Wichita Falls Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group understands that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to balance relative to your Wichita Falls residential move, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that might wind up] putting a the kibosh on at least some of your move arrangements. in fact criticial, to weed the nonessentials from their homes in advance of a move. Others need to leave their present homes before their new homes are ready for residency. And still others have all kinds of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new destinations right away. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to stow it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is certainly one of them – extend to their customers various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry term for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is dependent on the company and the options you choose, naturally.

But a number of Wichita Falls home- or apartment-dwellers prefer to find their own storage solutions, apart from those of their moving company. It’s advantageous 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 takes full control of your move from beginning to end.

·         You have the convenience of one-stop shopping for every one|each and every one]65] of your moving and storage needs.

·         You connect with only one point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing everything is being handled for you professionally by a single company.


·         The weight of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a firm to move your belongings out of storage falls right in your lap and [[your lap alone|no one’s but yours|nobody else’s]81.

·         You must hand your household goods over to strangers from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each and every stage of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


·         You have to get hold of a local mover to move your possessions out of mini storage or do it yourself.

·         All your possessions – especially your more cherished furniture pieces and equipment – remain pad-wrapped and protected while they’re in vanline storage.


·         When a driver delivers your possessions to the separate storage warehouse you’ve picked, he must  remove all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t keep them. You’ll need to^ must}112} find something else to place over your stuff if you want it safely covered in storage.

·         Your household goods are kept safe, secure, and free of insects and vermin inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


·         Though they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are way too accessible to the public at large and subject to break-ins.

·         Bugs and critters frequently {{have a field day for their condition while stored or when they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one possible downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have extremely limited access to them. They can be retrieved, but that involves vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, affords you total control of your possessions and access to them at any time.

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


·         aren’t designed for a tractor-trailer. That means the driver has to offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to transport them into storage. Result? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which raises the potential for damage and might elevate your costs.

Balancing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one has to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your circumstances, however, may lead you to some other conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering at the start of your move planning. Need some help deciding? Get hold of us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We’re confident you’ll love the storage options we have for you.


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