When it comes to moving, plants can be a tricky item to transport. Some moving companies have no problem transporting plants, but when you travel a long distance, that can change. It's important to check with the moving company for their policy on moving plants. If the moving company doesn't move the plants, you may be able to take them to your car if they fit.
USPS, UPS and FedEx will ship all plants, but each company has different guidelines. When shipping, it's best to choose the fastest possible method and avoid shipping on weekends or holidays to ensure your plant arrives quickly. Because of state laws and because it's unhealthy to ship living objects in a moving truck (lack of adequate airflow, water, and sunlight), most companies are on the list of not sending living objects in a moving truck, including North American Van Lines cable storage and transportation agents. It's important to know that most moving truck and shipping container companies don't allow plants to be transported.
We have established that both shipping plants and their professional transfer are risky tasks. The lack of airflow, sunlight, and access to water means that you shouldn't put living objects in a moving truck, not to mention that many companies have plants on their do not ship lists, including U-Pack. While most moving companies, including North American Van Lines' transportation and cable storage agencies, cannot move plants, there are some alternative ways to ship plants quickly and safely. If you decide to ship your plants yourself, it's important to keep in mind that doing so could void your contract with the moving company and invalidate any protection if the plants cause a disaster that damages your belongings.
To ensure your plants arrive safely and quickly, it's best to use a reliable shipping service like USPS, UPS or FedEx. Make sure you follow all of the guidelines for shipping live plants from each company. If you're looking for an easier way to transport your plants during a move, consider asking friends or family members if they can help. You can also look into local nurseries or garden centers that may be able to help you transport your plants.
If you're unable to find someone who can help you transport your plants, consider leaving them behind or donating them.