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March 10, 2017

Denver Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with all the other minutiae you’ve got to contemplate regarding your Denver residential move, there’s one thing you might not have thought about: storage. But that could be a big headache. Many, 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 occupancy. And still others have all types of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new homes instantly. What’s the answer in that case? They find somewhere to stow as many of their items as possible until the situation is resolved.

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – extend to their clientele an array 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, naturally.

But a fair portion of Denver residents choose to go with their own storage solutions, as opposed to those of their moving company. It’s advantageous to compare|contrast|juxtapose|correlate]59] what vanline storage gives you with what self storage provides. The chart below should help you do that.





·         The van line has complete responsibility for your move from beginning to end.

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

·         You deal with but one point of contact.

·         You can take comfort knowing everything is being handled for you professionally by one company.


·         The burden of finding a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage provision, plus a firm 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 pass your possessions off to staffers from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each stage of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


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

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


·         At the time a driver delivers your household goods to the separate storage unit you’ve chosen, he has to  take off all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t hold onto them. You’ll have to^ must}112} find something else to hang over your stuff if you want it safely covered in storage.

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


·         Even though they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are too easily hold sway}132] in these units.

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


·         When your items are hauled off to independent mini storage, the van line has no liability for their condition while stored or once they come out of 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 calls for vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, in contrast, gives you total control of your household goods and access to them whenever you want.

·         All vanline warehouses are designed with tractor-trailor units in mind and can accommodate a moving van.


·         aren’t designed for a tractor-trailer. That means the driver has to offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to transport them into storage. The upshot? Your belongings have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which increases the likelihood of damage and may add to your costs.

Balancing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one has to hand the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, though, may lead you to another conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth pondering 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 choices we offer 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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