# How to Calculate Storage Space Using Linear Feet

By Soren Bagley Updated September 26, 2017

Linear feet and regular feet are two ways of expressing the same exact unit of measurement. The reason that the word linear is occasionally used is to clarify that the unit of measurement is not being squared or cubed. Whenever you calculate the storage space of a given area, you are essentially calculating the volume of the space. Because the measurement of volume is always expressed in units cubed, you can never express an amount of storage space in terms of linear feet. Linear feet do play a vital role, however, in determining the cubed footage of an area.