Saturday, April 28, 2007

Puppy Update

Anna Bell (that is our new puppy) has her eyes open. She is so fat her legs just kind of stick out. They are all very pretty, just Anna Bell is the prettiest.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Just a review "WHAT NOT TO STORE"

Never Store; Collectables, heirlooms, jewelry, works of art, furs, mounts, electronics, food, fertilizers, pesticides, firearms, explosives, perishables, candles or wax items, ammunition, contriband, batteries, fuels, flammables, oderous materials, infectious materials, hazardous or toxic materials, any living objects ( people or pets), and or any property having special or sentimental value to you.
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If its important to you make sure you are insured. Check with your home owners or renters insurance, or use SAFESTOR.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Daily Lock Checks

At B&L RV & Mini Storage we do daily lock checks. It helps defend against a criminal cutting your lock off and coming back and going through your stuff. This is a very low tech, eye's on type security that every storage facility should do. I truly don't know why they all don't do it. It takes 20 seconds to put a colored sticker on the lock when someone moves in, and about 3-4 minutes every day to drive around and check the locks. Its simple and very effective. But no security is fool proof, please make sure if you value your items you keep them insured. Check out more tips at;

PS The puppies are the fattest little things you've ever seen.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Use help you know and trust!

Its easy to find the wrong people to help you move. Make sure you know and trust the people that help you move in. If you need to hire someone use a bonded mover or check with friends and family for suggestions on who to use....use a trusted person. Remember they will know where your stuff is and they will know your moving or your daily schedule. Do not hire the guy standing on the street corner. For more helpful hints check out our web page at;
Please check with your home owners or renters insurance to make sure your items are covered, if not use a company like SAFESTOR. You can find more info on our website. Remember security starts with you.

P.S. The puppies are fat and happy!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Most popular!

!) Size - 8X10 great general purpose storage size, get rid of a lot of clutter around the house and makes it easy to find. An 8X10 is large enough that you can horseshoe your items so you have space to easily search for items.

2) Disc lock- remember we give you one free upon move in just for mentioning this blog. By far the best bang for your security buck!

3) Plastic storage bins (available at Walmart or any Dollar store) They are inexpensive and are a great deterrent to dust, pests, and water.....Very cheap protection. At least your first layer (the stuff that contacts the floor) should be stored in these types of containers. Also you maximize your storage because these stack well and are the same size.

4) Auto pay - (You never have to worry about a late payment) By using your Visa or MasterCard and auto pay there is no stress - no calls, no late letters. Thats why at B&L RV & Mini Storage we do not charge extra for Auto Pay, it saves us as much work and stress as it does you.

5) Paying by the year, most long term and commercial units select this option. You save 10% off your bill when paying by the year.

6) Don't forget a few old sheets go a long way! DUST I can't stop it in my house, I can't stop it in you storage space. Dust is a fact of life, use old sheets to cover your stored items (don't use plastic, it sweats and can damage your items)

These are a few of the most popular facts of storage, I hope they help you in your quest for storing your items. You can call us at 1-520-586-237 or check us out on the web at;
B&L RV & Mini Storage

PS The puppies are healthy and very hungry, they are doing great.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Puppies are doing Fine

These have to be the chubbiest puppies ever. Just wanted to give everyone a quick update.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Check out our new guard dog

Just born today! 2 females and 1 male, very mean looking! Ha Ha! Hope you enjoy!


I hate to harp, but I just finished my daily lock check and the number of cheap pad locks really bother me. We only charged $6.00 for a quality disc lock when you moved in - now we give you one free upon move in.(just mention this blog) Even at $6.00 that the cheapest insurance I know of. Please remember to check with your homeowners or renter insurance to make sure you are covered, or take advantage of SAFESTOR it very reasonable priced. Do everything to protect your items;
  1. Make sure you protect against dust, old sheets work best.
  2. Make sure you use a good disc lock.
  3. Watch what you store (see our web site for a list of what not to store);
  4. Use common sense when labeling your items - don't use gold bars as a description!
  5. Know your storage facility, ask questions about security, live in managers, daily lock checks, cameras.
  6. Remember its your stuff if you didn't want it you'd give it away or throw it away so PROTECT IT!

Sorry to harp! If you have any questions please call Bruce 1-520-586-2379
B&L RV & Mini Storage 1080 W. 4th St., Benson AZ. 85602

We offer Mini Self Storage, Auto, Boat, Home, Commercial, Office, RV, Any size Toy Storage.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Just some Pctures

Look for the big orange doors. We are located at 1080 W. 4th St., Benson, AZ 85602
We are just across the street from the Benson Sign!

Hope you enjoy! This is Rosie our guard dog! Ha!Ha!
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Friday, April 13, 2007

We Are Back!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter and spring break! We are back in the office today, sorry for the lack of info this week.
Today I really want to remind everyone security starts with you, use a good disc lock. (Free when you mention this blog upon move-in) Make sure you review our other blog comments about security, what to ask, and what to look for. Don't forget insurance, either from your own provider or SAFESTOR. Check out our link to their web site on the left side of this page. Also review our section about what not to store.....its very important. If we can be any help please call us at 1-520-586-2379 or check out our web site at;
You can E-Mail us at (If you need a quick answer please call)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Be back to the blog on Friday.

Sorry we haven't put any new info up, but we should be back on Friday. You can still call us at; 1-520-586-2379
or check out our web site;
Hope everyone has a great easter!
Please remember you will receive a new disc lock upon move in just for mentioning this blog.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Hope your having a GOOD GOOD FRIDAY!

Well it another tough day in Benson Arizona, blue skies and 86 degree's. It's a great Good Friday! At B&L RV & Mini Storage we have 3 generations to help serve you. From L to R;
Lyndsay, Cheyanne, Cassandra and our owner Lilly. We hope you enjoy the pictures. Remember to check out our web site;
Also mention this Blog and receive a free disc lock upon move in.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Price and old times

B&L RV & Mini Storage

This is our main web site.

I found some 3 year old material today.In the class I took back then, the professor had a facility in Hawaii, rent for a 10X10 back then was $375.00 per month. He talked about other countries where rent was charged weekly instead of monthly. (remember there is 4.3 weeks per month) At B&L RV & Mini Storage we try to keep it reasonable our 10x10 rents for $62.75 per month as of 4/5/07. I guess we need to move everything to Hawaii! I could probably handle the beach, I know I wouldn't get any work done...I do remember the " tropical itch" a rum and fruit juice drink that had 7 shots of rum...and no taste of alcohol. Just wish I was 18 again and in Hawaii!
Enough wishing! We can save you some money... upon move in, just mention this blog and receive a free disc lock. Remember if you pay by the year at B&L RV & Mini Storage you receive a 10% discount. Just a couple of ways to save $$$$.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Protect Your Self and Your Stored Stuff

The best protection is a great plan;
  1. Use a good disc lock!
  2. Know your storage provider (area, security measures, cameras, onsite managers, daily lock checks, fence)
  3. Make sure you are insured, check your home owners or rental insurance for off site insurance. If not use a insurance company like SAFESTOR.
  4. Use people you know and trust to help you move.
  5. Use your head if something doesn't look right tell the management or the police.
Never Store; Collectables, heirlooms, jewelry, works of art, furs, mounts, electronics, food, fertilizers, pesticides, firearms, explosives, perishables, candles or wax items, ammunition, contriband, batteries, fuels, flammables, oderous materials, infectious materials, hazardous or toxic materials, any living objects ( people or pets), and or any property having special or sentimental value to you.
Check out our web site;

B&L RV & Mini Storage offers, a free disc lock when you move in just for mentioning this blog. We also do daily lock checks, have onsite owner/ managers. We offer SAFESTOR insurance, its so easy just,call them or go to their web site. Our security cameras record 24/7.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Storage What Kind?

Look for the big orange doors! B&L RV & Mini Storage 1080 W.4th St, Benson, AZ 85602
Thats part of our family, Lyndsay was taking the picture, Cassandra with Rosie our official guard dog, then Cheyanne and Megan.

This industry is confused on what to call itself. A few names come to mind; self storage, mini storage, auto storage, RV storage, warehouse, household storage,commercial storage, pods, container storage, portable storage, records storage, boat storage, toy storage, and it seems to go on and on.... This is one reason we belong to ; Arizona Self Storage Association One of their goals is to create common practices through out the industry. Check out their site it has some great info!
At B&L RV & Mini Storage we do all the above storage, except portable and pods. We say yes we do store, household, commercial, auto, RV, records, boat, toy, business, home, and almost any other name they come up with. Check out our web site at; http://www.blstorage.
A quick note we got the new units set, they are ready to rent! Thanks for for understanding last week! Give B&L RV & Mini Storage a call at 1-520-586-2379 if we can help with your storage needs! You can E-mail us at although its quicker to call.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Pest Control

Error on the safe side! We recommend using a dehydrating bait, one of the ones you don't open. Be careful if you have animals or small children with you... I would recommend you not using it if you have kids and animals with you. We treat for bugs and rodents but you never know when someone will move items in that where stored in a garage or barn and they bring little friends with them. Never store food or seeds, or animal food, these items call pests. In all my years in the storage business I had one complaint a customer said "you have rats, huge rats!" I ask if he had any food in his unit, he told me no! Three days later he moved out and we discovered he used to have a 40 pound bag of sunflower seeds for his birds. I say he used to have because ground squirrels had left him a pile of hulls. They ate through the insulation near the roof to make a hole to get at the food. We ended up with repairs and a mess to clean up. Please do not store any food items! For other tips check out our web site;