Dino’s Storage Message Boards are Making a Difference!

Dave Paladino received an email from a Canadian resident praising our message board passage. We want to inspire and bring God’s word to those that may need that uplifting or reminder that God is always there to listen.


Here is what the email stated:

I just want to tell you I went to get coffee at Tim’s this am and seen your sign about Jesus, I was recently down in the states and we see signs like that everywhere and was just praying that more people in Canada and Winnipeg would be more bold to do things like this.

And you have answered a prayer of mine. So thank you and God bless you!

This makes us feel great that our boards are making a difference in lives!


Some celebrate Valentine’s Day the traditional way with flowers, chocolates, and dinner dates. And some chose to celebrate a like non-traditionally.  If you are a non-traditional person, here’s some ideas you might like!! WEIRD THING TO DO ON VALENTINE’S DAY:

Great San Francisco Pillow Fight
Walloping your sweetie with a pillow to mark Valentine’s Day isn’t the most obvious wooing technique. Then again, you’re guaranteed to get his or her attention. The Great San Francisco Pillow Fight is a favorite event for folks looking to vanquish Valentine’s Day angst – or maybe for lonely hearts looking to meet someone who shares their affinity for feathers. This year’s event happens on Friday, Feb. 14.
Cupid’s Undie Run
Need some motivation to finish a race in record time? How about this: You can’t put your clothes back on until you cross that finish line — and it’s February. Thousands of people will strip down to their undies and race around major U.S. cities this year for Cupid’s Undie Run. The races have expanded across the country in recent years, with 30 cities hosting Undie Runs for Valentine’s Day in 2014. Most races are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15.
Naked scavenger hunts

Yes, you can keep your clothes on for this one – it’s the art that will be naked. Museums in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will play host to naked scavenger hunts Feb. 14 and 15, courtesy of Watson Adventures. As part of the hunt, museum patrons will have to locate art that’s … well, you know. Atlanta cemetery tour

If it’s possible to make a graveyard romantic, the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta is determined to make it happen. The graveyard is home to many famous Americans, including “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell and golf legend Bobby Jones. Through Saturday, Feb. 15, the cemetery is offering a “love stories” tour that will explore “cemetery symbols of love and devotion and reveals poignant epitaphs that speak to enduring love.” Literary speed dating

Bookworms in New York had a chance to meet like-minded suitors at an event titled “I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Each person was expected to go on 10 six-minute “dates,” matched by book preferences and age. StopLight 5K

The dating world can get murky – just who’s single and who’s taken, anyway? It’d be nice if someone would color-code everyone … like at the StopLight 5K race in Provo, Utah, on Saturday, Feb. 15. Runners will wear red, green or yellow depending on if they’re taken, single or “it’s complicated.”   Shred Your Ex

Say goodbye to old relationships at one of the many “shred your ex” events happening the week of Valentine’s Day. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Bring photos of your ex for a cathartic and freeing shredding experience. Valentine Plunge

Nothing says “I love you” like a mad dash into the icy waters of the Atlantic. The Valentine Plunge is an annual tradition in Manasquan, N.J., with crowds racing into the frigid waters to raise money for charity. If you were hoping to prove your love to your valentine by joining in this crazy stunt, you’ll have to wait, because the 2014 plunge happened Feb. 7. Organizers are already planning for next year; you can start shivering in anticipation now. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM DINO’S STORAGE!!!!!

Caring for the Elderly

After the last 10 days caring for my elderly father, I realized that I never thought this would happen. Growing up my father was a strong person who could care for himself. He was there when we needed help at the farm, mowing the fields, fixing fences, rebuilding a stall and even fixing the tractor. He could do it all. To see what has happened to him the last 10 days is very difficult. He cannot walk on his own without help. We have to help him get in and out of bed. Help him get to the restroom. Help him get dressed. We have to make sure he takes his medication or he will take too much. Last week he took to many pills and he fell numerous times. His mind is not the best anymore. You have to keep telling him, “Don’t try to get up on your own.” but he wants to be independent. The last fall he hurt his leg and ankle. So now that has become a problem.  I never thought this would happen and it is a huge wake up. He always took care of us and now we take care of him. We will see what the next few weeks bring and hope for things to improve. He loves his home and wants to stay there, so we need to do our best. The reason I am telling you this is to appreciate your parents and don’t take them for granted. Help them like they helped you all your life. And remember it is not a burden, it is a privilege and the right thing to do.

Better Days Ahead with Dino’s Storage

The days are getting longer again, and we are down to just weeks of winter, and as bad as winter always is, we have been very fortunate to live where we do, as opposed to the east coast, or maybe North Dakota!

Spring always seems to be the time when people get motivated, do their spring cleaning, and all swoop down on the storage business. I would rather spend some boring winter weekends boxing things up, making a plan, and get all my spring stuff done NOW, so that when the weather changes, I won’t be overwhelmed with all of the projects that I have procrastinated on. Our lots at Dino’s are always plowed, and our moving trucks stay on the road.

We all got to enjoy a VERY exciting Super Bowl this year, and now, I for one look forward to enjoying a good SAFE Winter Olympics……….all of our prayers should go out to all in Sochi. I sure wish we had a Dino’s location there, I would sure be volunteering for duty.



Dino’s Storage shares Top 11 Facts About Bullying in Our Kids Schools

1)  Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
2)  1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
3)  Approximately 160,000 teens skip school everyday because of bullying.
4)  1 in 7 students in K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
5)  56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
6)  Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help
is infrequent and ineffective.
7)  71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
8)  90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
9)  1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeat bullying.
10)  Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.
11)  Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school.
Verbal abuse, however, remains constant.






Dino’s Storage offers tips on organizing your storage unit!

One too many times I have seen tenants open their storage units and their belongings start falling out or half their unit is out on the driveway while they are looking for that one special box. Here are some tips to save you a lot of time and energy in the future when accessing your unit.


First, when picking boxes make sure they are all the same size. Medium is recommended. This will help in stacking and accessibility. Make sure your boxes are labeled for storing in the correct area of your unit.

You will need to divide your storage contents into categories based on accessibility, visibility, and out of sight storage. Accessible items would be located in the front of the unit and out of sight in the back. Within those three categories, you can organize your unit based on lawn and garden, hardware, sports and recreation, seasonal items, etc..

Determine how your unit will best be designed. You will want to take measurements and sketch a plan to determine the components needed. If you are adding shelves, they can be purchased at any big box store or you can build your own. Shelving kits will require some assembly with basic tools. Be sure your shelving is free standing and you are not putting any pressure on the unit walls or ceiling.

We also recommend you leave a path in the middle so you can access the whole unit easily. Organizing your unit eliminates clutter, allows you to efficiently pack away your belongings, and create more functional space.

Cindy Sampson

Property Manager

411 Brick Street

Bondurant, Iowa




Dino’s Storage in Omaha has opened a brand new location!

Dino’s Storage newest location at 14650 West Maple is now open! Location hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-6pm, Wednesday and Saturdays are by appointment and closed on Sunday. You can reach Brian, the property manager at 402-916-4441 or westmaple@dinosstorage.com.





Start the New Year off right saving $$ with Dino’s Storage!!

With the beginning of every New Year, we think about getting things organized in our lives. A good start usually means getting the house organized. Storage units can be a big help with getting the items out of your way that you do not use on a regular basis. Items such as holiday decorations, summer camping supplies, sporting gear, and bicycles.
We have a special running for 10×10 storage units to help you with this. Right now Bellevue has 10×10 climate control units are $90.00 and the non-climate units are $70.00. It only takes a few minutes to get a unit and you can start moving these items right away.
So come see Jennie or Tammy at Bellevue’s Dino’s Storage to get your unit set up.