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Moving to another state! 3 small kids, 3 dogs, a bird, and a guinea pig! How to do this....

We have two vehicles that need to come as well.

Uhaul? Who drives who? Hotels?
ANy ideas?

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Asked by Musicmom80 at 12:23 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Uahul and tow one car with all the furniture and a dog or three depending on how big they are. the other car follows with kids and the other pets. Not sure about the bird really... I have never moved with a bird. How DO you move with a bird? Hmmmm....

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:34 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Or you could drive down early with the dogs and board them then drive back to drive and tow the uhaul... maybe... that sounds expensive though...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:35 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Go into the situation knowing how hard it will be. Remember not to expect the move to go smoothly. Stress will come into play. A big bottle of Jack for when you are done.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Get a U-haul with the car towing dolly, that way one of the car's get's towed along while another drives the other car. Hotel's may be an issue with pet's as many do not allow pets of any kind, even a bird. Call ahead and check them out before your trying to find a place to sleep for the night with tired kid's and pets that the hotel wont accept.

    Answer by vbruno at 12:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • One large U-haul truck... attach the smallest of your cars to the rear...
    all children and pets into one car ... try not to load moving items with
    children and pets... being to crowded can become overwhelming on them
    all... a few toys, for all... snacks, and water... talk to your vet about the animals
    they may be able to help with ideas also...

    Call ahead on your travel route for motel/hotels that allow pets... chk weather conditions also...
    Have hubby drive U-haul you drive children and pets.. use music and I-spy games with children...

    After all said and done and you are in your new place and all children and pets are comfortable,
    grab a bottle of vodka, cranberry juice, OJ and ice... ...

    Good Luck on your move...

    Answer by gmasboy at 12:50 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Iv moved out of state several times with my parrot. I have a tiny travel cage for him. He will sit on my shoulder in the car and loves it, and even in a tiny cage he's pretty good. We pack the large cage and use a small animal water bottle with the ball in the tip so the water dosnt spill. If you have a parrot you'll be fine so will the bird, but parakeets or finches might be noisy when the car is moving.

    Answer by vbruno at 12:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Motel six and super 8 allow pets. We used them on our drive to CA last time.

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 12:59 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • vbruno, she's a sun conure. She's very social. She's in the parrot family, but a little smaller.

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 1:00 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • MOVERS!! lol it's really not much more than doing it yourself..we recently moved to Washington from Arkansas and disnt have much of a moving budget, an we estimated it would be 2500 including gas to move ourselves vs 3000 to have movers do it. Tow a car either way, was really hard with our two year old to move, she got really bored, and of course sore from being strapped in her car seat for so long..we had a 26 ft uhaul and towed my jeep, so our stops were very limited, and we had to go the longer route due to when we moved and weather. If you don't have one (I know it's putting out more money, but well worth it) invest in a portable DVD player and make sure to leave out favorite movies. If you know for sure what the weather going to be, you can priceline hotels for pretty cheap (we did this, but dh didn't look at the weather and we got caught in two different snow storms)..umm other than that I really don't know..

    Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 1:07 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Stop often for pee breaks for kiddos/yourselves and the animals, make sure to feed an water them on these stops..good luck!

    Answer by mom_to_kenzie at 1:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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