Thursday, 27 June 2019
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What can you fit in a 20 foot (6 meter) shipping container?

 shipping container

When shipping a container, the cost of shipping is not based on volume, but rather for the whole container, regardless of how much space you use. Weight is not a factor when shipping a container of household goods.

Provided below is an example of the amount of household items it takes to fill up a 20 foot or 6 meter container. This sample is based on a family of six members.



Living Room Furnishings

  • Couch - 3 seats
  • Couch - 2 seats
  • Arm Chair
  • End Table
  • 3 Bookshelves loaded with Books
  • Floor Lamp
  • Table Lamp
  • Large Area Rug

Dining Room Furniture

  • Large Table
  • 6 - 8 Chairs
  • China Cabinet
  • Sideboard
  • Plant Stand

Kitchen Wares & Supplies

  • 15 medium sized boxes
  • 3 large boxes for dishes, pots, pans, etc.

Bedroom Furniture & Accessories

  • 5 Dressers
  • 3 Night Stands
  • 6 Twin Mattress Sets
  • Clothing for 6 people
  • Other Bedroom Items

Bathrooms Accessories

  • Towels and Linens

Miscellaneous Decorative Items

  • Pictures and Mirrors


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