How to Properly Clean a Litter Box For a Smell Free House


When you think of litter boxes, does the word “stinky” come to mind? Probably so! You can get rid of the stink with MonoFoil, a safe and effective solution. Here are the steps to take to get a smell free house when you have a litter box inside.

Cleaning your cat’s litter box is an important task, because it keeps your pet healthy and removes the smell. You need to clean the solids from the litter box at least once every day and clean the entire box out once per week.

You’ll need to wear rubber gloves and a breathing mask to be safe. A virus called toxoplasmosis is found in cat feces, and it can make you sick if you breathe it in. Special caution to pregnant moms: let someone else do the job to keep your growing baby healthy.

To clean the box completely, throw all the contents into a trash bag. Don’t throw the clumps in the toilet because they can clog your pipes. Make sure the bag is open wide enough for all the litter to fall inside and not on the floor, where germs and smell can spread. You can reduce the amount of dust in the air by placing the trash bag around the entire box, then flipping the box into the trash bag.

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If any litter falls on the floor, sweep it up and spray MonoFoil where it landed. The MonoFoil will kill the germs and get rid of the smell. 

Tie or seal the trash bag tightly before taking it outside. Don’t keep the trash bag inside where the risk of contamination can occur.

You need to choose a smart place to wash the litter box. Your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or tub are not good places, because the bacteria in the box can spread to areas you use. If you have a mud room sink or a laundry sink, that should be fine. The best place, however, is outside in a tub or bucket you use specifically for this job. Use a hose for quick work.

Scrub the box clean with hot water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. You’ll need to wash your scooper once a week too. Designate a special brush for this weekly job that you don’t use to clean anything else, so you reduce the risk of infections. If you use a plastic mat underneath the litter box, wash that along with everything else. Also, if the litter box has a cover, you’ll need to wash it too.

You don’t need to use harsh cleaners or bleach—soap and water will do the job, and your cat won’t be harmed by the chemicals. Rinse well until the box and scooper are clean. You can let the box air dry or use a clean towel to dry it.


Once the box is dry, spray MonoFoil in the box before adding fresh litter. The base layer of MonoFoil will help eliminate odors and kill bacteria until the next cleaning. Best of all, it’s totally safe to use around pets and approved by the EPA. MonoFoil is hypoallergenic and will not irritate your cat’s fur or skin.

If you prefer to use liners, put them on after you spray the MonoFoil in the dry box. Not all cats will use the litter box if a liner is inside. That’s okay because MonoFoil will keep the box fresh and scent free whether you use a liner or not.

Clean the floor where the litter box sits. First, sweep the floor to collect any loose particles of dust. Use your mop or sponge along with hot water and cleaning solution to clean the floor, then spray with MonoFoil when finished. This technique will keep the viruses from multiplying.

Simply add about two inches of litter to the clean box, and it’s ready for your cat to use. You can safely spray MonoFoil on top of the litter once per day to keep the odors at bay. MonoFoil is most effective in the first 24 hours of use. Since MonoFoil has no scent, your cat won’t be repelled by it. As you check the litter box daily and scoop out the solids, spray MonoFoil for maximum results.


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