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Tips for Moving with Pets | Local Movers Northwest Arkansas

Have an upcoming move but not sure how to navigate it with your fur babies? Check out these tips for moving with pets from our professional movers at Winter Moving & Storage!

Plan Ahead

When moving with pets, it’s essential to plan ahead to minimize stress and ensure a smooth transition. Start by researching pet-friendly accommodations and transportation options, and consider hiring a pet sitter or asking a trusted friend or family member to care for your pets during the move. Pack a separate “pet essentials” box with food, water, bowls, and any necessary medication, and keep it easily accessible. On moving day, keep your pets calm and secure by providing a familiar environment and plenty of comfort items like toys and blankets.

Make Sure Your Pet is Easily Identified

Moving with pets can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for both you and your furry friends. To make the transition smoother, it’s essential to plan ahead and prepare your pets for the move. Start by getting your pets used to their carriers and traveling crates, and consider a gradual introduction to the new environment. Pack your pets’ favorite toys and blankets to provide comfort in the new home, and research pet-friendly hotels and transportation options if you’re moving a long distance. Additionally, update your pets’ identification tags and microchips with your new address to ensure they can be easily identified if they get lost during the move.


Additional Tips to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe During Your Move:

  • Find & Fix Problem Areas: Seeing problem areas? Identify any danger areas for your pet and make these updates before allowing your pet near them. This includes “babyproofing” easily accessible areas, such as cabinets that may contain chemicals or human foods you don’t want your curious pets consuming.
  • Be Sure House Plants Are Safe: Unfortunately, many house plants are toxic to our furry friends. Watch out for lilies, aloe vera, ivy, Jade, Palm varieties and Dieffenbachia. Consider doing research before adding in any new plants to your new space!
  • Avoid Dangling Wires: When setting up your new home, make sure that wires from televisions, lamps, gaming systems, etc. are inaccessible to your pets. Not only can they chew and ruin these items, they also pose a strangling risk!
  • Keep a Good Environment For Your Pet: A new home is a fresh start. Keep your home tidy, toilet lids closed, garbage lids covered, furniture vacumed and pet food and pet toys easily accessible. For cat owners, consider a scratching post to keep your kitten’s natural instincts from ruining your new furniture, carpet or hardwood floors. Make sure fragile items, such as vases and art are located in high, hard-to-reach places to avoid an expensive mess.


Choose Winter Moving & Storage for your upcoming local or long distance move! We are your go-to moving company in Bentonville, Arkansas.