Space Requirements and Truck Selection

Space Requirements and Truck Selection

Planning a move involves careful consideration of space requirements and selecting the right truck size. From estimating the volume of your belongings to choosing a moving truck that can accommodate them, these factors play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and successful move. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with valuable insights and tools to help you plan your move effectively. We’ll start with understanding the space requirements of everyday household items and then delve into selecting the appropriate truck size based on cubic meter capacity. Let’s get started!

Table: How Much Space Do Common Household Items Take Up?

Knowing the approximate space requirements of these

Item  Approximate Space Requirement
Sofa (3-seater) 12-16 cubic feet
Dining table (6-seater) 18-24 cubic feet
Bed (queen size) 30-40 cubic feet
Dresser (6 drawers) 10-15 cubic feet 
Wardrobe 20-30 cubic feet
Refrigerator (medium size) 10-15 cubic feet
Washing machine 10-15 cubic feet
Dryer  10-15 cubic feet
Television (40-50 inch) 8-10 cubic feet
Bookshelf (medium size) 5-10 cubic feet
Boxes (standard size) Varies depending on quantity

everyday household items can assist you in estimating the overall volume of your belongings and planning accordingly. Please note that these are general estimates, and the space needed may vary based on the specific dimensions and configurations of the items.

Table: Truck Sizes and Capacity in Cubic Meters

| Truck Size | Capacity (in cubic meters) |

Truck Size Capacity (in cubic meters) 
4-ton Approximately 20 cubic meters 
6-ton Approximately 30 cubic meters 
8-ton Approximately 40 cubic meters 
10-ton Approximately 50 cubic meters 
12-ton Approximately 60 cubic meters 

Now that you know the volume of your belongings in cubic meters, you can select the best moving truck for your project. However, please bear in mind that although we do our best to load your items efficiently, there may be some unused space due to the nature of packing. Therefore, we recommend selecting a moving truck with at least 10-20% more space available than your total volume in cubic meters. This allows for any additional items or unexpected packing arrangements that may arise during the move.

Although this cubic meter calculator will help you better understand the truck size you may require, it’s always good to speak to the experts. Please fill out the Free Moving Quote request form. One of our friendly team members will contact you to discuss the details of your moving project. They will explain the various items, their size, and their impact on the moving price.

By considering the space requirements of your belongings, choosing the appropriate truck size, and seeking advice from our knowledgeable team, you can ensure a well-organized and efficient move. Having a bit of extra space can provide flexibility and ease during the moving process.

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