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January 14, 2024

Storage Possibilities: Moving Company VS. Self-Storage

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Warehouse StorageWith everything else you’ve got to remember when it comes to your household move, there is one thing you may not have thought about: storage. But that may become a major issue. A lot of folks find it useful, if not essential, to de-clutter their home ahead of a move. Others must move out of their old house ahead of when their new house is prepared for occupancy. And still others might have lots of reasons for not being ready to accept delivery of their belongings to their new home straight away. What should they do with their possessions? They locate someplace for storage.

A lot of moving companies in Houston – such as A-1 Freeman Moving Group – offer their customers different short-term and long-term storage choices. The industry term for this is “vanline” storage. Its rate is dependent upon the moving company and the options you choose, of course.

But many people decide to secure their own storage solutions, different from those of their moving company in Houston. It’s wise to think about what vanline storage gives you versus what you will get with self-storage. The chart below should help you do that.

Vanline vs Self Storage 

Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of vanline storage versus self-storage, one must give the advantage to vanline storage through your local professional moving company in Houston. Your circumstances, however, may lead you to a different decision. Yet the choice is yours. And it’s well worth deciding sooner rather than later in your move planning. Need a bit of help deciding? Talk with us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. We believe you might want to use the storage options we have for you.

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