When cats leave the litter box they often have small remnants of litter on their paws. Litter is then spread to the nearby carpet, tile, vinyl, hardwood or whatever type of floor that you have. Litter can be extremely nasty on hardwood floors acting as an abrasive to scratch floors and remove the finish.
Some tips that may help make this loose litter easier to clean up include: Keep a broom and dustpan near by for vinyl, tile and hardwood floors. The broom/pans that interlock are ideal as you can sweep the wastes right into them.
Some cat owners like place a piece of carpeting e.g. a carpet remnant under the litterbox that allows cats to shake off the litter on an approved surface. That carpet can then be swept, vacuumed or taken outside to be shaken out. As an alternative, some cat owners like a piece of plastic sheeting that can easily be swept with the broom and dustpan.
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