Houseplants do not travel well. Temperature and light fluctuations, not to mention the jostling, are intolerable to most of them. That being said, here are five tips taken from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" to ensure that your leafy housemates arrive at their new home safe and sound.
You've got the essentials -- toiletries, a shower caddy, extra-long bed sheets -- but what about the fun stuff? Whether you’re sending your kid off to college or packing for yourself, don't let these items fall off your list.
Moving, and all its attendant chores, may be inevitable. But the accompanying sense of chaos, while common, isn't necessary. This schedule outlines essential tasks, both large and small, that need to be addressed and allows several weeks for you to tend to the details (although everything can be accomplished in far less time). As you prepare, don't overlook the simplest way to ease your burden: Consider which belongings you really need to keep. A lighter load means not only an easier move, but less to unpack.