How to Keep a Cat Out of Your Closet

November 5, 2014 — 10 Comments

How many times has this happened to you:

You wake up in the morning hung over and stagger to the bedroom closet after a brief shower, dress yourself, and leave for work. After an eight-hour work day (not counting the commute and lunch break), you return home, open your bedroom closet door, and this spills out at your feet:

Great. Now I have cat hair all over my clean clothes.


Trapping a cat in a closet (or oven, or dishwasher, or washing machine, or safe) is more common than a Kardashian. These curious and stealth creatures (cats not Kardashians) can rush through an open door faster than a poor person at Walmart on Black Friday. If you’re not alert, your pesky feline can become trapped inside to eventually fight off the boredom by puking in your shoes, peeing its name on the walls, and/or enhancing your wardrobe with the addition of splotchy patches of its loose fur as if it’s a contestant on Project Runway.

So how can you prevent accidentally imprisoning your feline companion in solitary confinement? The Startle Station, of course.

The Startle Station is a simple device that utilizes magnetic sensors for activation. After setting up your Startle Station in the enclosure of your choice, you can turn the dial setting to select one of four sound deterrents: angry dog, vacuum cleaner, running bath water, or jackhammer.


*Batteries not included.


When the door opens,  the peel-and-stick magnetic sensor separates from the metal plate attached to the opposite door. The Bark Box then activates, scaring away your mischievous feline so that it may live another day.




WARNING: Does not work for deaf cats.


Ladies, even if you do not own a cat, you can use a Startle Station to remind men to keep the toilet seat down. The possibilities are endless.


by Cary Vaughn (2014)

10 responses to How to Keep a Cat Out of Your Closet


    Where can you purchase that cat scare device? The one mentioned that makes bark noises and vacuum noises things that scare them away from closet?



    HAHAHAHA! I guess there may in up being a TARDIS in my closet! Although this time it will be smaller on the inside….My furbaby fears The Doctor more than any enemy of the K-9 persuasion.



    I just need something to keep one of my cats from clawing on the bed at 11 p.m. Or to get him to stop chasing one of the other cats. That would be nice.

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    Alfie the cat I HAVE to live with has just come out of the closest BOL. Great post 🙂 xxoxx

    Mollie and Alfie



    I would just appreciate being able to keep my cat from pulling all of my clothing off the hangers.



    Freeta got trapped in my son’s room once for an ENTIRE weekend. Needless to say I had to rent a steam-cleaner for his mattress (this did not work as desired) and that lovely, wool, coil-rug my mother bought me? To the CURB. :/

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    Good thing it works on batteries. I can’t run an extension cord into my fridge, where my Dumbass likes to hide.

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