Getting Your Pets Ready for a Move

Whether it’s when you box up the cat toys or pack up the dog bed, at some point, your four-legged friends are going to notice a major change is afoot. Just like humans must get ready for a move, your furry friends also need help in preparing for a change in living spots.

Moving can be a challenge for pets, who have grown used to their territory, but there are a few steps you can take to make the switch as stress-free as possible for your furry buddies:

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Get your furry friends used to their carriers and crates

If your pet is not used to a carrier or crate, begin introducing these items slowly, well in advance of your move. Here are some great ways to get them accustomed to these spaces: Leave the crate or carrier door open and allow the pet to explore at their pace. Make the carrier inviting by including soft blankets, special treats and familiar toys. Next, have pets stay in the carrier or crate for brief periods of time. It’s also good to take the pet on car rides in the carrier or crate to get them used to traveling.

Allow furry friends to roam freely during packing

While it can be tempting to keep pets confined while packing, keeping them away from the activity can actually increase their anxiety. Instead of closing pets into a room or their new carrier or crate, let cats and dogs be part of the packing process by allowing them to roam freely, sniffing and investigating the boxes and bags.

Familiarize dogs with new smells

Just as humans like to view a new home before moving, dogs like to get a good whiff of their new digs. Taking dogs for a visit to the new home or a walk around the new neighborhood can help canines adjust to the switch in living situations. If a pre-move visit to the new area is not possible, try to get an item from the new home for the dog to smell. A familiarity with these different scents can help a dog feel more comfortable in a new setting.

Make sure shots and info are up-to-date

An important part of prepping pets for a move is ensuring their shots are up-to-date and that they are wearing the required tags before you travel. Pet tags should be updated to include your new address and other contact information. Also be sure to keep copies of your furry friends’ veterinary records at hand for easy access when checking into a motel or boarding a plane. It’s also a good idea to find a new veterinarian before moving, in case of emergency.

Consider your pet’s comfort

Whether you’re taking a short ride or a long trip to your new home, make sure you bring plenty of pet food, water, treats, toys, and blankets to make your pet’s journey as comfortable as possible. A well-fed, content animal makes a much better traveling companion.

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Connect With Atmosphere!

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You can learn more about Atmosphere by following us on one of our social media outlets or checking out our information on the Better Business Bureau site.

Connect With Atmosphere

At Atmosphere Movers, we pride ourselves on providing quality service to our valued customers. Our primary focus is to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. We are able to achieve this by treating your treasured items as if they were our own. We carefully handle, wrap, and secure each item to ensure successful transport. 

Much of our business comes from repeat customers and requests after reading online reviews. We are frequently called the best moving company in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and St. Tammany Parish. We love hearing this from our customers and appreciate their kind reviews. Connect with us on are various social media outlets, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+, and see how we shine!


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When relocation is in your future, our professional team wants to be your go-to moving company. Contact us at 1-866-MOVE-ME for more information and a free quote.

Moving Pianos With Special Care

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Our movers will carefully wrap your piano to ensure its safety during transport.

At Atmosphere Movers, we know your possessions are not just “things” but are your family’s treasures. From the smallest trinkets and collectibles, to the largest and most cumbersome items, we treat each item with the respect and care it needs and that you, the customer, deserve.

Moving Pianos With Special Care

We specialize in transporting pianos, a task that requires proper training and skill, and special care. Even Harry Connick Jr. trusted us with the transport of his original piano, a move that went off flawlessly. While we are proud of that move, we know that your piano is equally priceless to you, and we guarantee that we will handle it with the same TLC.

Our team of professionals meticulously wraps each piano prior to transport with shrink wrap and tape, ensuring that all areas are covered to avoid scratches and other damage. The item is then carefully surrounded with plenty of padding, securing its safety while in route to its new destination. Dollies and other professional moving tools (depending on the size and weight of the piano) are used to load and unload the piano, making sure that the job is done right. We also make certain that our entire crew is available for loading the piano onto and removing it from the truck, if all hands are needed.

If you are not a piano owner, we would still love to assist you with your move. Rest assured that we will take the same care with any items you may own and will perform all moving services to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a very respected company with 95% repeat customers and word of mouth referrals.

Free Quotes Are Part of Our Business

If a move is in your future, call us for a free quote at 1-866-MOVE-ME. And if a piano is involved in that move, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding that item.

Take the Stress Out of Your Holiday Move

Christmas moveMoving can be extremely stressful, and moving during the holidays can take stress to a whole new level. If a move is in your near future, you may be feeling like you are sinking in a sea of tinsel and boxes. Your “to do” list may seem to have no end, and you feel like you will never survive the next few weeks. Well never fear…these tips will help take the stress out of your holiday move. And try to remember that this is all temporary. It won’t be long until you are enjoying the comforts of your new home, whether your stockings are hung by the chimney with care or not.

Take the Stress Out of Your Holiday Move

Shop Early

The last thing you want to be doing in the midst of a move is fighting crowds in the mall. Buy your gifts ahead of time or, if it’s too late for that, shop online. You can do it at your convenience, and there are no lines!

Don’t Move Your Gifts

Take all those gifts you’ve bought and mail or deliver them prior to your move. You don’t want to have to pack and transport them to your new location, then search for them once you get to your new home. If ordering online, have items shipped directly to the recipient with a gift message included.

Leave Out a Few Decorations

Don’t do any elaborate decorating, but leave out a few special holiday items to keep your family in the holiday spirit. Transport these separately from your other boxes, and unpack them early to make your new residence feel more like home.

Cut Out Unnecessary Tasks

This may not be the year to design your own cards or bake elaborate treats for friends and neighbors. Give yourself a pass on these tasks this year, and make a mental note to remember to do them next year. You will stay more relaxed if you stay focused on the move at hand and don’t attempt to do everything for everyone.

Donate Items to Those in Need

Not only will you be doing something to benefit those less fortunate, but, as an added bonus, you will have fewer items to move to your new location.

Use Atmosphere Movers!

Let us do the job for you. We are experts at moving, no matter what time of year, and we would love to make your move easier. Call us at (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email, or fill out this form for a FREE quote!