For the best Self-Storage in Honolulu, this is it!

The holidays bring in a high demand for printing cards, letters and invitations. Because of the rush of it all, it seems like most of the printing is done at the last minute or right before the event! The end of the year can be busy for many, and the weekends fill up fast with family events, shopping agendas and Santa events for the keiki. Geraldine called us on a Saturday needing to print cards. She needed them that day for her flight to LA the following day. So we asked her to come in with the necessary pictures and things to go inside the card. When she arrived, she realized she had forgotten to bring the picture and also left her phone at home! But we still took care of her! We have guest computers available in the lobby for our customers to use. She used our computers to pull up her email and got the photos to us. While we were working on the layout for the card, she mentioned that she typically goes to another print shop on Saturdays. However, that location recently closed their services on Saturdays. Geraldine found us on Yelp and saw that we are open on the weekends and even closer to home for her. She was really happy with the final product and we’re glad we were able to help her out! She was very happy that she found us and loved the layout of her cards!

Holidays at Dillingham Self Storage

Dillingham Self Storage sees a lot of tenants during the holidays because many keep their holiday decorations in storage for the rest of the year. Those who don’t come in on a periodic basis tend to stop by frequently during the holidays. People are cleaning their homes for the new year or making space for their decorated trees.

Holiday Rush

We have been busy these last few weeks as we’ve had an influx of storage units inquiries for the next month. Many families like to clear their homes of old or unused items during this time as part of their annual traditions to prepare for the new year. New tenants are joining the family as they clear through old things in their home and put into storage their family items. As part of this, people always stop by their storage unit to get rid of old things in there, too!

Storing Decorations

Dillingham Self Storage units can be helpful in storing your holiday decorations like fragile ornaments and special family items. Here, they are safe from obstruction or misplacement. They don’t go anywhere! Our facilities are fully equipped with security surveillance and staff to ensure that your items are safe. Storage may even be a good place for santa to store his presents!

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Storage Units Referral Discount

We offer a referral discount for storage units if you have friends and family with us. It discounts you and your friend’s next month of rent.

Jesse’s Storage Units

Jesse came in looking for a small storage unit to store some containers. We remembered him from last year because his cousins had a unit with us and he came in to help them move their things. He was impressed that we remembered him.

 

At that time, we didn’t have the specific unit size he was interested in but took down his information to notify him of openings in the future. Fortunately, we had an opening the next week and gave him a call. Jesse was so happy to get that call! He dropped by that same day to sign paperwork and move in. He mentioned another facility had an opening for him but he was holding off in hope that we would have an opening.

The Referral Discount

He applied his $50 referral discount because of his cousins who are tenants with us. Jesse is such a nice person to talk to and was making us laugh the entire time he was here! We’re so glad Jesse likes our facilities and is now part of the storage family!

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Honolulu Self Storage for Moving

Daryl researched all of his honolulu self storage options before moving here from Los Angeles. He was most impressed with our website and knew exactly which size he wanted before coming in. However, we didn’t have that size available for him. We had some smaller units open, though. Daryl left his information with us and we’d make sure to call him as soon as his larger unit became available.

Touring Smaller Units

A few weeks later, Daryl came in asking about the larger unit. Unfortunately, because these are in high demand, we didn’t have any available for him. So, we took him up to tour the smaller unit and see if he could make it work. We were having fun talking and laughing on the whole tour that it was more entertaining than we both thought it would be!

Thanks for Joining the Ohana!

He ended up going with this smaller unit because he was desperate for some storage and didn’t want to go with the one closer to his home. We’re so glad to have Daryl as the newest member of our storage family. Thanks for liking our website, we’re glad it helped you in choosing the Dillingham Self Storage ohana!

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Storage Nearby for House Floods

Jonathan and Alisha were in need of storage nearby after their house flooded. Hurricane Lane brought heavy rains, and although it didn’t damage Oahu like it did to the Big Island, some families were still affected.

Storage Nearby

Their home was flooded and they immediately needed storage nearby to house their things in a dry, safe environment. In the meantime, they planned to clear and repair their home. Luckily, we had a unit for them that fit their needs. They didn’t need a large unit, just a small one for their valuables. We had a perfect fit.

Be Prepared

It’s unfortunate when unexpected events like this occur, but we’re glad we were able to help them out even if it was relieved just a little stress. A storage unit can be helpful in times like this for when you just need to get your valuables into a safe environment, quickly and efficiently!

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Storage Units for Hurricanes

Storage units can be helpful in times of emergency and natural disaster. With the recent Hurricane Lane passing through the islands, we all had our fair share in experiencing a panic and rush to prepare for the hurricane.

Panic Before the Storm

Oahu saw a rush of traffic and long lines at grocery stores in the week leading up to the expected Hurricane Lane. Gas stations also had long lines as people were stocking up on necessities to prepare for the hurricane. It was a panic, to say the least. This was one of the biggest, most potentially dangerous hurricanes the islands were expecting since Hurricane Iniki came through in 1992.  The hurricane had a minimal impact on Oahu compared to the other islands like Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.

Storage Units Preparedness

We emphasize that being prepared and having stockpiles are important things to practice. For example, your storage units could be used to fill with these necessary items in preparation for the storm or hurricane. We strongly suggest this, especially during hurricane season. Prepared storage units would come in handy for when the grocery stores sell out or when disaster strikes and your personal stockpiles run out.

 

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Dillingham Self Storage receives Yelp award

Dillingham Self Storage is honored to be a recipient of a Yelp reward! Yelp recently notified us that we are now a “People Love us on Yelp” award recipient!  

The Awards

The Yelp award means that we have been one of the consistently top rated businesses on Yelp. We’ve had some wonderful customers and storage tenants leave kind reviews of our staff. Our Dillingham Self Storage ohana is appreciates these nice remarks and welcomes them all the time! Our staff works hard to provide excellent customer service on a daily basis. It’s reassuring when customers leave nice reviews of us.

Our Favorite Reviews

Some of our favorite Yelp reviews are:

“The units are super clean and has A/C…you know in case you wanna store your super secret stash of chocolate that you have to hide from your 4 kids at home.”  – Lani, April 2018

“Prices are responsible and customer service is great. I highly recommend this storage company.” – Irene, December 2017

“This place is terrific. The staff are extremely attentive to your needs and are very professional.” – January 2018

Thank you!

We’ve never received a Yelp award, so the storage ohana is excited about this! Although it’s not like Honolulu Advertiser’s Best of the Best (which we also have an award for,) which includes a newspaper advertisement, we get a sticker from Yelp for the front door of our facility to recognize the award. So if you stop by in the near future, you’ll probably see it on our front door and that’s why!

The holidays bring in a high demand for printing cards, letters and invitations. Because of the rush of it all, it seems like most of the printing is done at the last minute or right before the event! The end of the year can be busy for many, and the weekends fill up fast with family events, shopping agendas and Santa events for the keiki. Geraldine called us on a Saturday needing to print cards. She needed them that day for her flight to LA the following day. So we asked her to come in with the necessary pictures and things to go inside the card. When she arrived, she realized she had forgotten to bring the picture and also left her phone at home! But we still took care of her! We have guest computers available in the lobby for our customers to use. She used our computers to pull up her email and got the photos to us. While we were working on the layout for the card, she mentioned that she typically goes to another print shop on Saturdays. However, that location recently closed their services on Saturdays. Geraldine found us on Yelp and saw that we are open on the weekends and even closer to home for her. She was really happy with the final product and we’re glad we were able to help her out! She was very happy that she found us and loved the layout of her cards!

Security for your self storage

In recent news, a national self storage company has made an appearance because of a break-in. Their facilities were broken into and numerous tenants suffered loss of their personal belongings. Unfortunately, this same company has suffered from several break-ins in the past and as a result, theft of their tenants’ belongings.

Our Security Systems

We are not associated with this company. We are privately owned and operate independently of chain storage companies. It can be alarming for a self storage customer to see these types of news stories, but rest assured your belongings are safe with us. We have extensive security systems in place – including a security guard, gated facilities and security cameras.

Insurance Policies

However, we’d like to remind tenants that their belongings are not insured with us. It’s important to verify with your homeowner or renters’ insurance that your storage unit is insured in the case of damage, theft, etc. If you’re not insured under your policy, we do offer optional insurance through an outside agent. We advise tenants to obtain insurance if they don’t already have it.

Security for your Self Storage

We have great relationships with our vigilant tenants that let us know if something seems out of the ordinary. In addition, we have an after-hours security guard who keeps an eye on the place for us. Dillingham Self Storage works hard to maintain our high level of security standards in order to protect our customers.

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Dillingham Self Storage for Best of Best

We’re excited to announce that Dillingham Self Storage is 2nd for best self storage place in Hawaii for 2018!

Dillingham Self Storage is Best of Best

Honolulu Star Advertiser recently released Hawaii’s Best of Best list for 2018 this past weekend. We’re so happy to learn that we are a 2nd place finalist for the best self storage place. The first place winners have 6 different locations on O’ahu. The 3rd place finalist has 5 various locations on the island. We think we did pretty well given we only have 1 location!

We’re proud to make the list again this year.

Thank you for Voting for Us!

As a way of saying thank you to Hawaii for voting for us, we are offering 10% of any of our services for those who present the coupon. The coupon is included in our ad in the Star Advertiser. The coupon is valid to the end of July.

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Drive-up storage units

Stephen and Alicia were in search of storage units while their home is under renovation. It can be helpful to have extra space to store important furniture and other items – especially while half of the house is inaccessible!

Accessible at All Times

The couple preferred an outside drive up unit. These units are accessible at any time of the day and are easy to access because they’re on the first floor. You wouldn’t have to move your items up an elevator – it’s easy because your car is right there as you drive up. Stephen and Alicia planned on moving mostly on their own without any help so they wanted this convenient benefit.

At the time they were looking at units with us, we only had top floor units available. So, we gave them a tour of our facility so they could see what other benefits we offered.

First Floor Units are the Priority

We gave them recommendations for nearby storage places that also offer first floor units and might have more availability than we did at the time. Alicia was impressed with what we had to offer but it was a priority to have easy access to her unit.

Within an hour of checking out other storage places, they came back to us! They chose a 10×15 unit that we had showed them earlier in the day – even if it was on the top floor!

Welcome!

Thanks for choosing Dillingham Self Storage – we’re glad to have you two!

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Hawaii Storage for Students in the Summer

College students may need hawaii storage for the summer while they visit home. It can be helpful to keep all their things in storage instead of shipping thing back and forth while visiting home. It can get pretty pricey to be shipping things from Hawaii to the mainland!

Visiting back home for the summer

Melody’s son was attending Hawaii Pacific University throughout the year. He was in need of a storage space for his things during the summer time while visiting home. She first inquired about our sizes and rates back in January. However, because we operate on monthly renewal contracts, we couldn’t tell her if certain units would be available 5 months in advance. For example, the units available in January may not be open in May.

We kept in contact with Melody all throughout the spring semester about sizes and availability, emailing back and forth. We kept her in the loop about availability on a monthly basis.

Hawaii storage for the summer

By the time early May rolled around, Josh stopped by to look at our available units. We had already reserved a unit with him through his mom over email. Josh completed all the paperwork for that unit during his visit. While he was here, we joked around with him that it felt like we knew him so well and all his plans for the summer! We had been in touch with his mom for almost 5 months at this point!

Thank you Melody for helping coordinate Josh’s storage unit for the summer, we’ll take good care of his things while he’s home!