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Moving House Plants

Sometimes one of the toughest decisions to make when you are moving is what to do with your houseplants. Some of your choices are: 

To give them to friends as a remembrance.

To donate them to a local hospital, nursing home or library.

To offer them at a garage sale.

Pre-Planning is Key

As with the rest of your household goods, moving houseplants to a new home involves pre-planning. Whether you have only a few houseplants or dozens, there are decisions to make:
Whether to move them yourself.

Whether to take every plant, only favorites or just cuttings to start new plants.

When to arrange for any necessary state inspection.
When and how to start preparing plants for the move. Pack 5 or 6 smaller plants in a box with packing material between the pots so they won’t tip over, seal the box with the flaps up to give extra protection.

Final Thoughts

You must realize plants are considered perishable, since they are living things and need special handling and care to not get damaged or killed during transportation. They need air, comfortable temperatures and water. For this reason, insurance does not cover any loss or damage to your plants and some moving companies may not even accept to move plants for very long distances over 150 miles.

Contact Right choice Moving at least a couple weeks before your move to find out if we'll take your plants or if you'll need to take them with you, yourself. It's possible that not all houseplants will withstand a move in spite of every precaution. There's no one to blame – it's simply the nature of the plant.