Top rated hawaii storage

Dillingham Self Storage is one of the top rated self storage venues for Hawaii storage. The Hawaii’s Best awards have been going on for years and Dillingham has placed in the self storage category for the past 4 years.

2nd in Hawaii

We’re pretty proud of our ranking given that we’re compared with other businesses like Hawaii Self Storage that has six different locations. In exchange for our 2nd place we get to place an ad in their paper as being one of “Hawaii’s best.” We also get a plaque to display in the office.

Thank you Hawaii!

The awards are a People’s Choice Award so thank you Hawaii for voting for us! We are working to continue meeting your expectations and providing great and convenient storage and printing services! It’s because of you and our amazing staff that we’re able to provide top rated self storage for Hawaii.

Uhaul dealer

Dillingham Self Storage has been a certified Uhaul dealer for years. We offer a gamut of moving trucks for our tenants to rent at a low cost. The trucks come in different sizes with varying capabilities. We’ve been offering this service for a while and encourage our tenants to make use of it. It makes the moving process a whole lot easier.

Surfrider Spirit Sessions

We’ve recently teamed up with Surfrider Spirit Sessions to sponsor Uhaul trucks for their use. Since March, we’ve been fronting the cost for these surfers to use Uhaul trucks to load and transport their boards for their students. Sufrider Spirit Sessions holds classes for youth to learn to surf. Their motto is: “Catching Waves and Changing Lives!”

Drivers from the business come by once a week to pick up a truck and they’ll be doing so until the end of their summer classes in July. Dillingham Self Storage attended one of their fundraising golf tournaments they host occasionally and our owner, Jim, brought up the idea of sponsoring Uhaul trucks for them.

Rail construction raises concerns

Construction of the rail has raised concerns for the Dillingham community, especially for its businesses. Local businesses are worried that the construction will prompt severe traffic and slow down business. Customers will have a harder time with accessing stores along the boulevard. Important utilities like electrical and water lines would also have to be shut down to make room for construction. Dillingham Self Storage has also been concerned.

Construction Concerns

Businesses are rallying together to communicate their worries with City and County. They aim to have the construction done at night instead of the day. City and County has informed local owners  that Dillingham Boulevard would be shut down but there are no concrete dates with regards to how long the vital road would be closed for.

HART

Dillingham businesses have joined forces with the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) organization in hopes of maintaining communication with the city on the issue. The owner of Dillingham Self Storage has already done interviews with local news sources and is in communication with other businesses.

As of now, storage tenants still have access to their units. We’ll be updating tenants if and when there will be construction along dillingham.  

We have units open!

Dillingham Blvd. Self Storage has a few openings for prospective tenants! Here are some of our vacancies open at the moment:

 

5×7.5×10 for $145

5x10x10 for $195

10x10x10 for $300

 

Those are the monthly rates. We welcome new tenants to self storage with a few “newcomer” discounts. If you know a current tenant with Dillingham Blvd Self Storage, the new and current tenant will receive a $50 discount on next month’s rent with the “Refer a friend” program. Also, we are happy to offer a move in vehicle for just $0.50 a mile plus gas. We offer cargo vans or 14’ box trucks for this. We are an authorized Uhaul dealer and also offer other pick up trucks and cargo vans however there is a greater equipment rental charge and mileage charge.

We know that a moving process (whether you’re moving in or out of a place,) can be stressful, so we try to make it as stress-free for you with these discounts and not to mention or kind and helpful staff!

Check out some of our other blogs on move-in tips with regards to packing boxes and how to maximize efficiency in your storage unit here at dillingham. Moving can be frustrating, especially if you’re downsizing at any point. We’re here to help as much as possible.

The book boys

Scotty has been a storage tenant with us since ‘12. He is one of our many clients that uses his storage unit as a warehouse for his business. Scotty sells used books and packs and ships them for lower rates than amazon and most retail stores. His business primarily appeals to college students, so he deals with a lot of textbook orders.

His storage unit is the perfect warehouse for Scotty’s books. Here at Dillingham Self Storage they’re known as the “book boys.” Scotty and his business partner have their employees pack and ship the books from the unit because neither of them live here.

Aside from storage, Scotty also uses our mail service and sometimes sends in mail for his workers. He also utilizes our conference room when they’re in town. The conference room is available for tenants to use at no additional cost.

The book boys are a great example of a mobile business that runs and operates here at Dillingham Self Storage!

Customer spotlight: Bert

There are a few clients here at Dillingham Self Storage that we’ll refer to as aunt or uncle and Bert at CBS electric is one of the few that qualifies.

Bert is president of CBS electric and is our oldest tenant. He’s been with us since ‘09. He has two outside units and visit us almost every day. CBS electric has installed solar panels on our building and our electric costs have been significantly reduced ever since. They’ve also helped with the installation of LED lights on all of the floors and aisles in the facilities. They’ve even helped set up our gates! Sometimes Bert will help us and have some of his employees fix our bathroom lights, “anything for you guys,” they’ll say .

CBS electric also utilizes the Dilly Print Shop by printing business cards, invoices and timesheets with us. They stop by almost every day because the two outside units are their warehouse.

Bert is funny and we love having him around!

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Eric at Audio Resources Hawaii

Dillingham Self Storage is always supportive of small businesses, like Eric who has been a storage tenant with us since ‘09. He owns Audio Resources Hawaii and provides the sound systems for big events on the island, working with artists and events like Kapena and “Hot Hawaiian Nights.” He started with 4 units and now has 2 (one outside drive-up unit and one inside. He’s one of our few tenants that utilizes all of our services – printing, storage and Uhaul rental trucks. We also accept mail for him – at no charge for small businesses. Because we receive mail for him, he’s usually here a few times a week. Most of the events that he does are on this side of the island so location is convenient for him.

The Dilly Print shop also prints his annual Christmas card for his family. We love talking to Eric when he comes over, sometimes we’ll be in the office for an hour just talking story with him! He always the invites the staff to come out to the events that he’s working.

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How to move out 101

Dillingham Self Storage tries to simplify the moving-out process for tenants as easy and stress-free as possible. For example, most other storage companies will require tenants to give a 30-day notice prior to moving out. Here at Dillingham we don’t require that, all we ask is that if they do plan to move out, that they do so by the last day of the month. Their unit ought to be vacated by 9 pm on the last day with the lock off the door. We walk through the building the morning after the last day of the month and will call or email tenants who appear to have moved out to complete the process.

While moving out we recommend to pack items in the smallest box possible, either small or medium sizes. Large boxes are too difficult to carry/stack/fit in a car and small boxes are far more efficient to carry quickly. We sell these kind of boxes in our lobby to make it easier for tenants who run out of boxes!

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Patrick at Primo Popcorn

We love hosting local businesses at Dillingham Self Storage, especially when they have yummy popcorn, like Patrick Sato at Primo Popcorn!

Patrick has been a tenant with us since March ‘14 and currently leases a 10 x 10 unit. He owns a pretty big primo popcorn sore on sand island sells a variety of popcorn along with apparel featuring local slang. He always gives the Dillingham staff something to sample  We even asked Patrick to provide popcorn for our a friend’s graduation party.

Right now Patrick’s business is expanding and he’ll be needing a bigger unit soon. The next size up is a 10 x 15 however he’ll be on a waitlist for a while for this unit because we’re full at the moment.

Patrick has been considering alternatives, like our first floor units that offer outlets and power. These are 10 x 20 in size. Someone recently moved out of one of these units.

“There’s no way I could pass this up,” Patrick said. Patrick has a very laid back, mellow personality and we’re so happy to see his business grow! We wish you the best of luck, Patrick!

Clear the clutter

We’re always trying to help our tenants downsize and get rid of things they might not need. This is why we encourage customers to sort through their things one box at a time and if they haven’t touched it in 6 months or longer, we recommend them to just get rid of it altogether. If the box hasn’t been opened since the last move, definitely get rid of it. Downsizing is key to saving money on storage.  

Peter Walsh, an Australian media personality and author of “It’s all too much” is known as a professional “clutter organizer” and provides great organizing tips on his site: peterwalshdesign.com.

Even family mementos can be preserved while downsizing. We recommend taking a picture of the item or keepsake and getting rid of it or framing a part of it. There are several ways to honor the significance of personal family objects while still being able to live comfortably.