Tips for Moving with Houseplants

Traveling with plants can be tricky. Our first rule to moving houseplants is this: don’t let other people move them for you. Plants are fragile and if you move them yourself, you’ll have more control over their environmental conditions.

It is also okay to consider other options like giving them away… Coming up with alternatives might be best for you and your chlorophyll friend (at Student Movers we love our Biology!).

There are several environmental factors that could potentially harm your plant, which you should consider:

  1. Shock:  it depends on what genus or species (there it is again, Biology!) that you have, but some plants are more susceptible than others are and moving can create a need for recovery.
  2. Temperature: This is most important. Plants exposed to temperatures that are below 35 degrees or exceed 95 degrees will most likely die…However, the plants transported safely in either breathable boxes or the correct containers have a better chance of surviving in temperatures for more than an hour.
  3. Light: Plants cannot be left in dark for too long because they with “etiolate” or start to show abnormal growth, which makes your plant more susceptible to disease. If your plant has been in the dark limit it’s exposure to direct sun light.

By the way, cuttings can sometimes survive for several days if put into a bag containing anything from peat moss, vermiculite, paper, or even a towel. This process aids in saving space as opposed to taking your whole house plant.

Here at Student Movers, we care about our clients and their possessions. Let us help with your next move!


Pricing List

Full Service Pricing



Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%


Plus DDT, +30%

Excludes A Nominal 30% Fuel Charge, Per Truck. Mandatory 8 Hr Min For Same Day Moves/Bookings + Additional $150 Same Day Rush Charge And Any Other Applicable Fees. 4Hrs Minimum. Anything Over Will Be Billed At The Applicable Booked Rates For Service. In Addition, 5% Will Be Billed Per Man For Anything Over 8Hrs.


Additional 3% Processing Fee For All Moves And Additional Fees Apply After 8 Hours. There Is Also An Additional $30 Fee If You Have 2+ Crew On Your Job.

Labor Only Pricing






Labor Only Fee + $30 travel charge


What is a DDT?

DDT sounds like you’re being charged double for drive time but that’s a mistake! The California Public Utilities Commission requires all moving companies to charge DDT on hourly rated moves. DDT means you are charged for the time between the old house (origin) and the new house and the moving company is responsible for the drive time between the warehouse and the origin. DDT actually SAVES you money!

One Hour Arrival Time

Please allow a one hour window for the movers to arrive. Example: 9am-10am

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Cancellation Fee

Cancellation fee of $150 (per a 2 man crew) when order was not cancelled within 72 hours before the move. 4 man crew is $300 cancellation fee. Mandatory 8 hr min for same day moves/bookings + additional $150 same day rush charge and any other applicable fees. I authorize Student Movers, Inc. to assign any charges associated with services to my credit card account I provide prior to the move and/or for any cancellation fee, when 72hrs notice was not given prior to the move date.Bids accepted are non-refundable for long distance moves.

Weight Requirements

Any item that weighs over 250 lbs or requires special equipment may be subject to an additional charge. Please be sure you let us know about any bulky or heavy items before your movers arrive.

2 Days Notice

Please plan for two days in advance and make sure to select the time you prefer so that we can give you priority. Two days notice is recommended, yet we can accommodate same day moves depending on our schedule.