Atlanta Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group knows that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to balance regarding your Atlanta residential move, there’s one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that could wind up] putting a the kibosh on at least some of your move arrangements. A good number of Atlanta home- or apartment-dwellers have found it advantageous, if not {{necessary, to tidy up their homes in advance of a move. Others need to move out of their old 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 possessions at their new residences directly. What then do they do with their stuff? They find somewhere to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is definitely one of them – give their clients a number of 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 choose, to be sure.

But a good many Atlanta home- or apartment-dwellers prefer to find their own storage solutions, rather than 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 takes full control of your move from first to last.

·         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 one point of contact.

·         You can rest easy knowing everything is being overseen for you professionally by a single company.


·         The chore of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a outfit to move your stuff out of storage falls heavily on you and you alone.

·         You must hand your possessions over to people from multiple companies – a different company with different 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 must arrange with a local mover to move your belongings out of mini storage or do it yourself.

·         All your possessions – 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 warehouse you’ve selected, he’ll  take off all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll have to^ must}112} find something else to place over your stuff if you want it safely covered in storage.

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


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

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


·         If your possessions are hauled off to separate mini storage, the van line {{has zero liability for their condition while stored or after they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one conceivable negative: While your possessions are in storage, you have extremely prohibited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that calls for vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, lets you have total control of your possessions and access to them at any time.

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


·         Too many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver is required to offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to haul them into storage. So? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which ups the possibility of damage and might add to your costs.

Weighing the pros and cons of vanline storage versus self storage, one is inclined to hand the advantage to vanline storage. Your circumstances, though, may lead you to a different conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth pondering at the start of your move planning. Need some guidance deciding? Talk with us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We suspect you’ll appreciate the storage alternatives we give you.


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