Taking Care of Your Family When You Move

Moving can be an exciting time for a family, but it can also be stressful. You’re focused on making sure everything is packed properly and that you’ve hired a reputable moving company to transport your belongings. You’re going through all of your things, and you’ve most likely assigned jobs for the rest of the family to take care of on their own. Your spouse may be responsible for contacting the utility companies and your kids are responsible for sorting through their toys, but what’s important not to forget is the health and well-being of everyone involved in the move. At Billy Goat in Fort Collins, we’re here to provide exceptional service so you can focus on what’s most important.


Your kids may be looking forward to attending a new school in a new city, but they might be hiding some anxiety about being in a new classroom, as well as some sadness about leaving friends behind. Take some time to talk to them about what they can expect at their new school, and if possible, visit the school and have them meet their new teachers. You’ll also want to be sure that any official documents and records are transferred from their old school to their new one to ensure a smooth transition.


Your dog, cat, or other animal companion is an important part of the family, and it can pick up on the stress that’s circulating around the house while you’re getting ready to move. Animals can sense when their humans aren’t acting normally, and if you notice that your pet isn’t acting normally, it’s a good idea to take them to the vet. They may be due for a check-up anyway, but it’s important to make sure your furry friend is prepared for the move, just like the rest of the family. You’ll also want to be sure that you locate a new veterinarian in your new city before you move.

The entire family is involved in the moving process, and as you do things like call moving companies and figure out who your cable and internet providers will be, don’t forget about how you and your family are feeling during this time. Take a few minutes each day to see how everyone is doing and to talk about what people are excited about, what their nervous about, and what the first thing is that they’ll do once they arrive at your new house.

Contact Billy Goat in Fort Collins today to get started on your move!