To work out the volume
of anything you
need to measure the
length, width and
height and multiply
them together. For
example a box 24 x
18 x 18 inches = 7776
Divide that number by
1728 (which is
12x12x12) to give
you cubic feet so
that 24x18x18 inch
box is 4.5 cubic feet
Are you with me so far?
Your shipment will be stacked on a pallet
The pallets we use are 48 inches by 40
These are standard shipping pallets
So your shipment will measure 48” x 40”
by the height of your highest box.
Want to see pictures….
Our pallets are 48
inches wide x 40
We will then measure
the height of the
highest piece on the
If it doesn’t fit flat then the height of your
shipment will be taken from the height of
the tallest piece so if you have an ironing
board, rolled up carpet, fishing
pole, guitar case sticking up then the
height will be measured from that height.
Anything laid flat must be within the
48x40 pallet area
If you have too many boxes to fit on one
level and one or a few boxes are
stacked on top of the others then the
height of your shipment is from the
highest point on the pallet.
We cant use the space for anything else
so whether you utilize the space to its full
potential or leave air space around the
highest point, its going to cost you the
same, so try and make your boxes stack
NOTE: nothing can stick out from the pallet & has to be
placed within 48x40 inch area
So as there are no discrepancies with your volume.
Please mark out using painters tape / masking tape
on your floor a rectangle 48 inches x40 inches
Now put your things in that rectangle and measure
from the floor to the highest thing in your rectangle.
So if your highest item is 36 inches your shipping
volume will be 48”x40”x36” which multiplied together
is 69120 divided by 1728 = 40 cubic feet
Hopefully this now makes sense and you
can measure your shipment like a pro.
Just remember your volume is 48”x40” x the
height in inches of your highest piece.
Multiply together then divide by 1728
Using boxes the same size makes
for neat stacking and best use of
If you would like to load your own pallet
we can send you a pallet, securing
straps and plastic cover for an additional
$150 on top of the door to door price.
Keep it as long as you like and when its
all loaded call us and we will collect it
from your driveway or garage.
We hope you now have a better understanding of
volumes. If you have any other questions, you can
always ask The Moving Doctor on our blog. Or check
out our volume calculators
We hope you enjoyed our presentation. For more info
don’t hesitate to call
1 866 868 6386 or email email@example.com