Calculate Cubic Feet

We bill by the cubic foot in the categories listed below:

12 cf -- 18 cf -- 25 cf -- 37 cf --  50 cf -- 62 cf -- 75 cf -- 87 cf -- 100 cf -- 100+ cf

12cf is our minimum. Anything up to 12cf is billed as 12cf, 13-18cf billed as 18cf, 19-25cf billed as 25cf, etc.

To calculate cubic feet, measure the length, width and height of each piece in inches. We round to the nearest inch or half inch when measuring.

Now multiply those dimensions (L x W x H), then divide by 1728 (1728 cubic inches in a cubic foot) and round to the nearest tenth. Add up all your calculations and you will get your total CF. Note: nothing is less then 1cf.

For example:

You have a box 20” x 20” x 20”= 8000 cubic inches ÷ 1728 = 4.62 round to 4.6cf.
You have a crated mirror 64”x 20”x 3”= 3840 ÷ 1728 = 2.22 round to 2.2cf
And you have a 10x10 rug rolled up 120”x 6”x 7” = 5040 ÷ 1728 = 2.9cf
So your total would be 9.7cf and you would be billed at 12cf.
This also means that you can add another 2.3cf before you get into the next billing category.

BUT, all freight is not equal – some of it is backbreaking, fragile, etc. For one or more of the reasons listed below your freight could be put in a higher volume category. This would affect your transport bill, but not your storage bill.

1. High density, more than 13 pounds per cubic foot
2. Individual killer items
3. Disparate shapes and sizes, difficult to palletize
4. Poor packing, light duty plastic tubs, unprotected mirrors
5. Fragile items, top load, special orientation, etc.
6. High number of pieces, especially if over 20 pieces
7. Reminder: nothing is measured as less than 1 cf

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