Getting Ready to Test Drive an Air Purifier #KeepItFresh

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As I’ve said many times before, it’s important to me that guests to my home do not feel they’ve walked into “Casa Meow,” but rather the apartment of a modern singleton living in Manhattan – with cats.

I love this cartoon from Yasmine of Cat Vs Human, it sums us up (at least we're trying!)

I love this cartoon from Yasmine Surovec of “Cat Vs Human,” it sums us up nicely (at least we’re trying right?!)

A big part of ensuring my home doesn’t announce to the world that my cats outnumber me 3:1 is the way my home smells. I’m not a big fan of scented litters (hate it when my bed ends up smelling like baby powder, faux flowers or some other scent), and I don’t like scented sprays that attempt to masque the smell of the litter box.

In the past, I’ve relied on odor neutralizers to help me, and soon I’ll be giving a FebrezeTM Air Purifier a test drive. It comes in three models: tabletop, mini tower and tower depending on the size of your room, and of course how much room you have to spare. Given my space constrictions I’ll be trying out the tabletop purifier.

febreze air purifier desktop modelIt has a HEPA-Type filter removes up to 99% of air pollutants (Hmmmm cat dander?!) and reduces household odors (read: litterbox smells!).

Living in a New York City one-bedroom apartment, I have to be creative about where I put my litter box. If I had a home, I’d certainly create a closed-in area in my garage the cats could access from inside my home. But since that’s not an option, one of their litter boxes is in a small storage space under my stairs (at least I’m fortunate enough to have stairs!).

Nothing says sexy time like the smell of a litter box #not

Nothing says sexy time like the smell of a litter box #not

The downside of this super smart (**pats self on back**) concealed litterbox space is that there’s zero ventilation. And since it’s in the living room, unless I scoop immediately after the kitties go, or spray an air neutralizer (both hard to do discretely if I have a visitor, particularly of the male persuasion – which I need to work on getting more of!).

So I’m super excited about trying out this new product and letting you know all about it! I have high expectations, stay tuned!

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19 Responses to Getting Ready to Test Drive an Air Purifier #KeepItFresh

  1. thecatguy says:

    I picked up a small air purifier at Goodwill that looks similar to the one you are trying. I put it I the closet where the litter boxes are, it’s on a shelf right above them. Then I installed a plug-in style motion sensor so it only comes on when the cats enter the closet and it stays on for about five mins after last motion detected.

    I got it mostly for the dust control and it helps quite a bit. I’m sure it helps with odor too. Took a few times with the shy cats to figure out why the fan monster awakes everytime they do their business, but now they don’t even notice. Hope yours works for you!

  2. Pretty Pet Tags says:

    I am looking forward to hearing how this works for you! I have 3 cats and smells are always a constant battle no matter how often I clean the little box…..but still worth it right?!?!

  3. jmuhj says:

    *Funny* Looking forward to your critique!

  4. Cleopawtra says:

    Can’t wait to hear your review of the air purifier. Will have to look into one. I’ve got a new stinky kitty, I’m sure anything will help.

    • I HAVE CAT says:

      oh dear “smelly cat smelly cat!” poor thing! I wonder if it’s the food? have you tried changing it to something else? or just a stinky pop machine regardless?

  5. Felissahadas says:

    I am not a fan of masking smells either. Actually I am pretty smell adverse in general and just want a clean smelling home. No masked pet odors, no masked kitchen smells, no fake smells. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

  6. Rena says:

    I also use an air filter in the “cat’s room.” It’s not turned on all the time, but I turn it on several times a day, especially after certain litter box events. It makes a huge difference. The HEPA filter is key, I believe. I hope the Febreze filter works well for you.

  7. Carol Bryant says:

    I love this idea and have allergies and a dog so this would work out in my house. Thanks for the heads up, Tamar!

  8. Annette Mayer says:

    I will be watching for your review on the new air purifier. I am always looking for something better when it comes to this issue!

  9. Jenna Meow says:

    I’m looking forward to see how it works!