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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

For those homeowners who are considering a relocation, or may have recently moved, helping your pet make adjustments will be a challenging experience.

While taking steps to pet-proof your home doesn't have to mean a jail sentence for your fury or feathered friend, it does mean taking steps to protect your belongings and their safety.

Pets will reveal their stress in less than acceptable ways. Whether it's attacking your new leather couch or hiding behind the china cabinet for days on end, their stress becomes your stress and life becomes difficult. When pet-proofing your home is the only answer, self storage facilities provide one very good solution.

The team at Affordable Moves always suggests self storage as a way to make any relocation a more manageable project. If your pet hasn't been a supporter of a recent move, keeping some of your furniture "on ice" might be the perfect answer.

Just like humans, animals need time to adjust and get used to their new surroundings. While humans will simply distract themselves, animals will claw at furniture, shed on everything, and make a mess in all the wrong places.

By temporarily removing certain pieces of furniture, you offer your pet a safe environment to begin the acclimation process. You're also taking measures to protect your property and prevent costly replacement or restoration expenses.

Whether it's a couch, area rug, or other vulnerable piece of furniture, self storage will provide a safe and secure way to protect your property while Fido gets used to his new surroundings. Since there are no lengthy contracts or commitments, homeowners can use their storage unit for a month, a year, or however long it takes to get the job done.

In the meantime, show your per a little extra love. You've made every effort to make moving less stressful on yourself, now extend the same courtesy to your fury little friend.