I travel a lot. The great irony is that while I am traveling the things that worry me the most do not revolve around the place I’m traveling to. Instead I find myself constantly concerned about the place that I call home. This may not come as a surprise to the frequent travelers… To others it may seem a little odd.
I guess what people don’t realize is the fact that when a person travels frequently, his/her house is left vulnerable. When I say vulnerable, I mean that there are so many things that can happen to it. Fire is one devastating possibility. A tree could fall on it in a storm, vandalized or worse still you could have everything stolen!
If you start to think about it all that can happen when you are away, and in my case most of them already have. You will find that the worry slowly begins to get to you. You find yourself worrying for an initial few hours only to forget about it for a while. But trust me… When you remember it again… The fear comes back with vengeance!
After a couple of trips, I decided that enough was enough. I needed to do something about it. Some of my friends who traveled frequently had family come over every once in a while to check on their houses. That wasn’t an option that I could consider. My family lived miles away and they couldn’t afford to check in every time I traveled. No… That did not make sense at all.
Having a friend come over was the next option. I still found something coming up short. It wasn’t that I didn’t trust my friends. It was more that I was looking for something more. Something that would give me a reassurance that if all went wrong, I could still come out on top of it.
That is when I stumbled upon home insurance from Chill ie. After checking out the site, I realized that getting an insurance quote was just a simple step away. I entered all my details and I was surprised to find that the quote was remarkably reasonable. I pondered over it for a while but my gut kept telling me to go ahead and do it. Bite the bullet now or spend the next summer saving and remodeling to cover the damage. Don’t want to do that again..
Even though it took me a while to come to my decision, I did eventually end up settling on a policy. Life has certainly been a lot easier after that. I’ve been able to leave home with little to no fear. Most of the time, I don’t worry too much. I’m a little paranoid so I guess a little worrying is to be expected. At least it isn’t obsessive!
A few of my friends have taken to the idea too, and applied for a home insurance plan themselves. Since we all live in the same neighborhood and we all travel, we decided to pool our resources. Everyone pitches in and keeps an eye on the others house. For me this means added security. It’s not a wonder that I travel worry free now!
I’m sure that my post must have worried the frequent travelers out there. Well… My advice is if your home is not close to friends and neighbors that you trust to watch it for you. Maybe take the time to scout oat a reasonable insurance plan that you like. It may just give you the peace of mind that your misssing.