Here’s Jake’s story which could very well be a valuable lesson to all of us:
When the thought first crossed my mind, it seemed like the best thing to do; store my stuff at a friend’s place to save some pocket money. So I decided to move in with some of my friends from school. At the time, I had a couple of things like my bed, an Xbox, a 42 inch plasma, my laptop, games, some old school stuff and my kayak. All of this pretty much fit in my room. When I told my dad about the plan he gave me the green light but insisted I get home contents insurance. I thought to myself ‘nah, I don’t need that’. Boy, was I wrong.
After a Saturday night out with the guys, I came home in the wee hours of Sunday to an empty room. Nothing but the towel I used for my morning shower was left in my bedroom. While we were out having a good time, someone else was having an even better one with MY stuff!
The robber turned out to be a drug addict “friend” of one of the guys I was staying with. He sold all of my stuff the very next day for quick cash to pay off debts and buy more drugs.
He took everything I owned including the camping gear that I had spent precious time and money on building up in the garage. Oddly enough, none of my roommates’ stuff was stolen, it was just mine. He ransacked their stuff but didn’t take anything. Since this whole episode I don’t really get along with my roommates anymore and I’m still kicking myself for not listening to my dad.
There might be many of you out there who can relate to Matt’s story. It was just a matter of taking his dad’s advice and insuring his belongings and he probably would have still had a bed!
If you have any doubts about the safety of your precious belongings, you can always turn to our Self Storage to ensure that they never go missing or fall into the wrong hands.
We even offer insurance for your valuables at very low premiums. Our insurance covers any loss or damage to your property so you can be more comfortable knowing that your goods are in the right hands.
Although you save money when storing with family, friends or roommates, you also run the risk of damage to your belongings or even worse, loss. Using our Self Storage will only cost you a fraction of the amount you’ll incur should your stuff get damaged or stolen.
Even if you opt for household cover, bear in mind that it only provides limited security. With our Self Storages spaces you can rest assured that your valuables are safe and secure at all times. What’s more, it is a much cheaper alternative to household coverage.
To find out more about our storage facilities, call us today and tell us what your storage needs are.
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