We all know how stressful, frustrating and overwhelming a removal can be. Now double your worries and senses to figure out how kids and pets would feel.
It’s typical for them to experience pressure and concerns when their everyday routine is disrupted. Emotions like fear, anger and disappointment are practically normal for this period of your kid’s or pet’s mutual life. But it doesn’t have to be so dramatic at all.
And as a loving parent and a caring cat or dog owner, the force is with you to minimise negative feelings. You can also try our tested tips on how to move with kids and pets. Read them below carefully.
Talk to Your Children and Be Positive
Parents tend to keep secrets from their kids, aiming to protect them. But just like adults, children hate being lied to. If you hide this dark secret from them for a long time, they will feel betrayed, which is worse than feeling disappointed for not having a new kid’s room.
Psychologists claim that the sooner you tell them about the change your family will soon experience, the better the children will adapt to it.
First of all, they will have enough time to consider it and eventually even love it. Second, you will be able to share your mutual concerns and go through them together as a family.
Get Your Kids Involved in The Removal Process
Here’s one more thing kids hate: being treated like kids. The more you spare them by having them behind the screens of the entire dramatic process, the less loved and parts of your family they will feel.
Kids love being treated as adults, and when you ask them for help, they usually cheer up and feel needed and important.
Besides, let’s face it: de-cluttering, packing, labelling boxes, finding storage space for heavy items, dismantling electric devices – all these take so much time that you cannot get away without some helpers!
Have Someone Look After Your Kids or Pets
Yet, there are removal tasks you must do on your own. For example, while you plan the moving day with the man and van consults, you don’t want your 3-year-old toddler to sing his favourite kid’s song and jump around.
A pet can be an obstacle to entering numerous public buildings to deal with your administrative chores. We’re now trying to tell you that you will need a babysitter. At least for a day!
Appoint a Visit to the Vet In Advance
This trip will save you lots of problems. You should make sure your dog has all the vaccine shots.
Also, consider asking the vet if a medication can relax your nervous cat during a long trip. The specialist definitely knows what the animal can experience during this adventure. So he would not save you even a single piece of advice. It’s good to hear him out.
Avoid Making Your Pet Overly Excited
As to the nervous cat, the vet will advise you to keep it in peace before your departure. The same goes for any other pet.
No matter how long your route to the new home will be, animals usually don’t like being captured in a car. They also have strong sixth senses; without telling them, the pets might understand that something new and dramatically changing is happening.
In all cases, they will be nervous.
Try to provide them with quietness and good vibrations right before the removal. This will keep them as calm as possible until everything goes back to normal.
Pack Their Necessities at an Accessible Place
You’ve probably read thousands of packing tips, and now you have the right storage units, a reliable trailer, permanent markers to label the boxes and a solution for lifting heavy items.
But what about your pet’s and your kid’s essentials? Please, do not let it happen to put them somewhere and forget.
And do not put their favourite and most essential items at the bottom of the boxes for anything in life. Get your toddler’s toy for cuddling nearby, find your dog’s beloved chewer and put the storage units with their personal belongings at quick and easy access.
Pet Proof House Moving Tips To Have In Mind
The moving specialists claim that pets experience the process a bit harder than kids. That’s why we insist on giving you an extra pack of pet-friendly moving tips for the sake of your family’s safety.
Please, take them under consideration carefully:
- Stick to their schedule as much as possible;
- Consider using the services of a pet-friendly hotel on a moving day to save your fair-haired boy the whole fuss;
- While unpacking, remove the sharp and all dangerous (including medications) items from them;
- Close all drawers while packing and unpacking to avoid locking your pet;
- Have an emergency kit in the box with the essentials;
- While you do the end-of-lease cleaning or the moving-in sanitising, remove the cleansing detergents from your pet;
- Make a quick check of the entire property and look for dangerous holes. Your dog or pet would probably be scared. In fear, the animal usually tries to escape its current location. You should avoid such a risk;
- Don’t forget your pet while moving out!
Moving out with a kid and a pet can be a huge challenge! You can survive this whole trip to the new beginning of your life safely and without hassle.
Just stick to our tips and do everything it takes for the child and your beloved animal to be tranquil and positive enough.
We understand that you have enough concerns on your own. Yet, pets and children can experience the entire ruckus quite dramatically. Do what you must do to make the removal pleasant for them.