Feel Better about Getting Organized- Cats on Shelves
Meet Smeagol, our resident Sphynx. He loves sitting on shelves and drinking like people. We get asked all the time if we shave him, but that's absurd: Do you know how hard it is to even trim his nails? I can't imagine going near him with a set of shears. We've actually created a walkway for him in our house using floating wood shelves, which are really handy in the living room. Since our couch sits against the wall, it provides us with a little end table for drinks and other trinkets.
Here's Gabe, Gus, Greg, Grant, Gretchen, Gwen, and Kyle, sharing their favorite bunk-bed (we tried to tell you that it's easy to organize your cats). We wanted to add label holders but Kyle and Gwen had a hissy fit. We think the kitties like the wire shelving because the ventilated design allows them to share each others warmth without being crushed by fat-Gabe. However, some kitties are more picky.
"I came across a photo online where a person used Ikea closet shelving to make a modern cat 'tree' for his apartment. It wasn't practical for me to have something that went up to the ceiling, so I looked at ready-to-assemble wire shelving... I was excited to find your website to order baskets (my cats love baskets and boxes) and the poles in different lengths."wire shelving baskets. Once assembled, Susan added some felt carpet squares for kitty comfort and easy climbing. The floor level basket is a great place to keep cat-toys that would otherwise be scattered throughout the house.
"Since cats can be unpredictable, I like knowing that I could reassemble the parts and make it into pantry shelving if it doesn't go over big."
Eureka! You could just use some decorative wall shelves or create your own wire shelving storage solution! Oh, Einstein, you always know just what to say. Now, dear reader, stop procrastinating at start storing those cats!