If you plan to move to Europe from the UK, you might wonder how much space you will need to pack your belongings. One of the most common units of volume used for measuring the capacity of moving vans, trucks, containers, and storage units is the cubic metre. But how big is one cubic metre exactly? And how can you visualize it in terms of everyday objects? This blog will answer these questions and help you estimate how many cubic metres you will need for your European removals.

A cubic metre, or cubic metre, is a unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is represented by the symbol m^3 or metre cube. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. An alternative name for the cubic metre is the stère (st), which is sometimes used for dry measure (for instance, in reference to wood).

- 1 Cubic Metre = 1m x 1m x 1m

A big box (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) takes up 0.125 cubic metres of space. Therefore, you would need 8 big boxes (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) to fill up 1 cubic metre of space.

**1 Cubic Metre = [ Box(0.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m) x 8 ]**

Depending on the context, you might need to convert cubic metres to other units of volume, such as liters, cubic feet, cubic yards, etc. Here are some conversion factors that can help you:

- 1 cubic metre = 35.3147 cubic feet (approximately)
- 1 cubic metre = 1.30795 cubic yards (approximately)
- 1 cubic metre = 1000000 cubic centimetres (exactly)
- 1 cubic metre = 1000 liters (exactly)

You can use these conversion factors to multiply or divide the number of cubic metres by the corresponding factor to get the equivalent value in another unit.

For example, if you have 5 cubic metres of space, you can multiply it by 35.3147 to get 176.5735 cubic feet of space.

- Cubic Feet = Cubic Metres × 35.314667

For example, if you have a volume of 3 cubic metres and you want to convert it to cubic feet, you can do the following calculation:

**Cubic Feet = 3 × 35.314667 Cubic Feet = 105.944001**

Therefore, 3 cubic metres is equal to 105.944001 cubic feet.

To calculate the volume of an object in cubic metres, you need to know its dimensions in metres: length, width and height. Then, you need to multiply these dimensions together to get the volume.

For example, if you have a box that measures 2 metres long, 1 metre wide and 0.5 metres high, its volume in cubic metres is:

**V = length x width x height = 2 x 1 x 0.5 = 1 Cubic Metre**

Knowing how big one cubic metre is and how to calculate the volume of different objects in cubic metres can help you estimate the space you will need for your move. This can help you choose the right removalist and the right truck size for your move.

To estimate the space you will need for your move in cubic metres, you can follow these steps:

- Make a list of all the items you want to move and group them by category, such as furniture, appliances, boxes, and bags.
- Measure the dimensions of each item in metres and calculate its volume in cubic metres using the formulas above or online calculators.
- Add up the volumes of all the items in each category and then add up the totals of all the categories.
- Add some extra space for packing materials, such as bubble wrap, blankets or padding.
- Round up the final result to the nearest whole number.

For example, if you have the following items:

- A sofa that measures 2 m long, 1 m wide and 0.8 m high : 2 x 1 x 0.8 = 1.6 cubic metres
- A refrigerator that measures 0.8 m long, 0.6 m wide and 1.8 m high : 0.8 x 0.6 x 1.8 = 0.864 cubic metres
- A washing machine that measures 0.6 m long, 0.5 m wide and 0.9 m high : 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.9 = 0.27 cubic metres
- A king-size bed that measures 2 m long, 1.8 m wide and 0.3 m high : 2 x 1.8 x 0.3 = 1.08 cubic metres
- A mattress that measures 2 m long, 1.8 m wide and 0.2 m high : 2 x 1.8 x 0.2 = 0.72 cubic metres
- A TV that measures 1 m long, 0.1 m wide and 0.6 m high : 1 x 0.1 x 0.6 = 0.06 cubic metres
- Eight Boxes: [ (0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5) x 8 ] = 1 cubic metres

The total volume of above all the items in cubic metres is:

**1.6 + 0.864 + 0.27 + 1.08 + 0.72 + 0.06 + 1 = 5.594 cubic metres**.

**Rounding up to the nearest whole number, we get: 6 cubic metres**

We hope this blog post has helped you understand how big one cubic metre is and how to estimate how many cubic metres you will need for your European removals. If you want any help calculating the volume of your goods when relocating, please feel free to contact us. We offer competitive prices, flexible options, and professional services for your international relocation. Get a free quick quote today and plan your move with Muveone European Movers.

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