Little Rock Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group knows that, with all the other minutiae you’ve got to balance regarding your Little Rock residential move, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that could be a big issue. Plenty of Little Rock people have found it advantageous, if not {{necessary, to clean out their homes in advance of a move. Others need to leave 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 belongings at their new residences directly. What’s the answer in that case? They find a good spot to stow their things in the meantime.

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 pick, naturally.

But a fair portion of Little Rock people choose to set up their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s advantageous 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 has total control of your move from start to finish.

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

·         You connect with but one point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing everything is being managed for you professionally by one company.


·         The task of locating a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a company to move your stuff out of storage falls heavily on you and no one but you.

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

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


·         You must contact a local mover to move your possessions out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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


·         When a driver delivers your possessions to the independent storage warehouse you’ve selected, he needs to  remove all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t hold onto them. You’ll need to^ must}112} find something else to hang over your stuff if you want it properly kept in storage.

·         Your personal items 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, lots of mini-storage units are far too hold sway}132] in these units.

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


·         If your possessions are transported to discrete mini storage, the van line {{has zero liability for their condition while stored or once they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one possible downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have extremely restricted access to them. They can be gotten to, but that involves vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, affords you full control of your possessions and access to them whenever you want.

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


·         Too many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver has to offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to transport them into storage. The upshot? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be necessary – which ups the likelihood of damage and may add to your costs.

Balancing the pros and cons of vanline storage versus self storage, one has to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your specific state of affairs, however, may lead you to some other 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 really go for the storage alternatives we give you.


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