San Antonio Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group knows that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to assess relative to your San Antonio residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t thought about: storage. But that could be a huge headache. Many, to weed the nonessentials from their homes prior to a move. Others need to vacate their old homes before their new homes are ready for residency. And still others have all manner of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their possessions at their new homes directly. What then do they do with their stuff? They find a good spot to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is assuredly one of them – give their clientele various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry word for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost depends on the company and the options you pick, naturally.

But a fair portion of San Antonio residents prefer to arrange their own storage solutions, apart 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.

 

VANLINE STORAGE

 

SELF STORAGE

·         The van line assumes complete responsibility for your move from beginning to end.

·         You have the convenience of one-stop shopping for every one|each and every one]65] of your moving and storage needs.

·         You interact with but a single point of contact.

·         You can rest easy knowing everything is being taken care of for you professionally by one company.

 

·         The task of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage facility, plus a outfit to move your possessions out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and your shoulders alone79].

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

·         “Delivery out” is reflected in the mover’s storage fee.

 

·         You have to contact a local mover to move your possessions out of mini storage or do it yourself.

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

 

·         When a driver delivers your possessions to the discrete storage warehouse you’ve picked, he’ll  remove all furniture pads because they’re his or his company’s; you can’t keep them. You’ll need to^ must}112} look for something else to drape over your stuff if you want it sufficiently kept in storage.

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

 

·         While it’s true they can be safe and secure, a lot of mini-storage units are too easily accessible to the public at large and subject to break-ins.

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

·         Vanline storage does have one conceivable negative: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably limited access to them. They can be accessed, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you extra.

 

·         Mini storage, by comparison, lets you have total control of your personal items and access to them 24/7.

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

 

·         A lot of}165]  mini-storage units {{can’t handle a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to haul them into storage. Result? Your belongings have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be necessary – which increases the potential for damage and might raise your costs.

Weighing the good and the bad of vanline storage versus self storage, one has to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your specific state of affairs, 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 assistance deciding? Contact us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll like the storage choices we give you.

 

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