wet weather while moving

How to Plan Your Move Around Wet Weather

In Portland, Oregon the winter and spring are both considered rainy seasons. Don’t let wet weather slow you down on moving day!

When it comes to moving, weather doesn’t need to be a determining factor.  You just need to plan. This may mean adding extra floor coverings if it’s wet or snowy, making plans to protect pets and kids from cold breezes caused by open doors, and understanding that if roads are slick and traffic is slow that the movers may be delayed.

With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about planning your Portland move around inclement weather, rain, snow, or whatever mother nature may throw at you.

Whether you’re moving in the winter or spring, these tips will help you be prepared.

Local and Long Distance Moves – Despite the Weather

Many people ask if rain or snow will cause us to cancel their move. Although it can cause delays at times, it shouldn’t be a big factor unless there are road closures and we are unable to get to your home or business.

In most cases, inclement weather doesn’t affect us all that much. If you’re moving, being prepared and flexible is key. If you’ve ever moved in the middle of a blizzard or downpour, you know the process can be trying and stressful.

How severely wet weather will affect your move, though, depends on a few different factors. It’s most likely that it will only cause some minor inconveniences and not have a major impact. Being prepared will help ease everyone’s concerns

With that in mind, keep reading to learn about a few things you can do to safeguard your move and get off on the right foot.

5 Tips to Prepare for Wet Weather Moving

Portland is nothing if not soggy, at times. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for this reality as you move:

  1. Wear appropriate shoes. Wet conditions can cause slippery surfaces. Wear durable shoes with good tread to avoid slips and falls.

  2. Cover your floors. Keep the floors at your old and new homes safe and dry by covering them with blankets or specialized floor paper.

  3. Cover doorways. It’s tough to keep doors closed while you move. Instead, you can plan to cover them with specialized door coverings that allow movers to pass through and will limit blasts of cold, wet air from outside. This is especially important if you live in a home with pets or children, as they’re especially vulnerable to chilly temperatures.

  4. Prepare for wet roads. Wet or icy roads can cause delays and hazardous driving conditions. Be sure to allow extra time for your move if these conditions are present.

  5. Stay warm. Drink plenty of warm beverages and take breaks to keep your body temperature consistent during chilly, wet moves. Getting excessively cold can lead the way to sickness or even hypothermia.

Moving Made Simple

When it comes to your move, you need a team you can rely on. Master Movers will help you conduct your Portland, Oregon move regardless of weather.

Give us a call today to start planning your move!