Relocating Houseplants: Tips To Keep Your Greenery Alive Wherever You Go


Moving is always an adventure. You have many things to do, from organizing boxes of items from every room to making sure your hired movers are able to load and relocate everything after packing it up safely. Moving furniture, kitchen items, bedding, and décor is one thing; moving houseplants is quite another adventure all its own. While your moving company will be able to move your plants for you as long as they are aware of them prior to the move (and they include live plants as part of their moving services—not all companies do this), there are things you can do to help prepare them for safe and healthy transport. Here are some tips to keep your houseplants alive so your movers can relocate them successfully for you.

Pack in advance

Houseplants will need a day or two to absorb their new surroundings, even if it is just a box or some packing paper. The less amount of shock you can give your plants, the better they will be able to sustain a long journey in a moving truck. Have your movers pack and box your plants a few days before the move or buy supplies from your moving company to do the work yourself. Make sure the plants are watered sufficiently for the next several days, or place a watering bulb in pots to keep them well-watered for as long as they will be in transport.

Hire a moving manager

A moving manager is often an employee of a moving company who helps clients get all their belongings to their final destination with as much organization as possible. If you are relocating houseplants, you will want a manager who will ensure that they make it to their new destination with as few delays as possible. The manager can also set up caretaker requirements for the moving staff to follow should your plants need to be watered, fertilized, or ventilated regularly to keep them healthy while traveling.

Choose a temperature-controlled vehicle

Plants respond to the weather temperatures around them, and the inside of vehicles can get very cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, which can damage plants dramatically. Choose a moving vehicle that has temperature controls in the loading sections so your plants can travel in as much comfort as possible. You may need to pay extra for this type of travel but your moving manager can help you determine what your final costs will be.


23 February 2017

I Moved Across the Country and You Can Too

Growing up in Washington state, I dreamed of a life in New York City. While I went to a college close to save money, I knew that after graduation, I would soon be hunting for jobs in the big city! While it took a little time and a lot of dedication, I soon found a company in New York that wanted to hire me, but didn't offer to help me relocate. I had never moved before, so the stress of not just starting a new job, but also facing a big move hit me all at once. I soon learned that good organization and planning take the stress out of making a big move. I love to write, so I decided to start a blog to share my moving tips to help others. Come back for a little fun and a lot of moving stress-relief!