Plan A Move With Pets1

Moving to a new place is a stressful and nerve-wrecking experience in life. And if you have pets to organize for the move, the whole process becomes ten times more difficult.

Pets have an innate sense of knowing when something is off, and they can become quite twitchy and unhelpful when you start stripping and packing your stuff.

While there is no set formula for moving with pets, here are some moving tips that should make the experience easier for you and your furry housemates.

Pack Slowly

If you strip down everything in a day, your pets will notice immediately and start acting twitchy. To keep them calm, it is better to start the packing process early so that you can drag it out for several days.

Pack a few items each day, doing little by little. You can also take breaks from packing to allow your pets to adjust their routine.

Talk to the Vet

If you are moving to a different city or state, it is best to talk to your pet veterinarian. They can provide you a detailed record of the pet for future reference. The vet may also suggest a professional in the new city you are moving to, which always helps.

Prepare a Move Day Kit

The kit should include emergency food and snacks as well as grooming and cleaning equipment.

Keep it in a small bag or case that you can easily access and use for your pet's needs. If you have multiple pets, the kit can be a godsend.

Keep the Pet Away from the Move

Dogs and cats are very smart animals. They can tell when you are moving to a new place and getting everything loaded into the delivery van.

You can never predict their reaction. Sometimes, they understand and stay calm. Other times, they can take it as a sign of danger and run out of the home. You do not want to be dealing with erratic pet behavior when you have other things on your plate.

The best way to reduce your pet's stress is to keep them in the quietest area possible. You can leave them with a friend or family member for the day of the move.

If you don't have that option, at least remove them from the action. You can lock them up in an empty room while the movers are loading up your stuff. You can also put them in a kennel or your car.

Get a Pet Cage

If you expect your dog or cat to go exceptionally wiry during the move, it is preferable to keep them in a pet cage or moving box.

This will ensure that they do not run away and save you from going out searching for them, especially when you have a move to go through with.

Make sure the box has a lot of open space for ease of breathing. You can keep the pet box in the trunk of your car or front seat while you drive to the new place.

Do not let the pet out of the cage until you have arrived at the new place.

Let Your Pets Adjust to the New Place

After you have moved, your pets will need at least a couple of days to become familiar with the new place's sounds, smells, and sights.

Ensure to keep the door locked for the first couple of days to give your pets time to adjust to the new surroundings.

Hire A Professional Moving Service

If you are moving to a new place and have pets, we recommend hiring a professional moving service.

It can become overwhelming to do it yourself, especially when you have to keep track of your pet.

Jensen Moving & Storage will take care of everything from packing up stuff into boxes and moving it to the right location in your new home.

Making these smart decisions can make your move easier and stress-free.

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