How to Move Plants and Electronics During Your Residential Move

The design of households has improved a lot to incorporate aspects of gardening and intricate electronics equipment to support your lifestyle. Your house is no longer a dead furniture store. When looking to move, you have to carry your plants and electronics with you, which could be daunting. In this informative piece, we will focus on how to handle your plants and electronics during your residential move, to minimize loss or damage.

Moving plants securely

Plants are delicate; sensitive to climate changes, and their parts could break or get dismembered during movement. You have to prepare for the state of your plants before, during, and after movement.

  • First, ensure that your plants are not restricted in the region you are moving to. Some states do not allow certain plants within their borders.
  • Packing: Thereafter, you should pack your plants light but sturdy materials. Use cartons that are spongy with holes punched on the sides. Wrap delicate parts of your plants with paper bags, newspapers, or tissue papers to protect them from cold weather and shock.
  • Label all your plants well so that there is no confusion when unpacking.
  • Do not expose your plants to direct sunlight and have just enough ventilation for plenty of air to flow around them. If your car has an efficient air conditioning system, you should set it up to suit the temperature needs of your plants.
  • You can water your plants periodically if they dry up fast in the course of your movement.
  • Loading: Remember to load your plants carefully onto your truck at the wee hours of movement. They should be the last thing that you move so that you can set them up as soon as you arrive.
  • Setting up: once you arrive at your destination and have already set up your plants, you can embark on treating ailing plants and pruning torn leaves and broken branches.

Moving electronics

There are ordinary household electronics such as coffee makers and electric irons, which require special attention, such as personal computers, lighting with sensors, and audio systems. Electronics should be packed depending on how delicate or expensive they are; expensive equipment have more delicate parts.

  • Uninstalling: Refer to your owner manuals for your electronics on the instructions to uninstall your wall-mounted Audio-Visual equipment such as TV sets and surround speakers. Plasma and flat-panel TV and desktop computers should specifically be handled with extra care. Create an inventory of all equipment before uninstalling so that you do not miss anything.

If you are not confident enough about uninstalling electronics yourself, you should use a qualified serviceman.

  • Packing: You should always pack electronics in their original boxes. Such boxes provide the right materials, such as polystyrene foams in the sides and corners, to hold your equipment securely in place and guard against shock. If you have gotten rid of the original packing material, you can simply order new boxes with expanded polystyrene foams and or packing peanuts.

You can also improvise by using fitting cartons with spongy materials such as bubble wraps and paper paddings for cushioning.

  • Take enough pictures to detail the organization of wires and electronic equipment so that you can set them up appropriately once you arrive at your new establishment.
  • Transportation: electronics should be transported in the shortest time possible to minimize the adverse effects of humidity and temperature changes on their component parts. Set the air conditioning of your car to a cool temperature suitable for household goods.
  • Unpacking and installing: unload and unpack your equipment carefully and place them in their respective rooms. It would be best if you used an extra hand from a friend or family member. Thereafter you can install them one by one. You can do this in a day or two; the most important thing is not to rush to prevent unnecessary damages.


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