Moving to a New Home with Your Pet
Moving with pets can be very stressful – both for you and for your pet! Your fuzzy little friend may be trained to listen to your commands, but they will most certainly not understand that when moving, there is little time and space left for playing. That is why at Liberty Moves, the top pet moving company in Delray Beach, FL, we have come up with a simple guide for you to approach the move gracefully and to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for the both of you.
Get the Move Ready
Stretch It Out
Instead of packing everything in one go, split the process into more tasks which you can spread on more than one day. By doing that, you make it easy on yourself as there may be many drawbacks in the process that you are very likely to overlook at the time of planning, effectively making your schedule tighter and tighter until you finally lose your mind. That is why it is advisable to set aside “unused” time that will come in handy when something inevitably goes wrong.
Take It Easy
Your pet can feel it when you are uneasy. Breaks should be regular, and you should make time to play with your pet to show them that everything is okay while supporting the former point – keeping you sane through the process. It is easy to become nervous in a situation like this, but if you lose it, chances are the pet will pick up on it, which will upset them, and ultimately all of this is going to make it tougher on you. Just like they advise it on airplanes: put your oxygen mask first before putting it on your two-year-old – well, in this case, make sure you’re calm, and that will lead to your pet staying calm.
The Big Day
If you are driving, you might want to make a couple of stops on the journey, depending on the length of the trip. The pet will most definitely need a bathroom break, and there is a possibility that they will get car sick (to prevent that, make sure that you feed them a couple of hours before you set off). These stops will also add hours to your trip, so make sure to count that in before the voyage, or else you’re in for an unpleasant surprise. If the journey is long, maybe it would be a good idea to go to a motel overnight. However, not all motels accept pets, so get familiar with the ones that do.
Or Hire a Professional
Moving tends to be an unpleasant experience, so many people turn to professionals to carry it out for them. Some people will judge those who “fling their money out the window,” but this is actually a legitimate decision. You indirectly pay farmers to deliver food to your supermarket so that you wouldn’t have to deal with the livestock. So why wouldn’t you want to make your life easy and leave the hassle of moving to professionals? After all, they are trained to be efficient – it is their job and what they do best. And, most importantly, your most valuable resources – your time and sanity – are safe and sound. And so is your pet.
If you want to relieve yourself of the trouble of moving with pets, give us a call. We are Liberty Moves, the best pet moving company in Delray Beach, Florida.