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Self Storage for Downsizing

Self storage can be a great help during a big move, especially if you are downsizing your living arrangements. For most that are moving to Hawaii, whether for work or any other reason, you are most likely going to downsize your square footage. Housing is in high demand and at a high cost here. Hence, be prepared to downsize. 

Lisa’s Self Storage Process

Lisa recently moved here from Seattle and was going through the same downsizing process. She needed storage for most of her things because she was moving into a smaller place compared to her original home in Seattle. She did her research into storage facilities and gave us a call when she was ready to come look at the place. Lisa commented on how thorough our website and how helpful our ohana was on this search process. 

Moving and Downsizing

In the moving process, she was unsure of when the movers would be moving her things into the storage unit so she had to put the unit on hold. Lisa was mindful of our business and did not want us to hold it for too long, but we wanted to help her out. She was listing all of the things she had to do before moving here and we decided to hold the unit for as long as she needed! Lisa was very appreciative of our help and she is now moved into her new storage unit and ready for her new beginning!

 

If you are in the need of moving vans along with your storage unit, check out some of our awesome Dilly Van Rentals!

 

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Self Storage Security

Our self storage facility always prioritizes safety and security. We invest in a 24 hour security surveillance system, along with a security guard overnight and other measures – like a locked gate. 

Safety and Security

We also make it a priority to have open and transparent communication with our tenants and prospective tenants. We want the process to be as simple as possible. We had a recent newcomer to our storage ohana, Kaui, who called asking us about our facility. She was at another storage facility at the time but was not happy with the location or the service. Safety and security were here main priorities – just like us! 

Kaui’s Self Storage

We gave her our available sizes and rates over the phone and she visited us within the next hour to tour them! Kaui actually signed up for a unit that same day while on her lunch break at work! I was a busy day for Kaui. We are happy that she is storing with us now, and so is she! We love welcoming new people to our facility and reassuring them that their belongings are safe with us. Welcome, Kaui!

Our self storage facility shares a space with our print shop as well. If you stop by for a storage tour, we can also show you our print shop!

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FAQ’s for Self Storage Facilities

Our self storage facilities come with rules and guidelines. Each individual lease sets out the guidelines for move out procedures and due dates for rent. Rent is due on the first of each month. There is a grace period if payment is not received, but that is only before late fees are added to the due amount.

Move-Out Process

If tenants are moving out and terminating their lease, it is mandatory that all of their things be removed from the storage unit along with the lock on the front of the unit. There is no grace period for this move out process. If a tenant’s storage unit is still occupied by the first of the month, they are responsible for the next month’s rent. We are a month to month facility so as long as you are moved out by the last day of the month, you are not responsible for the next month’s rent.

Pro-rating Rent

If tenants move in to their units after the first of the month, we can prorate the rent for that month. However, if tenants move out prior to the last day of the month, we do not offer prorated rent. We do not offer rental refunds. Upon move-in paperwork, there is a one time administrative fee of $20.

Stop By Our Self Storage Facilities

We hope this helps your understanding of how our processes and self storage facilities work. We know it can be confusing at times because we are different from most storage facilities, but we are here to help. Please call or email us with any questions, or stop by and say hi at Dillingham Self Storage! Or leave us a review on Yelp!

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Self Storage Cleanliness

Our self storage facilities maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout. We pride ourselves in our clean facility and work hard for its upkeep. We know that our storage customers value it, and that’s why we value it, too. Both our offices and storage units are kept to a cleaning regimen on a daily basis.  We like taking care of our self storage facilities, and we hope you will too!  

Touring the Facilities

Warren visited our facilities with his wife to see our available sizes. His sister had a lease at another storage facility and was not a fan of it, so he came to see us. The only units we had available were bigger than what they needed, so they were hesitant to sign a lease with us. The size and price was more than what they needed but they were impressed with how clean the facilities were. They also appreciated the carts in our lobby available for use, and that would come in handy when they were moving items. Warren came back the next day and signed the lease for the unit they toured the day before! Welcome to our storage ohana!

Self Storage Standards

One of our main self storage standards is hygiene and cleanliness.  We want our customers to walk into a welcoming facility.  We want your belongings to be in a comfortable environment that’s safe and clean.

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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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Security for your self storage

In recent news, a national self storage company has made an appearance because of a break-in. Their facilities were broken into and numerous tenants suffered loss of their personal belongings. Unfortunately, this same company has suffered from several break-ins in the past and as a result, theft of their tenants’ belongings.

Our Security Systems

We are not associated with this company. We are privately owned and operate independently of chain storage companies. It can be alarming for a self storage customer to see these types of news stories, but rest assured your belongings are safe with us. We have extensive security systems in place – including a security guard, gated facilities and security cameras.

Insurance Policies

However, we’d like to remind tenants that their belongings are not insured with us. It’s important to verify with your homeowner or renters’ insurance that your storage unit is insured in the case of damage, theft, etc. If you’re not insured under your policy, we do offer optional insurance through an outside agent. We advise tenants to obtain insurance if they don’t already have it.

Security for your Self Storage

We have great relationships with our vigilant tenants that let us know if something seems out of the ordinary. In addition, we have an after-hours security guard who keeps an eye on the place for us. Dillingham Self Storage works hard to maintain our high level of security standards in order to protect our customers.