Dillingham Self Storage

Dillingham Self Storage Auctions

Dillingham Self Storage holds auctions in person. Most storage facilities are only holding online auctions. We advertise our auctions in the legal classified section of the newspaper. This is where people can find details about the units up for auction. All auction participants must register at www.selfstorageauction.com. The structure of our auction requires that 15% of the winning bid fee must be paid online through this website using a credit card. The remaining balance is then paid at the storage facility office in cash. The website also offers added benefits, such as viewing auctions all over the island.

Dillingham Self Storage Auction Registration

By registering on the website, you can also participate in auctions held all over the island from the comfort of your own home. This makes it very convenient for individuals to participate in auctions that may be a far drive from them. We only hold these auctions after a tenant has not paid rent for a significant amount of time. Laws differ in each state but dates range from 30 – 90 days after an overdue rent payment. We then auction the individuals’ items to make room for a new tenant to rent the unit.  

 

We also offer other services on property, such as truck rentals and print shop services.

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New Storage Unit Customers

We love welcoming new storage unit customers to the Dillingham ohana. Our business prioritizes security, cleanliness and customer service. 

Greg’s Storage Facility Tour

Greg was touring a storage facility nearby. He needed a unit for his part time job and to conveniently store his equipment. Greg stopped by Dillingham Blvd. Self Storage and we gave him a tour of our facilities. He was appreciative of our customer service and thanked us for being so helpful. Greg commented that other facility tours were not nearly as helpful or comprehensive and that their customer service was seriously lacking. When he stopped by Dillingham next, he was quick to make a decision! We gave him a tour and he immediately knew that he wanted to sign a lease with us. One of Greg’s main reasons for quickly signing a lease with us is because he felt so welcomed. We hear this from new customers all the time and we are happy to provide this welcoming comfort! We all know how challenging the last 2 years have been for both businesses and customers, so we try to provide the best aloha spirit whenever we can. 

 

We also offer other services on property, such as print shop services and van rentals.

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Dillingham Self Storage and Insurance

Dillingham Self Storage Third Party Option

Dillingham Self Storage offers an insurance policy to tenants for an additional price. We facilitate this through a third party insurance agent, MiniCo Tenant Insurance. They offer various policies that could best fit your storage needs. You would pay a monthly premium on top of your unit rent charges. MiniCo will cover your property against burglary, storms, smoke, fire, rodents and much more. 

Private Insurance Option

Another option for renters is to bypass this third party vendor and acquire insurance through their own renters’ or homeowners’ insurance. Some renters’ insurance policies will cover your storage unit against various unfortunate circumstances. However, we recommend asking about this as not all common renters’ insurance policies have this option. There also may be limits to what these policies cover in the case of an emergency.

Waiving Insurance

The last option is to completely waive insurance. However, we advise against this. Although Dillingham Self Storage is a gated and secure property, there has been a significant rise in crime in dense business areas. Therefore, it’s a very good idea to have some kind of insurance to protect against an unexpected incident. 

 

We also offer other services on property, like van rentals and printing services.

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Dillingham Self Storage Holidays

Dillingham Self Storage had a Christmas tree decorating contest over the holidays. Each member of the office staff was designated a tree to decorate and had $50 to spend on decorations. The only rule was not to surpass the $50 budget. Customers who came into the office voted on their favorite tree. We love engaging in a friendly Christmas competition with office staff and especially love it when our customers play a part! 

Dillingham Self Storage Customer Voting

Juli is a regular print shop customer of ours. We print and laminate menus and table numbers for her restaurant every few months. She placed an order for these while our Christmas trees were up. Juli was so excited to partake in the voting. Juli even stopped by the following week to contribute some gift certificates to the prize fund. Juli loves seeing a decorated office with all this Christmas cheer! Juli is such a sweetheart and we appreciate her positive spirit. We highly recommend checking out her restaurants, Pancakes and Waffles in Kalihi or Kaneohe Pancake House for some onolicious pancakes. We promise you will not be disappointed!

 

We also offer other services on property, like van rentals and printing services.

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Dillingham Self Storage Gives Back

Dillingham Self Storage loves teaming up with charity. We recently donated to Hood 2 Hood’s toy drive. This program is run by Rayden. We’ve worked with Rayden before in his outreach programs. He focuses on delivering goods and items to children in underprivileged areas. He also has school supply drives that we’ve donated to. At the beginning of the school year in August, Rayden collected school supplies for elementary school age children. We were happy to donate and see all of the supplies go to deserving students. Rayden’s work is heartwarming and inspiring. We love working with people like this who prioritize children. 

Dillingham Self Storage and Rayden

This Christmas season, Rayden collected toys and gifts for children in low income areas. Rayden and his team stopped by Dillingham to pick up all of our donations. It was like Santa and his reindeer stopped by with their sleigh to deliver Christmas cheer! We were happy to contribute. Rayden does great work and we’re hoping to collect and contribute even more next year. We are also looking for other nonprofit organizations to get involved with. We love to give back to the community in any way we can. 

 

Dillingham Self Storage also offers other services on property, like printing services and truck rentals.

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Storage Units Sign-Up Requirements

Our storage units have some requirements due at the time of sign-up that are non-negotiable. We do this to protect ourselves and our storage customers. Those requirements include a valid ID and payment at the time of signing up. Expired IDs or passports are not accepted. Our staff always reviews these details with customers before signing up but sometimes people forget. We also do not accept fraudulent IDs. 

Primary and Alternate Storage Unit Contacts

We also require primary and alternate contacts for the storage units. The primary person for the storage unit is the only person we will get in touch with for anything in regards to the storage unit. The alternate person is only contacted if the primary person is unavailable or we can’t get in touch with them. We have a rule that there is no information exchange between the office staff and the alternate contact. The primary contact is our main point of communication. If you are the alternate person, please ask your primary contact for details about your storage unit as they will have the most recent communication from us. 

 

We also offer other services on property, like the Dilly Print Shop and Dilly Van Rentals.

 

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Dillingham Self Storage and Vetting Movers

Dillingham Self Storage is recommending storage customers who are moving to please vet the moving company before hiring them! We have seen so many fraudulent moving companies recently active on the island. We have heard from many customers that these moving companies refuse to move their things even after they have been paid. It is devastating to hear that this is happening on our island, and especially to our customers. Some victims report losing out on their deposit and packing up all of their items just for no one to show up and move their boxes. Moving is already very stressful, but these fraudulent moving companies make the situation much worse. We encourage people to do their research on all companies. We have heard that this is even happening with some home contracting companies. 

Moving Scams on O’ahu

One specific moving scam in the news recently forced customers to pay a high ransom to get their household items returned. JF Moving Services allegedly took household items from customers, then dropped them off at a storage facility. These customers had to track down their items and pay the storage facility fees to get them back. Some clients were moving off island and unfortunately had none of their goods delivered to their mainland destination. We are so disheartened to hear of this happening, which is why we are encouraging our Dillingham Self Storage customers to do their research on the moving companies! 

 

We also offer other services on property, like the Dilly Print Shop and Dilly Van Rentals.

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Dillingham Self Storage and Aloha Diaper Bank

Dillingham Self Storage loves doing charity work. We enjoy helping the community in any way that we can. We have done charity work in the past involving other non profits.

Dillingham Self Storage Partnering with Aloha Diaper Bank

Aloha Diaper Bank has been a storage tenant with us since 2020. The mission of their nonprofit is to facilitate the donations of unused baby diapers. These diapers go to families with young children who struggle to afford diaper needs. Their vision is that every baby deserves a clean diaper, and we agree! They have distributed almost 250 thousand diapers to date. They hold an annual diaper drive at Windward Mall. This is a donation dropoff location for people to contribute unused baby diapers. Their recent diaper drive at the beginning of October was a success. We wanted to help them out so we are offering Dillingham Self Storage as an official dropoff post for people who want to donate diapers to the Aloha Diaper Bank. We encourage people to stop by our front desk and drop off your unused diapers! We are happy to support this nonprofit and are looking forward to seeing them grow in their outreach. 

 

We also offer other services on property, like printing services and van rentals.

 

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Self Storage Tenant Spotlight: Pua

Our self storage tenants have such individual and unique stories. We love to hear about all of them. Some of our tenants have been with us for so long that we’ve learned stories about their entire families! It is remarkable how many people you can meet just in the lobby of a storage business. 

Pua’s Moving Supplies at Dillingham Self Storage

Pua has been with us for a while now. She comes in often to purchase moving supplies. We sell moving supplies in our lobby, such as large wardrobe-sized boxes, rolling tape and bubble wrap. Pua stops by frequently to purchase large wardrobe-sized boxes and rolls of packing tape. She has a very consistent pattern of stopping by every two months. One time we chatted with her and learned that she sends supplies to her mom in Tonga. Her mom operates a store and needs certain items. Pua fills a box with all of these items and sends it off in a container to her mom. We love hearing these kinds of unique family stories. Pua stops by other stores like Costco to get more supplies for her mom before sending off her periodic shipment. We love to hear the stories that Pua shares with us about her mom. Our self storage tenants make us feel like family.

 

We also offer other services on property. We have printing services and van rentals available!

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Dillingham Self Storage and Charity

Dillingham Self Storage loves engaging in charity work. We recently partnered up with Rayden, a local who leads small initiatives for youths in underprivileged areas. His goal is to set up events and tournaments geared toward their interests in hopes of keeping them busy, engaged and off the streets. We love what he’s doing and wanted to join. 

Dillingham Self Storage and Rayden

Many businesses are struggling during the pandemic and are not able to partner with him to help at-risk youth. We got in touch with him to see what we could do to help. We are so proud of the work that he does. We made a recent donation of school supplies for the kids that he works with. He helped in distributing these supplies so they could be more successful in school. Dillingham Self Storage loves supporting initiatives like these and we hope to do more in the future. Rayden is on Instagram as @1rayden. We encourage others to promote charity initiatives and even donate to some! Especially in the last year during the pandemic, the youth of Hawaii could benefit from support and donations. 

 

Dillingham has storage units for rent, but we also have several other services. We offer other services on site, like van rentals and printing services!