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How to Calculate Household Goods Volume for an Accurate International Removals Quote

Calculating the volume of your household goods is crucial when planning for an international move and obtaining an accurate moving quote. Here's a step-by-step guide on estimating your household goods volume:


1. Create a detailed inventory: Make a comprehensive list of all the items you intend to move, including furniture, appliances, electronics, boxes, and other belongings. Go through each room and be as specific as possible in your inventory.


2. Measure larger items: Measure the dimensions (length, width, and height) of your larger items, such as furniture and appliances. Use a measuring tape to record the measurements in meters.


3. Calculate the volume: To calculate the volume of an item, multiply the length, width, and height measurements together. For example, if the dimensions of a sofa are 2.3 meters in length, 0.98 meters in width, and 0.72 meters in height, the calculation would be as follows: Volume = (2.3 x 0.98 x 0.72) x 35.32 = 57.32 cubic feet (cu. ft.) for that sofa.


4. Consider cubic feet or cubic meters: The volume of household goods is typically expressed in cubic feet (cu. ft.) or cubic meters (cu. m). You can convert cubic feet to cubic meters by dividing the volume by 35.32. In the example above, the volume of the sofa in cubic feet would be: Volume in cubic feet = 57.32 ÷ 35.32 = 1.62 (CBM)


5. Use online volume calculators: Many moving companies, including Reloux®, provide online tools and volume calculators that can assist you in estimating the volume of your household goods. These calculators often allow you to input the dimensions or select pre-determined sizes for common items, making the process easier and more accurate.


6. Consider a video survey: Reloux® offers a free and no-obligation video survey. This allows you to have a virtual consultation with a moving professional who can guide you through the process and accurately assess the volume of your belongings.

Contact Reloux® to schedule a video survey at your convenience.



By following these steps, you can estimate the volume of your household goods for an international move. However, it's important to note that professional moving company like reloux® may use more precise methods, such as in-home surveys or video surveys, to calculate the volume accurately. Consulting with Reloux® or another reputable moving company will ensure an accurate assessment and quote for your international move.



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