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How to weight a package without a scale?

You don’t know how to weigh your package without a scale?

Don’t panic, several methods exist which allow you to give a relatively precise idea of the weight of the object, without using a scale. Of course, nothing is more reliable than a digital scale to prevent bad surprizes. Don’t forget that every carrier does a final weighing before putting it in a plane. In case the   weight is under evaluated, you will receive an additional bill with the price difference of the undervaluation.

How to weigh the package without the scale? First step: defining the weight reference.

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The first step to weigh the package is to determine the referenced weight in grams or in kilogrammes as measure unit that you have in your house or office. If possible these objects should already have the weigh written on it. For example, a 1 kg pack of sugar, a 1 L carton of milk.  This will help you to compare the object to the package in order to determine the weight. Try to have several references to have as many references as possible. Here are a few references: Images comparison

How to weigh the package without the scale? Second step: create a scale.

The simplest way is to take a hanger has two notches and hang two bags to it. Once this is done, hang the hanger to a strong support and you will have your measuring instrument. Put the package in one of the bags and put the reference weights in the other one until it stabilizes. Here you go! Once you have weighed your package, it is probably time for you to send it. The easiest way to do this is to use a shipping comparator. On Expedismart.ch, you compare the services of carriers such as DHL, FedEx, UPS or TNT and you can book them at very good prices. Test-it yourself!

If you don’t feel like a handyman

If your package is liftable, you can weigh yourself a first time and a second time carrying the package. The difference between both weights will give you reliable idea of the real weight of your shipment.

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