Cargo Van Tetris
February 25, 2014 2:33 PM Subscribe
I have some boxes and some furniture. They need to fit in the back of a van. Is there somewhere on the internet where I can tell it the sizes of my things, and the size of the space they need to fit into, and it tells me how to most efficiently stack my things?
posted by mgar to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen "moving estimators" and they ask how many boxes you have and whether you have a couch, then they tell you how big a moving truck you need. I'd rather come at it from the other direction: I could keep the couch if it fits in the van, but if it doesn't, I'll sell the couch.
I'm hoping there's something more granular that will let me enter the dimensions of my boxes/couch, then tell me to stack Box 6 on top of Box 12 so there's room for Box 5 next to them, and ideally, "put the couch on its side so Boxes 7 through 11 will fit between the arms".
Even just "Boxes 1-4 and 6-12 will fill the space if you stack them like this, but Box 5 won't fit" would be great.
Does this exist, or should I bust out the graph paper and X-acto knife and build a scale model of my couch?