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Follow These Tips For Moving Your Plants In A Moving Truck

  • Rick
  • 2012-03-15 13:22:14

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Take a look around your house or apartment. How are you going to move all of your stuff? Most of your stuff will be simple to move, but what are the best ways to move some of the not so common items like plants. If you have quite a few plants, then you might not be sure how to move them all to your new place. What is the best way to pack them, and will they fit in the moving truck? These are just a couple of questions that you may have. Moving your plants is simple as long as you know what you are doing. Here are some great tip to help you move your plants.

Keep your eyes on the weather

If you are moving your plants in a moving truck, you have to make sure that things don’t get too hot in the back of the moving truck. In the middle of the Summer it only takes a few hours for the back of a moving truck to get as hot as an oven, and it only takes a few hours to do some major damage to your plants. If you have to put all of your plants in a moving truck, and it is going to be a very hot day, try to keep them out of the heat for as long as you can.

Cold weather is no different. Moving trucks do not provide much insulation, and plants can be just as easily damaged in cold weather as they can in hot weather. If you have to bring your plants with you in the moving truck, and the weather outside is not that great, try to keep them in the front cab where you have a little more control over the climate.

Plants need light to live

If your moving across the country, then remember that your plants will be trapped in darkness for the entire length of the trip. The back of the moving truck does not provide enough light for the plants to live, especially if your move is going to take more than a few days. If your plants are very sensitive to light, then you may want to keep them in the cab where you can give them the light that they need to live.

Packing your plants

Believe it or not you can actually do a few things to get your plants ready for the move. You can wrap smaller plants with bubble wrap, and pack them away in boxes. Just make sure that you label the boxes as plants and no one stacks anything on top of them. If you have larger plants, you can still put them in boxes. Just let the tops of the plants stick out.

You may want to consider loading all of your plants into the moving truck last. This will make it easier to get them out when you arrive, and it also ensures that no one stacks anything on top of them.

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