Questions and Answers
- Self Storage – what is that?
The idea of self storage has been common in the United States for centuries now, especially in large cities. Companies and households that are looking for space to place assorted things rent storerooms – simply without the costly warehouse logistics. Meaning, every customer is responsible for storage and removal themselves.
- Why store rooms?
In many cases it is not possible to place all furniture and household goods promptly in the new apartment. When moving to a new job location, for temporal or logistic reasons, the move-out of the old apartment has to take place before finding the perfect new home. When moving in together you might have twice as many household goods, but you don’t want to let go of anything. Studies in another city or abroad make it necessary to give up the apartment for financial reasons. Anyway, you want to come back to your hometown later. At separation of a life partnership, furniture storages become necessary as well. Also not to be underestimated is the required space for hobby, sports and seasonal things like lawn furniture or winter clothes. In this case, temporal renting of a storage area is a good idea for storing things temporarily or over years.
- What can I store?
You are able to store almost everything at our facilities. For security reasons the following goods are excluded:
- Goods that may become verminous (e.g. foodstuff, fruits, fodder)
- Highly flammable substances (fuels, propellants, lubricants, colors, solvents, fireworks, munitions, combustion engines, …)
- Goods that cause odor nuisance or that are dangerous to health (e.g. things covered with mold)
- How much space do I need?
A rule of thumb is: 1m² storage area can hold things of about 10–15 m² living space. Or: about 10% of the living area are needed as storage area. For 90 m² living area you will need about 10 m² storage area. A well loaded transporter (Sprinter, Ford Transit) conforms about 4–5 m² storage area.
- The content of 20 moving boxes conforms about 3–5 m³ storeroom
- The content of 35 moving boxes conforms about 6–8 m³ storeroom
- The content of 50 moving boxes conforms about 10–13 m³ storeroom
- How big are the storage compartments?
We offer a variety of storage compartments with areas from 1,50 m² to 11,00 m² and volumes from about 2,60 m³ to 37,70 m³, each with several intermediate sizes. The ceiling heights of the storage compartments are 1,25 m, 2,00 m, 3,42 m and 3,68 m. Furthermore, our warehouse includes bulk stores and cold stores in different sizes.
- Is it possible to move to a bigger compartment?
Of course! You are free to move to another storage compartment at any time, you will not have to await contract periods.
- Who else is allowed to enter my storeroom?
You can decide on your own. You will receive an individual access code. In addition, only you have the key for your storage compartment. A state-of-the-art security system restricts misuse.
- How long is the minimum rental period?
Your lease contract has a minimum rental period of 4 weeks and can be terminated on daily notice.
- Are my goods insured?
As owners of the storehouse we insure the building, whereas you will have to insure your goods – similar to the arrangements made when renting apartments.
- How to pay?
We accept: cash, direct debit and card payment (EC-Karte, Maestro, Mastercard, VISA).
- How to cancel the contract?
Very unbureaucratic by calling us and announcing the move-out date. For organizational reasons it is advisable to name the approximate period of tenancy when the contract is being concluded. After 12 weeks minimum term of tenancy your discount will be maintained also at early termination.
- Are my goods safe?
The storerooms of Main-Lager Frankfurt are dry, heated, clean and safe. A state-of-the-art security system restricts misuse.
- Are there any transportation aids?
At Main-Lager Frankfurt we offer hydraulic lifting carts and various rolling carts at free disposal. Unique are our stake cars with great capacity.
Main-Lager has agreed favorable conditions with SIXT Car Rental for renting of transportation vehicles. You will need a corresponding approval by our bureau.