How to Move House with Potted Plants

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Many people have a collection of pot plants and often worry that the furniture removalists in Adelaide may not have the experience in relocating these pots from one place to another without causing any damage. However, the key lies in choosing a moving company that can safely and effectively help move your beloved pot plants without any hassle.

Truck Space

All furniture packing tips will tell you that it is important to calculate the space your furniture and other items are going to use before booking a truck. This way, you will not fall short of space during your removal. The same also holds true for pot plants. However, it is important to realize that these plants will take up more space in the truck than you envisaged, as unlike furniture, you cannot stack anything on top of pot plants. Hence, they will take extra space compared to your furniture.

If you have more than five to six pot plants, consult your furniture removalists about putting smaller pots into cartons and taping them shut. This way, the removalists will be able to stack these cartons one on top of the other and ensure there is adequate space for everything else.

Inform Removalists in Advance

If you have a lot of pot plants, don’t wait until the removalists come to inform them. Rather, it is best to let them know well ahead of time. This way, they will be able to make arrangements for a second truck to transport the pots and your household items and furniture.

Moving Barrel Pot Plants

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You may wonder whether Adelaide furniture removalists have the experience in moving wine barrel pot plants. Well, not all removalists have the experience. Hence, it is essential you take the experience of moving pot plants into consideration when you hire a removalist.

When it comes to wine barrel pot plants, here are a few things you may want to consider before you organize the moving:

  • Ensure the wood is not rotting
  • Rotting wood can loosen the metal hoops, which can come off while shifting
  • Inspect the wine barrel for rot
  • If it is rotting, repot the plant into a new wine barrel before moving day
  • This will make it easier for removalists to move the barrel and the plant

Moving Pots with Cracks

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Pots are usually made from ceramic, clay and concrete, and hence, are prone to breakage. That is why it is best if you inspect your pots for cracks along the sides. It is prudent to remember that pot plants are tilted and then shifted. As a result, this can worsen the cracks or in the worst case scenario, cause pot to break into two.

If there are visible cracks in the pots, it is best to re-pot the plant. Most removalists suggest repotting in a plastic pot to make it easy to transport the plant. The original cracked pot can be wrapped and transported to the final destination without worrying about further damage. This is the best option if you are attached to the original pot of the plant.

Watering Plants Before Moving

It is best to water the pot plants well about five to six days before moving day. In case the plants begin to wilt after this, mist them but refrain from watering them. The reason not to water pot plants before moving day is very simple. If you water the plants, the runoff will damage other items in the truck. Water can also increase the weight of pot plants and this can make it more difficult to move the pots, especially when it comes to larger plants.

The Bottom Line

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These are a few things to consider when you are planning to relocate.

Inform the furniture removalists about the number of pot plants you have and your move should go off hassle-free.

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