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How to Make Your Move Stress-Free with Kids and Pets

Moving can be a challenging experience, and adding kids and pets to the equation can make it even more complicated. At Easy Move, we understand the unique challenges that come with relocating a family. In this blog, we'll provide tips on how to make your move stress-free when you have kids and pets in tow.

1. Plan and Prepare Early

Starting your planning process early is key to a successful move. Create a detailed timeline that includes tasks such as:

  • Decluttering and organizing your home

  • Scheduling your packing and storage services

  • Arranging childcare or pet care on moving day

  • Notifying schools, pediatricians, and veterinarians of your new address

Having a clear plan helps you stay organized and reduces last-minute stress.

2. Involve Your Kids in the Process

Involving your children in the moving process can help ease their anxiety and make them feel included. Here are some ways to get them involved:

  • Allow them to pack their own belongings with guidance

  • Let them decorate their moving boxes with stickers or drawings

  • Talk to them about the new home and neighborhood, highlighting exciting features like nearby parks or schools

Making the move an adventure can help children feel more positive about the transition.

3. Create a Moving Day Kit for Kids and Pets

Prepare a moving day kit with essentials to keep your kids and pets comfortable and entertained. For kids, include:

  • Snacks and drinks

  • Favorite toys and games

  • Books or coloring supplies

  • A change of clothes and personal hygiene items

For pets, include:

  • Food and water bowls

  • Leashes, collars, and pet carriers

  • Favorite toys and blankets

  • Any necessary medications

Having these items easily accessible can make moving day smoother for everyone.

4. Arrange for Childcare and Pet Care

If possible, arrange for childcare or pet care on moving day. This allows you to focus on coordinating the move without worrying about the safety and well-being of your kids and pets. Friends, family, or professional services can provide a safe environment for them during the busiest parts of the move.

5. Set Up a Comfortable Space Quickly

Upon arrival at your new home, prioritize setting up a comfortable space for your kids and pets. This could include:

  • Setting up their bedrooms with familiar items

  • Creating a cozy area with their favorite toys and blankets

  • Ensuring pets have a quiet, secure space away from the hustle and bustle of unpacking

Establishing a sense of normalcy quickly can help ease the transition for your family.

6. Maintain Routines

Keeping as many routines as possible during the moving process can provide stability for kids and pets. Stick to regular meal times, bedtimes, and playtimes to help them feel secure in their new environment. This consistency can make a significant difference in how well they adjust to the new home.


Moving with kids and pets requires extra planning and consideration, but with the right strategies, it can be a smooth and stress-free experience. At Easy Move, we offer comprehensive packing and storage services to help make your move as seamless as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your family relocation in Montreal and the surrounding areas!


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