Summer is the busiest time of the year for moving in New York and the rest of the country. In fact, peak moving season is in full swing over the summer months, and planning a move during the hot, muggy summer season requires some extra special care and consideration.

Morgan Manhattan is the oldest and most trusted moving company in New York, with well over a century of experience moving households and businesses to new locations in the Tri-State area and all over the globe.We understand the challenges that come with a New York move over the summer months, and how to prepare for a smooth and successful experience. 

If you’re looking for tips to prepare for your upcoming move in New York, our elite team of professional movers at Morgan Manhattan is here for you. Here are some of our favorite suggestions for moving in the Tri-State area during peak season, to help you plan and enjoy a safe summer move this year.

1.  Get an Early Start

To avoid working (and wilting) in the hottest part of the day, aim to move as early in the day as possible. In New York, summer heat can be staggering, and temperatures are at their highest between 11am and 3pm.Moving during these hours is less than ideal, so plan to get an early start while packing up in preparation for your move. You’ll not only get more done, but you’re likely to feel better while doing it, too.
On the actual day of your relocation, make the most of the cool, crisp morning air for an easier, breezier time doing all of that heavy lifting, carrying, and hauling. Your moving company will probably prefer an early start too, so talk to your moving coordinator about scheduling your moving appointment accordingly.

2.  Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is always very important, whatever you are doing. This is especially true during the moving process, which requires a high level of physical activity. All that lifting, carrying and climbing up and down steps can have you breaking out a sweat, which can quickly lead to dehydration.
While moving, don’t forget to pause regularly and drink plenty of water. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough water to hand for yourself and all your helpers. If you have pets, don’t forget to keep them well-hydrated too—especially if they’re being held in crates or confined spaces during the commotion.

3.  Wear the Right Clothes

The clothing you wear during a move can help or hinder your productivity and comfort levels, which is why we recommend using lightweight, breathable, and loose-fitting clothingTight fabrics and dark colors aren’t recommended for keeping cool in the heat, while looser, lighter fabrics are. 
You’ll also want to avoidwearing clothing made with synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and rayon, which will become extremely uncomfortable as the day gets hotter and you become more active.
Linen or cotton are ideal as they absorb moisture, keeping you cool and dry during your move. Light colored garments are also better suited to sunny weather, as they won’t absorb as much of the heat from the sun as dark colors will.

4.  Switch on the Air-Conditioning System in Advance

Be sure to switch on your air-conditioning unit before you move into your new place. Once you and your moving team arrive at your new location, you’ll thank yourself for thinking ahead! Stepping into a cool apartment from hot and humid New York weather is a great relief, and unpacking is much easier when you are working in a comfortable temperature. 
Along the same lines, you’ll also want to keep your air-conditioner running in your old home as well until the final item is packed and loaded into the moving van. Having the air on in both locations will serve as a cool oasis of escape for both you and your moving team, which will be increasingly necessary as the temperatures rise.

5.  Think About What You Pack

Not everything you will be moving will cope well with exposure to heat. If you have a long journey ahead of you in a hot moving truck, you may need to give special attention to certain items. For example, candles may melt and create a waxy mess if not carefully wrapped and packed somewhere cool. Computers, televisions, stereo systems,CDs, and other high-tech itemsmight not work properly after being in hot vehicles for a long time, so make sure to pack these separately and store them in a cool area to avoid damage or loss to your belongings.
Professional, reputable movers—like our team at Morgan Manhattan—will offer climate-controlled options for safely transporting delicate and temperature-sensitive items. Make sure to ask your movers whether this is an option so that you can plan accordingly.

6.  Find and Book Reputable Movers Early

As we mentioned before, summer is peak moving season for movers across the country and a very busy time for residential movers in the New York and Tri-State areas. Our final tip is an important one: don’t wait until the last minute to book your moving appointment.
We always recommend that our customers book at least two months in advance, which means starting your search for the best quality moving companies early. Search for ‘New York movers near me’ or ‘NY movers nearby to find your nearest residential movers, and check customer service reviews to evaluate the top results.
At Morgan Manhattan, we provide a range of custom moving services, from local moving and long distance to international relocationsWe also provide safe and secure storage solutions in eight different locations throughout the Tri-State area, for state-of-the-art protection for your residential, commercial, and specialized items.
If you’re planning a summer move in or out of the New York Tri-State area, Morgan Manhattan’s elite team of professional movers can help. For more information on our affordable moving company’s top-rated services, give us a call to speak with a representative or fill out our online form to schedule a free, in-home estimate.