Bekins National Moving Month Tip #12: Moving with Pets

12.  Ensure your pets are ready for a move.

There’s no question that moves are stressful for all parties involved.  Leaving a familiar place to go somewhere completely unknown can be a traumatic experience, and not just for the humans involved.  Imagine an animal who has never known any place but their comfortable home.  To travel, sometimes several hundred miles, and turn up in a place that’s strange and new for them would be scary!

Many pet owners recognize this fact and want to do something to ease the transition for their furry friends, but are unsure how to do it.  Bekins has moved countless families with pets, and have gained some valuable information along the way.  Here’s one easy way to help your pet become more accustomed to the thought of change:

Bring some moving boxes into your home ahead of time so that your pet can get used to the idea of moving.two cats sitting in a cardboard box

Animals like to investigate. They like to sniff.  They like to feel as if they are in control of a situation.  Bringing these boxes in ahead of time will allow your pet to grow accustomed to this sight and not be so frightened on moving day.  Your pets might even like the boxes so much, they decide to take naps in them!

How else have you helped your pet prepare for a move?

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2 thoughts on “Bekins National Moving Month Tip #12: Moving with Pets

  1. Payton

    1.Use a pet hair sticky roller, like the Scotch Pet Hair Roller, on clothing and furniture to remove patches of unwanted hair. If you don’t have a pet hair roller, use packing, masking or duct tape by wrapping it around your hand and wiping or patting down your clothes or furniture.

    2. Lightly dampen the affected area with water and use a stiff bristle brush to pile the hair together and throw the hair away. Don’t use this method on any sensitive fabric in which the brush could cause damage.

    3. Rubber gloves are also a nice trick to use. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and wipe the hair into a pile. This process may take a few tries before the pet hair is completely removed.

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