Many of your belongings can be packed away in boxes as you prepare for a move, but what about your houseplants? Moving your houseplants can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. If you want to bring all of your favorite plants to your new home, follow these tips provided by Eden’s Moving Company in Denver:
Treat your plants as you would your pets.
If you are traveling a long distance with your plants, a good rule of thumb is to treat them as you would your pets. This means you should be mindful of how hot or cold it is inside your vehicle. If you have to make overnight stops before you get to your final destination, it’s best to either bring them inside or leave the windows slightly ajar so they can get air. Learn more about how to move long distances with plants
Transfer your plants to plastic pots.
If you have your plants in heavy pots, it’s wise to transfer them into plastic pots before you begin your move. Plastic pots are much lighter than ceramic pots, so you won’t injure yourself trying to transport your plants if they are in this type of pot. Ceramic pots are also very breakable, so it’s not a good idea to try to transport plants while they are still inside these fragile pots. This is a good opportunity to clean out the ceramic pots and carefully pack them inside boxes so you can put your plants back inside them once you have arrived at your new home.
Pack them in open boxes.
It’s much easier to transport plants to a new home if you aren’t moving very far away. In this case, all you would need to do is find a box big enough to hold your plant. The box does not have to be as tall as your plant, but it should come up to about the middle of it. Once the plant has been placed inside the box, keep it in place by stuffing the open space in the box with newspaper. There should be enough newspaper to keep the plant steady while you drive so you don’t have to worry about it tipping over and creating a huge mess in your moving truck.
Wait to load your plants into the truck.
Houseplants should be one of the last items that you load into your truck so they are taken out of their environment for as little time as possible. If you are moving in the winter, try to wrap your plants in newspapers or blankets before bringing them out to the truck. Any exposure to cold temperatures could damage the plant—even if the exposure only lasts for a few seconds.
With these tips, you can successfully bring your favorite houseplants with you to your new home. If you need help getting there, get in touch with the packing professionals to start planning your move! Contact Eden’s Moving Company
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