Litter-box training is simple, and most kittens pick it up right away.
Before you bring your kitten home, make sure you already have a litter box and litter. Set up the box where you want it. As soon as you bring home the kitten, put her into the litter box (you can even scratch her paw in the litter). This is your way of showing her where she needs to go and where the box is located.
Then the first few days or even the first week your new kitten is home, watch her carefully. If you see her scratching in a corner, pick her up and put her in the litter box. Your kitten will soon get the hang of it.
First, be sure to clean the spot well with soap and water, rinse, then wipe with full-strength vinegar and let dry. Leave the trunk open! Next, use baking soda. Sprinkle it (a boxful) over the area and rub it in with your hands. Leave on for a few days, and then vacuum out the baking soda (and hopefully the smell!). If any smell remains, repeat the process.
I use baking soda for so many things. Order my baking-soda pamphlet. To receive one, send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Your experience is a good reminder to put all containers in plastic bags, just in case!
Save receipts. If this happens to you – losing your luggage and having to buy new clothes – you might be able to make an insurance claim.