Cubic Feet Matters
When it comes to moving it is important to understand why Cubic Feet Matters. When you move, you are making this:
Cubic Feet Matters
When you move you have to know how much space your loaded goods will take, both in a truck and potentially in a storage space. That is why you might hear the terms Cubic Feet, or “Cubes.” It is an expression of how much space your goods take. This will determine how your goods are delivered and has the largest influence on price.
Each piece of furniture has a cubic feet of space that it takes. Its shape will determine how it is placed on the truck. When you decide to take those five pieces of plastic garden furniture with you because you “may as well,” consider the impact on your cubic feet.
Boxes are great because they stack easily and every cubic foot they take up is often productive.
The decisions you make on what you take, and in what form you want it packed, will make the difference between a friendly or a less friendly budget.
For a quick math review, cubic feet is the multiplication of all three dimensions, width x height x depth.
This applies for each piece you move as well as your overall load. A perfect load would fill in the cube precisely. Less perfect loads have gaps. Regardless of how efficient the load may be, the space taken by the outside pieces will determine your cubic feet when you size your equipment.
Storage Space Example
When you rent a 10′ x 20′ storage space that gives you 200 square feet of floor space. The useful cubic feet will be the height to which you stack your goods. If you are only comfortable lifting and stacking things five feet high you only use 1000 cubic feet of space. If your mover stacks your goods safely to eight feet high you have taken advantage of 1600 cubic feet. This is why for your planning Cubic Feet Matters.