How to move with pets

When you move to a new house, you’ll likely include your pets in the adventure as well since they are a part of the family. Instead of boarding them in a kennel while you’re getting everything out of your home and into your new home, consider a few tips that can make the process a bit easier. Keep in mind that you want to keep your pets as comfortable and calm as possible so that they ease into their new environment.

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Learn the rules

There will likely be rules to abide by if you’re moving to an apartment complex or a housing development. Find out about these rules and regulations before you move so that you can make adjustments if your pets could potentially pose an issue with other people in the area. If you find that there are restrictions on breeds or sizes or that there aren’t any pet-friendly areas for your animals, then you might want to consider looking for another home in the same area so that you can keep your pets with you. Sometimes, additional deposits or additional vaccines might be required in order for you to keep your pets in your home with the family.


Open Spaces

Take your pets to your new home to let them inspect their new environment. Let them run around inside the home and in the yard so that they don’t damage any of your furniture. Take some of your furniture and larger items to a Gympie Storage unit until your pets appear to be comfortable. Introduce your pets to the furniture in the home with ease so that they easily adjust instead of overwhelming them.



Stay normal

Although you’ll need to get into a new routine of cleaning your house, going to work, getting the kids ready for school, and other things that you did at your old home, try to keep the routine for your pets as normal as possible. After getting furniture from your Gympie Storage unit and setting it up in your home, try to make a place for your pets to sleep so that they can feel safe and secure in their new surroundings. Keep feeding times the same, and try to take them for walks at the same time.

Moving day

When you transport all of your belongings to your new home, consider asking someone to watch your pets so that they aren’t in the way. This will keep them from getting hurt or getting under everyone’s feet and possibly causing someone else to get hurt. Try to visit your pets as much as possible while they are with someone else so that they know you’re still there for them.