Sunday, June 2, 2013

A slightly disgusting hack

We have a big, giant trash bin provided by our city. I mean, that bin is huge and while that's nice, it's also plastic which means it absorbs odor. Since we scoop the litter boxes daily, we've put seven bags of grossness into a big, giant plastic bin every single week since late January when we moved in. No big deal . . . until the weather started heating up a couple of weeks ago and I'm here to tell you it's a smelly situation now. The entire garage just reeks.

So last weekend I had an idea about how to solve the smell -- the poop pot.

We got a super cheap stock pot with a well-fitting lid and put down a layer of charcoal briquettes in the bottom of the pot. The daily bags of grossness go into the poop pot until Monday morning, when they get tossed into the big, giant plastic bin. Once the layer of briquettes no longer help with the odor, we'll toss them too. While the contents of the poop pot are still quite smelly, our garage no longer stinks to high, high heaven.


4 comments:

Magpie said...

you're funny. and clever. we do the flushable litter...so, this isn't an issue.

peachykeen said...

THANKS! I have the same problem - now I have a solution!! :)

Jeanne said...

I think you have a sensitive nose and come up with all kinds of clever work-arounds.

kittiesx3 said...

Jeanne, you are right. I do have a sensitive nose so if I smell it, I try to solve it.