Spot's Meow wrote:
^I agree with what you're saying, but what I really meant was, before the storage place puts its own lock on the door, if you know that you aren't going to be able to make your payments in the future, why not get the stuff out then? If you are that delinquent then some amount of time must have gone by where you knew you couldn't pay before they took ownership of it.
People are idiots. Plenty of people go severely delinquent on their rent-payment and come home one day to find their entire apartment sitting in the parking lot. Some people don't realize or anticipate consequences to their actions nor expect other people to act in a severe manner like putting belongings on auction or setting them in a parking lot.