Dillingham Self Storage

The auction

Last week we held an auction at our Dillingham location to help clear the items of a late tenant. By law, we are required to auction the items of a tenant who has not made a payment in 80 days. We sold the items to the highest bidders and the revenues funded the balance that the tenant owed.

Our usual buyers are very kind in that they’ll turn in pictures or frames to the office so they can be returned to its original tenant.   

Typically we’ll host one every 2-3 months, and usually we have the same bidders attend each one. You can check the Legal Classified section of the local newspaper to check for when our next one will be.

We don’t like cleaning.

No one likes cleaning. Not even us. That’s why we contacted our friends at Windward’s Window Cleaner to help us out!

Our 6 a.m. appointment with Windward’s Window Cleaner began with them cleaning the glass windows all the way up to our fourth floor. They also pressure-washed the concrete floor outside as well as the parking lot, the sidewalks in front of our building and the area behind our building.

We were amazed at the results since our parking lot looked good as new when they were done.

Windward’s offered the best price while we were scouting for estimates, and the results spoke for themselves!

This is the first time we’ve used Windward’s Window Cleaner but it definitely won’t be the last!

Moving with Johnny the great

We know that moving is stressful. From packing up your house to unpacking in your new home, it’s a long process.

That’s why we refer our tenants to Moving services by Johnny, a professional moving service in Honolulu.

A new tenant, Donna, is in the middle of moving between homes and hired Johnny. She gave him the keys to her home and he took care of everything else. Johnny managed to pack up her old home and deliver all of her boxes to us for storage.

Donna was very pleased with his service as all of her belongings were safely packed and delivered.

The stressful move she had planned for wasn’t so stressful after all.   

Most tenants choose to move themselves or invest in other movers, but we’ve been referring our tenants to Moving services by Johnny for the past 6 years and have received nothing but excellent reviews. Even when Johnny’s services missed a bag, they brought it to our office for her.

Donna’s moving journey was far more convenient and easier than she had expected it to be, a model of how we want your experience at Dillingham to be.

Animal lovers love self storage, too

Here at Dillingham Self Storage, we’re more than just self storage units in Hawaii. We’re animal lovers, too.

A few weeks ago we had an odd run-in with a kitten stuck in the lining of the bed of one of our Uhaul rental trucks. We deemed it a rescue mission and spent hours trying to save the lost kitten.

First, we called the Honolulu Uhaul office to send a maintenance representative to help us remove the cat from the truck. Uhaul sent two employees to help in removing the lining of the bed so the cat could be let out. The kitten darted across our parking lot once we freed it and managed to trap itself in a nearby vehicle again. This time it was a tenant’s car and we had to ask him to help us out in removing the feline from underneath this car.

We called the Hawaiian Humane Society and they brought two vans of helpers to lure the kitten to safety. However for this kitten, they needed to bring in their cat whisperer. It took at least an hour to rescue the kitten.  

This was the first time we met a “cat whisperer” and also the first time we had a kitten stuck in one of our vehicles.

We weren’t kitten with you when we said we’re animal lovers.