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How do you keep a multi-cat house fresh and clean when you’re really short on storage to keep a hefty supply of litter? Fresh Step just came up with the perfect solution, and it’s absolutely genius. It’s called the Fresh Step® Cat Litter Compact packs! Trust me, you’ll love it! I’ll tell you all about it, but first, it’s story time!
Once upon a time (about three months ago), I had a relatively calm house. My cats were happily doing their business in one of the two litter boxes we kept tucked away in the laundry room, my dog happily ignoring the existence of said cats (but, alas, not ignoring the existence of their food, which is a post for another day). Even when I was a 3-dog household, my girls never really messed with the cats. Everyone lived in peace and harmony.
Then Freya happened. If you’ve been keeping up, you know that Freya is our new Pharaoh Hound puppy. Now, typically, since they’re sighthounds, they’re not really ideal for cat homes. However, she’s been around cats since she was born and is fairly “cat-friendly.” Sometimes a little too friendly…and a little too nosey when my cats are trying to “use the facilities!” While Zoe and Alex don’t seem to mind (Alex LOVES Freya, as you can see!), my senior cats, Mally and Prue, are so scared of her that they stopped going upstairs to the litter box room when she’s around.
At first, Freya was getting blamed for the accidents (which, mercifully, were always on the tile floor). After all, these cats are 20 and 13, and they’ve never had issues with not using the box. It took us a few days to realize that it wasn’t Freya causing the messes. Well, not all of them at least! Our solution? Bring one of the boxes downstairs to the main living area so that Mally and Prue only had to walk a few feet to get to it.
While that has completely solved the problem of accidents, it created new frustrations. First, both my mom and I have back problems. Carting around huge boxes of litter from one floor to the next isn’t just a metaphorical pain, it’s a physical one. Second, while I have an average-sized house, it’s completely lacking in storage space. The downstairs area, in particular, is pretty much packed. We had to rearrange and box up a bunch of stuff just to move one of the litter boxes down here.
Introducing Fresh Step® Cat Litter Compact Packs to the Rescue!
Starting in March of this year, you’ll no longer have to lug huge boxes of litter all over your house (or up and down steps!), thanks to Fresh Step’s easy-to-handle Compact Packs. Each box comes with four smaller packages that fit in just about any small space. I have this great table in my laundry room with a small storage cabinet. We’ve never used it, though, because the storage space isn’t big enough for standard litter boxes. It is perfect, however, for the smaller Fresh Step Compact Packs!
Now, I can store my packs in there and just take what I need to the downstairs litter box! Since each pack is filled with Fresh Step with Febreze, I never have to worry about problems with odor. I am sitting about four feet away from our downstairs box right now and I seriously don’t smell a thing. Trust me, if I did, I’d move my “office” to another spot, I can’t stand the smell of a stinky litter box! I’m using Fresh Step with Febreze Multi-Cat, but it also comes in Extreme and Odor Shield.
My cats are overjoyed with Fresh Step Compact Packs too. While I’m sure they aren’t overly concerned about my back and lack of storage space, they’re thrilled with the box that it comes in. Everyone is taking turns sleeping in it. Since I’ll be buying plenty more, they’ll all have their own box soon! Plus, I’ll earn PawPoints with every purchase. If you’re not already part of the Paw Points® Rewards Program, join now on the FreshStep website. Save up those points and redeem them for things like free litter, cat food and toys. You can even donate your points to a shelter to help homeless kitties!
Want to take your cat litter experience from Awkward to Awesome? Check out this video! All Fresh Step products are available at Walmart, Target and your favorite grocery store. Look for Fresh Step Compact Packs starting in March! Visit Fresh Step to learn more. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with news.
Look for Fresh Step Compact Packs at your favorite retailer. What are your biggest challenges when it comes to being a cat parent? Share below!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Step. The opinions and text are all mine.
Since I have 4 furry Boyz, keeping the litter boxes and odors at bay are my biggest challenges. Can’t wait to try the new size !
Your cats are adorable! And Freya’s smile in that photo – hahaha. It can definitely be a challenge to keep any home with animals in it less stinky! I know the troubles first hand haha. Thank you for your tips! 🙂
Alex and Freya are so cute together! Fresh Step’s compact packs sound very convenience. I could imagine the little being very heavy to life, especially those with back problems. Nice they are scented with Fabreze, too.
These smaller bags will make pouring so much easier. That means less mess on my part.
Honestly it is keeping the litter box clean and keeping the litter off of the floor.
I’m not a cat person. I like them, I just don’t want one as a pet. My sister is thought and she has many so I’m passing this on to her.
Thank you for sharing this! That is just what my home needs. I will try it!
Just built a catio this past year and it’s been a godsend for us and our 3 cats. We’ve started keeping their boxes out there and scoop twice per day. Seems to be working so far!
I don’t have any cats, but Fresh Step sounds great, will be sharing this post with my cat-loving friends.
I find it so cute that everyone is taking turns sleeping in that small box. Good thing you’ll be buying some more and they’ll be having their own box soon.
I need to get this. I have two cats, and sometimes they do stink up the house.
I think it’s really nice to have litter that’s as reliable as this. I only have one cat at home but I still want the house to smell clean and fresh. I’d love to try this brand!
Fresh Step has Febreze now! I have 2 cats and use the clumping Fresh Step but I will definitely be looking for the kind with Febreze in it now! I will also be entering the Giveaway! This is a good one.
That sounds like a super handy product! We have two cats and we go through an awful lot of cat litter (I swear they come inside just to poop – why not do it outside?!)
My biggest challenge is trying to get enough sleep. :\ My cat doesn’t let me sleep past 5 or 6 am – when he’s hungry, he’s hungry!! And he needs food right now!!!
He’ll go around knocking things off shelves, yowling, and scratching things up until I get up and feed him.
Oh to sleep until 9am. 🙂
thanks for the opportunity!
I know how you feel! My cat Alex likes to wake me up by running like a madman through the bedroom knocking things all over. Once, he and my other cat Zoe ran right over my face! Fun way to wake up, lol. Our cat Prue just does this creepy “stare in your face” thing until you wake up. Cats are so polite, aren’t they?
I do not own a pet so can’t really speak for myself, but I have seen a few friends with multiple pets struggle with bad odor at home. This would be perfect for them!
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I am totally sending this to my cat friend. Now, if you know how to get rid of multiple dog smell, I could use that!
LOL, I have multiple dogs, too, and with them, we end up shampooing the carpet weekly, use lots of scented tarts and plenty of Febreeze!
My biggest challenge is my senior likes to sleep on our feet. Well that and his litterbox!
OMG the cat and dog pic has me crackin’ up! Alex and Freya are so cute together!
Thank you! Alex LOVES his dog. Even when he was a feral kitten, he would come up to the fence and try to nuzzles the dogs.
the biggest challenge is keeping the litter box clean
This is exactly what I need right now, We have 2 cats and I want that our house stay fresh all time, Glad that you share this with us.
Your dog and cat look like the perfect pair! I don’t have kitties, so I am lost as to what to do with them. I have heard though the litter box needs to be cleaned daily or it starts smelling really bad.
It’s a tie – keeping the box from being smelly and my kitty only wants to drink out of the sink
If Fresh step could only get me something to keep my house from smelling dog…I don’t mind really, I love my dog but my guests don’t fancy the smell and it’s so much work shampooing the carpet every other day….
And Freya and Alex…OMG! They make me feel so jealous (in a good way)
Thank you for sharing this.
My biggest challenge is cleaning up all the cat hair. We have 2 long haired cats so it is a constant struggle.
My biggest challenge is keeping up with them all – we have five cats and I also rescue feral kittens. I run 4 litter boxes and scooping twice a day. Dont get me started on the hair!
My biggest challenge has been the scratching. I have many scratching boxes and posts but my cat seems to love to scratch my furniture, especially a few chairs.
My biggest challenge is finding the right scratching post
my biggest challenge is making sure the cat box stays clean enough for my prissy kitty
One of the biggest challenges with bottle fed cats that didn’t have a mom is keeping the cats out of the dog food. They ‘impressed’ on the dogs, since they didn’t have a cat mom. My dogs do stay out of the litter box, thankfully! I love the fresh smell that Fresh Step provides and because it works so well, the dogs may not be ‘interested’
my brother uses this and loves it. i love the second pic so dang cute. lol