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March 10, 2017

Atlanta Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with everything else you’ve got to assess regarding your Atlanta residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t thought about: storage. But that could wind up] putting a huge hex on your move arrangements. Many, to clean out their homes in advance of a move. Others need to leave their present homes before their new homes are ready for occupancy. And still others have all sorts of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new residences right off. What’s their course of action then? They find someplace to stow their stuff until the situation is resolved.

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – extend to their customers a choice 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, to be sure.

But a number of Atlanta residents opt to find their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s a good idea 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 full control of your move from A to Z.

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

·         You engage with but a single point of contact.

·         You rest assured that everything is being handled for you professionally by a single company.


·         The chore of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage provision, plus a outfit to move your belongings out of storage falls heavily on you and nobody else.

·         You must give your household goods over to personnel from multiple companies – a new company with new people at each and every step of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


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

·         All your possessions – particularly your more treasured furniture pieces and equipment – remain pad-wrapped and protected while they’re in vanline storage.


·         Once a driver delivers your possessions to the separate storage unit you’ve picked, he needs to  take off all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t keep them. You’ll need to^ must}112} find something else to place over your stuff if you want it properly covered in storage.

·         Your belongings are kept safe, secure, and free of insects and vermin inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


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

·         Vanline storage presents you with one potential disadvantage: While your possessions are in storage, you have very limited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that requires vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, affords you complete control of your personal items and access to them anytime, night or day.

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


·         aren’t built for a tractor-trailer. That means the driver is required to 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 expedient – which raises the potential for damage and might elevate your costs.

Assessing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one pretty much has to concede the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, though, 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 help deciding? Look to us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll really go for the storage choices we have for 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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