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July 27, 2022

Tips for moving to NYC during summer

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Summertime is here, and New York City is very busy with traffic all day, tourists, events, and more. You are planning a move to the city and want to make it as smooth as possible without stressing about all the busyness that comes with the “big apple”? Well, we have a few tips below that'll help make your move a little stress free. Here are some great tips for moving to NYC during the summer.

Move early morning to avoid traffic
Move early morning to avoid traffic


Start researching as early as soon as you know your moving date. Once you've decided on the neighborhood, start researching the area, surroundings, public transportation, etc as soon as you can. Being prepared ahead of time will help tremendously when moving to New York City.


Once you’ve decided to move, start planning. You need to have different plans and checklists in place for the whole move and for when you get to your new house. You will need these lists below:

Moving plan- It details exactly what the plan is for the whole move. How you'll split responsibilities with whoever is helping you and include a checklist of things to do before you move like paying utilities, changing of address for mail, etc.

Packing plan/checklist- This plan outlines where and how you’ll start packing in your home. It is especially important if you have family and friends helping you or if you have hired professional packers. It’ll give everyone an idea of how and which rooms to pack.

Packing supplies checklist- This checklist helps make sure you don’t forget the most important things to buy for packing your items. Keep it handy when you go to the store. Also, make sure you have listed everything so you don’t go back and forth.

Floor plan- A floor plan is great if you have a big house with more than one floor, but it still works if you have a big single-floor house. The floor plan outlines the house and all the rooms so when packing, everyone has a clear picture of where the rooms are. This is a great help for a moving company too so they know where the rooms are when they are moving your items.

Give this to them on moving day and keep a copy with you. Also, give this to packers if you have hired professional packers so they can use it as a guide.

Budget plan- Important to have a budget plan so you don’t overspend. Moving is expensive so you want to make sure you stay within your budget when looking for movers and when buying supplies. That's why it is advisable to have a budget plan and stick to it.

Plans help execute everything seamlessly and help keep you in check so you don’t miss any important things that need to be done.

Find a NYC experienced moving company
Find an NYC experinced moving company

Find a New York-based moving company or a company experienced with moving in and around NYC. If a company is experienced and familiar with the territory, they’re more likely to know the best times to move and the streets to avoid, and so forth. This will work to your advantage as you’ll get the best service and finish your move quickly and without stress.


The best time to move is early morning before rush hour. You want to do this early because New York city around summer is busier than the rest of the year as we mentioned earlier. A lot of tourists and schools are closed so there’s a lot of traffic. Wake up early to avoid getting stuck in traffic and to be all done and settled by the time it starts getting busy.


Summer is super hot in New York City and can cause dehydration. Keep a bottle of water handy at all times to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated will help prevent heat stroke and overheating. Put a few ice cubes in your water or put your water in the freezer or a cooler so it's always chilled. Hydration is very important when moving in summer.


Protect yourself from the sun by putting on sunscreen. It can be any sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Make sure to reapply sunscreen every 4 hours while exposed to the sun. Have sunscreen for everyone in the family including children.


Wear light, easy-to-move-in clothes. Your clothes need to be breathable as you don’t want to overheat. Wear flexible clothes that will allow you to move freely without any restrictions. Also, remember to wear a hat to shield yourself from the sun.


Holiday weekends are a nightmare when you’re moving to New York City. Don’t do it! It will make your moving day more stressful than it should be. Avoid all holidays because besides being the busiest time, moving companies also charge extra if moving on a holiday weekend. Save yourself some money and stress by moving during the week.


New York City is no doubt a very busy city and especially in the summer. It is full of tourists from all over the world and hosts a lot of events and famous broadway plays. It is best to avoid moving here in the summer, but if you really must/have to, then consider the tips mentioned above. Plan your move properly and make sure you stick to a plan and within your budget. Find a reputable and NYC-experienced moving company to help with the ease of the whole moving process.

Capital City Movers offers the best and most professional moving services in New York City. With our expertise and experience in and around the city, you are guaranteed a stress-free move. Contact us for a FREE QUOTE at (718) 619 4881 or visit our website for more information on all our services.


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