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March 10, 2017

Wichita Falls Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group recognizes that, with everything else you’ve got to juggle regarding your Wichita Falls residential move, there’s one thing you may not have considered: storage. But that could be a big matter. Many, to weed the nonessentials from their homes in advance of a move. Others need to vacate their old homes before their new homes are ready for move-in. And still others have all sorts of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new residences right away. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is assuredly one of them – give their customers various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry jargon for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will depend on the options you pick, to be sure.

But a fair portion of Wichita Falls people want to find their own storage solutions, as opposed to those of their moving company. It’s a good idea to compare|contrast|juxtapose|correlate]59] what vanline storage gives you with what self storage provides. The chart below should help you do that.





·         The van line has complete responsibility for your move from A to Z.

·         You have the convenience of one-stop shopping for [[each of your moving and storage needs.

·         You engage with just one point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing everything is being overseen for you professionally by one company.


·         The chore of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a outfit to move your stuff out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and your shoulders alone79].

·         You must pass your belongings off to people from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each and every step of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

·         “Delivery out” is reflected in the van line’s storage fee.


·         You have to hitch up with a local mover to move your belongings out of mini storage or do it yourself.

·         All your items – particularly your more valued furniture pieces and equipment – remain pad-wrapped and shielded while they’re in vanline storage.


·         When a driver delivers your household goods to the independent storage unit you’ve chosen, he must  take off all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} hunt up something else to drape over your stuff if you want it properly shielded in storage.

·         Your possessions are kept safe, secure, and bug free inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


·         While it’s true they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are way too is not liable for their condition while stored or once they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one possible downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably prohibited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, gives you full control of your belongings and access to them round the clock.

·         All vanline warehouses are tractor-trailer friendly and can accommodate a moving van.


·         Too many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to get them into storage. The upshot? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which increases the potential for damage and may raise your costs.

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one pretty much has to concede the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, however, may lead you to some other conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering up front in your move planning. Need some assistance deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We’re confident you’ll appreciate the storage options we have for you.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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