How to Measure Your
As you can see, our baggage and shared container prices are all based on
the volume of your shipment. We measure the volume by calculating the
cubic feet. The following will show you how we will measure and therefore
calculate the cubic feet of your shipment. We suggest you do this yourself
beforehand so we will both be in agreement on the volume of your
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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 inches
• 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 pallet.
What about my Tall Thingy
• 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.
It Doesn’t all fit together at one
• 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.
Is That Fair?
• 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 evenly
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 space
Load your own
• 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
Are you now a Cube
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.
We hope you enjoyed our presentation. For more
info don’t hesitate to call
1 866 868 6386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org