Moving to a new home is always exciting. After all, there are so many sights and sounds to take in, and the promise of new adventures is enough to make the entire family excited except, perhaps, for the pets. In fact, moving can be incredibly stressful for our four-legged friends. Here are a few tips from an experienced Colorado moving company to help you and your furry family members successfully transition to a new home.
Start Packing Ahead of Time
Pets pick up on their humans’ stress easily, and if you’re pulling an all-nighter trying to get everything ready for the movers in the morning, they’ll know. The last thing you want is for your pet to be a nervous wreck come moving day. Instead, try to start packing at least a week ahead of time. This way, you’ll be less stressed and frazzled come moving day, and your pet will feel the same.
Pack a Pet Bag
Just like you, your pets have certain essentials that need to be kept out during a move. Pack a bag or box of their daily necessities with items like medications, food, their favorite toys, and anything else your pet needs daily. Make sure this box makes it to the family car rather than the moving truck so your pets will have everything they need on the journey to the new property.
Contact Your Vet
Whether you’re moving to a completely new city or moving down the road, it’s always a good idea to talk to your vet. If you know that your pet has anxiety or dislikes traveling, they’ll be able to provide you with techniques to mitigate their stress. If you’re moving out of town, they’ll be able to print off your pet’s medical records and may be able to help you choose a new vet should their office be too far away.
Update Your Information
Microchipping is a great way to ensure that your pet finds their way home if they get lost. However, it’s only good if you keep the information up-to-date. Take the time to enter the new address into your pet’s microchip provider’s database. While this may not eliminate stress for them, it will help keep them safe should something happen during the move.
Keep Pets Separated from the Moving Company
When the movers arrive at the old house, make sure your pet is secure and kept away from the activity. Pick a room that’s already been packed up or secure them in a kennel inside the house. This way, they’ll be out the way of the movers and less likely to get hurt in the process.
Move Your Pet Last
While it may seem convenient to leave your pet at your new property, it’s best to keep them with you until the movers are ready to transport your stuff. By letting your pet stay with you and your family, you’ll help reduce their stress and keep them safe while the movers are unloading at your new home.
We believe that moving should be an exciting experience at Eden’s Moving rather than a stressful occasion. Whether you’re moving across the street or north to Fort Collins, spare yourself the trouble and let our professional movers handle the packing. Contact us today for a free estimate on your upcoming move.