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March 10, 2017

Little Rock Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group gets that, with everything else you’ve got to juggle in connection with your Little Rock residential move, there’s one thing you might not have thought about: storage. But that could turn out to be a big headache. in fact a prerequisite, to tidy up their homes prior to a move. Others need to move out of their old homes before their new homes are ready for residency. And still others have all types of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new destinations straightaway. What’s their course of action then? They find a good spot to store their things in the interim.

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – give their clients a number of short-term and long-term storage options. The industry expression for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will take into account the options you pick, of course.

But a number of Little Rock home- or apartment-dwellers want to come up with their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s smart 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 assumes full control of your move from first to last.

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

·         You deal with only a single point of contact.

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


·         The burden of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage provision, plus a outfit to move your household goods out of storage falls right in your lap and [[your lap alone|no one’s but yours|nobody else’s]81.

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

·         “Delivery out” is provisioned for in the van line’s storage fee.


·         You’ll have to arrange with a local mover to move your possessions out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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


·         Once a driver delivers your belongings to the separate storage unit you’ve chosen, he needs to  remove all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll have to^ must}112} look for something else to drape over your stuff if you want it protectively covered in storage.

·         Your personal items are kept safe, secure, and bug free inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


·         Though they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are too easily is in no way liable for their condition while stored or after they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

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


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, lets you have total control of your belongings and access to them 24/7.

·         All vanline warehouses are built for tractor-trailer units and can accommodate a moving van.


·         Too many 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 expedient – which increases the potential for damage and could add to your costs.

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one must surely give the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, though, may lead you to a different conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering up front in your move planning. Need some assistance deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We suspect you’ll like the storage choices 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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