Tulsa Vanline Storage vs. Self Storage When Moving

Oil Capitol Relocation recognizes that, with everything else you’ve got to juggle relative to your Tulsa residential move, there’s one thing you may not have factored in: storage. But that could be a big issue. Many, to weed the nonessentials from their homes in advance of a move. Others need to move out of their current homes before their new homes are ready for move-in. And still others have all sorts of reasons for not being able to take delivery of their belongings at their new residences directly. What’s the solution then? They find somewhere to stow their things until the situation is resolved.

Most moving companies – Oil Capitol Relocation is assuredly one of them – offer their customers various short-term and long-term storage options. The industry jargon for this is “vanline” storage. Its cost is dependent on the company and the options you choose, to be sure.

But a good many Tulsa people opt to find their own storage solutions, as opposed to those of their moving company. It’s a good idea 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 responsibility for your move from A to Z.

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

·         You interact with just one point of contact.

·         You can take comfort knowing everything is being overseen for you professionally by one company.


·         The chore of hunting down a moving company, plus a separate mini-storage provision, plus a outfit to move your stuff out of storage falls squarely on your shoulders and your shoulders alone79].

·         You must pass your possessions off to personnel from multiple companies – a different company with different people at each and every stage of the transit-storage-delivery out process.

·         “Delivery out” is reflected in the moving company’s storage fee.


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

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


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

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


·         Even though they can be safe and secure, many mini-storage units are way too is not liable for their condition while stored or once they come out of^’re removed from}145} storage. 

·         Vanline storage does have one possible downside: While your possessions are in storage, you have considerably prohibited access to them. They can be gotten to, but that calls for vanline labor and will cost you extra.


·         Mini storage, by comparison, gives you complete control of your belongings and access to them round the clock.

·         All vanline warehouses are built for tractor-trailer units and can accommodate a moving van.


·         A lot of}165]  mini-storage units {{can’t handle a tractor-trailer. That means the driver must offload your possessions onto a smaller truck to haul them into storage. Result? Your household goods have to be handled one more time than would otherwise be necessary – which increases the potential for damage and might raise your costs.

Balancing the pros and cons of vanline storage versus self storage, one pretty much has to concede the advantage to vanline storage. Your particulars, however, may lead you to a different conclusion. But the choice is yours. And it’s well worth considering up front in your move planning. Need some help deciding? Look to us at Oil Capitol Relocation. We’re confident you’ll appreciate the storage choices we have for you.


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