Seller Moving Tips – #5

Moving Your Plants

If you have plants that you wish to take with you, check with your local U.S. Department of Agriculture office to make sure you are not violating any restrictions, especially if you are moving to another part of the country. Once you have determined there is no problem with moving your plants, the following steps will help you ensure a smooth move:

  • Prune plants to make them easier to pack. About a week prior to your move, pack your plants in a black plastic bag with a bug/pest strip, conventional flea collar or bug powder. Place the closed bag in a cool area to kill pests in the soil or on the plant.
  • The day before the move, put the plants in cardboard containers and pack dampened newspaper or packing paper around the plants. Cushion the leaves with paper and place a layer of wet paper on top to keep them moist. Label the boxes “DO NOT LOAD” so they won’t be pit in the moving truck.
  • Before loading the boxes in your car, punch holes in the top. Park your car in a shaded area in the summer and a sunny spot in the winter.
  • Unpack your plants as soon as possible upon arriving at your new home. Remove plants through the bottom of the box to avoid breaking the stems. Gradually expose the plants to light for best results

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