Although the moving process might not be fun, it is exciting to move out into a new apartment. But with the moving day comes with a few different stressors, especially if you have some pets. Moving in with a pet can be taxing. Packing and unpacking is usually a long and daunting process, especially if you’ve got any heavy furniture and an apartment full of different belongings. As much as cats love to play in moving boxes, they can not be moved in with the rest of your stuff. To make the entire moving process easier, we have compiled a list of tips to consider if you are a pet owner. Read on to learn more!
Pick a Pet-Friendly Apartment
The first and most essential step for getting ready to move with your furry friend happens way before moving day. It all starts with picking your next pet-friendly apartment complex. Do not overlook the word pet-friendly here. If you anticipate bringing your pet along with you for the ride, then you absolutely have to find a suitable pet-friendly apartment. And luckily for you, there are many to pick from.
Check a Lease for Apartment’s Official Pet Policy
After you find the apartment that you love:
- Check out with the property manager or landlord to see which additional fees or restrictions you will have to be aware of before signing onto your lease.
- Ask about any on-site or pet amenities nearby, like a dog park or playground.
- Remember, it is common for any apartment communities to ask you for proof of vaccinations to meet your furry friend before moving in, so be ready.
Keep Your Pets Away from Apartment Moving Materials
If at all possible, have a family member or friend who lives nearby watch your dog or cat for the day while you move into your new apartment unit. This way, your pet will have a fun and relaxing day away from all of the stress of moving. If this is not possible for you, then leave your pet at your current apartment instead of bringing them into the new apartment while all of your belongings are brought in. If you’ve got a neighbor, friend, or family member willing to stay with your pet at your old spot while you move, this is another excellent option.
Pet Proof Your Apartment
Before you move in, make sure you remove any objects that might be potentially dangerous for your pet to ensure their safety when they do move in.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!