Cubic Meter Calculator Calculator

Our Cubic Meter (m3) Calculator Shows You

  • All about cubic metres

    What is a cubic metre and how many boxes make one cubic metre

  • How to measure cubic metres

    We’ll show you the formula for calculating cubic metres

  • Cubic meters and your furniture

    How to work out the total cubic metres for all your furniture e.g. your sofa, fridge, cupboard, coffee table, chair or bookcase

  • Easy Peasy Van and Trucks in m3

    We’ll show you the capacity of our various truck and visualise how much you can fit in them to help you with your next Melbourne moving cost estimate

About This Cubic Meter Calculator

You know how much stuff you are moving right? That’s why our Moving Cost Calculator and also Pricing indicate what size of moving truck you need based on the number of bedrooms. However, some people would like to get a better idea of what actually fits into the moving truck of a certain size.

So, if you are wondering how much space would your sofa, cupboard or fridge take and how much space would be left in the truck, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll also show you how many boxes make one cubic metre. Last but not least, we’ll show you how the size of each of our moving trucks (and a van) looks like from the cubic metre perspective.

Confirming the Final Removal Cost

Although this cubic meter calculator will help you get a better idea of the truck size you may require, it's always good to speak to the experts. We encourage you to fill out the Free Moving Quote request form. One of our friendly team members will be in touch with you to discuss the details of your moving project. They will explain the various items, their size, and their impact on the moving price.
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Let's Get Started: Cubic Meter 101

1. How much is one cubic meter

Cubic metre is a unit used to measure volume. Sometimes people spell it 'cubic meter', however, the unit should be correctly spelled as 'cubic metre' here in Australia. Anyway, we're using both versions in this article to help you find it when searching for advice :). One cubic metre (1 m3) is a cube that has all sides 1m long. In case of moving boxes, as you can see on the illustration, it takes about 8 mid to large sized moving boxes to make a cubic metre. And, they do not need to be in the shape of a cube, even if you lay them side by side in one row, they'll still make one cubic metre. So how do you calculate m3 of your furniture? Click the button or read on,
Next: Calculating cubic metres
Moving boxes fitting in one cubic metre

2. How to calculate m3 of an item

You need to simply measure all 3 dimensions of your item: Length (L), width (W) and height (H). Then, use a calculator to multiply all three values to calculate the cubic metres: Item volume (m3) = L x W x H. Use the right units for the initial measurement - always use the value in metres to end up with m3. So, if the depth of your fridge is 64 cm, use 0.64 (m) as the value for the calculation.
Next: M3 for common items
How to calculate cubic metres of an item
Volume of household items m3

3. How much space do common household items take up?

We've included the cubic metres for some of the most commonly moved household items. Use the table or picture to get the idea - of course, your items can be a bit bigger or smaller, depending on the specification. Measure them up and calculate the m3 yourself or use these indicative values to calculate the total cubic metres of the items you need to move!

Looking for a simpler way of calculating the moving cost than calculating the m3 of your belongings?

Sooo ... How many cubic metres can you fit in our moving trucks?

4. How big are our moving trucks and which one to choose?

Have a look at our moving trucks: We have the perfect one for you, whether you are moving a few items only or a big house or office. Let's see what the capacity of our trucks is in cubic metres (m3) and how many items you could load into each one. If you are using the table above as an indicator, consider that some items can be quite bulky but the space can be used for other items, too. E.g. if you are moving a large dining table, a few boxes or house plants can fit underneath 🙂 So the rule of thumb when calculating cubic metres would be to calculate the total of all your major items, add the total for your moving boxes (approx.) and then, smaller items like flowers and unexpected items should fit somewhere into the space. Also consider that the space in m3 cannot be used to its maximum as there will always be some spaces around your items. They will be loaded as efficiently as possible but still they will take up a bit more space than you expect.
Cubic meter calculator visualisation 2T Van

2T Moving Van - 10m3

You can fit 10m3 in our 2T moving van. It's designed to move a few pieces of furniture, a smaller number of moving boxes etc. You can expect the average moving time with our van to be around 1-2 hours. The price for this moving service is $110/hr.
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Cubic meter calculator visualisation 4T Truck

4T Moving Truck - 18m3

Our 4T truck can fit 18 m3 of your furniture and belongings. The 2 Men & a 4T Truck service is recommended for moving a smaller apartment or office. You can expect an average moving time of 2-4 hours. The price for this moving service is $132/hr.
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Our 8T moving truck fits 32 m3

8T Moving Truck - 32m3

More than double the space of its smaller sibling, our 8T truck can fit in 32 cubic metres. The 2 Men & a 8T Truck service is recommended for moving a larger apartment, smaller house or a medium sized office. Average moving time is of 4-6 hours. The cost is $176/hr.
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Our 10T moving truck fits 42 m3

10T Moving Truck - m3

This 10T truck can handle moving of 4 or 5 bedrooms or a medium sized office and has the capacity of 42 cubic metres. This moving service with our 2 removalists can take somewhere between 5 to 8 hours and will cost you $198/hr.
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12T moving truck with volume 57 m3

12T Moving Truck - 57m3

This is the biggest moving truck we have - it can fit up to 12T and 57m3 of your furniture and belongings. It's used to move larger homes and offices. The average moving time is between 8 and 10 hours and this removal service costs $209/hr.
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Having Questions?

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More Expert Advice on Melbourne Removalist Cost and Prices

Questions About Moving Costs and Truck Sizes

  • 1. How much does a removalist cost?

    The answer depends on the circumstances of your move. Our free online moving calculator can give you an indication of the removalist costs. You can see which factors influence the moving cost. Distance plays a significant role. Moving a smaller apartment, if both the pick up and drop off points are close to your local removalist’s depots, should typically cost somewhere between $300 – $600. If your new home is further, but stay within Melbourne, the cost can go up to $1,000+ with a larger apartment. For a house, you need a bigger truck which increases the cost slightly and also, the time to move can grow, influencing your moving cost. Long-distance removals can cost up to a few thousand $$$, depending on many factors.

  • 2. How much do removalists charge per hour?

    The removalist hourly rate depends on the moving company, their vehicles and pricing policy. The market standard is charging per vehicle type per hour. The bigger the moving truck, the higher the removalist hourly rate. We at Easy Peasy Removals, for example, charge $100/hr for our smallest moving van with 1 removalist and the 10 m3 capacity and continue to $120/hr for a 2T truck with 2 men with 18m3 etc. You can see all the options in our pricelist.

  • 3. How much do furniture removals cost?

    Moving your furniture is usually part of moving your whole home. However, sometimes you may need to move just one or a few pieces of furniture. Depending on its size, the price can start somewhere around $90, if you are close to your local removalist depot and also your drop off point is closeby. The price for furniture removal can go up to a few hundreds of $100 and more, depending on the circumstances and the total volume of your furniture in cubic metres (m3).

  • 4. How to find the cheapest Melbourne removalist?

    Although everyone wants to save money, we do not recommend you to focus on finding the cheapest removalists as they might not be the best ones for you. Instead of comparing the prices only, try to find the best Melbourne removalist. They should have great customer reviews, proving that they really deliver what they promise, have an experienced team, and be responsive in communication from the very beginning, starting with discussing the moving job with you and providing you with a quote.

  • 5. What can I do to save money on removals?

    You can save a lot of money by following our advice on how to get ready for the moving day. Of course, you need to choose a reliable removalist. Apart from that, you can get rid of some furniture and belongings that you know you won’t need. Selling them on eBay, Gumtree or just donating them to your local Op Shop might do the trick. Then, organising your moving boxes (labelling, colour coding) can help the removalists do their job quicker. Explore our Moving Tips section for more advice.

Tips for Reducing Your Moving Costs

Rusty and our team of expert removalists have put some easy to follow and valuable tips together for you to save money on your next removal. Read them to make sure you understand how to choose the best removalist (may not be the one that looks the cheapest) and get ready for the moving day,
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