Tulsa Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with all the other details you’ve got to assess relative to your Tulsa residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t thought about: storage. But that could wind up] putting a huge hex on your move arrangements. Lots of Tulsa residents have found it worthwhile, if not {{necessary, to tidy up their homes in advance of a move. Others need to leave their present homes before their new homes are ready for occupancy. And still others have all sorts of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new residences right off. What’s their course of action then? They find someplace to stow their stuff until the situation is resolved.

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

But a number of Tulsa residents opt to find their own storage solutions, apart from those of their moving company. It’s a good idea to compare|contrast|juxtapose|correlate]59] what vanline storage enables with what self storage provides. The chart below should help you do that.





·         The van line takes full control of your move from A to Z.

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

·         You engage with but a single point of contact.

·         You rest assured that everything is being taken care of for you professionally by a single company.


·         The chore of locating a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a outfit to move your belongings out of storage falls heavily on you and nobody else.

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

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


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

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


·         Once a driver delivers your possessions to the independent storage facility you’ve picked, he must  take off all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} find something else to place over your stuff if you want it properly covered in storage.

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


·         Though they can be safe and secure, the preponderance of mini-storage units are too easily hold sway}132] in these facilities.

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


·         When your possessions are taken to discrete mini storage, the van line {{has no liability 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 restricted access to them. They can be gotten to, but that requires vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, affords you complete control of your personal items and access to them anytime, night or day.

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


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

Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one is inclined to concede 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 at the start of your move planning. Need some assistance deciding? Get hold of us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll really go for the storage options we give you.


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