Preparing your home for a pet

Posted on September 14th, 2016

Getting your first pet can be one of the most exciting moments in life, especially for young children. Welcoming a four legged friend is a huge responsibility and not to be taken temporarily. Here are a few tips to help and ensure you create the most comfortable atmosphere within your household.

Create the space

With a pet comes a lot of necessities – toys, beds, food, cages and all sorts. There are so many ways to be creative with your space so that you don’t have to sacrifice too much of your own. Here at BWI storage we vary with different sized units where you can store some household items for the space you require.

Lay down the law  to avoid any confusions for your pet, it’s crucial you establish rules in the house, which the whole family will have to abide by.

  • Will the dog be allowed on the sofa?
  • Will the cat be allowed in the bedrooms?

Decide what will be off limits before the pet arrives so everyone can be strict from day one.

Animal chores 

Catering to your pet is very important, you want to ensure they feel part of the family and have the same boundaries that you do. Before the new addition arrives, create a chart that gets the whole family involved while looking after it.

  • Allocate someone’s name to feeding it
  • Training it
  • Exercising it each day The whole concept is to split each responsibility between everyone.