Household goods transportation is priced by the weight of the items shipped. To calculate the weight, Arpin of RI first determines the quantity and volume of the item to be shipped. We then add those volumes together to get the and total shipment volume in cubic feet. Based on their experience, the salesperson then estimates the average density of these items in pounds per cubic foot. Household goods have a typical density between 5 and 7 pounds per cubic foot. The volume is multiplied by the density to arrive at the estimated weight.