Vaulted Storage

What is Vaulted Storage?

Storage companies specializing in storing household goods use a unique storage system called vaulted storage (also known as vaulting, professional storage, vaulted warehousing, or van line storage). This article will explain what vaulted storage is, a comparison to other types of storage, approximate costs, where to find vaulted storage, who uses vaulted storage, and when not to use vaulted storage. Finally, you will find answers to some common questions about vaulted storage.

What is A Storage Vault?

A vault is a wooden storage container that can be moved around with a forklift. A standard size is 5-feet wide x 6-feet long x 7-feet tall. It holds about a room’s worth of furniture (such as a living room or bedroom). A storage company specializing in household goods stacks the vaults two or three high inside a secure, concrete warehouse. Depending on the size of the warehouse, the storage company can have 100 to 500 vaults available.

The Advantages of Vaulted Storage?

You only pay for the space you use. You don’t pay for a certain sized storage unit or building. You just pay for how many vaults you need. An average apartment needs 2 to 4 vaults. An average home needs 4 to 8 vaults.
  • Triple protection: Each furniture item is wrapped in a storage quilt, then put inside the vault, and then the vault is kept inside a warehouse.
  • You don’t have food, chemicals, gas, or garbage near your vault.
  • Because it is inside a tightly controlled warehouse, you don’t have to worry about other tenants.
  • You can have your items shipped to anywhere in the country or world from the warehouse, even if you are not physically present.

Average Cost Of Vaulted Storage?

On the East end of Long Island, an average monthly cost per vault is $50 to $60. Other fees are an initial set up fee (“warehouse handling fee”) which is about $50 to $60 per vault.

Where can you Find Vaulted Warehouse Storage?

MJ Moving & Storage, Inc
Most professional moving companies vaulted storage

Who uses Vaulted Storage?
  • Individuals storing their furniture until they find a home or until their new home is ready.
  • People who will be out of the state or country for a while and need secure storage.
  • Military bases storing service member’s household goods.
  • Contractors and homeowners doing remodeling projects.
  • Insurance companies.
When not to use Vaulted Storage?

Because your vaults will be inside a warehouse, you will have limited access. Typically, if you want to add or remove items from your vaults, you call to schedule an appointment (“a storage access”). So, if you need daily or weekly access, you should consider a self-storage location. Then, you can come and go whenever you need to.

Common Questions About Vaulted Warehouse Storage

Is vaulted storage secure?

Yes. Every item is inventoried and placed in a vault. The public does not have access to your vault or even to the warehouse. Can a vault be shipped to another location? Sometimes. For local deliveries, the movers load the vault on a truck, brings it to your home, and then take the items out. For long distance or interstate moves the vault stays at the warehouse. The movers take the items out of the vaults and load them into a truck for delivery.

What if I have a couch that is too long to fit in a vault?

The vaulted warehouse has a special storage area or racks available for long, big, or very heavy items. The warehouse stores sofas, motorcycles, Carpets, kayaks, pianos, etc..on racks so that they are not touching anything and nothing is touching them.

How long can items stay in a vault?

Furniture, pianos, electronics, and other items can be safely stored for many years. Some are stored for 20 or more years.

Is vaulted storage climate controlled?

Yes. Our Storage containers, are kept inside a temperature controlled building, there is very little risk of exposure. During the year, the temperature inside the warehouse slowly adjusts, which is perfect for antiques, wooden items, pianos, electronics, etc....

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Phone: 631-321-7172
Fax: 631-721-9655

Warehouse Address
100 Kroemer Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901