Those with picky kitties will confirm: it's extra important to keep the litterbox clean and also key to tell what you're scooping so you don't miss a spot. But let's just say it's better seen and not smelled. Yuck.
Now dumping the clumps in the trash works just fine for out-of-sight, out-of-mind but maybe not out-of-nose. If you'd rather keep that mess out of your kitchen altogether, check out the LitterLocker ($30). To use, empty the scoop and turn the handle to seal stinky poo away inside a 3-layer plastic bag for extra protection. Refill bag rolls are $9 for a two-month supply, is this too pricey for you?