Moving is a stressful experience for humans, but it’s even harder on our furry friends. Animals are creatures of habit and any change in environment can leave them with anxiety. Luckily, by following a few simple tips, you can make your moving experience a little easier for both you and your pets. At Farley Brothers of Lancaster, our Los Angeles County movers have learned a thing or two about moving with pets and today we share some advice for how to make your move a simple and anxiety-free experience for every member of your family.
Move belongings before pets
The hustle and bustle of moving can spook even the toughest cat or dog, so it’s best to try to spare them as much of the experience as possible. The easiest way to do this is to hire an experienced Los Angeles County moving and storage company like Farley Brothers, who can move your belongings in for you while you keep your pets in their old home. This way, your animals won’t have to experience the overwhelming activity that comes along with moving. Once your LA movers have completed the job, your new home will be ready to welcome your pets into a stress-free environment!
Pack an essentials bag
Since it will probably be a few days before you’ve unpacked all of your boxes and settled into your new home, creating a bag stocked with all of your pet essentials will make the transition a breeze. Be sure to include plenty of supplies for all your pets: From cat litter to food to grooming tools and toys, bring everything you’ll need in a bag that you keep in an easily accessible and designated place in your new home. And always make sure to pack a little more than you think you’ll need!
Drive your pets in your car
Animals always feel safest in environments that they are familiar with, so you want to ease them into their new home quietly. To keep your pets calm during this time of transition, bring them to their new home in your car rather than a moving van or other unfamiliar vehicle. If your pet gets nervous during car rides, it can help to place a blanket or towel over their crate or carrier so that they will stay calm for the ride.
Want more information on moving with pets, or how to plan your Los Angeles move? Then contact Farley Brothers of Lancaster today! Visit our website or give us a call today for your free quote.