While many people will insist that a house is not truly a home without one or two pets, when it comes to moving house, doing it with your furry (or feathered, or scaly!) companions can be quite a challenge. As such, it is vital that you take your pets into consideration when you move. Here are a few tips from the experts at Storage World, who have heard countless stories of the difficulties of moving with pets, and have learnt some of the tricks of the trade.
1. On moving day, your behaviour will affect your pets
It’s well known that pets can pick up on your feelings, as well as the general atmosphere in the room – if you are stressed, then your pet is likely to notice this, and will become stressed and upset too. As such, it is vital that you remain calm and collected throughout the moving day, to reassure your animals that nothing is wrong.
2. Stick to a routine
While you may be taking your pet to a completely new environment, it is important to stick to the routine you have established for them, to maintain the status quo as much as possible. By keeping their walking and feeding times the same, it will help them to acclimatise better to their new surroundings without any additional confusion.
3. Accompany pets during the transport process
Instead of letting someone else take your pets while you attempt to direct the removal van, it is essential for the wellbeing and happiness of your pets that you accompany them during the whole removal and transportation process. Not only will your presence calm them down, but they will find it comforting to have your familiar smell around them when going somewhere new.
Along with knowing how to make the process of moving with pets easier, our experts at Storage World also know how much easier moving house can be by using a storage unit. Not only can you move items in stages, but you can also declutter your house when downsizing. A storage unit can have many other helpful benefits when moving house, so don’t hesitate to contact our experts (https://storageworld.co.uk/contact/) for more advice and additional information!