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How to Downsize Without Panicking the Pets

A woman downsizing her home with her dog in a moving box.

According to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers actively search for a house an average of  8 weeks before making a final decision. House hunting requires planning, access to finances, and a balance of present and future needs. Add pets into the mix and each new effort is slightly more complicated.

Realty Executives explores various useful tips to help make your house hunt easy and streamlined for you and the pets. 

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6 Steps to Safely Move a Fish Tank

A fish tank that needs to be moved from one home to another.

Are you worried about safely bringing your fish along to your new house or apartment? This article has the answers for safe and hassle-free transportation.

Moving with any pet can be stressful, for both you and your animal(s), but it is perhaps most stressful when trying to move an entire aquarium. After all, in addition to potentially dozens of fish that need to be kept in stable, safe water that meets their own parameters, there are also all the plants, small animals, and various pieces of equipment, as well as the large, fragile glass tank itself. Whether you keep salt or freshwater fish, moving an aquarium is a complex and delicate process. It is doable, however, and can be done without much hassle if you follow a few common-sense steps for safely packing, transporting, and transitioning fish from one house to another.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid While Moving with a Pet

A family who is moving with a pet.

It’s safe to say that moving to a new place is just as nerve-racking as it is fun for most people.

A new home can usually mark a feeling of positivity and excitement, a fresh start somewhere new. However, our pets don’t see it that way.

Moving to a new place is confusing and sometimes even traumatic for your pet, whether it be a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, reptile, etc. This is because most pets need routine and familiarity. Once a familiar environment and way of life is established, it becomes difficult for them to get adjust and become socialized to something new.

Unfortunately, pet owners either forget this fact or completely overlook it, resulting in their pets becoming extremely stressed out without their owners realizing why.

It’s crucial to learn how to effectively prep and guide your pet through the moving process and how to adjust. To get some tips on doing this, keep reading and learn about some of the most common mistakes to avoid while moving with your fluffy, feathery, or scaly friends.

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Moving to an Assisted Living Community in Phoenix? Here’s How to Decide What Happens to Your Current Home

A woman and a caregiver in an assisted living facility looking at something in the distance.

Deciding that now is the right time to move to an assisted living community in Phoenix, AZ, is a big deal. You’ll be altering your life in a significant way. Plus, for homeowners, it also means you’ll need to determine what happens with your house.

Examining the benefits and drawbacks of various strategies can make it easier to figure out what’s best. Here’s a look at some available options that can help you decide what happens to your current home as you move into an assisted living facility.

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Tips for Moving Long Distance

Getting ready to explore a new place of residence is always exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. There’s a lot to research, consider and plan before you make the long trek to a different state or province. Check out these tips to make your long distance move the most efficient and stress free it can be!

Start Early

Moving anywhere is always a lot of work and can cause you stress, but moving across state or province lines is an even bigger process. That’s why it’s important to start planning early. With long hauls you will most likely have to book a moving company or rent a truck earlier than the day of and most importantly, will need to start saving earlier for the cost as well. You’ll also want to start early so that you can focus on the bigger things, like your new home and your personal transportation, as the move date gets closer. Not having to worry about a bunch of little things last minute will limit your stress and make the move efficient.

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How to Make Moving With Pets Less Stressful

It’s not surprising that moving home is one of the most stressful life events. All that organizing, packing, sorting and sometimes even new schools and jobs; there’s a lot going on! 

It’s often easy to forget that our pets can become stressed too. 

While you may have the most laid-back dog or aloof cat, studies have shown that both cats and dogs can pick up on how you are feeling. So instead of our pet making us feel better, we can make them feel worse.

Not only can they mirror our emotions, but they may also have some worries of their own when their bed and toys are being packed into a van. So how do we keep it as stress free as possible?

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