I usually close the door to our guest room while working out or sewing (nothing like a cat on the mat to disrupt a yoga pose or a pile of carefully stacked pattern pieces!), so any time the door is open the cats dash in. Now that we’re packing in earnest, the door has been open more often than not. The cats love to inspect the progress, especially as shelves empty and new hiding spots emerge.
After my mama’s experience moving with Cora’s help a few years ago (short story: Cora ruined a full box of packing paper in one fell swoop), I’m careful to keep them away from the packing materials as much as possible… so far so good. Wish us luck!