How To Pack Artificial Plants for Moving

How to Pack Artificial Plants for Moving

Packing your artificial flora and fauna might be trickier than it seems. Artificial plants are definitely much easier to pack and move than your real plants, but there are a few things you want to keep in mind.

Think of all the heavy furniture you’ll be packing in the moving truck. Your dainty artificial plants might not be strong enough to survive around your bulky and large appliances.

They might get crushed after the first speed bump if not packed correctly.

Luckily, there are a few ways to protect your artificial plants in a moving truck. Stick around to know how to pack artificial plants for moving.

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3 Steps to Pack Artificial Plants for Moving

Your main priority while packing your artificial plants is to keep them safe from their surroundings.

There are numerous packing options to consider. You just need to pick whichever option would maximize your space. After all, you wouldn’t want your artificial plants covering a third of your moving truck.

Here are some steps to guide you through your choices.

Step 1: Prepare Your Artificial Plants

Artificial Plants Air Drying Off Wire Shelf
Artificial Plants air drying on a wire shelf. It’s so important to make sure your plants are completely dry before placing them back in their pots.

Before strapping in your artificial plants for a long ride to their new home, we recommend a minor cleanse to keep them fresh on arrival. There’s more than one way to give your artificial plants a little cleanse before departure.

Freshening up your artificial plants will demand a little work. How much will depend on the size and state of your artificial plant.

For instance, your plant might be collecting large amounts of dust in hard-to-reach areas. Then, you might find yourself having to use a microfiber cloth with a few drops of dish soap to cleanse away the bacteria.

Large Artificial Plants

Larger artificial plants may require a shower. Run the water all over your leaves and container. The next step is crucial; you need to leave your artificial plant to air dry overnight to avoid any fungal bacteria growing in your pot.

Small and Medium Artificial Plants

Small to medium artificial plants don’t need as much maintenance. You can simply give them a full wipe down with your cleaning rag. As an extra step, you can spray them with an ammonia D solution, which you can find in your commercial window cleaner.

Dusting your plants but still see dust accumulated on their leaves? To solve this, you can cover your artificial plants in a plastic wrap along with salt inside. Now, all you need to do is shake your plant and let the abrasiveness of the salt do its magic.

Step 2: Pack Your Artificial Flowers

Fake Plants Sitting on a Shelf

The enclosure process might be difficult since you’re trying your best not to crumple up your artificial leaves and flowers. The first thing you want to consider before boxing them is to make sure the plants are dry to avoid bacterial growth.

If you happen to have the original box that came with your artificial plant, then don’t let it go to waste. Otherwise, you can find a box with the appropriate measurements to fit your plants in. That being so, we wouldn’t recommend packing your artificial plants uncovered in a box.

You can either use paper towels, plastic wrap or bubble wrap to encase your artificial flowers. You can even get creative and use t-shirts, towels or bedding materials.

If you’re looking for added safety, you can get packing peanuts for cushioning the box. Not only will they help in protecting your artificial plants, but they’ll also keep them in place.

If you’re not using packing peanuts, try to use packing tape to secure your assortment to the bottom of the box and ensure that your box is labeled ‘fragile.’

Step 3: Place Your Artificial Plants in Your Moving Truck

You don’t want your artificial plants to be packed in first, specifically on the bottom. Otherwise, your box is likely going to get crushed under the heavyweight of your furniture.

You can pack your artificial plants last in your moving truck since they likely weigh the least. Try to place them atop of your larger, heavier items.

To Conclude

Artificial plants are more convenient to move around as opposed to living ones. The packing process is much easier and requires less maintenance because they don’t need sun or light.

The steps are straightforward; you just need to prep, pack, and place your artificial plants.

We hope you and your artificial plants have a safe and trouble-free journey to your new home!


I've been a college coach for going on 20 years now and that career has led Jen and I on quite the journey. We've lived in 7 different states and have moved a dozen different times. We've learned A LOT over the course of all those moves and we want to pass on our knowledge to help others going through the moving process.

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