Oklahoma City Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group recognizes that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to contemplate regarding your Oklahoma City residential move, there’s one thing you might not have planned on: storage. But that could turn out to be a major matter. Many, to weed the nonessentials from their homes before 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 household goods at their new locations right away. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to store it..

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

But many Oklahoma City home- or apartment-dwellers opt to set up their own storage solutions, as opposed to 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 assumes total control of your move from A to Z.

·         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 rest assured that everything is being directed for you professionally by one company.


·         The task of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a company to move your stuff out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and no one else’s79].

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

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


·         You have to get hold of a local mover to move your belongings 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 household goods to the discrete storage unit you’ve picked, he must  unwrap all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} hunt up something else to place over your stuff if you want it sufficiently covered in storage.

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


·         Though they can be safe and secure, a lot of mini-storage units are too easily has no liability whatsover for their condition while stored or after they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one conceivable downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have extremely prohibited access to them. They can be retrieved, but that requires vanline labor and will cost you extra.


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, affords you complete 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.


·         Many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to transport them into storage. So? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be expedient – which increases the potential for damage and could raise your costs.

Weighing the good and the bad of vanline storage versus self storage, one pretty much has to hand the advantage to vanline storage. Your situation, 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 think you’ll appreciate the storage options we have for you.


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