By Michelle Wood of Sterilite Corporation
In college, you might as well have renamed May to Moving Month. Thank goodness my days of moving in and out of dorm rooms and into Boston summer sublets are over. Nevertheless, May is still a big month for moving, and when you own a pick-up truck, you’re bound to get a few phone calls asking for a favor!
This time, the moving request was a unique one. My mother-in-law needed help moving from one adorable beach cottage to another, and she wanted to bring her established garden with her. She had no intentions of leaving all her beautiful flowers and herbs for the next tenant to mow over, so it became my job to dig-up and replant. My green-thumb reputation had gained me the best moving-day job ever! While the rest of the family moved the countless Sterilite totes she had packed with clothes, china, books, office supplies, etc., I was gently digging around roots and pulling up enormous lavender and rosemary plants.
Storage totes often come to mind when moving day is on your calendar, but my particular job that day called for a unique use of those totes. They instantly became the perfect container for root balls and saplings. Because the containers are waterproof, I was able to give the plants a drink as they awaited transport to their new home. The handles on the totes made loading and relocating easy. After a quick rise and dry, the totes where ready to be placed back into long-term storage. Needless to say, the totes were more valuable to moving day then the pick-up truck was.