Denver Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group understands that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to consider relative to 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 before a move. Others need to leave their present homes before their new homes are ready for them. And still others have all manner of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new destinations directly. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is certainly one of them – give their clients 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, of course.

But many Denver home- or apartment-dwellers choose to go with their own storage solutions, aside from 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 responsibility for your move from start to finish.

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

·         You deal with just one point of contact.

·         You rest assured that everything is being handled 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 heavily on you and you alone.

·         You must pass your belongings off to personnel from multiple companies – a different company with different people at every step of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


·         At the time a driver delivers your possessions to the discrete storage facility you’ve picked, he’ll  unwrap all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} look for something else to drape 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 once they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one possible downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably restricted access to them. They can be accessed, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, lets you have complete control of your household goods and access to them at any time.

·         All vanline warehouses are tractor-trailer friendly and can accommodate a moving van.


·         Too many 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 required – which ups the potential for damage and may add to your costs.

Juggling 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 considering early on in your move planning. Need some guidance deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We’re confident you’ll love the storage options we have for you.


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