Cleaning the litter box is right up there with the least favorite things any cat owner does for their cats.
That said, there *are* workarounds to make it faster and easier.
1. Litter Box Liners: Or, trash bags for the litter box. Lovely things, really, but not so great if you have cats that are over-the-top scratchers and diggers, or if you go a long time between claw trimmings.
2. Automatic litter boxes, aka the Littermaid: Lovely idea, at least until either the litter sifter mechanism clogs with excrement, or the motor on the device up and quits (I gave up on the Littermaid after Littermaid #2 got clogged and quit on the same day).
3. Disposable Litter Boxes: There are a few different varieties of these available on the market. Some are made of a thin plastic; others, of thick molded paperboard. However, cost is a factor in these. Still, if you have a diabetic kitty, or a kitty subject to bouts of intractable diarrhea, the molded paper litter boxes are very handy.
When disposable paperboard litter boxes are not available, I am a big fan of using throw-away turkey pans from the dollar store as disposable litter boxes.
What I have heard of other people doing, is laying in a litter box liner bag in a litter box, and then laying a disposable litter box in on top of that. That way, when it comes time to clean the box, all that needs to be done is pick up the ends of the plastic bag, secure them around the disposable box, and throw the whole thing out.
So how about you? How do you clean your litter box?