How To Move House With Plants

Are you taking your house plants with you when you move house? Most of us have plants that we think are special. It is only natural that we would like to take them with us. As a Geelong removalist, we have helped families move house with both pets and plants. Over the years, we have become really good at it. 

A good idea would be to rent specialist boxes to move your plants. As we all know, plants can “leak” or in general make a bit of a mess. To make life easier, you need boxes with high sides that will protect your plants.

Moving House With Plants

What are the things you need to remember when you move house with plants?

This may surprise you, but your plants are one of the last thing you should pack. They need care and possibly watering before the removalist collects the them. Plants also need light. Once they are in their boxes, make sure you put them somewhere they still have access to light. 

Smaller plants are easier to move as they will fit inside boxes. Larger ones can often cause removalists a problem. 

How To Move Home With Larger Plants

Larger plants also need care and protection when you move house. There are many different ways of tackling the problem. 

You can place large plants in boxes. But before you do so, you need to protect the top of them if they stick out of the box. 

The best way to protect tall plants, is to wrap them in paper. Shrinking wrapping can work, but it often damages the leaves of the plant. Another way to prorect tall plants with leaves, is to place netting around them. You can buy specialist netting to wrap around plants. 

Holding the plant together will make it less likely for it to break or lose branches. Once you get to your destination, all you have to do is to unwrap it. 

Do Plants Get Stressed When Moving House?

Plants can experience “stress” just like other living things. Before you move into a new house, it is best to find out where your plants are going to go. Ask the removalist to put them in the right location straight away so that they have access to the light and the right orientation. 

For extra large plants, we ask that you give our Geelong office a call. We will pop out and give you the best advice on how you can move your plants safely and keep them healthy at the same time. 

If you need a removalist, get these guys. We have way too much stuff, but Tom and Cam smashed it out so quickly – and with a smile on their face the whole time. Great service, fair price, and no issues.

Johnathan McMaugh


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