There’s a lot of planning involved when preparing for a move. It’s simple to overlook an important step in the moving process. It’s always important to make a checklist for your move so that you can ensure that you are fully prepared for the big day.
There are plenty of obvious items for your checklist. Even though we love them oh so much, it’s very easy to overlook Fluffy the cat or Spike the dog. Of course they are moving with you, but have you made necessary arrangements for Fluffy and Spike during the move?
Make sure you have a safe place for your animals during the actual moving process. Not only will your pets get in the way of the moving crew, they will also be very nervous and likely upset. Could you imagine someone coming into your home and moving out all of your belongings, without any prior knowledge? This is likely how your pet will feel. The same goes for moving into your new home. If you don’t know anyone who can pet sit for you, use a spare room of each house to keep the dog in until the moving process is complete or look into kennel services.
When traveling with your pet, make sure that all of their tags are up to date with your contact information. And of course, the best way to travel with your pets is to keep them in a crate to avoid the chance of them escaping. Leave a favorite toy or blanket in the crate with them for comfort.
Of course you want to bring enough food and water as well as any medications with you on the day of the move. If you are traveling by plane, make sure to make arrangements with the airline well in advance of your move. Also, you may want to check with your vet to see what can be done to ease the stress of traveling.
Once you are ready to settle into your new home with your pets, place some of their familiar items around the house to put them at ease. Don’t leave your pet outside unsupervised, even in a fenced yard, until your pet is settled in. If you give your pet the opportunity, they may try to find their way home… to the old house, that is.
Pets are like family, and it’s important to make sure that they are safe, comfortable and secure during your move. Following the above steps should allow just that.
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