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Navigating the Steel City: Your Guide to Pittsburgh, PA
January 4, 2024

Welcome to the City of Bridges, the Steel City, the City of Champions—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Whether you are stepping into this vibrant city for the first time or transitioning to a new chapter of your life for work or school, Pittsburgh promises an exciting journey. In this extensive guide, Defender Self Storage is your companion, offering […]

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Understanding Storage Unit Sizes and Which One is Right for You
November 9, 2023

Whether you’re downsizing, relocating, or just needing extra space, understanding the available storage unit sizes is key. At Defender Self Storage, our storage units range from 25-400 square feet. This guide will explore different storage unit sizes, provide tips for assessing your needs, and offer practical advice to help you decide on a seamless and […]

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Why Temperature Control Matters: Protecting Your Valuables from Extreme Weather
October 13, 2023

Whether you’re new to the self-storage world or a seasoned user, understanding the nuances of storage facilities can make a huge difference in preserving the quality and lifespan of your stored items. The weather, particularly in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, can exhibit extremes – from sweltering summers to icy winters. As such, it becomes […]

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Exploring Pittsburgh Suburbs: Fox Chapel, Monroeville, Penn Hills
July 12, 2023

Looking for homes around the City of Bridges? Tucked into the rolling hills and rivers of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh accommodates a diverse set of needs. Take advantage of all the city has to offer—like three professional sports teams, local and major brand shopping, a vibrant arts scene, and fine dining—while enjoying the serenity of PA’s […]

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How to Pack Your Storage Unit Neatly
April 18, 2023

Is there a right way to pack your storage unit? Not really. But Defender Self Storage provides helpful tips on how to pack your storage unit so you can stay organized. We have two storage facilities, fully equipped with temperature-controlled storage options and the expert service to accompany them. Find our self storage in Lorain, […]

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How to Create Space with Storage
March 22, 2023

Do you need to make more room around your home, but you’re limited by storage space? With some practical organizing strategies and the option of renting a nearby self-storage unit, you can free up valuable space and store your important belongings more efficiently. Defender Self Storage provides a range of storage solutions to help you […]

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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths
February 20, 2023

How do you get rid of moths? This is a frequently asked question as we approach the spring cleaning season. Clothes moths are not a pleasant surprise to find while cleaning, but there are steps you can take to correct the problem and prevent further harm. Keep an eye out for holes in clothing and […]

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Follow Our Holiday Decoration Storage Tips
December 28, 2022

Ready to say good-bye to the holidays until next year? Pack away all your holiday decorations into self storage at Defender Self Storage in Lorain OH or Penn Hills PA. Our two storage facilities are temperature-controlled with a range of storage unit sizes to choose from. Call your local Defender Self Storage office to speak […]

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5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization 
September 26, 2022

Are you searching for ideas to create a small pantry organization system in your house? If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, like in your kitchen, you’ll need to get creative. Here are some helpful storage tips from Defender Self Storage on how to make the most of limited storage. Tips […]

How to Find Houses to Flip
How to Find Houses to Flip
June 7, 2022

How do you find houses to flip as a beginner? In recent years, the practice of buying fixer-upper properties to resell, commonly known as house flipping, has grown in popularity. It comes with a lot of dangers, but if you’re willing to put in a lot of effort, it may pay off handsomely. If you’re […]