Denver Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group gets that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to consider regarding your Denver residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t factored in: storage. But that might end up] putting a the kibosh on at least some of your move arrangements. in fact criticial, to de-clutter their homes prior to a move. Others need to leave their present homes before their new homes are ready for them. And still others have all kinds of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new destinations 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 – offer their customers various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry expression for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will reflect the options you select, naturally.

But many Denver home- or apartment-dwellers choose to go with their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s smart 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 total responsibility for your move from beginning to end.

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

·         You deal with just one point of contact.

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


·         The burden of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a outfit to move your stuff out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and your shoulders alone79].

·         You must pass your possessions off to personnel 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 van line’s storage fee.


·         You must arrange with a local mover to move your household goods out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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


·         When a driver delivers your belongings to the discrete storage unit you’ve picked, he’ll  unwrap all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} look for something else to hang over your stuff if you want it safely kept in storage.

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


·         Even though they can be safe and secure, the preponderance of mini-storage units are much too has no liability whatsover for their condition while stored or after they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one potential downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably limited access to them. They can be retrieved, but that calls for vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, lets you have full control of your household goods and access to them round the clock.

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


·         aren’t designed for a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to get them into storage. The upshot? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be necessary – which increases the potential for damage and may add to your costs.

Assessing the good and the bad of vanline storage versus self storage, one would be inclined to concede the advantage to vanline storage. Your circumstances, however, may lead you to some other conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth thinking about early on in your move planning. Need some guidance deciding? Get hold of us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We’re confident you’ll really go for the storage choices we give you.


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