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March 10, 2017

Little Rock Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

Oil Capitol Relocation knows that, with everything else you’ve got to balance regarding your Little Rock residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t factored in: storage. But that could wind up] putting a huge hex on your move arrangements. actually crucial, to tidy up their homes before a move. Others need to vacate their present 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 homes right away. What’s the solution then? They find a place to stow their things until the situation is resolved.

Most moving companies – Oil Capitol Relocation is definitely one of them – give their clients various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry expression for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is dependent on the company and the options you pick, of course.

But a fair portion of Little Rock home- or apartment-dwellers choose to arrange their own storage solutions, rather than those of their moving company. It’s advantageous 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 complete control of your move from first to last.

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

·         You engage with just a single point of contact.

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


·         The weight of locating a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a outfit to move your belongings out of storage falls heavily on you and no one but you.

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

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


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

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


·         At the time a driver delivers your household goods to the separate storage warehouse you’ve chosen, he must  remove all furniture pads because they’re his property or the property of the company for whom he works; you can’t hang onto them. You’ll have to^ must}112} hunt up something else to place over your stuff if you want it properly shielded in storage.

·         Your household goods 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 way too has no liability whatsover for their condition while stored or after they come 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 retrieved, but that necessitates vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, in contrast, lets you have full 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.


·         aren’t made for a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to get them into storage. Result? Your possessions have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which increases the likelihood of damage and might add to your costs.

Weighing the pros and cons of vanline storage versus self storage, one pretty much has to give the advantage to vanline storage. Your circumstances, though, may lead you to some other conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth thinking about at the start of your move planning. Need some help deciding? Look to us at Oil Capitol Relocation. We suspect you’ll appreciate the storage alternatives we give you.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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