So you’ve just sold or bought a property through Bayleys Marlborough… Congratulations! We’re confident that our team looked after you well and recognised your unique needs in helping you take the next steps to your new home.
Whether you’re a vendor or a purchaser, it’s likely that if you’ve been in touch with our residential property team, your moving day won’t be far away! It’s no secret that this is often considered a stressful life event, but we’re always here to help… You’ll find lots of articles on our blog that can help you with organising and preparing for your move date.
Move day can be especially distressing for your four legged family members… With their usual routine disturbed and a lot of activity they’re just not used to, you should consider their needs or you might be the one in the dog house! To avoid a disapproving twitch of the head or a tail between the legs situation, we’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure your pampered pet’s relocation is a walk in the park!
- The importance of labelling: If you don’t have one already, have an identity collar tag made. Ensure this has your name and mobile number on it. Don’t use your land line as this is likely to change on move day. If your furry friend does a disappearing act during the move, this will help to ensure they are returned to you safely.
- Beware the suitcase: Do your pets get anxious as soon as the suitcases are removed from the loft? To reduce their stress, consider starting your packing in rooms or areas where they don’t normally venture.
- Get them sitting pretty: If you can arrange care for your trusty hound or feline friend during your move, do so. This may mean a few days before and after your move.
- Preserve their environment: Pack your pet’s belongings… Bed, bowls and toys in a box that you can quickly locate at the other end of your move. This will help to settle them in to their new environment straightaway. Don’t move your pets into your new home until the movers have left. Once all your furniture and belongings are in the house, it will naturally seem more like home for them.
- Settling in: When you arrive at your new home, make sure you accompany your pets on their first trips into the garden. Check that fences and gates are secure. Introduce yourself and your four legged friends to your new neighbours. If they pull a Houdini, you want as many people looking for them as possible. It’s such a busy time, but don’t forget walks and play times… Establishing a normal routine will help settle your pets quickly.