Little Rock Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

Oil Capitol Relocation gets that, with the myriad other things you’ve got to figure out regarding your Little Rock residential move, there’s one thing you perhaps haven’t planned on: storage. But that could end up] putting a hearty hiccup in your move arrangements. in fact a prerequisite, to weed the nonessentials from their homes before a move. Others need to leave their current homes before their new homes are ready for them. And still others have all manner of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new locations right off. What’s the answer in that case? They find somewhere to stow their things in the meantime.

Most moving companies – Oil Capitol Relocation is certainly one of them – give their customers various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry word for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is up to the company and will reflect the options you choose, of course.

But a good many Little Rock residents want to set up their own storage solutions, aside from those of their moving company. It’s wise 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 takes complete control of your move from A to Z.

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

·         You interact with just a single point of contact.

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


·         The weight of researching a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage solution, plus a company to move your stuff out of storage falls right in your lap and [[your lap alone|no one’s but yours|nobody else’s]81.

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

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


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

·         All your possessions – particularly your more valued furniture pieces and equipment – remain pad-wrapped and safeguarded while they’re in vanline storage.


·         At the time a driver delivers your belongings to the independent storage warehouse you’ve picked, he must  take off all furniture pads because they belong to him or his company; you can’t keep them. You’ll have to^ must}112} find something else to drape over your stuff if you want it sufficiently shielded in storage.

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


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

·         Bugs and mice – and, yes, rats – frequently {{have a field day for their condition while stored or when they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage presents you with one conceivable disadvantage: While your possessions are in storage, you have very prohibited access to them. They can be retrieved, but that involves vanline labor and will cost you more.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, affords you complete control of your belongings and access to them anytime, night or day.

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


·         Too many a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to transport them into storage. So? Your possessions have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be required – which ups the potential for damage and might elevate your costs.

Assessing the pros and cons of vanline storage versus self storage, one must surely 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 up front in your move planning. Need some help deciding? Contact us at Oil Capitol Relocation. We think you’ll really go for the storage alternatives we give you.


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