Dallas Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with everything else you’ve got to assess in connection with your Dallas residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t factored in: storage. But that might end up] putting a the kibosh on at least some of your move arrangements. Plenty of Dallas residents have found it desirable, if not {{necessary, to de-junk their homes before a move. Others need to move out of their old homes before their new homes are ready for occupancy. And still others have all types of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new homes right off. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – give their clients a range of short-term and long-term storage options. The industry term for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost depends on the company and the options you pick, to be sure.

But a lot of Dallas home- or apartment-dwellers opt to go with their own storage solutions, aside from those of their moving company. It’s wise 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 assumes full responsibility for your move from start to finish.

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

·         You interact with only one point of contact.

·         You can take comfort knowing everything is being taken care of for you professionally by one company.


·         The burden of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a outfit to move your possessions out of storage falls heavily on you and no one but you.

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

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


·         You’ll have to find a local mover to move your household goods out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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


·         At the time a driver delivers your belongings to the discrete storage warehouse you’ve selected, he needs to  take off all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll find it necessary to^ must}112} look for something else to place over your stuff if you want it sufficiently covered in storage.

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


·         Even though they can be safe and secure, the preponderance of mini-storage units are much too is not liable for their condition while stored or once they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage presents you with one potential disadvantage: While your possessions are in storage, you have very prohibited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that calls for vanline labor and will cost you extra.


·         Mini storage, in contrast, gives you complete control of your household goods and access to them 24/7.

·         All vanline warehouses are designed with tractor-trailor units in mind and can accommodate a moving van.


·         Lots of}165]  mini-storage units {{can’t handle a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to haul them into storage. So? Your belongings have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which ups the likelihood of damage and could elevate your costs.

Juggling the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one has to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, though, may lead you to some other conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth thinking about up front in your move planning. Need some guidance deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We suspect you’ll appreciate the storage alternatives we have for you.


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