There’s great excitement brewing, you’re going to the Olympics! You’ll be away for a while, but as a sports star, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for all your life. Even If you’re just going as a spectator, you’re looking forward to supporting your country’s athletes and seeing some fantastic sporting achievements. Storage is the last thing on your mind at a time like this, but it should be.
What should you store while you’re travelling?
What are the things that burglars like to steal? Computers, DVD players, flat-screen TVs and other consumer electronics are among the items that head the list. The resale value is very good, and it’s easy to get the loot sold fast.
The only thing that burglars like more than electronics are cash and jewellery. Money and valuable jewellery should be stored in a bank, but be careful to hide away or store costume jewellery too. The mere sight of what appears to be a jewellery box could be enough to provoke a break-in, and even if you don’t have anything valuable to steal in the house, you don’t want the damage to your property.
Booze is popular too, so if you have a well-stocked bar at home, consider packing everything up and storing it away securely until you get back. The same goes for power tools – they’re easy to sell off, so don’t leave them where they can get pinched.
Last but not least, expensive ornaments and clothing should be considered for your list of things to store. They’re not as popular, but if you have a suit of clothes or a painting that’s worth a pretty penny, it’s best to play it safe and put it into storage. That way, even if burglars do gain access to your home, they won’t be able to take anything of great value.
Where are you going to store all this stuff?
Choose safe, secure storage from Storage King, of course! It’s the best way to get peace of mind. We have various sized storage units, and conveniently located and safe facilities where your items can be locked away until your return.
Now you can go forth and win gold, cheer on Australia’s finest athletes, or enjoy that holiday of a lifetime without having to worry about the things you left behind.
Ask a friend or neighbour to look in on your home regularly, don’t leave lights burning all day and night (get a timer that will switch them on and off), and ensure your post doesn’t pile up to tell miscreants you aren’t at home. You’re good to go, enjoy it!