Methods to Move Your Houseplants and Aquariums

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman 

Moving Plants Professional movers are going to do everything they are able to that will help you move specialty items to Wichita Falls, from art work to sensitive electronics. No matter the measurements, weight, or difficulty to handle, your movers can probably handle the work. Nevertheless, there are certain things that movers aren't legally able to move, and for good reason. Moving trucks are dim, not temperature-controlled, and also the interior of the truck can go unmonitored for several days to more than a week over the moving process. This is exactly why movers cannot deal with anything living for you, including furniture-like living things including houseplants and aquariums.

But, because items can't be put into the moving truck does not imply we won't assist you to look after them. Specialty item moving is often a tricky project and we're here to work with you all the way. Even with stuff that will need to be moved to Wichita Falls within your vehicle.

Methods to Move Houseplants

Check the Regulations

If you're moving to Wichita Falls across state lines, make certain all of your plant species are permitted in. Some areas have got rigorous laws about introducing new plant types.

Re-Pot in Light Plastic Pots

Sizeable, hefty, and ceramic pots are not handy for moving. They're harder to lift and a lot more apt to break accidentally during the move. Repot your houseplants in light-weight plastic pots if possible to ensure they are far better to move quickly and adequately.

Pack the Soil with Damp Paper

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

Place in Roomy Boxes with Air Holes

Your houseplants need safeguards and a satisfactory growing ambiance during the move. Consider tall boxes like wardrobe boxes for larger plants. Make sure to pack the pot firmly at the base to prevent sliding while leaving plenty of room for the leaves and stems. You might consider cutting your plants down for the move to Wichita Falls so they are easier to transport.

Going with Your Plants

If you have not many plants, securing them into your backseat is the perfect answer. Otherwise, think about a small trailer for a large bunch of plants. Be sure to keep the interior of the car a supportive neutral temperature and you should not water them unless of course they end up very dry. Look out for extreme temperatures. Should you stop along the way, bring the plants inside and open them up to have some light.

Consider Taking Cuttings Instead

If moving your plants appears like a whole lot of work nevertheless you still desire them in your new residence, take into consideration taking small cuttings to restart with and gifting your present potted collection to pals or perhaps selling them to obtain a little extra moving money.

Ways to Move a Fish Tank

Pack in Their Water

As you may already know, the water inside of a fish tank is properly balanced for healthy fish which means your fish would be better transported in their own water. To make certain this water is properly balanced but also as clean as it can be, replace about 20% from the tank water daily for 5 days prior to the trip and stop feeding your fish for a day prior to the trip. This will reduce waste in the water making your fish more healthy on the move. Fish can survive for roughly 7 days without food if well-fed prior to the move to Wichita Falls.

For Few Fish, Transport in sturdy Plastic Bags

If you happen to simply have a small number of fish in a small aquarium, you can pack them in a single or two durable plastic bags. Make sure the bags are filled up with water from your tank. This is how fish get home from the pet shop and it should be safe for the little swimming pets en route to another home.

For Numerous Fish, Separate into Five Gallon Containers

Should you have a great bunch of fish inside of a large aquarium, pick up a number of 5-gallon containers with lids which seal tightly. Fill the containers with tank water and space out your fish amongst them, ensuring not to crowd the fish too much in any one carrier.

Moving Your Fish

Fish in bags could be loaded inside Styrofoam in boxes. Fish inside containers have to be secured within your backseat where they'll move the smallest amount. Be mindful with regards to transport temperature, particularly if traveling in the summertime or winter months. Take your fish inside with you if you stop at places to stay en route.

Take into consideration Working with a Pet Shop

Certain pet shops will assist you to transport and in some cases board your fish. This can be the most suitable answer when it may take you some hours to get the fish tank set back up once again in your new house.

Aquarium together with you or maybe the Movers

Last but not least, determine what you'd like to do with the aquarium. Totally emptied and thoroughly cleaned out, your movers can deal with it as a specialty item moving in the moving van itself to Wichita Falls. Having said that, if you might get to your new home before the moving company, you might want to carry the fish tank inside your trunk instead.

Ready to get started planning your move to Wichita Falls, including your plants and fish? Click here to find out how we can assist!