Moving day has come, and it's not exactly a walk in the park with pets around. Whatever pet you have, each animal has their own challenges. Though they are challenging to deal with while moving, they are also a little overwhelmed, so be easy.
If you're looking for ways to make the process
easier on your pets (and you), you're in the right place. Here are smart tips
to prepare you for the big moving day.
Before committing to a new home, check out the
entire area to look for any aggressive dogs or pets that may wander around the
neighborhood. You want to make sure that your pet would also love them as much
as you do. Do also consider the space that your pets might need.
Before moving, you'll need to make sure your
pets are good to go. Ask for the records and prescription medications from your
vet. They can have recommendations when you are moving.
Some of your pets are already comfortable in
their crate, but you may have some work to do if your pets are not. Have them be
comfortable with crate training and show them that it is not a form of punishment. You can start feeding them in their crate and take them on
short drives to get used to it.
You do want your pets to get used to having
boxes around. Give them extra time to adjust to what is happening around them,
as it will be helpful with the process of moving. You can have different boxes
lying around, so your pets can explore them and won't be startled when moving
One of the most essential parts of moving is
keeping it as standard as possible for your pets. Ensure to feed them at the
right time and keep them entertained and extra attention. We understand that
moving can be pretty hectic but keep it casual and don't make significant
There will be people going in and out of the
house; it is better to keep your pets with a pal watch. You can put them in a
room to avoid panicking and moving away from items.
Don't forget your overnight bag when you move.
Also include toys, treats, food, water bowls, and enough litter to last for a
few days while you get things going inside the home.
It depends on how long your car ride is but
be prepared to make tons of pit stops to allow them to do their business. When stopping, always put them on a leash and get a little exercise.
When you and your pet get to your brand-new
home, make sure that all the screens and doors are secure, and the backyard fence or gate
doesn't have holes. Also, look for any pest control poison to ensure your pet
doesn't get into it.
Whether you are thinking of downsizing,
moving, or relocating, self-storage can help you store all your valuables in a
safe space. And besides, who doesn't want to proceed with tons of items they
won't need currently in their new place?
Moving can be stressful for anyone, and so are
your pets. Make sure to take care of them throughout moving into the new place.
While you take care of your pets, here at Smithfield Storage we will take care of storing your valuable
items until you are ready to use them again!