Relocation with Children and Pets

November 6, 2018 Moving

Moving to a new place is an extremely difficult task in itself. But with kids and pets, this can become a horror if you are not prepared for it well in advance. Not only from a managerial perspective but also from an emotional perspective, the task seems daunting. However, with the right planning, you don’t have to worry about this. We’ve got you covered.

Children

For children, moving can affect them emotionally because they are leaving behind their friends. Losing connections can be a bit traumatic for kids. But this doesn’t mean that they will be scared for life. Moving can be fun! Reinforcing this idea can help children look forward to the move. A few of the following tips can ensure a comfortable move for the kids and ultimately a comfortable move for you!

Have a family meeting, so that the kids know what to expect on the move. Get them involved in the planning and packing process, so that they feel a sense of accomplishment. It will also keep them pre-occupied with the tasks and take their mind off from negative emotions.

During the move, keep your kid’s toys close by. This will keep them occupied and make the ride to your new place smooth.

When you have arrived at the new place, you can begin an adventure by going around and exploring the new place. This will keep the thrill of adventure intact and will allow your kids to transition into their new lives.

Pets

When you’ve got commotion in your house as everything is being packed, you should keep your pets away from activity. This is can cause anxiety in the pets leading to abnormal behavior. Also when you arrive at a new place, it is advised that you keep your pets in a secluded place and slowly introduce them to the new house. In this case, having familiar things such as furniture can help, things that the pets were used to in your old place.

Pet relocation to the USA or other countries, for example, requires that you have the proper documentation from the vet and other departments. If you’re moving to a completely new country, you can research shipping companies that can help you with this, for example, pet shipping to the USA or other countries. You can read more about this on our blog posted on our website.

But if you’re moving within the same country, you can take your pets with you on the same vehicle so that they are not stressed out. Another thing that you can do is to cover the enclosure with a blanket so that the animal does not get anxious from the moving scene.

Hiring a relocation service can help you out great because you don’t have to waste your energy on such tasks. Instead, you can focus on more important things such as taking care of your family.


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