Laurey W. Glenn
The Carpet and Rug Institute offers guidelines for treating urine stains with common household supplies you probably already have in the cabinet.
How To Tackle Stains
On wet days, place a thick towel in front of the door before your pet comes in. This will help clean their feet so they don't track mud or dirt onto rugs or carpeting. For extra-dirty paws, keep a box of baby wipes on hand.
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Kitty Litter Hideaway
Even the most ardent cat lover doesn't love the litter box. At a New Orleans home, we found a fun idea for hiding this necessary eyesore while still leaving it accessible to your feline friend. A cat-shaped hole is cut out of a lower cabinet door in the storage area off the kitchen. It's a great way to keep the box off-limits to curious dogs or small children. Just because your litter box is out of sight, don't let it slip out of mind. Clean it daily. Otherwise, your naturally neat cat will bypass the messy box and find somewhere else to go. Yikes!