My main worry about the move has been whether or not Mini and Bonus would be ok with it. Wille and I also worried that they might want to wander off to our old place which isn't that far away.
We kept them inside for a week and a half and it was so frustrating. One, because the weather was great and we just wanted to fling the doors open and two, I could tell that Bonus in particular got sad from staying inside, he'd go downstairs and hide away in the basement.
So on Thursday I put harnesses and leashes on both of them and Wille and I took them on a tour of the back yard. We carried them and then set them down on the lawn so they could sniff around. We repeathed that on Friday and Saturday and early on Sunday morning I opended the back door.
Mini couldn't believe her eyes. She was like "Mom, the door is open, be careful, I might sneak out".
Bonus appeared from the basement too after a few hours of not knowing that Mini was already outside. Then he went outside too and I could tell he was really happy.
They both wandered around and took it all in and also went over to both our neighbors to check their places out. Luckily we have the best neighbors ever who are totally ok with that.
I stayed outside all day and did some weeding and organizing in the patio area so they could see me at all times and in the evening after both Mini and Bonus had come inside we closed the door so they couldn't get out at night. We're now letting them out in the evening after work every day for a while until they're used to the surroundings and I plan to install the kitty door this weekend so they can come and go as they please.