Great to hear-except for making my blood freeze.
Several of my guitars, along with other valuables, are in a storage unit.
They are supposed to be safe.
Storage in US? Your title shows Japan. I wouldn't worry too much if they are stored in Japan.
Storage units are not secure. I would advise caution.
My sister had her unit broken into. Not much that was valuable and viable but her stuff was left strewn about.
Camoflage and inconvenience are your friends at storage units.
You could go to the front counter at your local police station and inquire regarding stats on breakins at storage units.
For one idea, get an old, broken refrigerator off craigslist. Free section probably has something. Gut it, remove innards to make space. Put guitars inside, put in corner with door facing one wall, pile other stuff around it.
No longer obvious, too much work. Risky to stay and take everything apart hoping you have something good in the old refrigerator. Much lower possibility of theft.
Probably sounds crazy but in some areas, theft is rampant.
Um...ya-I wouldn`t worry about Japan either. Unfortunately that`s not the case.
With the limited spaces in Japan, it would be physically impossible to have all my possessions here,
unless I paid double rent. My things in the U.S. were at my parents` place, but due to several factors which I`m not going to get into,
That place became unavailable. I had to do something with limited time and no way to be there personally.
It`s stressing me out on multiple levels, not the least of which is that I have to pay by credit card, and my CC company
fell prey to a bigger company. They have basically shut down all international connections, which means that someone with access to the U.S.
banking system has to help me pay for the storage unit. Thanks to `money laundering` and `financing terrorism` paranoia-which of course rarely catches the
real bad guys but makes life a headache for everybody else-international money orders have also become basically impossible.
I have to either link to someone`s U.S. bank account or give them my CC details and send cash to them so the can make a payment.
At least the unit is in an affluent area, far from the big city. There are things from many countries that can`t be replaced in it.
Welcome to my nightmare.