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Security at Self Storage Facilities

Security is a priority for self storage facilities. Proper surveillance, a gated property and sufficient security personnel are just a few examples of what makes a safe storage facility. We make all of these features a priority here at Dillingham Self Storage. As a business, we prioritize safety for not only our customers, but our employees and staff here as well. We want a welcoming and safe environment for all those who come into our self storage facilities.

Security as a Priority

Manu has been a print shop customer with us for years and recently signed up for a storage unit. He had his things in another storage facility at the time but was unhappy with the lack of security at the location. The facility lacked gates or secure entrances and strangers could walk up to individual storage units from the sidewalk. It was unsettling for him as a storage customer. This can be concerning for many people.

Peace of Mind

We are happy to provide Manu peace of mind knowing that his belongings are safe and secure at Dillingham Self Storage. Welcome to the storage ohana, we are glad to have you!

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Security is a priority at our self storage facilities.

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Popular Storage Unit Sizes Have Wait Lists

The most popular storage unit at Dillingham Self Storage is a 10×10.  These are always in demand, regardless of the time of year. So, new tenants looking to move into a unit may have to be on a wait list if they want a 10×10.

10 x 10 is a Popular Size

Tammy and her store stopped by one to check out our available sizes.  They were in the process of moving and needed a unit, like most people, to store their belongings while in between homes. We gave them a tour of the facility, per the usual process for prospective tenants.  At the time, we didn’t have the 10×10 size they wanted, so they left their information with us and we put them on the wait list. We were open with her and let her know how popular these units are, so she may be on the wait list for awhile.  So, Tammy and her sister went to tour other storage facilities to hopefully find one with availability.

Safety is the Priority

They came back a few hours later in the afternoon to take one of our bigger units, because they were so happy with the Dillingham Self Storage facility! Even though it wasn’t the exact size they wanted, they prioritized safety and found our facilities to be very secure.  

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Clean Storage Unit

It’s important for your storage unit to be safe and clean, especially if you’re renovating your home.  The last thing you need to worry about is your personal items being at risk of theft or damage!

Size Availability

Adele has been a storage tenant with us since 2014.  Towards the end of January, she called to see if we had any 10x10s available for her daughter Kiana.  Kiana was renovating her home and needed to keep her items out of the way of construction dust and did not have room in her home to store them.  Unfortunately we didn’t have the size she requested at the time she called. Because the new year is a busy time for us, your requested size isn’t always guaranteed to be available.  

Kiana Returns!

Kiana called back a few weeks later and we still didn’t have the size she was interested in. However, we had a larger unit open instead. She came in to look at it and was willing to pay the extra money for a larger space.  She knew our standard of cleanliness and security so she was willing to pay the extra money for a larger space because it was here at Dillingham Self Storage.

Safe and Sound

Kiana’s unit was on the same floor as her mom’s which was convenient.  Although her home renovation was only going to be a few months, she was glad to know that her belongings were safe and sound here at Dillingham Self Storage.  It’s worth it to pay the extra money for security.

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Storage Security System

Our storage security system includes a night guard, 24 hour surveillance cameras and attentive tenants.  We would like to remind people that the facility access hours are 6am-9pm 7 days a week. The only units capable of 24 hour access are the drive up units and kayak storage tenants as those units are not inside the facility.  Those units are access from the exterior of the building, however are still barred behind our gates.

After- Hours Security Guard

We have an after hour security guard that is on site beginning at 9pm each night and that individual will remind those who are still there that it is time to go, for those tenants with interior units.  

Drive-Up Storage Unit Access

Exterior drive up units with 24 hour access can be helpful for those who need access to their unit at all times.  For example, those coming back from a late beach day and need to put their kayaks or gear away after 9pm on a regular basis, then those units would be of value to these type of customers.  

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New Tenants at Dillingham

Our self storage facilities have been very busy this new year!  We’re excited to welcome all of our new tenants and also those who are signing additional leases with us for extra space. We love new additions to our storage ‘Ohana and we’re happy to help people who are moving into new homes this 2019. These past few months we have had many current tenants sign leases for new units and several referrals for new people to the facility.  

Referral Discount

We just want to remind all of our newcomers that there is a $50 refer a friend discount!  As long as the person who refers someone is still a current tenant, that person and the new tenant will both receive a $50 discount towards their next month’s rent.  We are still really full in capacity at the moment but at the end of each month, we typically have a few move outs, and that tends to open some units. However, those do fill quickly.  We encourage people to check back for new units or put their name on our waitlist and we can give them a call when a new unit opens! Dillingham Self Storage loves welcoming new people.

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.