The best way to Move Your Houseplants and Aquariums

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman 

Moving Plants Professional movers are going to do everything they're able to to help you move specialty items to Killeen, from fine art to fragile electronics. No matter the dimensions, weight, or awkwardness to handle, your movers can probably handle the project. Nevertheless, there are certain things that movers aren't legally able to move, and for good rationale. Moving trucks are dimly lit, not temperature-controlled, and the inside of the truck could go unmonitored for many days to more than a week all through the moving process. For this reason movers cannot manage anything living for you, including furniture-like living things like your houseplants and aquariums.

However, because things can't go into the truck does not mean we're not able to help you take care of them. Specialty item moving is a tricky job and we are here to work with you every step of the way. Even with items that has to be moved to Killeen within your own vehicle.

Ways to Move Houseplants

Check the Regulations

If you are moving to Killeen across state lines, make sure your entire plant species are permitted in. Some areas have got stringent laws about transporting in new plant types.

Re-Pot in Light Plastic Pots

Big, weighty, and ceramic pots aren't handy for moving. They're harder to lift and much more likely to break by mistake amidst the move. Repot your houseplants in lightweight plastic pots if at all possible to ensure they are far better to move quickly and efficiently.

Pack the Soil with Damp Paper

To help keep the soil from dumping out, pack the top of your pot with damp paper. This tends to keep the soil from drying and from spilling all over your car.

Put in Roomy Boxes with Air Holes

Your houseplants need protection plus a satisfactory growing atmosphere amidst the move. Consider tall boxes like wardrobe boxes for larger plants. Ensure that you pack the pot securely in the bottom to circumvent slippage while allowing room enough for the leaves and stems. You may think about trimming your plants down for your move to Killeen so they are easier to transport.

Traveling with Your Plants

When you've got only a few plants, securing them in your backseat is the ideal answer. Otherwise, look at a small trailer for your large collection of plants. Ensure that you keep the inside of the car a comfortable neutral temperature and do not water them unless they get very dry. Watch out for extraordinary temperatures. In the event you stop on the way, bring the plants inside and open them up to have some light.

Consider Taking Cuttings Instead

If moving your plants may seem like an enormous amount of work nevertheless you still would like them at your new residence, consider taking small cuttings to restart with and gifting your present potted collection to pals or maybe selling them to obtain a little extra moving funds.

How to Move an Aquarium

Pack in Their Water

As you already know, the water inside of a aquarium is properly balanced for healthy fish so your fish would be best transported in their own water. To make sure this water is properly balanced but also as clean as is feasible, replace about 20% from the tank water every day for five days prior to the trip and stop feeding your fish for 1 day before the trip. This will reduce waste within the water making your fish healthier during the move. Fish can survive for approximately one week with no food if well-fed ahead of the move to Killeen.

For Few Fish, Transport in sturdy Plastic Bags

If you just have a small number of fish in a small aquarium tank, it is possible to pack them in one or two tough plastic bags. Be sure the bags are filled up with water from the fish tank. This is the way fish come home from the pet store and it also should be safe for your little swimming pets en route to a new residence.

For Numerous Fish, Separate into Five Gallon Containers

For those who have a vast collection of fish in a large aquarium, pick up a number of 5-gallon containers together with lids which secure firmly. Fill the containers with aquarium water and space your fish amongst them, being sure never to crowd the fish very much in any one reservoir.

Moving Your Fish

Fish in bags can be packed in Styrofoam in containers. Fish inside containers need to be properly secured inside your backseat where they will vibrate the smallest amount. Be cautious about transportation temperature, particularly if driving in the summer months or winter. Bring your fish inside with you if you stop at places to stay en route.

Think about Working with a Pet Store

Some pet shops will assist you to transport as well as board your fish. This is basically the ideal choice if it could take you some hours to get their aquarium set back up once again in your new house.

Aquarium with You or maybe the Movers

Finally, choose what you want to do with the aquarium. Fully emptied and thoroughly cleaned out, your movers may manage it as a specialty item moving in the moving van itself to Killeen. But, if you could possibly get to the new house ahead of the moving company, you may want to load up the aquarium tank in your trunk instead.

Ready to get started planning your move to Killeen, including your plants and fish? Click here to discover how we can help!