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Keeping Plants Safe During Cold-Weather Moves
Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Plants can grow for decades, serving as long-standing parts of your household. Along with providing a pleasing visual experience, they can freshen indoor air as well as remove toxins from it. Making sure these valuable belongings stay safe during a move is important, especially when a plant is expensive, has lived for a long time or simply has an association with positive memories. Let's look at how you can keep your plants safe during an especially trying time for flora: the winter.

Keeping your plants safe on the move

It's important to note that most movers won't carry houseplants on long-distance trips due to their delicate nature. Atlas makes exceptions for some trips of 150 miles or less when the plants will be in storage for less than 24 hours. Your first step should be determining whether your plants will travel with you or if they might be able to make the trip with our movers.

With that distinction in mind, you can move on to preparing your plants for a safe arrival at your new abode. We offer a detailed guide to ensuring your plants arrive safely that starts three weeks before moving day, with re-potting your plants into unbreakable plastic, and ends with effective approaches for healing any damage they may incur during the trip. Let's highlight the cold-weather advice:

As far as aftercare following the move, consult our plant care chart for remedies for a variety of plant-specific issues in the days following a move. It's important to provide some recovery time - a few days in most cases - before you start treating your plant, as it might just be taking a little longer than expected to acclimate to such a jarring series of events.

Moving your plants in cold weather requires a little extra care, but you shouldn't be discouraged. Our guides will help you through the process, from start to finish.

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