Today is officially the first day of Autumn 2015, and we have been loving the cooler, drier weather. The summer vacations have turned to memories, and the college classes are filled with students once again. Here at Big City Moving Company, we would like to take this opportunity to begin a whole new promotional campaign to usher in the changing weather.
Beginning today, September 23, you can use the promo code “FALL5” to save 5% off the cost of your move. This promo will combo with other promotional offers that we have (repeat customer, student moving, etc), so it is a great opportunity for you to get the best rates of the whole year.
Big City Moving Company has been providing moving services to the Boston area for over ten years now. We have maintained an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and we have great reviews on numerous trusted websites. A large portion of our business comes from repeat customers, as well as people that are referred by our customers. We believe this speaks volumes about the quality of service that we provide to our customers.
If you are planning on moving to, from, or near the Boston area this fall, take the opportunity to experience A+ service for the lowest rates available all year. Fill out an estimate request or give us a call at (617) 209-9226 to get information about our services or to book a move. Remember to mention the promo code “FALL5” to receive your discount!
One question that we hear a lot of is “what’s the best way to move my plants?” It can be a tricky question, because there are a lot of factors that you need to consider; the size of the plant, what it is planted in, and the length of the move are all very important factors. While there may be some exceptions to the rules, the following tips will help you keep your plants alive and green on the other side of your move.
Large vs. Small Plants
The absolute best way to move plants is to keep them in the cab of a vehicle, where they still get sunlight and ventilation. However, this might not be an option with larger plants or small trees. If you have to put these large plants into a moving truck, you should follow these rules:
• Keep the plants at the end of the truck, so they are the last things on and the first things off.
• If they are in a ceramic planter, make sure you pad it well. What might seem like a little bump in the road could be more than enough to break open a heavy ceramic pot in the back of a truck.
• Give them as much natural light as possible. If you’re moving a few hours away, and you stop for lunch or gas, you should open the back of the truck. Most plants are very sensitive to darkness, and it can kill them to keep them completely shut in for a long period of time.
• If it is very hot and sunny, the back of a closed box truck will get very hot and dry. Give the plants a little extra water so they don’t dry out.
For the small plants, be mindful of their lighting requirements. If you’re traveling a long distance and you have a low-light plant sitting in a sunny window for eight hours, you can burn the leaves. You may want to close a towel or t-shirt in the car window to give a little shade for sensitive plants.