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How do I make sure my super-smart cat doesn't get out?

With the warm weather quickly approaching, I'm getting more and more concerned about my cat accidentally getting out or figuring out how the screen door works. I've looked online and found dozens of reasons why you should consider keeping your cat indoors during the summer, but no suggestions on how to do that. Does anyone have any suggestions or hacks for keeping curious creatures inside?

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The IKEA catalog, narrated

Finally, the sad truths of the the IKEA catalog, revealed through narration: "I hate to be the one to break it to you, but own too much crap to make this work. We have set you up for failure."

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New home, old cat smell, HALP!

So my husband and I bought a house! But one thing that I noticed in this glorious house is that right when you walk into the kitchen there is this smell. We're not sure where it's coming from, but it's definitely of the feline species. However, we don't own any cats. So here's the question: How do you remove this smell, especially when you can't pinpoint the exact location that it's coming from?

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I turned my bookshelf into a cat-approved climbing tree

For years I've wanted a bookcase that incorporates a cat tree. I think it's really important for my cats to have a designated place to scratch that isn't the furniture and a way to be the tallest thing in the room without knocking over breakable stuff I care about. BUT I hate the look of cat trees. Hence, the cat tree bookcase.

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How on earth do you move with an outdoor cat?

I was wondering how on earth you move with an outdoor cat. In our current home, we leave the window open and she comes and goes as she pleases. However, we're looking to move to an apartment about four hours away. She doesn't adapt to change well (was hoping to somehow have her asleep during the drive), but I know that a lot of outdoor cats try and find their way back to their old home. We were thinking of transitioning her to an indoor cat, at least for a while, but she's never even used a litter box before. When, if ever, will it be okay to let her out again?