Dallas Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group recognizes that, with all the other things you’ve got to contemplate in connection with your Dallas residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t factored in: storage. But that could be a major issue. A good number of Dallas residents have found it desirable, if not {{necessary, to de-clutter their homes in advance of a move. Others need to vacate their current 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 destinations right off. What’s the solution then? They find a good spot to store as many of their items as possible in the meantime.

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is assuredly one of them – give their clients a choice 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 choose, to be sure.

But a number of Dallas home- or apartment-dwellers opt to go with their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s wise to compare|contrast|juxtapose|correlate]59] what vanline storage offers with what self storage provides. The chart below should help you do that.





·         The van line takes complete 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 have peace of mind knowing everything is being handled 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 household goods out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and no one else’s79].

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

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


·         You’ll have to find a local mover to move your belongings 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.


·         When a driver delivers your possessions to the discrete storage warehouse you’ve chosen, he must  take off all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll need to^ must}112} find something else to place over your stuff if you want it sufficiently shielded in storage.

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


·         While it’s true they can be safe and secure, the preponderance of mini-storage units are way too is not liable for their condition while stored or after 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 extremely prohibited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you extra.


·         Mini storage, in contrast, lets you have complete control of your personal items and access to them 24/7.

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


·         Many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to haul them into storage. So? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be necessary – which ups the likelihood of damage and could add to your costs.

Assessing 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 another conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering at the start of 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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