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Car Wash vs. Car Detail: Which One Do You Need?

Pop quiz! It’s time to clean your car. Do you a) Go to the self-serve car wash? b) Drive through the touchless automatic car wash? c) Call Adam to schedule a car detailing? Comparing a car wash vs. car detail isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. Many people confuse the two thinking that they can get the same results at the self-serve car wash or automatic car wash as they can by getting their car detailed. Although both are similar, there are a few core differences you should know to make the best decision for your immediate car cleaning needs. Self-Serve Car Wash The self-serve car wash is a great place to go if you’re in a hurry. […]

Better Security at Rita Ranch Self Storage Facilities

It’s your stuff. Shouldn’t you have the peace of mind that it’s safe no matter where it’s being stored? We believe the answer to that question is a resounding, YES! The security of your belongings at Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash is a top priority. To continue our efforts of securing your belongings and the facility, we’ve gone the extra mile to beef up our on-site security measures. Introducing: A New Camera System to Monitor the Rita Ranch Self Storage Facilities. It’s hard to get inside the mind of a criminal, but the folks at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte did just that when they conducted a study about what motivates intruders. The study called, “Understanding […]

Puppy Love: 10 Tips to Make Owning a Dog in Tucson a Better Experience

Congratulations! You just brought home the newest addition to your house – a four-legged friend! You’re officially a dog owner and now you’re determined to give your puppy the best life possible. In Tucson, dog owners face unusual challenges. The heat, desert critters, and wide open spaces put dogs in danger. To make owning a dog in Tucson as enjoyable as possible while giving your pet the best life possible, here are a few tips. 1. Time your walks carefully. It’s no secret that Arizona gets hot! Time your walks so that you’re getting your dog out in the most moderate temperatures of the day. In the summer, that might mean getting up a little earlier to beat the heat. […]

Easy Fundraising: How Partnering With Local Businesses Makes Your Fundraisers More Successful

You’ve heard of “shop local” but what about “fundraise local?” For many schools, churches and organizations, fundraising is a challenge. You plan, sell, and work hard to get people to your event. It’s exhausting for you, the students, and the parents. Everyone is grinding day and night to try to raise enough money to support a specific cause. What if there were easy fundraising ideas to bring your local organization more buyers and money? With local businesses, there is. Local businesses give your organization an upper hand when it comes to fundraising. Here’s how: Local Businesses Have Local Connections Local businesses work hard to build a following in the area and build a reputation of trust. When you host a […]

Packing Tips: How to Store Your Kitchen Items in a Self-Storage Unit

If you’re getting deployed, going overseas for an extended period of time, or just moving into a smaller home, the kitchen is one of the first rooms you’ll pack up to move into your self-storage unit. This room is probably one of the most difficult to pack. With the amount of breakable items in your kitchen and dining storage, you are understandably worried about their security during transport and storage. Before you get ready to move kitchen items from your house to our facility, here are a few packing tips to keep your fragile items in tact. Donate or Toss Out Old Food Believe it or not, some people try to store canned goods or non-perishable items. Although this might […]

Moving Pets: What You Need to Know About Bringing Your Four-Legged Family Members to a New House

You’ve gone house hunting and finally decided on a new place to call home. It’s an exciting time for your family – but what about your dog? It’s normal to get so caught up in the stress of moving your family that you forget how overwhelming it is for your four-legged family member too. Although you know what’s in store during this big transition, your pet is left wondering what’s happening and where he’s going. Moving pets is a little bit easier when you understand how to make a more seamless transition from one house to another. Here are a few tips for moving with your pet. Start Packing Early No matter how much your pets hate to see you […]

How to Save Your Sanity While Moving to Rita Ranch

Moving to Rita Ranch? The next few months of your life will be filled with packing, loading, unloading and then unpacking. Although it might not seem like a lot of work, the job never seems to be finished. No matter how calm of a person you are, moving will leave you stressed. Staying sane throughout the stress requires extra effort. Even though you’re feeling like you already a have enough on your plate (too much, actually) here are a few tips to help you keep your cool during your upcoming move. Plan, plan, plan No matter how far in advance you know about your move, it’s never too early to start planning. Make a list of everything you need to […]

Beat the Heat With These Boat and RV Storage Tips

While the rest of the country worries about “winterizing” boats, cars, and RVs, Tucsonans have something else to consider – summer heat. As the mercury starts to rise, it’s time to start thinking about your boat or RV sitting in storage. Is it safe from the escalating temperatures? No matter when you put your “baby” into our boat and RV storage facility, you want to prepare it so that no natural misfortunes harm it while you’re away. Here are a few tips to keep your larger vehicles safe while they’re housed with us. Rodent-Proof the Bottom Arizona packrats can do serious damage to cars and engines. No matter how hard we try to keep the facility packrat free, there are […]

Wildcats and Washes: Big Things Are Happening at Our Tucson Car Wash

It’s March Madness! And that means it’s time to Bear Down and show the same strong resolve as our beloved wildcats. At Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash, we take that task seriously – so seriously in fact that we want to achieve MVP status by making our Tucson car wash facility so spotless, we’re sure T.J. McConnell would bend down to give it a kiss as he left the court… er… car wash bay too. You might have noticed that we have been closed for a few days. Although the car washes are out of commission this week, we’re working hard behind the scenes to make your experience even more memorable. Here’s what you can expect with our […]

10 Tips for Packing Bulky Items in Storage Rental Units

When it comes to storage, you want to get the most bang for your buck. That often means playing a game of Tetris while you try to maneuver all of your large, small and breakable belongings into a water tight container. As much fun as you had playing the computer game back in the 90s, trying to load and unload your storage unit when you want to move or clean house is exhausting. To help you maximize your space and minimize frustration, here are ten tips for storing bulky items in one of our storage rental units. Get vacuum seal containers. Do you have bulky clothing items to store? Don’t put them in large boxes. Vacuum seal containers to reduce […]