Moving Blog
February 27, 2023

Storage Options: Moving Company VS. Self-Storage

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

With everything you’ve got to consider regarding your household move, there is one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that might be a big problem. Many people find it desirable, if not necessary, to de-clutter their house ahead of a move. Others will have to move out of their old home ahead of when their new home is prepared for occupancy. And still others might have all sorts of reasons for not being able to accept delivery of their belongings to their new house immediately. What can they do with their possessions? They look for someplace for storage.

Many moving companies – such as A-1 Freeman Moving Group – can provide their customers several short-term and long-term storage options. The industry term for this is “vanline” storage. Its price depends on the moving company and the options you choose, of course.

However lots of people choose to find their own storage solutions, aside from those of their moving company. It is wise to compare what vanline storage gives you versus what you get with self-storage. The following chart should help you do that.



Weighing the pros and cons of vanline storage vs self-storage, one will probably give the advantage to vanline storage through your professional moving company. Your circumstances, though, could lead you to a different conclusion. However the decision is yours. And it’s well worth deciding sooner rather than later in your move planning. Need some help deciding? Discuss with us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We think you’ll want to use the storage options we have for you.


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