had to keep buying refills. Being a young couple with barely two dimes to rub together we couldn’t afford to keep up with it.
Did you know that they make a “Genie” for cats? It’s called the Litter Genie. It works in a similar way to the Diaper Genie, except it’s made for cat litter.
I was sent a Littler Genie to review.
The first thing you need to do when you get your Litter Genie is insert the plastic bags. I followed the instructions but I couldn’t seem to get it. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out. Eventually I did, it just took longer then it should have.
The idea is really simple. After you scoop out the litter you flip open the lid to the Litter Genie and place the litter inside. Then close the lid and pull open the leaver on the side to open up the inside of the Litter Genie to allow the litter to fall down inside.
The bags should hold up to 14 days of litter, but with my five cats I had to replace the bag after a few days. One bag “cartridge” should last up to 2 months for one cat. I suspect I’ll need to replace mine in a 3-4 weeks with five cats.
Here is a brief video that explains the Litter Genie better than I just did.
The Litter Genie bags are made with five layers and a built in odor barrier. They help to not only protect against odor but also germs.
The Litter Genie lid closes all the way so you don’t have to worry about odor leaking out of it.
One of my favorite features is the litter scoop holder. The unit comes with a litter scoop and a handy holder on the side of the Litter Genie to store it when not in use.
Over all I am very pleased with the Litter Genie. After the initial set up the rest has been a piece of cake. It’s also helped to control our problem with stinky cat poop. No more trying to soak it with Lysol to kill the smell, or racing outside to toss it in the dumpster before our whole home started to smell. The Litter Genie has made cleaning the litter box quick, easy and odor free.
Look for Litter Genie at many retail locations across the country. There is a store locator on the Litter Genie website, www.LitterGenie.com.
On the Litter Genie website you can also read reviews from what customers have to say. You can also find some comical videos and even money saving coupons.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.