Moving can be a stressful endeavor for anyone. However, when you also have pets, the moving process can be even tougher if you do not know what to do to minimize the stress that moving will put on your pets. Before you start packing up and moving into your new home, get to know some of the ways that you can make it easier to move from one home to another when you are pet owner. That way, you and your pets can be as happy and stress-free as possible throughout the entire process.
Pack Your Pets' Items Last
As you are packing up your home and getting everything ready to go, try to pack the items that belong to your pets last. This will help to give them a continued sense of comfort in a changing environment.
Important items like your pets' beds, litter boxes, toys, and food dishes should be kept in the same place if at all possible until the time of the move. And as an added bonus, packing your pets' items last will also help you when you get to your new place and unpack your possessions. The last items packed will be the first ones unpacked, so you will be able to get your pets all set up first thing when you settle into your new place.
On Moving Day, Keep the Pets Away If You Can
If you have a family member or friend that is willing to take your pets for the day when you are actually moving your items out of your current home and into your new one, have your pets go elsewhere for the day. The moving process is scary for pets as they see everything being moved out of the house.
They may get scared that they are being left behind and try to follow you and the people helping you out the door. This could cause them to get hurt or escape and get lost while you are moving. It is better for you and them to keep them away while you are doing your actual moving.
Hire a Moving Company to Make Moving Day Faster
Finally, whether your pets are there with you during the moving process or they are at a friend or family member's house, you want moving day to go as fast as possible so that you and your pets can get settled into your new home right away. As such, on moving day, it will be most beneficial to you to hire a professional moving company to help you get everything loaded into the truck, transported, and unloaded in your new home.
Professional movers are going to the most efficient way to get your items moved. They will do the heavy lifting for you so that you can focus on making sure that everything is put in the right place and that you are able to set up your home for your pets as quickly as possible. The sooner their items are out and ready for them, the sooner your pets can start getting familiar and comfortable with your new home.
Now that you know a few of the ways to make the moving process as easy as possible for your pets, you can make sure that you are doing everything you can to have a smooth transition.