Moving with your kids and pets can become a nightmare when you don’t know how to get yourself prepared. It is all about careful preparation and resource readiness that can help you. But then again, there are other types of maintain that you can rely on.
So how will you be making the move with your children and pets? Maybe you would be packing their stuff ahead of time and piquing your kids’ interest to get them prepared for the big move, but are you sure you’ve got things ready to the “T?”
Getting A Move On
There are things that you can hold on your own, and there are things that you can’t. Asking for help may even save you the trouble of being stressed on your move.
i. Months before the move have your children prepared by telling and showing them how great the experience can be. Tell your kids how much they will like the new place. Get your pets used to riding in a moving truck by taking them out on small trips at a time.
ii. Get your children involved with the move. Give them a pair of boxes; one is labeled “to keep” and the other “to give.” Make them responsive that the stuffing of the “to give” box will be given to charity and the “to keep” is for them to bring to the new home. This will not only help you in packing their belongings more capably, but also arouses their consciousness and be more giving to others.
iii. Ask the help of your children in collecting your pet’s things. Your dogs toys feeders, mats, bed, medicines and any other stuff that your pets may need in the new house.
iv. There may be times when kids do not want to leave and move into a new house because they don’t want to lose their friends. It would be a good thing to talk to their school teacher or guidance counselor about it. They are professionals and seeking their help can be helpful to you and your children.
v. Packing the belongings that you need may at times need a professional touch. Things such as breakables and furnishings are not as easy to pack as clothes in a bag! Fortunately, many Melbourne Movers can help you with packing your belongings so that nothing will be left behind.
vi. Make sure that you carry a small bag or box with you on the road with the belongings that your kids would require. Small toys like handheld games and their favorite “plushie” can be a blessing to keep them busy during the travel. Fill the box with extra clothes that they may need to use during travelling. Make sure that there are some chips or bananas and even sandwiches that they can dig into if they get hungry on the way.
vii. Do not forget to bring water! Water in a new place may not be the similar as water from your house. Sometimes, they may cause constipation or diarrhea in kids, so make sure that you have enough for the journey. There is not all the time a convenience store along the way to buy water bottle, so you need to be prepared. This is most especially needed when you are travelling during hot summer months to avoid dehydration.
viii. You know how kids and pets are. You need to be sure to prepare for a first aid kit for the travel. Throw in some gauze pads, band-aids, iodine, and topical antibiotic to ensure that every wound is covered in any event. Don’t forget to include some smelling salts for those queasy travelers. Never forget pills for headache, diarrhea, travel sickness, and any other meds that you might require along the way. Good old sugar and water are also important for you and your pets!
ix. Make sure that you have your papers with your pet’s papers helpful.
x. Bring some plastic bags. This is a must for parents who have small kids who may vomit when they move.
Ensuring that you have all these stuff prepared, anticipate that there would be some wishes that could happen as the day of your move becomes nearer as your kids’ needs be different from time to time. Just be prepared for any changes any time it happens.
Preparing The Box For Your Pets
Given that you had prepared a box for your kids’ requirements, make a small box for your pet’s needs, too. Perhaps some pet nappies and some food may help, as well as a plastic bag when your pets get a little sick because of all the moving and jostling around. Better be ready than sorry!
• Keep leashes handy. If you make a stop, give your pets a little walk so they can stretch. Remember that there are places where they do not allow pets to be without a collar and leash.
Talking about collars and leashes, never forget to place an identification tag on your pets. Make sure that you write your pet’s name and yours, plus your new address so that if they stray, you can be reunited with them.
• Bring your pets to your vet before making the move so that they can be evaluated and vaccinated. You need to be sure that your pets are fit for the travel because travel involves a lot of stress not only for you, but for your pets, too! You also need to have them medically cleared as there are places where they do not allow pets without a health or quarantine certificate.
These are just a few common sense things that you need to ensure when you make a move. Every travel experience should be a good one, not only for you but your family and pets, as well.
A Happy New Home
When you say that you would want to have a happy new home, this means you, your family, and your pets! If you prepare something for you, never forget to prepare things for your kids and your pets, too. It is always best to plan than be sorry in the end.
a. If you are in doubt about the things and documentation for the trip, do not be afraid to consult and seek the help of local authorities and experts. Your country’s embassy in your country destination can give you information on what you would need to bring in for your pets and what requirements are needed for your kids.
b. Your family doctor can also help issue health certificates to make sure that everyone is fit for travel especially if you will be moving in to another country. Make sure that all your vaccinations are complete, as well as some other vaccinations that you would need to get before moving. This can mean your family’s health, as well as yours.
c. You would also need to make sure that your pet’s vaccination is complete and is current. There are certain regulations in certain places where you need to have these handy. This is important for your family as this will ensure the health of your pets when you get into your new house.
d. For your packing needs of all your fragile personal belongings and things that you need for the move, professional moving companies can help. Furniture like your kids’ piano can be packed and made sure to reach its destination by expert movers. Your kids’ electronic gadgets need to be packed well to ensure that they reach their destination in good shape! Your dishes and other breakable personal effects should also be packed professionally, so do not hesitate to seek the help of your moving company with these things.
Creating a Moving Experience
Every moving experience differs from each other. Perhaps yours is a bit more challenging than some, but getting to your new home with everyone and everything that matters most to you is something to look forward to. You need to understand that proper planning is the key to a successful move, so you need to plan ahead of time.
When you need help, do not be afraid to seek help! It is only when you ask that your need for help is known, so better wizen up and lower your guards. Go ahead and ask for help when you require it. There are things that you can’t accomplish on your own, but there are people who can and are willing to lend a hand.