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Dillingham Self Storage for Kayak Storage

Dillingham Self Storage has recently received more calls for kayak storage. Last year, there were two fires at the popular Waikiki surfboard storage areas. We are assuming that the increase in demand for kayak storage stems from these unfortunate circumstances. Given the recent uptick in demand along with the hot summer months, we have not had much vacancy in our kayak storage areas.

Dillingham Self Storage Wait List

We encourage any potential kayak or surfboard storage tenants to give us your contact information and get on our wait list. The wait list here at Dillingham Self Storage is a great way for us to immediately get in contact with you when a spot opens. We had a customer who was so excited when we were finally able to call him and get him off the wait list. He came in to the office immediately to do the paperwork and get his auto payments set up. He was waiting to buy a new board until he knew that he would have storage space with us! We love hearing customer stories like this. Convenient and reliable storage can really open opportunities for people!

 

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

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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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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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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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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!

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Dillingham Self Storage and Ben with Virtues Plumbing

Dillingham Self Storage hires Virtues Plumbing LLC for all of its plumbing and maintenance needs. We love hiring our own tenants to help keep our business running! 

Ben with Virtues Plumbing

We have been searching for a plumber to keep up with all of our storage plumbing needs. Coincidentally, one of our tenants recently started a plumbing business. Ben has been a tenant of ours for a long time. We were so happy to hear about his new business venture and were eager to support. As soon as we heard of the news, we had him look at a few maintenance tasks right away. Ben was able to get our work done the same day! We were elated. His prices are reasonable and he delivers quality work. We now have Ben booked for monthly maintenance for our facility in the future. This is not the first time we’ve hired the services of our tenants. We love hosting small businesses and engaging with their products and services. 

 

Dillingham Self Storage recommends Ben and his guys at Virtues Plumbing LLC for local plumbing services. Give them a call at 808-394-9248 or email them at info@virtuesplumbing.com. 

 

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!

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Dillingham Self Storage for New Tenants

Dillingham Self Storage has earned a reputation over the last 10+ years that we’ve been serving customers. We prioritize customer service and maintaining a clean, safe and secure facility. Our community of tenants prioritizes these same things, too. 

 

Bart came in for a tour of our facility. We gave him a few options of currently available units. He left without signing a lease to tour another storage facility. Bart and his wife returned a few days later to see if the original unit he was interested in was still available. We were happy to say that yes, indeed that unit was still available! He signed a lease immediately. 

Dillingham Self Storage’s Reputation

We learned that he toured another storage facility after initially seeing ours. He realized that we had a better facility to offer and came right back to us after seeing that alternative. Right after he left that parking lot, he drove straight to us! Here at Dillingham Self Storage, we are proud of our reputation. We’re happy to share these kind of new customer stories. Everyone may be hesitant to sign a lease initially but touring other facilities can help you feel confident in your decision. 

 

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