How to Calculate Storage Space


Organizing your home requires storage if you have accumulated a lot of stuff. The storage area might be a anything from a shed, attic space or spare room to the corner of a garage. Calculating the storage space allows you to plan how much, and what, you can store. Obviously, you can't store a car if you calculate your storage space to be three cubic feet.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Measure the length of your storage area by extending the tape measure and measuring across the longest side of the storage space.

  • Repeat your measurement for the width of the storage space. This will be the shorter side.

  • Measure the height of the storage area. You may need to stand on something to fully extend the tape measure up the wall.

  • Multiply the measurements for length, width and height. As an example, if you measured a storage space to be 8 feet by 6 feet by 10 feet, your calculated storage space is 480 cubic feet.

    If the area is triangular, such as the corner of a room or attic, take this previous measurement and divide by 2. To continue the example, 480 cubic feet / 2 would equal 240 cubic feet.

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