IKEA Recycling Bin to DIY Top-Entry Litter Box

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The first time I saw a top-entry litter box, I wondered where it had been all my life. That top-oriented entrance hole looked like it would cut down dramatically on my cat tracking litter out of the box on her paws and eliminate accidental out-of-the-box spraying.

Unfortunately, that kind of litter box can be expensive. But now someone has figured out a way to make one with a simple IKEA hack.

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Over at IKEA Hackers, user bmathilde decided to make a top-entry litter box out of a Sortera recycling bin from IKEA. The plastic boxes come in two sizes and have a flip-top lid that makes the box easy to clean inside. Also they’re quite inexpensive.

All the Sortera needed to be a cat box was a cat-sized hole made in the top with a drill, saw, and some sandpaper. Some carpet laid down with double-sided tape helps get rid of any litter that sticks to the cat’s paws on his or her way out.

The new box looks good, cuts down on litter outside the box, and most importantly, bmathilde says the cat likes it.

For the complete instructions, check out IKEA Hackers.

(Image credits: Ikea; IKEA Hackers)