Wednesday, 25 June 2014

How To Transport Potted Plants Safely

Moving can be easy if everything is planned. It is good to have a checklist of the activities that need to be accomplished and require some time to be done. However, we are prone to oversight and might forget some items and one of these are potted plants.

If you have a green thumb, you will have the tendency to have many potted plants in the kitchen, living room and even in your balcony. Some may be big while some will be of small sizes, usually applicable to herbs that you can find in the kitchen. So, what do you do with these? You can’t just put them in storage boxes and leave them inside a storage unit. There are some plants that are sensitive to the amount of water and sunlight that they would just wilt and die too soon. Thus, how do move, store and transport potted plants?

  1. Prepare a checklist of the number and kinds of potted plants that you have
You can list and identify your potted plants and arrange them in your list from most sensitive or delicate to the non-delicate ones. Once you are done, you can pack these the last among your items, and prioritize the non-sensitive first then followed by the non-delicate potted plants. Usually herbs would come as the last as these are small and flimsy.

  1. Seek a storage specialist that supply storage boxes with holes and handles for easy moving
Some movers would have storage boxes that have holes in order to provide some flow of air. These boxes are usually easier to life with side handles. Storage boxes with holes are perfect for your potted plants.

  1. Save the old boxes
If you can’t find any movers that could supply storage boxes with holes, you might want to use the old boxes you can salvage from your storage room. If these are too thick to bore some holes all over, then don’t close the top to allow some flow of air.

  1. Old newspapers to secure the plants and refrain them from moving
Gather as many as old newspapers to help secure the potted plants and refrain these from moving while being transported. Old newspapers will also provide protection for your other items in case the soil are thrown all over during the move.

  1. For big potted plants, allocate some space in the truck
You might want to alert your movers that you have big potted plants that they can allocate some space in their truck. You neither can stack items on top of plants nor put them on top of storage boxes.

  1. Label your boxes that contain potted plants
Even if you can see your plants through the holes, it is still best to label these and list these down on your notebook for easy tracking and which box goes to which part of the house. This habit actually goes to all boxes that you are going to transport, not just only the boxes that contain your potted plants.