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How to Keep Your Beloved Plants Safe During a Move

There is so much to do when moving to a new home that it’s easy to forget about your precious indoor and outdoor plants. Thankfully, with a bit of foresight and planning, you can move your plants to a new home without too many problems.

Driving Them Over

Driving plants over in your car is perhaps the simplest and easiest way to move them. You can keep the windows down to provide your plants with fresh air and you don’t have to move them from their pots and then plant them back in. If you can’t drive them over yourself, consider asking a friend or relative to help you out.

Shipping

You can’t count on movers being willing to move your plants along with all your other belongings as many companies don’t do it. However, you can ship your plants via UPS, FedEx or even the U.S. Postal Service if you know how to do it. First of all, take your plants out of their heavy pots or you’ll have to pay a lot extra for shipping. Next, pack the plants in an open-top plastic container with dirt and water your plant just enough to moisten the roots before you ship the plants. Choose a box that is just the right size so your plants don’t topple over and label the box clearly so shippers know that it contains a live plant.

Flying

Don’t discount the idea of flying with plants, especially if you have a tray with seedlings or cuttings. Your plant can take the place of a carry-on bag; alternatively, you can pay extra to add your plant tray as an additional carry-on. Be aware, however, that some states have rules regarding plants that come in from other states. Do some research to make sure your plants won’t be confiscated before you take off or upon landing.

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