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Every kitty kept indoors has its “kill” place. When a toy ends up there it means it is defeated and killed. That is why it stays there and rarely gets used after it has been “buried”.
And as with all weird cat things, that “kill” place happens to be in the most unreachable places in the house, the most difficult for cleaning for us humans.
Usually under bed or everything “under” for that matter. My cat also loves stuffing things under the carpet.
That is also the reason why your cat’s toys number gets smaller and smaller after a while and although you keep buying new toys they keep disappearing.
And when your cat starts staring at you out of boredom you may think “How can you be bored after all the toys I bought you?”
If you don’t check your “under” places in the home after a few months you’ll be even surprised at some wonderful toys that you’ll find there.
Luckily your cat has also forgotten them and they can serve for another “killing” cycle. Yes, the fun stuff of having a cat 🙂
So maybe this process is actually not so fun for you and you would love to find a way to stop your cat hoarding her toys under the bed? I have found some good solutions like under bed cat blockers.
And if you don’t like your cat going or staying under the bed, an under bed cat blocker can also prevent this.
I am personally always surprised by how much these “small” things can affect our lives and make a cleaning day go smooth and without much effort – which is something we all definitely need.
Cat Proof Under Bed Solutions
Under Bed Blocker For Cats
One of the most annoying things when cleaning is vacuuming under bed and getting little things stuck in the vacuum pipe. Then you have to stop the vacuum, hope that the thing is not stuck too deep, get it out and continue – only to have it happen again with another thing.
Anyone that has kids, cats or dogs can relate to this situation.
But this little inexpensive under bed catcher will help you avoid all this mess.
The blocker is made from clear plastic and it is easy for cutting to achieve your custom size – you can even cut with regular scissors as can be read here.
What isn’t very clear from the product page is that you get 5 pieces of this plastic blocker in one package.
The size of the barrier is: 3.2″H×16″L.
The way it is used is best explained with this picture:
It’s a great way to keep balls from going under furniture like:
- under couch
- under sofa
- under fridge
- under a TV stand
- under entertainment stand
- even on rug areas with a little twist
Actually people have been very creative in the way they have used these under bed toy blockers, like these people here. You can also adapt them to best suit your needs and apparently this product is versatile enough to allow such modifications.
Another great thing about this under couch toy stopper is that it is washable and re-stickable and it does not leave trace on the floor.
In case you need to remove it you can use it again with an adhesive tape like this one.
Block Stuff From Going Under Bed
This is an absolutely great way to block cats and toys from going under bed. Besides the blocking part, you also get a double function for this product: a useful storage place under bed.
Additional storage space is something I believe everyone needs after living for a while in one place and with all of our mad shopping around. Stuff just creeps up on you after a few years.
By filling out space under the bed you will stop your cat from going under bed, keep toys and balls from rolling under and get a dust-free place to store little used clothes or blankets.
I have chosen this under bed cat blocker/ storage bag because of several reasons:
- The top is transparent so it is easy to see what’s inside which eliminates unnecessary openings and searching inside the bag
- It has front and side handles for easy pulling from under bed
- The fabric of the bag is 100% eco-friendly and breathable which allows freshness of the items inside
- The zippers are designed for more than 1000 openings so you can be sure they won’t stop functioning
- Sturdy sides for keeping things in place
These storage bins will serve you as a great under bed blocker for cats and provide some extra storage space. They are also not very expensive so nothing to lose here but only to gain.
Under Bed Gap Bumper
The package here contains 8 plastic blockers while the first one comes with 5 blockers in a package.
The size is the same for both types:16″ L x 3.2″ H , so if you do your measuring and if you need more than 5 but less than 10 blockers then this might be a good choice for you.
Block Your Cat From Going Under Couch
So these under bed bumpers are higher than the other similar ones included here, as their height reaches 4.8 inches , but they are also a bit more expensive.
Usually, beds have a bigger gap than sofas and couches so these may be the best blockers for under bed. It really depends on the individual bed but it is good to know that you have this choice.
It is a bit surprising that these bumpers have been used as a stopper for cat going under bed as this customer describes here. This is a very helpful information for cat owners who struggle to keep their cats from going under furniture. A very nice and good looking solution to this problem 🙂
DIY Under Furniture Cat Toy Blocker
In my quest in finding solution ideas for under bed bumpers – I bumped into this cute video and I loved the idea and the creation.
It doesn’t look hard to make, even for those with “two left hands” and most importantly this is a cheap solution that will work.
So instead of me still “talking” here check the video below and be inspired 🙂
Under Couch Blocker For Cats
This under bed gap blocker is a more serious and thus a more expensive solution, but once you decide it’s a match for your home it is a permanent solution and you won’t have to look for any other alternative.
Although the blocker looks big it is actually flexible and you can bend the ends to best suit your needs. You can even bend it to go under a chair! So it covers most of the furniture gaps that can be met in a home.
The blocker can not be cut as it will ruin the inner structure that allows the ends to bend.
You can also use it under a reclining chair and this is definitely a very good information to know as cats and reclining sofas do not go together well. I believe everything you can use to block the space under a reclining chair, like pillows, is advisible to do so to prevent horrible accidents with curious cats and especially kittens.
Here is proof that buyers do use this blocker for under bed gaps.
If you have cords under your bed this is definitely a must have blocker if you have a child, or a cat or a dog or any other pet that might chew on the cords.
Besides the practical side it is also aesthetically pleasing as it will seem like a shadow once placed under the furniture.
And finally let me finish with the most important testimony for cat owners: how it works perfectly good for preventing cats and their toys from getting under furniture.
A Few Alternative Solutions For The Problem Of Cats And Toys Under Bed
There is always the possibility to change your bed with an elevated bed platform that will allow you to very easily clean under bed:
This will make cleaning under bed a breeze! Nothing hard in vacuuming or wiping the floor under this kind of bed: you don’t have to move a heavy bed, you don’t have to bend and you can even run a roomba robot under this bed with no problem.
I would say this is an ideal bed frame for a cat owner and it is isn’t overly expensive considering you’ll be using it for years and years.
Another way that you can totally prevent getting cat toys under bed is to get a bed with a solid platform extending to the floor like this one:
It completely eliminates the need to even clean under it – maybe clean around twice a year. This makes it a bed with the easiest under bed maintenance.
It can truly save your cleaning day and cut on your cleaning hours, which the majority of us busy people will certainly appreciate.