A helpful guide to moving with pets

There’s a lot of planning involved with relocating, such as packing up boxes and clearing away clutter. If you have pets, then you also need to consider how your furry friends will be affected by the moving process.  

A little bit of planning can save a lot of stress, especially when you have pets to consider. We’ve put together a few tips to help make the process as smooth as possible.  

Familiarise your pets with packaging supplies 

Pets are curious by nature, and when they see something new in their environment, they will naturally want to investigate. This can be a problem when you have packaging supplies lying around, as your pet may mistake them for their new toy. Start packing early to familiarise your pets with the packaging supplies from the get-go. 

Keep a routine 

Moving can be a stressful experience for your pets too. While your schedule may change during the moving process, it’s important to keep your routine with your pets. Feed them at the usual time, take them for walks, and give them a little bit of extra love! 

Secure your pet during the moving process 

There’s a good chance that you’ll leave doors open while settling furniture and belongings into your new home. Make sure that your pet is safe and secure so that they don’t run outside and get lost. For example, place their dog bed in a secure room with an open window and make sure that they are comfortable. 

Pack an emergency moving bag 

Keep a bag with a few essentials for your loveable pet. Include a water bowl, food, treats, kitty litter and their favourite toy to make them feel at home. Not only will these essential items make your pet feel at home, but they are useful in the case of an emergency.  

Pet-proof your new home before arrival 

Take the time to make sure that your new home is safe and comfortable for your pets. Be aware of some of any potential dangers such as electrical cords, poisonous plants or gaps in the boundary wall, and make sure that they are secured before moving day.  


Do you need a little bit of extra help during the move? At Wigwam, we offer expert moving services, packaging supplies and personal storage solutions to make the moving process easy and stress free. Give us a call at 01608 656 300 to find out more, or contact us online

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