Inventory

Working out the inventory size

Working out the size of what you need to move takes a bit of time, but it is really important to make sure you get a correct quote to make sure your move happens smoothly on the day.

Follow these steps

  1. Make a list of everything you need to move
  2. Measure big items to work out how big they are
  3. Estimate for each room how many boxes (of whatever size you decide) everything else will need
  4. Add it all up!

An example for an average fridge/freezer

0.55 metres

0.55 metres

1.65 metres

= 0.50 cubic metres

55 cm

55 cm

165 cm

= 0.50 cubic metres

1.9 ft

1.9 ft

5ft (18 cubic feet)

= 0.50 cubic metres

Calculating in feet? Take the total cubic ft and divide by 35 to get your cubic metres. Please use the following estimates as a general guide only! (cbm = cubic metres)

Average 2 seater sofa / settee

2.00 cbm

Armchair

1.00 cbm

3 piece suite

3.00 cbm

Futon

0.5 cbm

4 boxes of pots, pans, crockery, books etc.
each box 50cm x 50cm x 50 cm or
each box 20" x 20" x 20"

0.5 cbm

1 Microwave ovens 1 cubic metre

1.00 cbm

Executive office desk

1.00 cbm

PC Monitor / printer / keyboard / box software

0.5 cbm

Office chair

0.3 cbm

Table and 6 Chairs (Stackable)

2.00 cbm

8 Boxes of garden tools and equipment

1.00 cbm

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This Article has been submitted by Peter Driscoll of European Transport Brokers. For more information on moving quotes, go to www.etbrokers-removals.com .

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