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Let’s talk litter boxes… I was definitely NOT prepared for the number of questions I received when I posted this Instagram in partnership with my friends at Tidy Cats. There were a lot of opinions and questions about how we could possibly live with a litter box in our living room. Trust me, I know. That is a huge part of why I was so thrilled to team up with Tidy Cats — because we were literally willing to try anything to make this situation better for everyone involved, including Georgette. After using the BREEZE Litter System for about a month now, I wanted to post a more in-depth review of it here on the blog + take some time to answer more questions.
My Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System Review
To start, here’s a quick overview of the Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System: basically, it a really well-designed, thought out litter box that uses odor absorbing pads and anti-tracking pellets. It’s so easy to set up, too. Basically, you just put a pad in the litter drawer and pour one bag of the pellets into the box.
Speaking of pellets… here’s where my transparency with you will always be most important and my top priority here on the blog: Georgette does not like pellet litter. I’ve tried to find one for 12 years that she actually will use. So imagine my nervousness to transition to this new system… Because of this, we took things reallllly slow. As in, the old box lived next to the BREEZE system for about 2-2.5 weeks because I was so nervous. Georgette is a champ though and get this: she actually likes these pellets. I suspect it’s because they actually feel a little softer to the touch on her paws? Or maybe it’s because they clump better?
One thing that Tidy Cats suggests trying while transitioning is to stop cleaning the old box. So, I bet she started using the new one initially to have a clean place to go… and then realized how nice these pellets actually are!
Ok, honestly, my biggest priority when evaluating a litter box (aside from if Georgette will actually use it or not…) is odor control because our home is SO small. Also, the box literally lives next to our couch! I’m already extremely sensitive to smells, but a litter box in the mix makes life even more interesting. I’m here to say that, yes this is an ad, BUT the odor control of the BREEZE pads is incredible. Cat lovers will know exactly what I mean when I say this: gone are the days of me running around trying to make the house smell nice before people come over. It’s that good.
The pads are such a great idea, when you really think about it. I’ve never tried using them or any time of litter box liner before, but I am a believer now. Plus, I love that they are guaranteed to control ammonia odor for up to 7 days.
Ok, the OTHER thing that I used to do before people came over was run around with a broom and hand vacuum worrying that a stray piece of litter would poke a guest in the foot (or worse). I think the pellets from the BREEZE litter system definitely help because they aren’t so small that they get stuck in her paws, but are big enough that I can immediately see the one or two that have come out and just put them back in. It’s a big improvement.
I put that in quotes because, honestly, there aren’t many and I’m being majorly nit-picky to even come up with this list. First, I’d say the biggest con is I wish I had gotten the XL size with the higher sides because of our dogs. Not to go into too much detail, but they are especially… nosy about the box. I also suspect that Georgette would prefer more privacy — but definitely not a covered top! Cats can be so picky. I love that Tidy Cats offers that option, so we may switch eventually. Until then, I’m using a spray bottle to keep the dogs away whenever I can.
Storing the pads was another thing we had to get used to, but that’s a pretty small gripe. We now keep them in the credenza under our TV so that they are easily changed out once a week.
And my last ‘con’ is one that I’m pretty sure Tidy Cats can’t do anything about: I still wish we didn’t have a litter box in our living room! But this easy change has made it so much more tolerable. IF only our mudroom was one foot wider…
So that’s my experience with the Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System so far! I literally never thought I’d write a blog post about a litter box, but this one is so good and has made a big difference in living with a cat in a small space — and having a litter box in our living room! If you check it out, let me know what you think. And I’m planning another update in a few weeks about the BREEZE system, so feel free to ask me any questions you may have!