Take the Stress Out of Downsizing With a Pet

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Are you a pet owner in the process of downsizing your home and worried about prepping your current house for sale? Maybe you’re looking for ways to downsize efficiently or have concerns about keeping your pet safe and comfortable during the process. Here are some tips to put your mind at rest, presented to you below by Fur Family Pet Supplies.

For Sale

You get more prospective buyers through the door and increase your chances of a quick sale if you address any repairs before contacting a real estate agent.

Check that all kitchen appliances are in good working order, and attend to any leaks. Fill any holes in the walls or ceiling, and steam clean any carpets to eliminate pet odors and stains.

Your home’s unlikely to attract much interest if the paint on your front door is peeling, weeds are growing out of the cracks in the driveway, and your mailbox is hanging by a thread. Attract more buyers by enhancing your home’s curb appeal.

Follow a System

Following a system ensures a less stressful and overwhelming moving experience. Tips include:

  • Start early. Allow yourself plenty of time to sort through your items.
  • Consider your new home. Think about your constraints when downsizing. Decide which items you can realistically keep and which can be thrown out, donated, or sold.
  • Start with the larger items. You can eliminate excess furniture if you’re moving to a house with fewer bedrooms. Not only is there no room for it in your new home, but moving it also costs you more when hiring a moving company.
  • Digitize important documents and photos. To avoid losing paperwork or precious photographs during the move, scan each item, and save them in a folder on your desktop, on a separate USB drive, or by using the cloud.
  • Set your limits. Keep your clutter to a minimum in your new home by asking yourself if you really need each item and if you have room for it.

Ensuring the Safety and Comfort of Your Pet

Update your pet’s microchip details, and confine it to a safe place on the day of the move. Once you’re in your new home, take your pup for regular walks, so it becomes familiar with the new area and gets the necessary exercise.

Dogs are creatures of habit, so it’s essential you quickly get your pooch into a routine. Choose your pet’s sleeping quarters and feeding places carefully, and stick to them.

Adding Value to Your Home

When preparing to sell your home, it’s wise to determine your home’s appraisal value by looking at recent sales of similar properties in your area. You may be able to increase your home’s value by making some improvements. Take before and after photos and keep receipts to document any changes you make, so you can calculate the increase in your appraisal price.

A Smooth Journey

The journey begins with putting your home on the market and ends with you cuddled up on the couch with your pet in your new home. As long as you take your time and follow a system, it can be a journey with few bumps in the road.

If you live in the Greater Edmonton area and are looking for clean, healthy pet food, visit Fur Family Pet Supplies.