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Managing a Home Removal with Pets

Managing a Home Removal with Pets

24Oct 2014

Managing house removals is a tough chore. It is an undertaking that can require months of preparation and work, just so the process on the day goes smoothly. You will have to come up with moving checklist to ensure you are ready for each task and have everything you require. You will have to purchase a large amount of packing material and boxes to use, book necessary services, sort items, arrange transport, storage and more. Furniture removals can be difficult, as they require all of your strength and patience. Driving things to your new address has to be swift, yet you have to take your time. All of this is a lot to manage but if you work hard then you can succeed. However, an aspect that can completely throw you off and can affect the rest of the move and that is a pet. Having a dog, cat, hamster, bid, guinea pig, lizard, snake or whatever can cause aspects of your move to become problematic and it will add more precaution that need to be taken. If you want your removals to go well and to keep your pet safe and happy, read on. Before you even begin your move there is a lot to do for your pets. You must first be assured that your new home will be suitable for you animals. Check what the garden is like, if there will be space, if there are any busy roads nearby, if there is somewhere you can walk you pet and so on. The home must accommodate your animal’s bedding/habitat, so do not go after a house that cannot provide a safe and comfortable environment for your pet. Also before the move, you should get new tags for your pet. Having a collar ready with your new address and contact details means that can be applied immediately when you arrive, so you will be more at ease if your pet goes missing not long after you arrive. You will have to contact your pet’s vet to let them know about your change of address and you should have any microchips updated as well. Pets can easily become distressed on the day of the move. They will be confused as they see items being taken away and be startled or angry with any movers who are helping you out. To remedy this, keep your pet out of the move when moving items, such as putting them into a spare room. It can be effective to leave your pet with a friend or relative on the day of the move and pick them up later. To get you pet accustomed to its new surroundings, set up its bedding, food, water, etc when you arrive. It can then quickly feel at home and have all its essentials. Any gaps in the fence should have been filled by now and you should cordon of any area they are not allowed into. Let theme explore the home so that they can get used to it, and take them to any areas they will be allowed in. Roaming animals such as cats should not be allowed to out alone for a day or two, so they can establish your new address as its home. Taking a pet for a walk around the area will let it become accustomed with the neighbourhood. The sooner your pet falls back into its routine the better. Taking care of pets and a removal can be tough but if you follow this guide, the process will be smooth for everyone involved.

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