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How to Move House Plants from One State to Another

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

Do you have to move your home or office to a new location? Are you expanding or downsizing your home or business? Perhaps, you do not have to move; but, you would like to move to a bigger (or smaller) home or office.

It does not matter whether it is your choice to move or whether you have to move, it is well-documented that moving your home or office to a new location is ranked as one of the most stressful things to do in your life. However, you can reduce your moving-stress levels by talking to the expert and friendly office removalists in Sydney.

Moving your plants interstate

A significant part of moving your home or office is to sort through all of your stuff and determine what to take with, what to donate to charity, and what to throw away. Do you have house plants that you would like to move to your new location? Here are several tips to help you move your house plants interstate:

Determine whether you are allowed to move your plants interstate or not

The first thing to note is that you cannot easily move plants between states. As the InterstateQuarantine.org.au website states: “there are restrictions on what you can take as you cross state and quarantine borders within Australia.”

Therefore, the first thing to do is to determine which plants you can and can’t take with you. Obviously, the plants that you can’t take with you will need to rehome. Unfortunately, it does not matter whether these plants might be your favourite plants or not, if it is illegal to transport certain plants into your destination state, you will have to leave these plants behind.

Obtain quarantine or plant health certificates

Individual plants can be transported interstate; however, they need a clearance (or plant health) health certificate. If the plants need to spend a certain period in quarantine, it’s a good idea to quarantine time before your relocation date so that they can be moved with the rest of your household or office furniture.

Pack your plants

Once you know what plants you can and cannot take with you, and you have obtained all the necessary clearance certificates, the next step is to make sure that your plants are ready to be packed and loaded in the removals van. It is essential to pot the plants that are still in the ground a couple of weeks before you move. This will allow them to settle down in the pots and continue growing. Both these plants and plants that are currently potted need to be re-potted in sterile soil.

The last step is to make sure that you have the right size cardboard boxes for all of your different sized pots. It is also a good idea to add newspaper, packing paper, or bubble wrap when packing your plants in boxes. This will make sure that the pots are securely packed in their box and will make the interstate journey without breaking.

Final words

To echo the words of Walt Disney (in the quotation mentioned above), relocating your home or office can be seen as an adventure and a new part of your life’s journey. Should you have any questions about which plants can be moved interstate and how to pack and move your plants, consult your professional backloading removalists in Sydney. They will help you move your plants quickly, easily, and safely.

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