Moving plants safely

Moving plants safely

Moving plants safely

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    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK often involves bringing along the green companions that have brightened your living space. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I understand the sentimental value and importance of your plants. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article offers expert insights and essential tips on how to move your plants safely and ensure they thrive in your new residence.

    Preparing Your Plants for the Move

    Plant Evaluation

    Assess the health and condition of your plants. It’s best to move healthy plants and propagate or discard those in poor condition.

    Repot When Needed

    If your plants have outgrown their pots or need fresh soil, repot them a few weeks before the move.

    Trim and Prune

    Trim overgrown branches and foliage to reduce the plant’s size and make it more manageable for transportation.

    Research and Regulations

    Local Laws

    Check local regulations regarding the transportation of plants. Some areas have restrictions to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

    Pest-Free Plants

    Ensure your plants are pest-free by inspecting them carefully. Remove any pests or diseased parts.

    Quarantine Periods

    Be aware of any quarantine periods your new area might have for bringing in plants.

    Packing and Transport

    Proper Containers

    Use sturdy and well-ventilated containers or boxes to transport your plants. Avoid plastic bags that can cause condensation.

    Secure Pots

    Use newspaper or bubble wrap to secure the pots and prevent soil spillage. Support tall plants with stakes if needed.

    Proper Watering

    Water your plants a day or two before the move, but don’t overwater. Wet soil can become heavy and messy during transport.

    Transportation Considerations

    Suitable Plants

    Smaller plants and a limited number of them can be transported in your personal vehicle.

    Professional Movers

    For larger collections, consider removalist services like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, or Stafford Removals, which have experience with plant transportation.

    Temperature Control

    Be mindful of temperature extremes during transportation. Avoid leaving plants in a hot or cold vehicle for too long.

    Care During Transit

    Handle with Care

    During loading and unloading, ensure that plants are handled gently to avoid damage.

    Secure Positioning

    Secure plants in a way that prevents them from shifting during transit.

    Regular Check-Ins

    If the move is long-distance, periodically check on your plants to ensure they are doing well.

    Post-Move Care

    Gradual Acclimatization

    Allow your plants to acclimate gradually to their new environment. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or extreme conditions immediately.

    Post-Move Care

    Continue regular care routines, including pruning and watering, to help your plants adapt and thrive.


    Keep a close eye on your plants for any signs of stress or health issues and address them promptly.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.