To fill or not to fill? That is the question when it comes to moving furniture with drawers. If you have a sturdy piece of furniture, you’ll probably want to leave the drawers full, which will add extra stabilization weight and save on space. But, if you have a flimsy piece of furniture, you should probably empty the drawers to prevent any damage. If the drawers are full, they should be organized tightly and an extra sheet should be packed to prevent items from sliding around.
- If the piece of furniture is well-built, you may be able to leave the drawers full.
- Clothes, bed linens, and blankets can remain in drawers, but heavier or fragile items should be cleared out.
- Add packing paper for protection of drawer items and use stretch wrap to keep the drawer from opening.
“The best way to know whether or not you should empty the drawers before packing the furniture is to assess each furniture moving case individually.”