1. Remove pet hair with hairspray.
When you don’t have a lint roller but need to get pet hair or lint off fabric, try this!
Liberally spray a towel with hairspray and let it dry. Then run it over the fabric to remove any lint and hair.
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2. Add a curtain with a tension rod to hide a litter box.
Depending on what your cabinets look like, you can remove the door panel and add a tension rod with a curtain in the cabinet.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out these tension rod hacks.
3. Let your cat chill in a bed of grass.
Is your cat indoor-only? Let them experience the outdoors by buying grass patches to lie on and enjoy.
4. Use IKEA shelves to make a wall staircase.
You can really use whatever type of wall shelves you like to make this for your cat. IKEA just happens to be super affordable!
5. Cut out squares in an old bookshelf for a climbable tower.
Have an old bookshelf you have no use for anymore? Cut out sections for your cat to climb up and down.
You can also look for a bookshelf at garage sales or places like Goodwill to do this to.
6. Make a cat tent out of a T-shirt and two hangers.
You’ll need an old T-shirt, a large piece of cardboard, two wire hangers, tape, safety pins, something to cut the wire hangers with (like diagonal pliers).
7. Keep cats busy for hours with this DIY Tupperware cut-out puzzle.
Grab some old Tupperware, a utility knife, scissors, a black marker, rubbing alcohol, a lighter, small rubber adhesive feet, cat toys and treats!
Find full instructions here.
8. Remove cat hair with duct tape.
9. Make a DIY cat scratcher.
You’ll need pieces of wood, sisal rope, hot glue gun, pink string, scissors, mitre box and saw, leather cord, drill, wood glue, yarn, wood dowel and wood beads.
Find the full instructions here.
10. Let your cats scratch themselves with this DIY self-petting station made with toilet bowl brushes.
You’ll need two toilet bowl brushes, a 12″x12″ board (any shape), a small block of wood (1″x1″x1″), fabric or carpet to cover the board, a drill, hot glue, staple gun (optional), spray paint (optional) and a Sharipe.
Find full instructions here.
11. Make your own Clevercat litter box for a fraction of the cost.
These types of litter boxes can run up to $40.00 or so. Instead of spending that much, all you need is a large tote with a lid and something to cut a circle in the top of the lid with (like a box cutter).
12. Remove pet hair from your house and wardrobe with dryer sheets.
Check out even more dryer sheet hacks that’ll blow your mind.
13. Save money by growing your own catnip.
14. Make Your Own Cat Deterrent Spray.
You’ll need a spray bottle, clear dish soap, lemon essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and water.
Mix in a spray bottle and spray where you don’t want your cat scratching!
15. Make your own vase scratching post.
16. Use baking soda to absorb litter box odors.
Every time you change the litter, just simply sprinkle in a little baking soda and give it a light stir with the scooper. The baking soda will help to absorb odors.
17. Prevent hairballs by putting coconut oil on your cat’s paws or letting them lick a spoonful.
Put half a teaspoon of coconut oil onto your cat’s paws, or let them lick a spoonful to keep their coat shiny and prevent hairballs.
18. Use old wine corks, feathers and ribbon to make cat toys.
Re-purpose toilet paper tubes to make new cat toys.