Moving House With Pets

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Moving house isn’t just stressful for you… It’s also stressful for your furry friends! While you’re able to mentally prepare for the change in location, routine, and potentially many other aspects of your life, your pets completely rely on you to take care of them. To make the moving process more manageable for your pets, here are a few things you can do, including using Self Storage in Hallam from StoreLocal Hallam.

Empathise with your pet

You can’t explain what’s happening during the moving process to your pets in the same way you would explain it to your children. Explaining that a new environment is now home can take a lot of time, as you need to explain it through actions and reenforcement rather than verbally. You want your pets to associate their new home with calmness, comfort, and peace. Your pets will likely associate their new home with fear and discomfort if it’s in a complete mess.

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That’s where storage in Hallam comes in. With access to a storage unit, you can take your time unpacking your new home, moving boxes into your house when you’re ready to unpack them. This will prevent your hallways and rooms being filled with piles of boxes, creating a more welcoming environment. You might think you can get through your move without accessing Self Storage; however, it can make the process a whole lot easier.

Organise a pet sitter

Simply bringing your pet with you in your car on moving day isn’t the best idea. Not only will this stress your pets out, but it also makes it more difficult for you. There’s going to be so much else going on, and you don’t want to have to worry about taking care of your pet. If you take the time to organise a pet sitter for the majority of moving day, your pets can stay in their comfort zone until the new house is ready for them.

Slowly introduce your pet to their new home

Bring your pets over only after you’ve already unpacked the majority of your new home. To start off with, confine your pets to a smaller area in your home. This will help them get used to the new smells, sights, and sounds without being too overwhelmed. Once they appear comfortable, you can increase the area they can access. Over time, they’ll be able to explore the entire home.

If you’re ready to start moving house but are concerned about how stressful the process will be for your pets, contact the storage experts at StoreLocal Hallam today.