What Can I Fit in a Zippy Shell?
If you’re ready to tackle that move, Chicago moving containers are a great way to go! One question that customers always have is, of course, the most important. “How much does a Zippy Shell hold?” Well, the basic answer we give is two to three rooms of stuff. While that might seem simple, we know that not every room is equal. Rooms are different sizes, different shapes and hold different items. A small room could be packed to the ceiling with books, shelving and other items. On the other hand, a large bedroom could have a simple dresser, a single bed and a nightstand.
If you’re planning a large move and need a lot of storage, the best method of estimating your volume is to have someone else do it for you. If you plan on having a professional moving company pack and load your items, check in advance to see if they have an online method of estimating your volume. Most moving companies have an online checklist for you to calculate how much stuff you have. These checklists not only tell the moving companies how much space you’ll need for storage or transport, but also how long it should take to load your items.
If sitting at a computer and clicking away is not for you, then ask if your moving company does in home estimates. Many do, and the process is simple and quick. A representative will come to your home, walk through each room and assess how much stuff you have, right down to how many boxes you’ll need. How’s that for easy?
What if you’re planning on packing and loading yourself? Well, what seems like a daunting task can actually be quite easy if you think in terms of size and cubic footage. Let’s break it down. A full sized Zippy Shell container is 15x7x7. What does that mean? Well, that means it can hold about 650 cubic feet of material when completely full. Keep in mind that not all items are the same size; so completely using all 650 cubic feet of space is rare, if not impossible. So, how do you figure the size of your items? The basic items are easy. A small moving box is 1.5 cubic feet. Medium? 3.0 cubic feet. A large box is 4.0 cubic feet. What about those large items? Well, a queen sized mattress is about 27 cubic feet, while a typical washing machine is about 25 cubic feet. If you need to calculate more items, this link is an excellent resource for figuring out how much space you’ll need.
Remember, figuring out storage space is not as difficult as it seems. The best rule of thumb is to always over prepare. Think you might need an extra container? Put one on hold just in case. If you don’t need it, we won’t charge you. How’s that for convenient? Until next time, pack well!