How To Declutter Your Home and Keep Your Cat Safe

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Are you a cat lover with a cluttered space that your kitty loves to explore? You want to keep your cat safe while they investigate all of the nooks and crannies in your home, but you're worried they might get stuck or hurt. Don’t worry – I have some tips on how to declutter your living space and create an environment where your cat can explore safely.


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These are the untidy spaces in my house my cat, Bodhi, loves to explore! He's even figured out how to open the door and he's always in there - but as you can see, it's total disaster area! I need to declutter and tidy this asap.

Tips for Decluttering an Enclosed Space for Cat Lovers

It can be a challenge to keep your home tidy when you have cats. You want your feline friends to be happy, but you also need to make sure your space is decluttered and safe. Here are some tips to help cat lovers find the balance between the two.

1. Purge Your Home of Unnecessary Clutter. One of the best ways to keep your home clutter-free is to reduce the amount of stuff you have. Go through each room and decide what needs to stay and what can be donated. This will help create more space for your cats to explore without creating too many hazards.

2. Create a System for Storage and Organization. Once you have gotten rid of the excess, it’s time to organize what is left. Invest in some cute storage bins and labeled containers to keep everything in its place. This will make it easier to find things and will reduce the piles of clutter that can attract cats.

3. Cat-Proof Dangerous Areas. Cats love to climb, hide, and explore, which is why it’s important to create an environment that is safe for your furry friends. Take the time to inspect the nooks and crannies of your home and remove anything that could potentially harm your cats. This includes items like cords or sharp objects.

4. Utilize Vertical Space. If you’re trying to keep your space clutter-free but don’t want to get rid of all your stuff, consider utilizing vertical space. This could be done by adding shelves to the wall or buying some tall furniture for storage. This will not only help keep your home organized but also give your cats an interesting place to climb and explore.

5. Make the Space Fun for Your Cats. Cats need stimulation and exploration, so make sure to create an environment where they can do just that. Place scratching posts and toys around your home to give them something to do. This will help keep them from getting bored and help prevent them from getting into trouble.

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Finding a Balance Between Cat Safety and Clutter

Living with cats can be a challenge, especially when it comes to keeping your home organized and clutter-free. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice safety for style. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your cats are safe while keeping your home looking neat.

1. Don’t Leave Items on the Floor. Cats have a habit of inspecting every nook and cranny of your home, so it’s important to make sure the floor is clear of any objects that could potentially hurt them. This means putting away clothes, shoes, toys, and other items as soon as you’re done with them.

2. Create Cat-Friendly Zones. There will always be some areas of your home that are messier than others, so create designated zones that are specifically for your cats. These should be places where they can play and explore without having to worry about stepping on anything sharp or dangerous.

3. Close Off Hazardous Areas. If you have an area of your home that is particularly cluttered, consider putting a gate or barrier up to prevent your cats from getting in. This way, you can still keep the area organized without having to worry about your cats getting hurt.

4. Keep Cats Away From Cleaning Supplies. Cats can be curious creatures, so make sure to keep all cleaning supplies out of reach. This could mean investing in a cabinet with a lock or keeping the supplies in a high cupboard. This will help prevent your cats from getting into any dangerous chemicals.

5. Make Sure Your Furniture is Stable. Cats tend to jump on and off furniture, so make sure your furniture is stable enough to handle their weight and activity. Otherwise, they could get injured or worse.


Keeping your home decluttered and organized will ensure that your cat has the space they need to investigate without worrying about them getting stuck or hurt. With these tips, you can create a safe living environment for both you and your cat.

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