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September 01, 2018

The best way to Move Your Houseplants and Aquariums

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman 

Moving Plants Professional movers will do everything they can to help you to move specialty items to Little Rock, from art work to fragile electronics. Regardless of measurements, weight, or difficulty to carry, your movers can probably handle the task. Nevertheless, there are some things that movers will not be legally able to move, and for good reason. Moving trucks are dark, not temperature-controlled, and also the inside of the truck can go unmonitored for several days to greater than a week through the moving process. For this reason movers cannot manage anything living for you, including furniture-like things that are alive such as houseplants and fish tanks.

But, just because stuff can't be put into the moving van does not imply we're not able to help you take care of them. Specialty item moving is a tricky project and we're here to assist you all the way. Even with items that will have to be moved to Little Rock in your own vehicle.

Ways to Move Houseplants

Check the Regulations

Should you be moving to Little Rock across state lines, make sure your entire plant species are allowed in. Some areas possess stringent laws about bringing in new plant types.

Re-Pot in Light Plastic Pots

Large, weighty, and ceramic pots aren't practical for moving. They may be more difficult to lift and much more likely to break unintentionally amidst the move. Repot your houseplants in light in weight plastic pots if at all possible to make them safer to move rapidly and efficiently.

Pack the Soil with Damp Paper

To prevent the soil from spilling, pack the top of your pot with damp paper. This may keep the soil from drying and from spilling all over your car.

Put in Roomy Boxes with Air Holes

Your houseplants need proper protection along with a acceptable growing atmosphere throughout the move. Think about tall boxes like wardrobe boxes for larger plants. Ensure that you pack the pot firmly at the base to avoid slippage while leaving plenty of room for the leaves and stems. You could possibly think about trimming your plants down for the move to Little Rock to ensure that they are simpler to transport.

Traveling with Your Plants

Should you have only a few plants, securing them within your backseat is the ideal choice. Alternatively, consider a small trailer for your large bunch of plants. Make sure to keep the inside of the car a comfortable neutral temperature and you should not water them except if they end up very dry. Watch out for extraordinary temperatures. Should you stop along the route, bring the plants inside and open them up to get some light.

Consider Taking Cuttings Instead

If moving your plants seems like an enormous amount of work but you still desire them in your new residence, think about taking small cuttings to restart with and gifting your existing potted collection to friends or even selling them to get a little extra moving money.

Ways to Move an Aquarium

Pack in Their Water

As you may already know, water within a tank for your fish is carefully balanced for healthy fish so your fish would be best transported within their water. To make certain this water is correctly balanced and as clean as is feasible, replace about 20% from the tank water each day for five days prior to the trip and stop feeding your fish for one day before the trip. This will reduce waste within the water and make your fish more healthy during the move. Fish can survive for about 7 days devoid of food if well-fed prior to the move to Little Rock.

For Few Fish, Transport in sturdy Plastic Bags

If you simply have a small number of fish in a small aquarium, you can pack them in one or two durable plastic bags. Ensure the bags are full of water out of your tank. This is how fish get home from the pet store and it also ought to be safe for your little swimming pets on the way to a new residence.

For Numerous Fish, Separate into 5 Gallon Containers

If you have a vast collection of fish inside of a sizeable tank, pick up a number of 5-gallon containers together with lids that seal solidly. Fill the containers with aquarium water and space your fish amongst them, making certain not to crowd the fish too much in any one container.

Transporting Your Fish

Fish in bags could be loaded inside Styrofoam in boxes. Fish in storage containers need to be properly secured inside your backseat where they will vibrate the least. Be cautious concerning transport temperature, especially if driving in the summer months or wintertime. Bring your fish inside along with you if you should stop at hotels along the route.

Take into consideration Working with a Pet Shop

Certain pet stores will assist you to move and even board your fish. This is basically the ideal answer if it could take you some time to get their aquarium tank set back up again in your new home.

Aquarium together with you or the Movers

Last but not least, decide what you want to do with the aquarium. Totally emptied and adequately cleaned, your movers can deal with it as a specialty item moving in the truck itself to Little Rock. However, in the event you might get to the new home before the moving company, you might want to carry the aquarium tank inside your trunk instead.

Ready to get started organizing your move to Little Rock, including your plants and fish? Click here to discover how we can assist!

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