El Paso Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group realizes that, with all the other things you’ve got to juggle regarding your El Paso residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t considered: storage. But that might wind up] putting a huge hex on your move arrangements. actually criticial, to de-junk their homes prior to a move. Others need to move out of their current homes before their new homes are ready for residency. And still others have all sorts 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 somewhere to stow it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is assuredly one of them – offer their clients a number of short-term and long-term storage options. The industry term for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is dependent on the company and the options you choose, naturally.

But a lot of El Paso people prefer to set up their own storage solutions, apart from those of their moving company. It’s wise 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 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 engage with but one point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing everything is being managed for you professionally by one company.


·         The burden of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a company to move your household goods out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and no one else’s79].

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

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


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

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


·         Once a driver delivers your belongings to the independent storage warehouse you’ve picked, he must  remove all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t hold onto them. You’ll find it necessary to^ must}112} find something else to hang over your stuff if you want it sufficiently covered in storage.

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


·         While it’s true they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are way too accessible to the public at large and prone to break-ins.

·         insects and critters tend to {{have a field day for their condition while stored or when they’re taken out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

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


·         Mini storage, on the other hand, gives you complete control of your personal items and access to them round the clock.

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


·         Many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to get them into storage. The upshot? Your possessions have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be expedient – which raises the potential for damage and may add to your costs.

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one would be inclined to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your situation, though, 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? Talk with us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll appreciate the storage alternatives we offer you.


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