Movers Guide to Living in Fort Mill SC

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Moving to Fort Mill SC or near Rock Hill? Our neighborhood is one of the top places to raise your family in South Carolina, with excellent public school systems and great neighborhoods to purchase a home, you can see why Fort Mill is a great place to call home. Learn more about living, working, and enjoying this great community along the Carolina state border. Get To Know Fort Mill SC Population: 14,451 Home Price: $291,900 This sparse Charlotte suburb is unique and quite the places to visit. Highly-rated public schools like Springfield Middle School or Pleasant Knoll Elementary School are some of the reasons young families move to Fort Mill. Our close proximity to Charlotte NC is another draw for young professionals. It is said that Fort Mill is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state! This area is also known for the annual spring Strawberry Festival and many other exciting things to do. Nearby Cities Tega Cay - This "Beautiful Peninsula" bordering Lake Wylie is a recreational dream! Tega Cay is a short 20-minute drive from Fort Mill SC and a summer getaway. Enjoy music with excellent views at the Tega Cay concert series starting in April. Each month a new band showcases their talents at Runde Park. Charlotte NC - Attractions, arts and culture, there is never a shortage of things to do in Charlotte or also known as the Queen City of North Carolina. Across state lines from Fort Mill SC, Charlotte is an artistic, family-oriented community. Enjoy 10 Park Lanes, the local bowling alley, or 7th Street Public Market, for the area's freshest produce and food. Rock Hill SC - The largest city in York County and Home of Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC is a growing neighborhood with lots of opportunities. Fountain Park comes to life with the traveling food trucks every 3rd Friday of the month. Enjoy music and delicious options for lunch or dinner. Celebrate spring with the Come-See-Me-Festival or the Glencairn BloomFest. ...



March 4th, 2020


Take On Our Spring Cleaning Challenge

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Ready to spruce up the house? Get ready with our day to day calendar for spring cleaning tasks. Cleaning up after winter is simple when you have space to store your winter items. Our Fort Mill SC storage units can help! Rent today online and get organized with Better Boxes Self Storage. Week One: Bathroom Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog pipes Grapefruit and salt are the ideal soap scum destroyer Replace the shower curtain and rugs Keep it smelling fresh by adding some Pine-Sol to the toilet brush holder Week Two: Living Room Shampoo carpets, especially high traffic areas Wash the windows inside and out Wipe down the walls and touch up paint Clean couch pillows Week Three: Kitchen Clean out the pantry Wipe down shelves in the pantry and fridge Use vinegar to clean appliances Wipe down the microwave easily by heating up a bowl of water Week Four: Your Storage Unit Sweep out dust and debris Re-label boxes going back to storage Donate items to our Charity Storage auction Rent Storage Today! Our indoor storage units are helpful when swapping out the seasons. Rent online and move in the same day! We know your time is valuable so you can complete the entire rental process online now. ...



March 1st, 2020


10 Garage Organization Ideas For Spring Cleaning

Organization


Does your home storage take up valuable space? The garage and shed are great storage spots for working on home improvement projects but if your seasonal items are taking up too much room let us help you come up with a plan! These 10 garage organization ideas will help sort, clean, and organize your items. 10 Garage Storage & Organization Tips Make a few edits - chances are there are a few dried up paint cans ready for recycling. Use shelves for stacking bins instead of stacking on each other. Organize according to the category of items. Purchase or customer building shelves for each wall. Be creative with shelving and make custom organization. Use the ceiling for storage solutions too! Use a workbench with built-in cabinets and drawers. Self storage is useful for homes with limited space or big items. Have a space for toys too! Use a cubby shelf or use an old bin for easy cleanup. Keep food and chemicals out of the garage and store these safely elsewhere. Better Boxes Self Storage has storage units in Fort Mill SC ready to rent and help you get organized. Rent online or talk with our team about storing your valuables with us and taking back your home storage space! ...



February 17th, 2020


Reclaiming Your Space In The New Year

Holiday Storage Tips


Finding new places to put all of your belongings after the holiday season can be complicated. However, having the right storage can make this task a lot simpler. When it is time to reclaim your space, our holiday storage tips will help make this process easy. Better Boxes Self Storage has various amounts of storage options to assist you in reclaiming the space within your home after the holiday season has passed. Takedown your holiday lights, put away holiday decorations scattered throughout your home and discover the holiday storage tips below! Holiday Storage Tips An unused garment bag can store wrapping paper. Place your holiday strands of bead in either an empty water bottle or a tennis ball container. Wrap strands of holiday lights around pieces of cardboard to eliminate tangles from forming. Wreaths can be placed on coat hangers. Use egg cartons for small-round ornaments. Features at Better Boxes Self Storage Indoor temperature-controlled storage units. Moving and storage supplies sold on-site. Access to your storage unit every day (6 am - 10 pm). Packages accepted for tenants. Covered loading zone. Better Boxes Self Storage in Fort Mill SC Being located in Fort Mill SC, our storage facility is only a 20-30 minute drive from downtown Charlotte SC. Come visit our storage facility which can be found on Gold Hill Road, behind Quick Trip and Hardee's. Start off the new year on the right foot and reclaim your space with storage here at Better Boxes Self Storage! ...



January 6th, 2020


Holiday Storage & More In Fort Mill SC

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Storing during the holidays can make the family gatherings easier or your winter move hassle-free, and Better Boxes Self Storage is your go-to solution in Fort Mill SC. We offer interior storage units with temperature-controlled features so storing during any season is simple. Along with our holiday storage tips, Better Boxes Self Storage is celebrating the end of the year with a local charity in our neighborhood. Helping our community stay organized and giving back is our focus for the season of giving. We are supporting two local charities in Fort Mill SC and we need your help. How Are Supporting... We are working with Toys for Tots and collecting new unwrapped toys until December 19th. A generous gift for a child in need can do more than bring a smile and relieve the worries of parents. Toys for Tots is run by the US Marine Corps Reserves and has since the begin of the organization in 1947. Their mission is and has been to provide toys as well as a role model for the children to look up to. The other local charity we are helping is local to the Fort Mill SC area, Safe Passages. The organization provides a list of families in need and what gifts would be beneficial to them this year. Drop your gifts off in the office until December 23rd and we will make sure the families get a few items from their wishlist. Whether you are looking to give back or you want to store with us Better Boxes Self Storage is here to help. Our storage units are rentable online to help you save time during the holidays. You can also stop in the office with your donation and get to know our professional here on-site. ...



December 11th, 2019


WE ARE NOW A CHARITY STORAGE LOCATION

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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

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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

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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

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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


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