Tulsa Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with everything else you’ve got to assess relative to your Tulsa residential move, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that could wind up] putting a huge hex on your move arrangements. Many, 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 – extend to their clients various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry word for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will depend on the options you choose, to be sure.

But a number of Tulsa residents opt to go with 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 all of your moving and storage needs.

·         You engage with but a single point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing 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 right in your lap and [[your lap alone|no one’s but yours|nobody else’s]81.

·         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 needs to  take off all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t hang onto 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 pest free inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


·         Though they can be safe and secure, the preponderance of mini-storage units are too easily has no liability whatsover 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 designed with tractor-trailor units in mind 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 likelihood of damage and might add to your costs.

Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one must surely 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 up front in 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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