Living with cats certainly presents us with the need to adapt in order to keep our precious kitties’ ever-shifting moods happy and content.
Think about it, surely there’s some feline-oriented task you do regularly that has required some tweaking in order to make the job as easy and muss-free as possible. Because as we know, life with cats can be messy, but we don’t mind. Cat parents just roll with the cat fur and make the best of any situation. Thor-star Kat Dennings is just like us when it comes to figuring out how to make cat care a snap.
Recently, Dennings has presented us with cat life hack gold. In an Instagram story with a perfect infomercial vibe, she demonstrated a genius way to save your long nails when opening cat food can lids.
“Good morning. Are you a person with long nails, but you also have a cat that eats food? Hi. I’m Kat Dennings. And this is a hack for you.”
What cat parent hasn’t chipped or shredded a nail under one of those metal rings?
“Go into one of your drawers and take out a little hair barrette. I know you have one — we all do.”
Holding up what is indeed a snap barrette we’ve all had since the first days of trying to keep hair out of our faces, Denning then demonstrated how to slide the barrette beneath the can tab to pry the ring up, opening the can.
“It’s the perfect curved shape. Slides right under. Boop!”
And her long red nails look as lovely as they did pre-feeding and her cat is happy and full!
Denning’s amazing cat life hack isn’t the only one to be found on social media though. Check out these life hacks for cats from feline fanatics across the web!
Cat Life Hacks
Readers know the struggle of a cat always plopping down on a book, but the cat minions of Dutch Rescue Cats offer their kitties a decoy book so everybody wins.
Her cat never wanted to sit in her lap, so this cat mom got clever with a box, which no cat can resist!
When it comes to capturing cute cat pictures, the cat photographer Andrew Marttila suggests “lots of crinkly items, weird noises, and toys.”
Having multiple cats can make feeding time a little dicey sometimes, but with a simple dollar store compartment tray, everyone gets their own portion!
Checkout the plant pot…a macramé cover keeps a nosy cat out of the dirt, brilliant!
Missy, Berlioz, and Lucy’s parents found a smart way to deal with kitty litter tracking, a fake grass mat!
For cats who like privacy to do their business, make your own covered litter box with a plastic storage tub…
Bailey had a bad habit of trying to open the door every night. According to his mom, “Nothing would stop him… until I decided to put tape down.”
Because cats like our laptops as much as we do, especially when we’re using them, give your cat their own computer!
And this cat dad offers an excellent cat life hack using the hood on your hoodie…
And once you get the hoodie on and settled, snuggle your cat inside the hood…
Feature Image: Allure via Kat Dennings & @katdenningsss/Instagram