Wichita Falls Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group gets that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to balance regarding 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 crucial, 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 them. And still others have all manner of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their possessions at their new destinations directly. 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 pick, naturally.

But a lot of Wichita Falls home- or apartment-dwellers prefer to arrange their own storage solutions, rather than 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 complete control of your move from start to finish.

·         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 can rest easy knowing everything is being taken care of for you professionally by a single company.


·         The weight of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a company 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 turn your household goods over to strangers from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each and every step of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


·         You must arrange with a local mover to move your belongings out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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


·         When a driver delivers your belongings to the separate storage warehouse you’ve chosen, he needs to  take off all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} look for something else to place over your stuff if you want it safely covered in storage.

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


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·         The valuation on your possessions remains in effect – because the van line can keep comprehensive coverage on them during transit, storage, and final delivery out.


·         Once your items are delivered to discrete mini storage, the van line {{has no liability for their condition while stored or when they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage has one conceivable disadvantage: While your possessions are in storage, you have extremely limited access to them. They can be accessed, 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 built 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 necessary – which raises the potential for damage and may elevate your costs.

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one would be inclined to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your circumstances, however, may lead you to a different conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering at the start of your move planning. Need some assistance deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll love the storage choices we give you.


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