Answered by Robert MoreschiApril 17, 2013
Among the many difficult things that you'll be faced with having to transport during the moving process, few are quite as delicate and complicated to move as plants. For many people, their plants are essential parts of their household, and it's important that they are protected and moved carefully, because after all, they are living things. It can be hard to move plants on your own, and it can be even more difficult to find movers to move your plants for you, as not every moving company offers this service.
As you've experienced, it can be frustrating to search for plant movers and come up empty. Plant movers are often specialty movers who specialize in moving a certain type of item, in this case plants, trees, or anything else that fits in that category. While it's certainly possible to move your plants yourself, if you're willing to take the time to properly pack them and prepare them for the move by following helpful tips, some people may prefer to have the job done by professionals, especially if they have expensive exotic plants, or plants that are extremely delicate.
The first step to moving your plants is to check and make sure that you're allowed to transport your plants to the location that you're moving to. Some types of plants and trees are regulated and may not be allowed to be transported to certain states. Also, it's important to do some prior research and make sure that the plants you are moving can survive in your new location. If you are moving from a warm weather climate to a cold weather one and you are transporting plants that need a year-round warm weather climate to survive, you might want to reconsider.
To find some plant movers in your area that can assist you with moving your plants, your best bet is to search for specialty movers that can handle this highly specific job. Start by visiting the specialty movers page at Movers.com and enter your information in the box at the top of the page to get in contact with specialty movers in your area who will provide you with free moving estimates. Make sure to inquire about whether they offer plant moving services and do not forget to compare quotes.
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