Preparing Pets For Moving
Pets are an important member of your family and like humans, moving can be a stressful time for them too. There are some ways to prepare your pet for a short or long-distance move that will make life simpler for both you and your pet. Preparing your pet for a big move starts weeks before your moving day. As hectic as moving can be, you’ll want to maintain a sense of normalcy and that starts with creating a positive, pet-friendly environment surrounding the move. Let your pet become familiar with moving supplies by allowing them to sniff around and explore at their leisure.
Another way to minimize pet stress is by keeping their sleeping, eating, and play areas clutter-free as much as possible. Pets thrive on routine, try to keep them on their normal schedule. When it comes to packing your pet’s belongings, donate any unused items that do not need to make the move and pack their least used items first and often used items last. If you’re planning a long-distance move and your pet is not yet crate trained, now would be a good time to start crate training in anticipation of the long-distance trip.
For insurance and safety reasons, we recommend pets travel with you on moving day. You’ll want to pack their favorite toy, snacks, extra towels, and anything else your pet enjoys and have that within easy reach on the big day. For long-distance moves, be sure to stop periodically to allow your pet to safely walk and stretch with you at a park or rest stop.
At College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving®, we know that pets are a part of the family and will make every effort to make moving day stress-free for them as well. In fact, our HUNKS are often found giving the pets some extra love! As you plan your moving day, feel free to reach out to our moving experts with any questions or concerns you may have.