It’s a scene that has been repeated more than a million times in recent years—-
A husband and wife pace back and forth in front of a row of Liberty safes at their local safe store. They’ve already learned enough to realize Liberty is the best deal for the money, and they can see all of the extra features that make Liberty a wise choice.
But how big do we want to go?
The dealer encourages them to consider going larger, but they counter with concerns of cost and that look of, “Is he trying to step us up?”
“You’ll really want the extra space,” the dealer says. “You’ll end up putting more stuff in it than you ever thought possible. Wishing it was bigger is Liberty’s #1 complaint.”
But husband and wife are perfectly confident that the smaller size will work, and they go forward buying a safe that meets current needs.
Within days, their new safe is delivered, professionally installed, and the owner’s manual thoroughly exhausted and the combination numbers stashed away safely, the fun can finally begin.
He brings his stuff and starts filling the shelves. The guns and rifles, the papers, the Coke bottle from the 2002 Winter Olympics, his letterman’s jacket and medals, dad’s class ring, grandpa’s war memorabilia, the plaster caste of Big Foot he made while hiking through Montana in 1992.
But wait, there’s more! And then she comes with her dried bouquet from their wedding, her mother’s wedding rings, the mortgage papers, some cash and stock certificates, three binders of personal journals, that jar of sand from their honeymoon in Maui, and all those family photos from great-grandma.
But wait, there’s more! And sure enough, over the course of time, that safe slowly fills. It fills as the clarity of safe storage begins to dawn on the two of them, and just what it means to have valuables stored away from theft, neglect and fire.
Before long, the ultimate in confrontations finally arrives.
“Honey, I need to take out your grandmother’s dress and shoes,” he says. “I know these mean a lot to you, but I don’t have room for these antique snowshoes and my victory cups from A&W.”
“Why do you need those paper cups anyway?” she retorts. “Who cares about those, it was high school for crying out loud.”
“I bought one every time we won a game, it’s family history, people will want to know, the kids will love these in 50 years!”
“And they won’t value grandmother’s wedding dress and shoes? They’re rare, they’re valuable….”
And then it hits both of them: “We should have bought a bigger safe.”
When it comes to safes, bigger is better. But if the one you own is packed full, here’s another solution. Make it His and Hers.
That’s just what these Liberty safe owners did (see photo), and they’ve been happy ever since—a safe for him and a safe for her.
With plenty of secure storage between the two of them, the arguments ended, the decisions became easier, and they report it was the best thing they could have done. “Thank you, Liberty,” they recently wrote. “It saved our sanity.”
Liberty safe—encouraging happy marriages everywhere with the best-built safes on the planet.