Moving in a Winter Wonderland
Updated: Jan 6
We at Higher Ground Moving can move in just about any weather conditions, but please keep in mind that If snowfall is excessive and driving condition are poor or unsafe or your area is in a state of emergency you will likely have to reschedule your move. Please understand that in this case everyone else is rescheduling their move as well. If you are moving during the winter, it is a good idea to periodically check the forecast for your scheduled moving day so you can contact us as soon as possible to reschedule in case of a bad storm.
This is Central Oregon and we expect snow every winter and some craziness from time to time. There are some safety precautions to take to protect your home, belongings, and your movers when moving in this weather. Make sure all sidewalks, stairs, and walkways are shoveled and clear of any snow or ice. It is extremely dangerous for us to move your heavy belongings in these conditions. After clearing away any snow or ice, put down salt to melt ice and prevent us from slipping and falling on any slick surfaces. Be aware that this salt may track back in your house so use it sparingly. In order to protect the inside of your home from our wet shoes, slush, mud, and salt lay down protective blankets, towels or drop-cloths on your carpeting and hardwood floors. We will come prepared with floor protection of our own but it’s always good to overprotect everything.
It’s important to stay in contact with us when bad weather is afoot. Check with us about our policy to find out what conditions are grounds for the cancellation and/or rescheduling of your move. If we cancel your move, it will be rescheduled with no extra fees.