Post Edited (MsBunky) : 7/7/2010 8:13:42 AM (GMT-6)
Achey, we finally had to give up having cats because of this problem. We had to restrict them to the basement because of behavior problems, and it became too difficult for me to navigate the basement steps on certain days to change the boxes. The rest of the family wanted to keep them, but wanted no part in maintaining the boxes, so I decided that they must go. Have you ever used the clumpable type of litter where you just scoop out the poo and the clumps, and you supposedly don't have to change the litter as often? We tried it, but it seemed as if the litter would get wet and have to be changed after just a couple of days. Our basement is extremely damp, though, and this probably contributed to the problem. I just thought that it would be much easier for you if you didn't have to trek up and down the steps a couple of times a day.
Ms Bunky, I know what you mean about having to reach upward! It is my worst enemy. It seems as if everything in kitchens is geared toward people who are at least 5'7". I'm constantly yelling for my family members to come in to get items from higher shelves in the cabinets. However, they are not always available. I don't like to wait until someone gets home to help put dishes away on the higher shelves, and I always end up paying for it later. I have decided that I am going to rearrange my kitchen cabinets, and put items that I use frequently in the lower cabinets, and those that are rarely used in the higher ones. However, I haven't gotten around to it yet.