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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 may be very stressful. There's a ton to pack, accomplish, plan for and get done. And the moment when you perceive you have got it figured out, an unforeseen delay due to lack of parking for your moving van may be one of the most frustrating experiences, to say the least. It is also a frequent thing as people who are moving infrequently concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than simply packing up your belongings, contacting a moving company in Wichita Falls, and sifting through your utilities, among other vital logistics, make sure that the moving truck has access and a parking location on your home.

To guarantee that your move goes as easily as possible, as well as save you needless expenses, time, and energy, let'slet us check out some items to ensure you are completely ready once the professional movers arrive:

1. Look at Your Parking Space

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

Many moving companies are used to dealing with alleys and courtyards, and other tight spaces, but you will want to tell them in advance so that they may determine if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller moving van several times to load the big moving van.

Inability to reserve enough parking or arrange shuttle services may have the movers walking long distances to and from your home while hauling home furnishings by hand, which will consume additional time and might end up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

Hopefully now you will have found out the availability of parking lot space. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer may be surprisingly big and cause various inconveniences.

Even when the moving truck has plenty of space to pull in & out, double check if the moving van will have enough turning room. Additionally, look for any overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. obtain the Necessary Permits

Talk with your moving company in Wichita Falls about any permits that might be required and be clear on who will be securing them. Some local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that job on your own and do so soon enough to sidestep a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Wichita Falls has the needed transit and parking permits in your location.
  • Check residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some communities, these permits have to be obtained at least three days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you require.
  • Verify if your new homeowners association area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front as well, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you know which regulations might trouble you in advance, you should have sufficient time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


After you have adequately prepared for the moving van parking, you have got the task almost finished. Permits aren't difficult to obtain, and if you're still looking for a reliable moving company in Wichita Falls, contemplate a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the needed permits a few days ahead of the big day and be sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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