There’s no doubt that moving is stressful for humans, but can you imagine how much more trying the whole process is for your pets? All the hustle and bustle, the comings and goings of apartment movers, and the new scents and sights of boxes and crates can really up the anxiety levels of pets. Moving homes becomes even more difficult when you have furry little friends to consider on top of all the other responsibilities you have to do as well.
As one of the most experienced professionals in the area, our movers at Around Town Movers offer these helpful tips on how to make moving as hassle-free for your pets as possible.
Introduce Changes Gradually
A change in surroundings is tough for cats and nervous little dogs in general. If you have the chance, try to get them accustomed to moving boxes months or weeks before the actual move. Let them familiarize themselves with your packed up belongings so it becomes normal for them to see the boxes around and alleviate some of their anxiety.
The Travel Is Half the Journey
Of course, if you have pets who are not used to spending extended periods of time on the road, this could make traveling a lot harder. Just like with the boxes, get them accustomed to staying inside a crate weeks before the actual moving date. Bring plenty of water and toys during the trip if you don’t want them stuck inside the whole time.
Give Them Time
Once the movers have finished their work, and everything is settled in the new place, give your pets enough time and space to explore. It’s normal for them to be a little apprehensive and territorial, but in time, they will realize that this is a safe place that they can call their home.
Our moving experts at Around Town Movers can help give you and your pets peace of mind during a move. Give us a call at (703) 291-1000, or fill out our contact form to get a free moving quote today. We serve customers in Reston and Arlington, VA, and Washington, DC.