Monthly Archives: September 2017

How to Transport Plants When Moving

Your upcoming move will bring numerous changes in your life. A few you will enjoy, others not so much. Once the move is definite, you should have adequate time to think about what’s the top way to adapt to the new environment. For now, the time has come for you to manage the vital decisions before the arrival of your big move.

One crucial decision is what to do with your plants when you move. If your home has a garden, then in addition to your house plants, you most likely have many garden plants that you would love to bring along. If you live in an apartment, then it’s your lovely potted plants you will most likely be anxious about.

These tips for moving plants will give you pertinent information about if you should bother moving your plants, how to set up your plants for the move, how to pack plants for the move, and how to move plants to your new home if you have decided you can’t leave them behind.

Should you move your plants when moving?

Do moving companies transport plants? One fact you should consider is that plants go into the classification of household items that are prohibited for moving. In other words, no professional moving company will agree to move your plants, not even local movers on a short distance move.


Unlike many hazardous items, plants, shrubs, and saplings aren’t dangerous in any way and can’t present any threat to the persons who are a part of the move or to the household items inside the moving van. Professional movers aren’t allowed to move plants because they are too fragile and almost never live while being a part of the moving trip, whether it is short or long distance.

You should consider moving your plants with you, maybe in your car, or in a truck that you pack. You want to make sure that the plants are secured, but not crushed. Make sure they have adequate water before you travel, to ensure that they are not further stressed by the change in scenery.