Measuring cubic feet is quite easy, even though some think it doesn’t sound that way. At IREP, we use these measurements to price everything when serving you with your junk hauling needs. When you book online, or over the phone, we need this rough measurement. It doesn’t have to be exact, but we need an idea of how much space your things will take in the truck/trailer. We won’t charge you right away. We will measure once we get there, and price accordingly.
Today we’re measuring my own three seater couch. You are going to need three measurements: length, width and height/depth. Measurements need to be converted into a decimal.
My measurements: Length – 6 ft 9 in, Width – 2 ft. 9 in., and Height/Depth 2 ft. 9 in. To convert that into a decimal, you’re going to take the inches and divide by 12.
9 inches divided by 12 = .75
Take those measurements and multiply them: 6.75 x 2.75 x 2.75 = 51.04685 (L x W x H/D = ft 3)
We’ll say 51 cubic ft. When abbreviating the cubic in the feet, you will see the number 3 at the top right of “ft” because there are three measurements. Feet to the power of 3. As opposed to square footage which is feet to the power of 2.
You can fill the couch with items, as long as it doesn’t exceed the width or height of the couch, it usually won’t change the cubic feet. Fill up boxes or bags and toss it on the couch to get more bang for your buck.
The video below shows our Sales and Marketing Director measuring cubic feet on a love seat. Our minimum pricing at IREP is based on 65-70 cubic feet.
An online tool to use for converting inches into a decimal: https://kellypipe.com/common-pipe-industry-tools-specifications-calculators/tools-inches-to-decimals-of-a-foot-calculator/
An online tool to convert measurements into cubic feet: https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/misc/cubic-feet-calculator.php