Old Lady Gertrude {and win $100 from Arm & Hammer




If you follow me on Instagram at all {@littlebitfunky}, you have met our spunky, silly and slightly crazy little girl cat, Gertrude.  Better known as #oldladygertrude over there.  She's a fun addition to our family.  Full of just what we need, just when we need it.  She brings humor to our day, comfort to our tough times and always just seems to know where to curl up and cuddle with us! She has become an essential part of our family and we cannot imagine our lives without her. 

We also cannot imagine our lives without people in our home.  We love hosting dinners and cookouts and holidays at our house.  Our table is constantly full of people and we love it.  We place a lot of value on making sure our house is welcoming and a warm place that people love to be in.  That includes all the senses: sight, sound, feel, taste and maybe most importantly, smell!

In the past, that "welcoming" feeling has been hampered by the smell of a litter box.  With previous cats, in previous homes we have tried every litter under the sun but still, the first thing you always smell when you walk in the door is "litter box" and that does not feel welcoming or warm.
We have lived in tiny little apartments with a cat where there is nowhere to hide the litter box...or its smell.  In fact, in our first apartment the litter box was about six feet from the entry door. You knew the moment you stepped in our apartment that a cat lived there.  NOT an appealing smell when you've invited people over for dinner.
Unfortunately, no matter how big or how small our living space has been, the litter box smell has continued to be a problem.  Enter
ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter.  We were recently asked to give the product a whirl and see what it did to give that warm and welcoming feeling we love to our home.
We were not disappointed.  We thought our previous litter was not doing a bad job but it turned out to be one of those things where you don't know better so you don't do better.  We can definitely do better now! It did a great job of containing smells and preventing the odors that come from "old" litter.
Their 7-Day Odor Control guarantee lived up to its name.  The difference, I think, is their MicroGuard™ formula. Even after you scoop, bacterial odor can keep growing.  MicroGuard™ technology works to prevent bacterial odors before they begin and heavy-duty odor eliminators plus ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda destroy immediate odors on contact.  Not to mention, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter forms tight clumps for easy scooping, and the ultra-low dust formula keeps my floors clean when Gertrude steps out of the litter box.
We've been pleasantly pleased at the results of a little switch.  Gertrude is happy and our table can remain full without a screen of odors.  Happy cat. Happy family.
How do you prevent litter box odors? Tell me in the comments and you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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152 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Change the litter often.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/775379410816012288

Julie Wood said...

I make sure to get the best Cat litter I can. And I love the Arm and Hammer Cat litter because it really works to keep the odors down!

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Julie Wood said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/775380457965748224

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Elena said...

I sprinkle some baking soda on top of the cat litter to block the odor

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/775382373370212357

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imbigwillie said...

I prevent litter box odors by trying to change it about once a week.

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imbigwillie said...

https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/775437590602379264

Dawn Monroe said...

I try to empty the litter often, use a high quality litter and I burn scented candles/wax melts.

steve weber said...

we burn incense and candles and spray febreeze!

groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

Natalie said...

I keep fresh plants in my home to offset the smell and change the litter out regularly. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/775685332218048512
yarbr012 at gmail dot com

JC said...

We change the little very often and add baking soda to help.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/775720613315043328

Heather G said...

I use air freshener sometimes but I try to buy the best cat litter that I can to keep odors down. I also clean the litter box twice a day to make sure that it is always empty.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com sissybella07@gmail.com

Mita said...

I try to change the litter often.
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Mita said...

https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/775864513505726464

Allison Swain said...

I like to use candles and air fresheners for odors in the house. Thank you for the chance to win this!

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Allison Swain said...

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/775931692611547137

Rachel Griesmer said...

I prevent litter box odor my cleaning it on a regular/frequent basis.
rachel.griesmer@yahoo.com

Rachel Griesmer said...

https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/776073384581013504

Mita said...

https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/776122017556860928

Mita said...

Change the litter often and use febreeze!

anmeet1@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I change out the litter box regularly and keep fresh plants in my home. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/776520540718764032

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Madeline B said...

We keep odors at bay by buying a quality litter, and we also run an air purifier downstairs.
maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

Madeline B said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/776573667597692928
maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

Jessica Warfield said...

we don't have cats,but I grew up with them, and so emptying the litter box often, and using good litter also a well ventilated area helped. :)

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica Warfield said...

I also tweeted https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/776789376609165312


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Lisa Brown said...

I do not have a cat so not littler box but I would use a system that would help minimize odors, like a good odor control litter

Lisa Brown said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/777510929000910848

Mita said...

We use a high quality litter and use febreez,scented candles.

anmeet1@yahoo.com

Mita said...

We use a high quality litter and use Febreez, scented candles.

anmeet1@yahoo.com

Mita said...

https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/777535193620029440

My Happily Ever After said...

Best cat litter ever! No joke. It's all we use at my house.

benz1171 said...

I use an air purifier with different scents.

latanya t said...

We use air purifier

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/779777884235915265

dlatany at gmail dot com

Natasha Lamoreux said...

https://twitter.com/Natashalamoreu1/status/781965983904923648

Natasha Lamoreux said...

My mother in law uses arm and hammer kitty litter and when I go over there I don't smell any signs of cats. Works great!

peg42 said...

I make sure to change the litter box daily and sometimes even twice in a day. Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/782010192561074177
Thanks again.
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Amy said...

to prevent litter box odor, I clean up often and always open the windows when I'm home

amy [at] uTry [dot] it

Amy said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/783748399329714176

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Robin Misenheimer said...

Frequent emptying.

Tara O. said...

I control litter box odors by cleaning my cat's litter box once a day minimum, sometimes twice a day!

nickieisis3 said...

changing the box fequently.

Stephanie Vollowitz said...

cleaning often and natural air fresheners!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Julia Barnes said...

We change the litter every couple days to keep it fresh.

mickeyfan said...

I buy the good stuff, scoop it often and supplement with Scentsy.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I honestly don't have a cat of my own because of allergies, but I have a sister-in-law that adore cats. I'm love to surprise her with a prize like this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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TheresaJenkins said...

just got an air purifier

Deborah Wellenstein said...

We use odor control cat litter, and we clean it often!

Kim said...

I prevent them by cleaning the litter box daily and using a good litter!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
Ashley C

Heather G said...

https://twitter.com/myway070/status/786318374934503424
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

jtwark said...

we put baking soda in the litter box

Jen Gersch

jtwark@mail.com

jtwark said...

https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/787054048482557952

jen gersch

jtwark@mail.com

kari jasus said...

i use odor fighting littler

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/787067539595681792

Tina said...

I clean it once every 2 weeks.
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/788226025880690688
tina19820115@gmail.com

Denise S. said...

I scoop the box every morning to prevent odors building up.

LAMusing said...

I mix clay and scented clumping litter and clean it often. Still smelly so I'd like to try this.

LAMusing said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/788646061510307840

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I clean the litter box twice a day.
aleksnearing gmail com

Elle said...

I use a good quality litter and scoop daily to prevent litter box odors and messes.

prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/789571015181557760

arress said...

I clean the litter box often, use an air purifier and essential oils in our home.

arress said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/789575290754371584

arress said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/789576229070442496

Kristen said...

We put the cat box in as remote a spot as possible, and we have been using feline pine.

Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/792908075191578624

stefanie gladden said...

we clean out our litter box multiple times a day, and use a deodorizer!

stefanie gladden said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/793223164063019008

Anastasia Falling said...

I start with a good cat litter! & I clean the box often :)
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Anastasia Falling said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/795860400197640192
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mkjmc said...

My kitties aren't in the house they are all barn cats

mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/796107761541058560

Tara O. said...

I clean out the litter box at least once per day and do a complete litter change once every two weeks or so!

thisisliferemix said...

Just make sure to clean regularly.

thisisliferemix said...

https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/805197236841816064

susan1215 said...

We change the little very often and add baking soda to help prevent odors.

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/806577032213786624

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Truckredford 2 said...

I scoop the litter box as often as i can truckredford(at)gmail (dot)com

Truckredford 2 said...

https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/807721865183711232

Rebecca W. said...

We change the dirty litter and use baking soda to help neutralize odors! It really helps keep the house smelling fresh. Cat smells can be really bad!

Rebecca W. said...

Tweet

https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael64263870

MCantu1019 said...

Keep changing litter and fresheners.
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FireRunner2379 said...

My boys clean the litter box at least 3 times a day. They each have their own kitten and are great at taking care of their needs, whether its feeding, playing or cleaning the litter.
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FireRunner2379 said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/810577950840070144.
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LAMusing said...

I use half clay and half scented clumping litter.

LAMusing said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/811015801549402112

Tamara said...

I don't have any cats, but I do like a clean house smell by diffusing essential oils. :)
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Tamara said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/811032135897333761

dawns41 said...

Change the cat litter often and use more that one litter box for multiple cats.

Kimmy Ripley said...

Clean the kitty litter every single day to prevent odor!

Barbara Montag said...

To keep our home from from litter box smell we use a clumping litter and scoop daily.
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/812509311389810688

ms-texas said...

i don't have a cat but my aunt does. She changes the litter box regulary - i never notice an odor in her home

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ms-texas said...

I posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/813043731913916422

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linda grieser said...

I don't have a kitty, but I keep my house smelling nice with air freshner spray.

Brooke Lorren said...

My daughter is expected to change the litter box for her cat regularly.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

We have a self-cleaning litte box that we keep in the garage, so that helps with odor
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Maggie Smith said...

I change the litter often and use Arm and Hammer!

Maggie Smith said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/royaldixie/status/814133481777274880

Susan Smoaks said...

to prevent litter box odors we regularly scoop and change the litter.

Susan Smoaks said...

https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/814159120584605697

tat2gurlzrock said...

I clean his box every morning and use air freshener.

tat2gurlzrock said...

https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/814256410993328128

Tabathia B said...

By keeping the litter fresh and keeping the surrounding area smelling fresh with sprays

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/814297608256704514

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chadro said...

I try to prevent odors by cleaning the boxes thoroughly even washing them on the bottoms and sides and drying them dry. I sift the litter to one side and get whats in there out then wash and then to the other side and wash I hope that helps more than a usual scooping.

angie lilly said...

I prevent litter box odors by using very large boxes with lids and a LOT of litter. I also dip them every other day (have two boxes and two cats, so that is all that is needed).

Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/814490305638662144
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Jessica Whitehouse said...

We get litter with baking soda added, scoop often, and change the litter often.

ellie said...

Frequent cleaning of the litter box is a must.
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ellie said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/814713494490808320
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Kim Hardy said...

We just make sure everything is clean everyday

saturdaynightfever said...

I heart Febreze.

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Stephanie Phelps said...

Changing our litter box everyday is the only way we have been able to control it so I am looking forward to trying ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter my4boysand1 at gmail dot com

Stephanie Phelps said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/814908445535207424
my4boysand1 at gmail dot com

Erica C. said...

We change the litter box and use air freshener.

clc408 said...

I keep the litter box clean so I seldom have odors. I keep an air freshener handy for when I do.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/814938910589591553

Kathy Pease said...

I use scented cat litter and burn scented candles

Kathy Pease said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/814969755820032004

Julieh said...

I prevent litter box odors by changing and cleaning it constantly.
Honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/heidiho5152/status/815055760212119552
Honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Tina Woo said...

Since we have multiple cats we also have multiple litter boxes. And we clean them daily.

Tina Woo said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/815103276521689090

Tracey said...

I used arm & hammer litter before I got Little Bitty house trained

Ariadanz said...

We try to scoop as often as we can and use quality litter.

Roxann said...

I don't have a cat right now but I would use the best product I could find for controlling odors.

Buddy Garrett said...

We don't have to deal with litter boxes. Our cats are outside cats. However, if we had indoor cats we would use cat litter that works and change the litter box often.

Shayna Brookman said...

I USE ARM & HAMMER BAKING SODA TO CONTROL THE CAT LITTER ODOR :)

Leslie said...

I change the litter as much as I can.

theshadedmoon (at) gmail (dot) com

Leslie said...

https://twitter.com/theshadedmoon/status/815280265673068544


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Jammie Morey said...

I prevent it by using good liter and a liter box that auto scoops. jammielmorey at gmail dot com

Erica Best said...

I do not have a cat but my friend does and she use alot of boxes

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/815293986072121344

Thomas Murphy said...

I clean alot to prevent odors.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/815299181627719680

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slehan said...

I lost my cat last year and so this year no litter box cleaning.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

slehan said...

https://twitter.com/slehan/status/815308022805184512

Jerry Marquardt said...

I prevent litter box odors by keeping it clean, at least every day cleaning the box out.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/815348779566108673

Kathryn C said...

#SweepstakesEntry- comment

It is always a lot of work, it seems
using baking soda, keeping on top of changing/cleaning litter

Kathryn C said...

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Erika said...

We prevent odors by keeping the box scooped frequently. I also keep an air freshener in the bathroom.

RICHARD HICKS said...

We scoop the litter boxes 2-3 time daily

RICHARD HICKS said...

https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/815356725926707200

Leela said...

I clean daily.

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