Colorado Springs Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

A-1 Freeman Moving Group gets that, with all the other details you’ve got to figure out in connection with your Colorado Springs residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t considered: storage. But that could turn out to be a huge hangup. actually crucial, to weed the nonessentials from their homes prior to a move. Others need to vacate their current homes before their new homes are ready for move-in. And still others have all manner of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their household goods at their new homes right off. What then do they do with their stuff? They find someplace to store it..

Most moving companies – A-1 Freeman Moving Group is assuredly one of them – offer their clients various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry jargon for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will take into account the options you choose, naturally.

But a good many Colorado Springs residents opt to come up with 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 offers with what self storage provides. The chart below should help you do that.





·         The van line assumes full control of your move from beginning to end.

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

·         You connect with but a single point of contact.

·         You have peace of mind knowing everything is being directed for you professionally by a single company.


·         The task of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage provision, plus a firm to move your household goods out of storage falls right in your lap and [[your lap alone|no one’s but yours|nobody else’s]81.

·         You must give your possessions over to crews from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each and every phase of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

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


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

·         All your belongings – 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 unit you’ve selected, 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 hang over your stuff if you want it protectively shielded in storage.

·         Your possessions are kept safe, secure, and pest free inside the vanline’s commercial warehouse.


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


·         When your possessions are transported to discrete mini storage, the van line {{has zero liability for their condition while stored or when they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage presents one conceivable disadvantage: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably prohibited access to them. They can be retrieved, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you an additional fee.


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

·         All vanline warehouses are built for tractor-trailer units 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 belongings have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be expedient – which increases the potential for damage and could raise your costs.

Juggling the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self storage, one is inclined to concede the advantage to vanline storage. Your specific state of affairs, though, may lead you to another conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth pondering up front in your move planning. Need some assistance deciding? See us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We suspect you’ll appreciate the storage options we offer you.


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