How to calculate how big a moving container I need to move?

Wondering what size moving container to book for your upcoming move? This episode of Flex is all about how to choose the perfect size to move the contents of you home, from studio apartments to large houses. Discover the importance of accurately assessing your belongings and the role of expert advice in ensuring you make […]

How to calculate the size of moving container that I will need. Well, that is a very good question. Obviously when we’re moving one of the most important things that we need to know is how much space we need to fit all our stuff in the container. So generally storage containers usually come in several standard sizes. You’ve got the 8 foot long, 12 foot long, or 16 foot long in most storage facilities. This is usually over a width of about 7 or 8 feet as well, so that helps you to calculate the entire space that you’re using in the container. Normally, an 8 foot long container would be good for a studio apartment, or a very small apartment, or if you’re just moving a few things. A 12 foot long would be appropriate for a one-bedroom apartment, and a 16 foot long would usually fit a two-bedroom apartment. Now this obviously changes depending on how much stuff you have and how big are the rooms in your home, but that’s kind of a general rule of thumb. If you have more stuff, you can order multiple containers as needed. For instance, if you have three bedrooms, maybe you order a 16-foot container and then along with that another 8-foot container to accommodate all of the space that you need. If you have a four-bedroom home, maybe you order two 16 feet containers and fit everything in there. It’s kind of a tricky situation. It’s very hard to calculate the volume that you’re going to actually need. So in this case, this is exactly what the storage experts are for. You can call your rep at the moving or storage company, make a detailed list of everything you have, and they will help you calculate the approximate size needed. This is good also because it’s free. They have all the knowledge and if they mess up and give you too small of a size or too big of a size You can actually come back to them and complain about it and they will help you out with the price for their mistake

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