Just as city living can be stressful for humans, it can also be a headache for our furry friends. Adjusting to city life can take some time when your pet isn’t used to the sights, sounds, and small square footage of city apartments. If you’ve decided to make the move to New York City with your pet, these tips can help ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible for both of you.

Choose the right furniture

You already know that your pet’s fur gets everywhere and when living in a tiny apartment, the last thing you want is a sofa that’s constantly getting your clothes dirty. Avoid microsuede products when choosing furniture because it’s like a magnet for fur. Instead, opt for canvas or high-quality fabrics. And if you have cats, don’t forget to purchase a scratching post so that they won’t be tempted to ruin your new couch!

Choose the right houseplants

Houseplants are a great way to make your new apartment feel homey and lived-in, but certain types of plants are deadly for animals. If you have dogs, you’ll need to avoid jade, aloe, and rosemary. Cat owners should stay away from lilies, roses, daisies, and carnations. To be on the safe side, always ask whether a plant is toxic to animals before you purchase.

Choose the right movers

Animals respond to stress and if you have trouble adjusting to your life change, your pet will too. When it comes to moving to New York City, choosing the right long distance moving company will ensure that the process is stress-free because every detail is taken care of for you. The residential movers at Morgan Manhattan are here to help and will go above and beyond to ensure that your move is smooth and streamlined for the sake of you and your furry friends.

If you're planning a move to or from the tri-state area, give us a call or fill out our online form today! We'll set you up with a free, no-obligation estimate so you can plan your move as seamlessly as possible.