Moving Your Plants

By Vanlines.com Staff

Plants make us all feel alive and well. They are attractive to look at and when we move we may have an emotional attachment to them and often wish to take them with us. Whether it's a small potted plant on a window sill in the kitchen or a larger garden plant there are ways to move plants safely and carefully to prevent them from breaking or even worse, dying.

It is critical to pack them very carefully as they are generally not covered by insurance. Be sure to show the moving company all of your plants as plants take up a lot of room in a trailer as they cannot be stacked on top of each other and the mover needs to know this upfront. If you are planning on shipping your goods via air freight it is important to contact the airline first to understand what plants can, if any, be carried air freight. The airlines have rules and regulations regarding the transportation of plants that you will need to understand.