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Dog Owners: 3 Packing Tips To Remember When Moving

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If you are currently preparing for a move, you might already be stressed out enough when thinking about packing and moving all of your stuff -- much less the others in your household. During your move, it can be easy to forget a few important things when packing up your dog's stuff, but following these tips is important if you want to make the move as easily as possible for your four-legged family member.

1. Avoid Packing Everything at Once

If you start packing everything in the house up at once, your dog is sure to know that something is amiss and can be quite upset and afraid because of it. A far better option would be to pack your dog's things up slowly. Plus, this gives you more time to get things done, so it can make the move a lot easier and less stressful for you, too!

2. Label Your Pet's Stuff

You don't want your dog's favorite toys or other items to get mixed up with other household "stuff." Consider packing up your dog's items in one box or shipping container and labeling it as such. Then, when your dog needs to be comforted in the new home, it'll be easy to break out its favorite blanket or toy.

3. Bring Along an Overnight Bag of Essentials

Even though you will hopefully be packing all of your dog's stuff up in a way that it will be easy to find in your new home, it's still a good idea to pack up an overnight bag with enough essentials to keep your dog cared for for a few days. For example, you'll want to bring along a portable water bowl, a small baggie of food, a leash and collar or harness and perhaps a toy. Then, if you're on the road, you'll be able to provide your dog with the care that it needs, and you won't have to tear the moving truck apart looking for these items when your dog needs a walk at a rather inconvenient time.

It might be tough enough to think about moving your own stuff, but you do have to put a bit of a focus on your dog as well during your household move. By following these three helpful packing tips, however, you shouldn't have to worry too much about your four-legged friend during your family's big move, whether you are moving elsewhere in the neighborhood or across the country. Contact a company, such as Elite Truck Rental, for more information.