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Removals Parking Guide

5th April 2017

One of the biggest challenges on your removals day can often be finding the right parking for the trucks and vans bringing your belongings. You'll want to locate these as close as possible to your new residence to cut down on the amount of time spent on hauling boxes and furniture between the two. So this is why we have produced a handy removals parking guide to help you find some quality parking space on the big day.

Choose the Right Day

Many places suffer from congestion at the weekend, which is often removed come the working week. Even though it might impact your own holiday allowance, could it be better for you when it comes to saving a whole load of stress and angst. If you plan to move into your new house after the standard business day has started, there's a very good chance you'll be able to find more space on the street, easing the pressure on your removals company.

Get a Permit

Traffic laws are tighter than ever before and on a nice day the wardens will be out in force looking to punish anyone who is parked without the proper paperwork. If your new property is in a restricted zone then it may well save you a lot of time and hassle if you perform the correct research and make preliminary applications to the council in order to get the right permits to allow you to park on the day.


One of the easiest ways to ensure you have the space for your removals company to park is to talk to your neighbours. Find the time to go round several days or weeks before the big day and ask if you could have some space on the street. Neighbours may even be happy to block off space with their cars and then move them as needed - this is a great way to introduce yourself to your local community and remember, if someone helps out it always pays to cement that friendship with a thank you gift.

Block Off Space

If your street is quite tight for space then it can pay to get up early in the morning and stand outside in the street to mark off space. Although it can be quite tricky to sometimes explain to motorists that you need the space, usually a polite smile and a positive attitude will bring the most understanding side out of the majority of people.

Naturally one of the best methods of ensuring that you don't have problems with parking is by booking a fast and effective home removals company who know what they're doing. Like Alan Cook Removals. Our highly trained staff have years of experience working as a team and will get your belongings and furnishings from the transport to your property in the minimum time possible. And if you know anyone else sure to show them our removals parking guide.