WE ARE NOW A CHARITY STORAGE LOCATION

Charity


Better Boxes Self Storage is now a Charity Storage location! What does that mean for you? Our customers can use our Fort Mill SC storage units to help store their belongings and now our storage facility is equipped to take your slightly used items to support local charities. We will host regular Fort Mill SC storage auctions that will raise funds for multiple organizations, all you need to do is donate your items. Learn more about our partnership and how the smallest donation can make the biggest impact. MORE THAN STORAGE Better Boxes Self Storage is all about helping you store your items but we also enjoy giving back to our community. That is why we have partnered with Charity Storage to benefit national organization the American Heart Association. WHERE THE PROCEEDS WILL GO: 60% American Heart Association 20% Kure It Cancer Research 10% Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship WHAT TO DONATE Anyone and everyone can donate! Donating to our fundraiser is a convenience many of our customers can take advantage of but so can our surrounding neighbors. Since we are right at the corner of South Carolina and the North Carolina state line, our location is a great spot to drop extra items off. CONSIDER DONATING: Furniture Kitchenware Clothing Office Furniture Tools Toys Seasonal Equipment ABOUT CHARITY STORAGE This organization teams up with local self storage facilities like ours to help raise funds for charities on the local and national level. Founder Barry Hoeven and Lance Watkins are both industry experts and with their knowledge, they are able to impact communities with the help of our storage space. Check out our next Fort Mill SC storage auctions supporting Charity Storage online at Storage Treasures. Better Boxes Self Storage wants to make every step of your moving process easy. Rent your storage unit online, pick up moving supplies in the office, and drop off your donations after moving. ...



November 6th, 2019


TOP 5 STORAGE SUPPLIES TO ASSIST WHILE MOVING

Moving Tips


Does moving have you a little stressed? This is a big step, whether swapping a few items out for open space or switching houses, self storage space, and the right tools could be the keys to a successful move. Better Boxes Self Storage in Fort Mill SC has indoor storage units and storage supplies to assist with your move. Our experts can walk you through renting a storage unit as well as crossing items off your shopping list. U-Haul’s supply guide is useful to budget for just the right amount of supplies for what you are moving. Another handy tool we offer is our storage calculator. If you would rather rent your storage unit online you can handle everything from planning what size unit you will need to signing the lease. Our goal is to make this storage experience positive. 5 STORAGE SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED WHEN STORING Damp Rid – our storage units are temperature controlled, to help with the moisture we offer Damp Rid in our office. Locks – Security is number one! If you forgot your lock purchase one of our convenient locks in the office. Boxes – Speciality boxes for your wardrobe or hanging items are useful. Check our office for these specialty boxes. Moving Kits – Start off with the basics! Mattress Covers – another layer of protection between the fabric and the storage unit floor will keep moisture from getting trapped in the mattress. WHY OUR TOOLS? Convenience is important for so many during a busy move and this month we are going a step further. With every item purchased, we will donate a percentage of the month-end total to the Susan G Komen foundation. You can help us kick off our charitable season. Our Fort Mill SC storage units are helpful when you need extra space. Talk with us about renting storage today or purchasing moving tools. ...



October 1st, 2019


HOW TO PREPARE FOR FALL AND BACK TO SCHOOL

Organization


Summer is coming to an end, are you swapping a few items out at home to get ready for the new semester? Maybe now is the time you get the family involved and organize the garage after a summer of vacations. More space can be the solution for your items and our local storage in Fort Mill SC is close by! Right in Fort Mill SC, Better Boxes Self Storage has interior temperature controlled storage units ready for rent. Learn how to change seasons and stay organized while the kids head back to school. 📷 SCHOOL TIPS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR Make a menu and shopping list of this week’s meals to help stop confusion around dinner time. Keep snacks in the fridge ready for lunch. Choose healthy snacks both you and the kids approve. Layout clothing for the week in a hanging shoe rack or spare drawer. Make mornings the first week a little easier by setting alarms to get up, gather all materials, and head to the bus stop. Stay organized when the papers start coming home on the first day with an accordion file folder. SEASONAL STORAGE: LOCAL STORAGE TIPS Swap your summer beach toys for a little extra space with a storage unit. Label boxes so you can see the difference between camping gear and beach supplies. Set up your camping tent one last time and waterproof any leaks. Keep the lid on the cooler open so there is proper airflow. Use shelves to use the most of your square footage in the storage unit. InStyle has a few helpful steps to follow when packing your clothing either for the season or for a move. Better Boxes Self Storage is your go to solution for all your space saving needs. Give us a call or stop by our local storage facility in Fort Mill SC to look at our storage options. Did you know renting online is another feature we offer? Make your move to storage seamless by renting your next storage unit online. ...



September 23rd, 2019


OUR FORT MILL SC COMMUNITY & WHY WE LOVE IT

Our Community


Our Fort Mill SC community is located just south of the state line shared with North Carolina. Southern hospitality is alive and well in Fort Mill South Carolina and we are one of the fastest-growing communities in this region. Better Boxes Self Storage helps you pack away summer gear and store your business needs with ease as well as find local businesses to help you. We love helping our Fort Mill SC community! Check out some of our favorite places to dine and visit in the area. Whether moving to the area or traveling here for business our self storage can be the answer for saving space. With the cozy and casual atmosphere is not hard to see why Famous Toastery is a must-see when in Fort Mill SC. “Their homemade menu is amazing,” says our store manager. TOP ATTRACTIONS IN FORT MILL Walter Y. Elisha Park Carowinds Amusement Park Anne Springs Close Greenway Along with these classics spots in Fort Mill SC, Better Boxes Self Storage can be your resource for all things storage. We have the indoor storage space you want to protect your belongings as well as moving supplies for sale on site. We have experts to help first time storers find the right space for the job as well our seasoned storage customers. Moving to Fort Mill SC? Staying for just the season? Better Boxes Self Storage has solutions for keeping your gear safe and suggestions when exploring our area. Rent your next storage unit online and stop in to talk about what is going on in the Fort Mill SC community. ...



August 29th, 2019


WHY SELF STORAGE COULD BE THE ANSWER

Our Storage Facility


When is self storage the right move? Better Boxes Self Storage makes sure our Fort Mill SC affordable storage options are more than just self storage. Yes, a storage unit with us can be an easy solution to help during the house hunt, but when are other situations to use storage? Here are 10 reasons our Fort Mill SC storage units can be helpful. 10 REASONS TO USE SELF STORAGE Put your house on the market. Stage for an upcoming open house. Make room for your recent college graduate. Store commercial inventory. Sort through family heirlooms. Help aging parents downsize their belongings. Turn your craft into an online business. Store office furniture. Move a few things to storage before the baby arrives. Turn the basement into a use-able space. Self storage can be used for many situations, both business and personal. Talk with our manager today! They are the experts of our storage facility in Fort Mill SC and ready to help you! BETTER BOXES SELF STORAGE: MORE THAN STORAGE We are your Fort Mill SC affordable storage answer and so much more. We take pride in our facility to keep it clean, secure, and ready for rent. When our customers rent storage here we want to provide a professional experience. That is why our experts or not just familiar with this property they have knowledge about the self storage industry. A neighbor can be just what you need when moving to a new area and our neighborhood friends board is a great way to get familiar with the surrounding Fort Mill SC area. Traveling for work? Check out Be Relaxed, a corporate housing apartment and our neighborhood friend! Whether you need a recommendation for a local service or a self storage unit, Better Boxes Self Storage can be your solution! Call us, email our team, or handle everything online! ...



July 16th, 2019


MOVERS, QUESTIONS, AND MOVING TIPS

Downsizing


Moving is common during the summer months and Better Boxes Self Storage wants to prepare you. Hiring Fort Mill SC movers or doing it yourself? Check out a few of our neighborhood friends if contemplating hiring a team of experts. Movers can speed up the process and take some of the hard labor off your shoulders. Find someone you can trust with your belongings with these questions. Better Boxes Self Storage has indoor storage units for rent when moving is on the schedule this summer. Our temperature controlled features keep the heat wave out of your belongings. This extra layer of protection ensures the South Carolina heat dose not effect what you store. Rent your Fort Mill SC storage unit online or reserve it two weeks before you move. QUESTIONS TO HELP HIRE A QUALITY MOVER Is there a charge for weekends or evenings? Do you supply blankets or extra supplies on the day? What is the best way to contact you if I have questions? What is your cancellation policy? What is the minimum charge you require? More moving tips can be found here! WHICH MOVERS TO CHECK OUT IN FORT MILL SC? Anointed Movers Ballantyne & Beyond Moving, Inc. – 2 months 1/2 off Peach Movers Two Men and a Truck – 5% off total move These are just a few friends we stay in contact with. Talk with our store manager about your latest project and they can help you find someone to help. WHAT TO DO ON MOVING DAY? Move all your boxes to the living room or garage. This makes it faster for the truck to get loaded. Disassemble furniture before movers arrive. Pick up a few boxes from our office for any last minute packing. Better Boxes Self Storage is here to make moving and storage simple. We can offer tips to make the transition successful and Fort Mill SC storage units to store your belongings. Discuss your options with us today! ...



June 20th, 2019


MOVES OUT OF STATE: STORAGE CAN HELP!

Downsizing


Planning a summer move this year? With nice weather on rise, this is the perfect season to sell your house. If you need to move for work or want to start a new chapter for your family Better Boxes Self Storage can help. Maybe moves out of state are in your future, with a storage unit in Fort Mill SC you have the extra space you need. Better Boxes Self Storage has interior storage units that make storing your belongings during a move a little easier. From the time you find out your house is going on the market to moving in to your new home, our Better Boxes Self Storage team is here to guide you. Moving soon? Make your storage reservation online! Two weeks all the advance notice we need and your Fort Mill SC storage unit is saved. HOW STORAGE HELPS MOVES OUT OF STATE Get your house noticed on the market with open space. An open floor plan is what many potential buyers are looking for. Your belongings will be safe in our interior storage units while you list the house. Find moving supplies a plenty in our office! Make sure you pick up all the tools you need to make packing easy. Find storage rentals online and resources to help, here. Use our storage calculator to determine the right size unit. This common question is broken down into a few easy questions. WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOVE? You successfully moved to another state, home, or neighborhood, now what? Not only are we experts in storing your gear, but moving and storage go together. Our moving tips for after a big move will help you get organized and keep everyone in the know. If you have not started the process to forward your mail make sure this is the first check on your to do list. You can pick up a forwarding packet at the post office or you can do it online. Moving out of state requires a new registrations, plates on ...



May 23rd, 2019


SUMMER STORAGE TIPS FOR COLLEGE STORAGE

College Storage


Looking for storage for a few months? Short term storage options at Better Boxes Self Storage can help while moving or cleaning up around the house. This time of year, students and their parents are looking for Fort Mill SC summer storage and Better Boxes Self Storage has you covered. With a secure indoor storage unit, you can find the extra space you need to store your dorm room items. Better Boxes Self Storage is on the Carolina state border and easily accessible for college students in the surrounding area. Our storage office is right off I-77 so you can access your storage unit while heading home. Storing for the summer helps keep all your school supplies organized. Give us a call today. SUMMER STORAGE TIPS Color coordinate boxes if you plan on storing with friends. Renting a storage unit with a future roommate, can be an easy way to collect items for the apartment next year. If you only need storage for summer, our leases are on a monthly basis. You can set up your online account and pay for the whole summer up front or set up our easy pay option! Give your mini fridge plenty of time to defrost before moving it to storage. Water will drain from the freezer so make sure there is a towel to soak it up. Leave the door open on your fridge and a fresh towel under the door to collect any leftover water while in storage. Forgot your lock or ran out of moving supplies? Our office is stocked with everything you could need when packing. Talk with our store manager to see what and how much is needed. Fort Mill SC summer storage is simple when you have a secure storage unit at Better Boxes Self Storage. We pride ourselves in helping college students store their college belongings for the summer, and families organize their move. Rent your Fort Mill SC storage unit online today or reserve it for a later date. ...



April 11th, 2019


EXTRA ITEMS? SELL ONLINE WITH THESE TIPS

Business Storage


Spring cleaning is coming, are you ready? Better Boxes Self Storage is here to be a storage solution for your excess items. Maybe you are swapping your belongings for space or your belongings for cash, we can help you sell online with a storage space for your merchandise. A self storage unit in Fort Mill SC is a convenient option to store your business’s merchandise or household belongings while you move. Better Boxes Self Storage has all indoor self storage so you can worry less about your items in storage and more about promoting them online. Selling gear online is great for college students during summer and recent graduates trying to get ready for life after college. Homeowners can also benefit from selling a few things online. See the steps you need to take for a successful sale. CHOOSE THE RIGHT WEBSITE Finding a place to promote your item is the first question to ask. Where to sell your items online? Offer Up and Let Go both have categories for a gaming systems and electronics. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to post your dining room table or bedroom furniture. Many homeowners are looking here for furnishings. Ebay and Etsy are ideal for specific hobbies and crafts. You can post on multiple selling websites to get the word out there faster! TIPS FOR SELLING ITEMS ONLINE Clear photos are the best way to show off your items. If selling a group of items, take a few good photos and let the description do the rest. Selling in a group is an easy way to get rid of a lot of items fast. Seasonal clothing, shoes, yard equipment, are all good options. Broken or needs repaired? Make it clear to viewers the items you are selling need a little extra attention. Many small businesses set time limits to bring in more views and sell faster. This can be helpful for those on Etsy or EBay. Meet in a public setting to keep both buyer and seller safe. These tips will help you decrease your ...



March 1st, 2019


5 SMALL STORAGE TIPS

Organization


Life events like starting college or moving homes can be made a little easier with self storage. A safe place to keep your boxes while you finish your degree is just one way Better Boxes Self Storage, and our small storage tips can help you. Maybe your first home is short on extra space, our Fort Mill SC indoor storage units come in handy. Better Boxes Self Storage is an all interior self storage facility in Fort Mill SC. With temperature controlled storage units, you can make our storage a home for your belongings and worry less about the temperature outside. Speed up the process by renting online. 5 SMALL STORAGE TIPS Park your RV or boat in our outdoor parking spaces and keep the driveway open. Apartment storage solutions, like a small storage unit for under the bed bins or seasonal clothing boxes, can open up your closet space at the apartment. Welcoming your first child or your second, open space is needed. Store things used for the first child that can help the second. Some new parents find storage helpful to store family heirlooms until the kids are a little older. Crafters and small businesses store extra inventory in between showings. This keeps all their products safe and ready for sale. Simply get organized in a small home with self storage. Moving from a large home to a small place, has its benefits, but if you need a storage unit for the extra items, call us! Self storage has its perks for businesses and personal storage. You can rent your storage unit online! Find more small storage tips on our blog. ONLINE HOME SEARCH Check out homes for sale in Fort Mill SC with Zillow or Trulia. You can filter your search based on location, price, even rent verses buy. Let Better Boxes Self Storage assist with your next move today! ...



February 6th, 2019


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