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The Best Way to Transport Pets Long Distance

Long distance moving with pets. It not as frightening as it sounds. Most people want to make their move as easy as possible.  If you have kids, it may take a little more effort to get the whole gang organized when moving long distance, but it’s still a good goal. Though, long distance moving with pets is something else.  After all, they can’t let you know when they’re scared, hungry, or need to go do their business. Don’t fret. Folks move with their animals all the time. If they can do it, so can you. Here are some simple tips to get your pets ready for the move.

Determine how you’re going to transport your pet well ahead of time
There are truly a couple of diverse options for getting your furry family member to their new place.  Many select to just take their cat or dog right in their own vehicle. Others may choose to fly their animals to their new home. Make a prompt decision on pet transportation will help you not have any last-minute hassles around moving time.

Make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations before traveling
Having a clean bill of health is the best way to make sure your pet travels safely. You’ll also want to carry a recent copy of your pet’s health certificate in case you have to prove your pet’s shots are current.

Pack a bag for your pet
Just like you, pets need water, stimulation, and food when they’re on the go.  For car travel, water and feed your pets before you leave and be sure to bring a few goodies for the road. If your pet will be in a carrier, it’s a great idea to leave them with a favorite toy or blanket to help lessen pet anxiety during the trip.

Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Move

No move is without having any mistakes, but you can avoid the common moving mistakes that are truly preventable with forethought, common sense, and planning.

We have a priceless gift for you: top mistakes to avoid when moving

Knowledge is power, remember?

You misjudge the right time to move

The decision to move home can be huge, so it should only be reached after serious consideration and complete analysis of your current situation. Ask yourself if this is the right time to move. Have you saved enough money to move? There’s scarcely a bigger moving mistake than to mistime your move.

You fail to make a budget

You do need a budget to be able to manage your moving expenses with the intent of spending as little money on your move as possible. Failure to make a budget is a real mistake.

One moving mistake that can truly cost you as well is your failure to research well your moving company before you agree to use their services.

You assume all movers are cheaters

You may have heard grave stories about folks being scammed by rogue movers and their belongings being taken hostage. The truth is that there are numerous honest, trustworthy and reputable moving companies you can choose from. You just need to do your homework and pick a trustworthy relocation partner.

You withhold vital move-related information from your movers

When moving company reps come to your home for a visual inspection, you should NEVER try and withhold any vital bits of information from them in an effort to get lower estimates. This trick is a real mistake. When your movers discover that you have more things to move than you stated, they will just give you another estimate that includes more charges.