How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day may be a tad overwhelming. There is a ton to pack, accomplish, prepare and get done. And the moment that you think you've got it figured out, an unexpected delay caused by lack of parking for your moving truck may be one of the most upsetting experiences, to say the least. It's also a regular occurrence as people seldomly concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your possessions, phoning a moving company in Houston, and sifting through your utilities, between other key logistics, make sure that your moving truck has access and a parking area at your residence.

To guarantee that your move goes as smoothly as possible, in addition to conserve you additional expenses, time, and work, let'slet us look at a few things to be certain you are fully prepared when the professional movers pull up:

1. Think About Your Parking Area

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

Most moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample locations, but you need to tell them beforehand so that they will be able to decide if a shuttle is a must. Shuttle service means loading a smaller truck numerous times to load the big moving truck.

Failure to reserve ample parking or reserve shuttle services will have the moving crew trudging long distances to and from your home when moving household furnishings by hand, which can consume much time and may end up costing you more.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

By now you have figured out the availability of parking lot area. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer may be colossal and cause several inconveniences.

Even if the moving van has sufficient space to pull in or out, verify if the moving truck will have sufficient turning area. Additionally, look for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. Get the Relevant Permits

Talk with your moving company in Houston regarding any permits that might be necessary and understand who is going to obtain them. Some local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that responsibility on your own and accomplish it early enough to sidestep a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Ask 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 some locales, the permits must be obtained at least 3 days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you require.
  • Check if your new homeowners association area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you realize which rules could trouble you beforehand, you can have plenty of time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


When you have sufficiently prepped for the moving van parking, you've got the task almost done. Permits are not difficult to obtain, and if you're still looking 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 days before the big day and be sure to get all the required documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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