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March 10, 2017

Tulsa Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group gets that, with everything else you’ve got to consider relative to your Tulsa residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t considered: storage. But that could wind up] putting a hearty hiccup in your move arrangements. Many, to weed the nonessentials from their homes prior to a move. Others need to move out of their current homes before their new homes are ready for residency. And still others have all sorts of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new locations directly. What then do they do with their stuff? They find a place to stow it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – give 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, to be sure.

But a good many Tulsa residents opt to set up their own storage solutions, aside 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 has full responsibility for 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 deal with but a single point of contact.

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


·         The burden of locating a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a firm to move your belongings out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and your shoulders alone79].

·         You must give your possessions over to personnel from multiple companies – a new company with new people at each and every phase of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


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

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


·         Once a driver delivers your belongings to the separate storage warehouse you’ve picked, he needs to  take off all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll need to^ must}112} look for something else to hang over your stuff if you want it properly shielded in storage.

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


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

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


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, gives you full control of your possessions and access to them 24/7.

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


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

Assessing 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 another conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth thinking about at the start of your move planning. Need some help deciding? See us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We’re confident you’ll really go for the storage alternatives 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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