How much m3 is my moving inventory?

One of the questions you need to ask yourself when you are planning your move is: how much is my moving inventory? The volume is typically expressed in cubic meters, m3, and the moving company that you are contacting will always ask you this question. But estimating the volume of your moving inventory can be difficult, especially when you have never done it before.

How can we estimate the volume of your moving inventory?

At Oranje Transport BV we like to keep things simple. Lucky for you, we have over 10 years of experience as a professional moving company. We have moved thousands of clients and the full spectrum of household sizes. From a single person studio to full families and large villas. Oranje Transport has seen it all, and done it all. Based on our experience, we have put together an overview for you so you can calculate how much cubic meters your moving inventory is.

Easy overview to estimate how much m3 moving inventory you have!

Most moving inventory calculators ask you to specify each item that you want to move, before getting an estimation of the cubic meters of your moving inventory. However, we can share with you a quick and easy overview, based on years of experience, that can serve as a great and accurate guideline to estimate your moving inventory volume.


Living space (m2) How many moving boxes do I need? how much is my moving inventory volume (maximum m3)?
Student 12 to 25 5-10 5
1 person studio 25-50 10-15 10
2 person apartment 50-75 20-30 20
3 person apartment 75-150 30-40 40
family house 100-250 40-60 60
large house / villa 250-500 60-80 80

Would you like a professional moving company to think along?

On average, the overview above will be accurate for most moving inventories. Of course, it may be that your moving inventory contains exceptionally more, or far less items than average. Or perhaps you would like part of your moving inventory to be temporarily stored, and part to be moved to your new home directly. If you would like a professional moving company to think along with your upcoming move, feel free to let us know. You can click the button below, to request a free quotation and simply upload a few photos of your moving inventory. Prefer a video viewing? Let us know in your request. In that case we schedule a 15 minute videocall. Within 48 hours, we will send you our best, tailor made quotation.

About Oranje Transport BV

Oranje Transport BV is a professional moving company that has over 10 years of experience with house removals within The Netherlands, Europe, UK and Switzerland. For moving from and to the UK and Switzerland, we fully take care of the customs clearance of your moving inventory! We are a preferred moving company among expats! No move is too small, or too big for us. To us, each house removal is a unique project, that we approach in a professional and personal way. Your personal moving advisor will be your direct contact person before, during and after your move. Are you ready for a stress free moving experience?