Reflections of Customer Appreciation

As we decorate our abodes to bring warmth and cheer through the winter that is here, we should all take time to reflect before the New Year.  Nearly half of the people that come into my office are in a transitional period in their lives.  I feel blessed to be able to help my wonderful customers with not only their storage needs but more often then not, I have been a shoulder to cry on and an ear when they need someone to listen or if they are just so excited about an event in their life and want to share what they are going through.


My customers are very important to me and I would like to share a small token of my appreciation with all of you!  I have placed my business cards all over the tree that I have decorated in my office and each card has a number on the back of it.  Anyone who rents a unit in December will be able to choose a card from the tree for a chance at one of the following gifts:  padlock, disk lock, administrative fee waived or a surprise gift! And any current customer that has a non-delinquent account on December 31, 2013 will be automatically be entered to receive 1 of 6 rent credits ranging from $5 to $30! 

I would like to leave you with one final thought as I had a friend share these 7 Cardinal Rules of Life with me and I would like to share them with you:

1)      Make peace with your past, so it will not disturb your present.
2)      What other people think of you is none of your business.
3)      Time heals almost everything.  Give it time.
4)      No one is in charge of your happiness.  Except you.
5)      Do not compare your life to others and do not judge them, you have no idea what their journey is all about.
6)      Stop thinking too much.  It’s alright not to know the answers.  They will come to you when you least expect it.
7)      Smile.  You do not own all of the problems in the world.

As I sat here and read this, I did reflect on how these ideas apply to my own life but I also thought about all of the stories that my customers have shared with me over the years and how each of their journeys correlated with at least once of these rules.  Perhaps as you sit here and read this, one of the rules stands out for you as well.  I think that it is important for all of us to reflect and remember that we are all dealing with some bit of a struggle in our lives but it is those challenges that make us stronger as a person.  Please carry these rules or ideas with you on a daily basis, find peace within yourself, be kind to your neighbor and always smile and have fun!!

The Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-21 (New International Version)

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. 21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.


Black Friday is almost here. Some people spend weeks planning for this day–night. Thanksgiving Day is the big day when all the ads become available. They make a schedule of where to go, when to go, and what to buy. Remember to allow time for standing in line. First line will be getting into the store and the second line will be checking out. If Black Friday is successful there are lots of packages. Where can they be hidden until Christmas? Where can they be wrapped so no one sees them? Dino’s Storage can help with that. Rent a storage unit for a couple of months and hide packages there and even wrap them there. Most Dino’s have 24 hour access so the packages are always available.

There is a Dino’s close to you.
Elkhorn 20800 West Dodge Road
Millard 14301 Josephine Street
Papillion 921 East Cedardale Road
Bellevue 1001 Cornhusker Road
Midtown 5320 Center Street
Downtown 2757 Harney Street and 2724 Douglas Street
And coming soon 156th and Maple

Self Storage for Businesses

Most people think that storage facilities are only used for individuals storing personal items. I hear this often when business owners call to ask about storage options, storage units for businesses big or small are a great way to save money and space. Prime example here at Cedardale; I have several businesses who store seasonal items, items needing archived, and especially now with the overflow of holiday items they do not have room for. Utilizing space in a business is important so remember that Self Storage for businesses is very common and a great way to help your business grow.

Winter is on the way!

Snow is just around the corner and it’s time to think about putting your summer items away for the year. Items like lawnmowers, rakes, bicycles, and outside yard decorations.  Instead of storing them in your garage and taking up important space, think about coming to see us for a storage unit. Storing them here would leave room for you to put your vehicle in the garage on those cold and snowy days. It would save on having to scrape the ice and snow off your windows plus your vehicle would warm up a lot quicker. We also have parking spaces and larger units available for storing your campers, RV, or boat.

So feel free to call Tammy or Jennie at Bellevue Dino’s, 402-293-4667 to set up a time to come in and look around the facility.

Those that pray together stay together!

Dino’s Storage owner, Dave Paladino has started something that will keep the company’s values and beliefs going strong. Every Wednesday at 6am at the office we are going to sit down and pray together. It will be about 15 minutes. Prayer requests are welcome and we will pray for each other.

Packing Materials

Remember Dino’s storage not only has storage units for your items but we have everything here for your packing as well. We stock a variety of different size boxes, everything from small boxes for books to large boxes for linens and towels. We carry several different specialty boxes, such as, wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes, flat boxes for pictures and flat screen TV’s, different types of dish packing boxes with the perfect dividers in them for plates and glasses. In addition to boxes we have mattress covers, furniture covers, bubble wrap and the tape you need to secure everything.

Winter Time Storage

packing supplies des moines  It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Time to get your Thanksgiving and Christmas items out. Time for all the holiday shopping and family gatherings. Then when all is said and done, where are you going to put all the extra things that you may not need until Spring or Summer? Storage is a great option. If you have items like electronics, pictures, antiques, furniture, family heirlooms or other valuable items, you may want to consider climate controlled and humidity controlled storage. Dino’s is a great start. Dino’s in Elkhorn has easy access climate controlled storage. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Dino’s has a large line of supplies for sale. Locks, packing boxes, TV boxes, wardrobe boxes, glass pack and dish boxes, mattress covers, sofa covers, bubble wrap, peanuts, shrink wrap and other items.

It is important to pack your items correctly. Stack the unit properly with heavy items on the bottom. Place items that you may want access to toward the front of the unit.Place like items together. Place delicate items in an enclosed box or container. Label your boxes or containers. That can help save you time if you are looking for a certain item. If you are using a non-climate unit, it is always a good idea to use wood pallets to put your items on. Non-climate units are great for storing cars, boats, trailers, campers and other things that you may not need in the winter or may not want to leave them outside in the weather. Our location is at 20800 West Dodge Road in Elkhorn. Stop in and see what we have to offer.

Reasons for using winter storage

The days are now shorter, but still very nice weather to prepare for what could be a bitter winter. Whether it turns out that way or not, it is still very nice to be prepared for what may come our way.

One good thing to always do is to put your seasonal items away. Lawnmowers, rakes, gardening tools will all do better cleaned up and stored away from the elements in a nice climate controlled environment. Every spring we invest money to replace many of these items, while our diligent friends will tell us they get 10-12 years out of theirs.

Christmas presents I have always found to be a necessity to store away somewhere OTHER than in the house!

if you are a person who has decided to sell some belongings on Craigs List, it is much wiser to show the items to a stranger at a public place, other than your personal residence. Dino’s Storage leases are month to month, so if you have your ducks in a row, you can optimize the use of the storage unit you are using to get the best possible results.

Please write in and tell me suggestions that you may have.


Dino’s Storage Billboards Making a Difference!

Dino’s Storage is a Christian based company with a philosophy to understand the customer, provide the highest level of customer service and bring self-storage to markets previously under-served through the development of self storage facilities. We always keep our customers in mind! We love getting feedback from customers as well as prospective customers. If you have ever driven past any of our locations we have billboards with inspirational message or Bible verses. The messages are changed daily. We have received an awesome email from a prospective customer.

“I just want to tell you that I really appreciate those sayings that you guys put up on your billboard on the side of your building.  The one I read today said, “Do not envy those who do evil”.  I am a Christian and I find those sayings that you post on your billboard very uplifting and encouraging.  Thank you so very much for doing that.” –Cory

It makes us feel great that our signs are making a difference in peoples lives!