Moving Your House Plants: How To

how to pack plants for moving

Do you know how to pack plants for moving? If you’re moving to a new home and have a green thumb, and a bit of a green house in your house, you need some tips for transporting those plants. We’ve got you covered. Please remember, in most cases, Nilson Van & Storage cannot move plants from one state to another.

Prune the Plants

When packing plants for a local move, you want them to be as healthy as possible before you go so they’re stronger and more resilient for the change. Prune your plants, remove dead leaves and stems, and cut back any excess growth that could break off during the move.

Wash Your Plants

Plants can get dusty and have bugs. Washing your plants before you pack them can get them to your destination in great shape and ready for your new home. A good wash can clean the leaves and remove any pests.

Repot if Possible

For a move across town, you don’t need much to protect your pots. You can always transplant them into plastic pots, and we can pack the breakable ones.

Water Ahead of the Move

You don’t want wet soil or plants on moving day. Water your plants a few days before the move so the water soaks in and the plants aren’t sitting in water or soaking wet soil.

Pack ‘Em Up

Packing your plants in boxes will protect them from movement as they’re loaded and unloaded from your car. Put sheets, towels, blankets, bubble wrap, or tissue paper around the pot and put the pot in the bottom of a box. You can loosely close the box or leave it open. If you close it, be sure to poke some air holes for circulation.

When you’re ready to move, make sure you schedule a reliable moving company. The team at Nilson Van and Storage can help you with all your packing and moving logistics. Contact them today for a free estimate.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.