It’s pretty common to scoop out clumps of urine and feces on a regular basis. Usually, this happens every other day. However, if you have a small living space, the smell can become more of an issue. Then, you’ll most likely have to scoop the litter box twice a day. 

Keeping up with the maintenance is crucial, because cats don’t like dirty litter boxes and the moment it becomes unruly, they’ll go outside the box. With that in mind, below is a brief list of tips, on how scooping a litter box is commonly done.

Scooping a litter box is a basic procedure of finding clumps of waste and removing it from the box. It’s simple and only requires several minutes of your time.

  • With a slotted litter scoop, push down into the box and scoop up some litter.
  • While holding the scoop over the litter box, gently shake and sift. As you move the scoop from side to side, the usable litter will fall back in the box, while the clumps of waste will stay on the scoop.  
  • Put the clumps into a disposal bag, then dig into the litter box to scoop out some more. Keep doing this until there are no more waste clumps.
  • Do a good job of sealing the bag of litter, then place it in a disposal container outside.
  • When you’re done, rinse and clean the edge of your scoop with water and soap, put it in a place where it can dry.

The other alternative is to dump the litter completely, wash the box and begin again with a fresh litter.