Moving is not just relocating from one dwelling to another, one house to a different bigger house, an apartment in the city to a small cottage in the countryside. It’s planning, scheduling, packing, moving, and everything in between.
It’s even more confusing for a family with kids and pets! Here are some of the concerns we hear often:
“Do we lock out dogs outside in the yard while the movers are here?”
“Are kids ok running around and playing while our furniture gets loaded?”
“How can we make the move less stressful on kids?”
These are all real concerns during moving. The best advice we can share with you is that it’s best to not keep your kids and pets locked away, but maybe occupied. Making it through the moving day gets easier if you have some activities planned. Keep some games and toys out of the packing boxes for your children and then bring them to the new place. Of course if the weather allows you can certainly send kids to play outside if they are old enough.
When the movers are loading heavy furniture or appliances, as a safety precaution, you need to make sure your furry friends are not in the way. You can keep them in a kennel or close to you. Same goes for your children, especially if they are curious or “trying to help”. Just watch them and explain that it can be dangerous if something falls.
Getting kids excited about the move and the new house can help ease the stress of moving. Show them the pictures or videos of the new house, or better yet, take them there. They will love being part of the planning process, especially when they get to pick the design of their new rooms! After the move, explore the neighborhood and take your dog for a walk in a nearby park together. This will help your pet get familiar with the surroundings as well.
So once all the planning is done and your moving day is here, some of the stress is lifted. As far as the rest, just call the professional movers and let them take care of it. Summer is usually the busiest time for us here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®️, so if you need help moving, call ahead of time and get it scheduled. We are bonded and insured.