How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

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

Moving day can be quite overwhelming. There's a lot to pack, accomplish, prepare and get done. And just when you think you have got it all done, an avoidable delay caused by lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most frustrating experiences, to say the least. It's also a common happening 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 Colorado Springs, and going through your electric and gas companies, between other important logistics, be sure that your moving truck has access and a parking location at your house.

To make certain that your move goes forward as trouble-free as possible, also to save you additional expenses, time, and work, we will check out some ways to be certain you're prepared as soon as the professional movers get there:

1. Think About Your Parking Location

This is very vital for people who live on a busy street and do not have a driveway or a parking lot.

Many moving companies are pros at accommodating alleys and courtyards, and other smaller spaces, however you need to mention to them in advance so that they will be able to figure out if a shuttle will be a must. Shuttle service means loading a smaller vehicle numerous times to load the large moving van.

Failure to secure sufficient parking or organize shuttle services may have the moving team trudging long distances to and from your house when carrying furniture by hand, which will consume a lot of time and could wind up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

So now you've discovered the availability of parking lot area. Yet, moving truck dimensions such as the height and length of the trailer could be surprisingly big and lead to various inconveniences.

Even if the moving truck has enough space to pull in & out, double check if the truck will have enough turning room. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. Get the Relevant Permits

Confer with your moving company in Colorado Springs about any permits that might be required and understand who is going to obtain them. A few local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to take on that job on your end and get it done early enough to circumvent a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred moving company in Colorado Springs has the required transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Read residential parking rules for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locales, the permits need to be obtained at least three days prior, specifying the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you need.
  • Verify if your new home area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front too, and for offloading space in advance.

After you know which regulations could trouble you in advance, you will have plenty of time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


When you have adequately prepped for the moving truck parking, you have got the job just about finished. Permits aren't hard to get, and if you are still looking for a reliable moving company in Colorado Springs, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the needed permits several days prior to the big day and make sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and effort!


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