MOVING HOME WITH KIDS AND PETS

Plan your move well in advance and ideally get in contact with us as early as possible, even if you haven’t got a confirmed moving date. The earlier you get in touch the sooner we can begin helping you, prior planning really does pay dividends when moving house.

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Moving house can be stressful for children, they may be nervous about their new school, afraid that they will not make new friends and feel upset about leaving what they know.

Before you move it may help your children if you get them to pack a bag or box with their favourite things- things they will want straight away in the new house. Things like stuffed animals, photos, favourite toys. Anything that makes them feel at home. This can really help with the transition into their new home.

If you have young children it is a good idea to have someone there to look after them or they go to a friend’s house during the move. Then you can focus on the move without worrying about the children. They can then meet you to explore their new home once everything is moved in.

Moving House with Pets

Pets are habitual creatures and therefore moving home can be stressful for them too. Moving day itself can be particularly disruptive and stressful, with lots of strangers entering their domain. We recommend that if at all possible you ask a friend to look after your pet during the move. This is easier on them, is safer and is also one less thing you have to worry about. Do not forget to put aside some pet food before you have the house fully packed, you will need it when you get to your new home.

When you arrive at your new home we advocate that you wait until everything is unloaded from the lorry and you have your pets bed/basket/cage and toys available before you introduce them to their new surroundings. It is also a good idea to encourage your pet to go to the toilet before entering your new home.

For more general advice on moving house go to our Helpful Hints page or see our packing page, which contains advice on how to get your home ready for the move.

If our removal company can help in any other way please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 3289175.