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February 02, 2021

How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

moving van parkingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day can be a tad stressful. There's much to pack, do, anticipate and get completed. And about that you perceive you have got it under control, an unforeseen delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving truck may be one of the most upsetting circumstances, by all means. It's also a frequent occurrence as people who are moving seldomly trouble themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your belongings, calling a moving company in Houston, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, among other important logistics, make sure that your moving truck has access and a parking location at your home.

To ensure that your move is completed as smoothly as possible, in addition to conserve you additional costs, time, and energy, let'slet us check out several ways to ensure you are fully prepared when the professional movers pull up:

1. Consider Your Parking Location

This is extremely crucial for people who are on a busy street and don't have a driveway or a parking lot.

Most moving companies are experts at accommodating alleys and courtyards, and additional less than ample spaces, however you need to inform them in advance so that they will be able to decide if a shuttle is required. Shuttle service means loading a smaller moving van several times to load the big moving van.

Failure to secure enough parking or reserve shuttle services will have the movers trudging long distances to and from your residence when carrying home furnishings by hand, which may likely take additional time and might wind up costing you more money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

So now you have found out the availability of parking lot space. However, moving van dimensions such as the height and length of the trailer may be surprisingly big and cause various inconveniences.

Even when the moving van has enough space to pull in and out, double check if the moving truck will have sufficient turning space. Next, check for any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. Secure the Necessary Permits

Confer with your moving company in Houston about any permits that might be required and be clear on who will be securing them. A few local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It is vital, therefore, to take on that job yourself and get it done early enough to circumvent a last-second scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Houston has the necessary transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Read residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few communities, the permits need to be obtained at least three days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you require.
  • Check if your new home area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space in advance.

After you understand which rules could inconvenience you ahead of time, you should have enough time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


If you have sufficiently prepped for the moving van parking, you have got the job just about completed. Permits are not hard to get, and if you're still searching for a reliable moving company in Houston, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move stuff in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits several days prior to the big day and make sure to obtain all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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