Details matter when it comes to moving. One such detail that is sometimes ignored is whether or not to empty drawers before transporting them. As moving industry professionals, AOA Moving Services provides information and help on this choice, ensuring your relocation goes as smoothly as possible.

At AOA Moving Services, shares his expertise: «Each move is unique, and so is each piece of furniture. We assess factors like dresser size, contents, and the move’s logistics to provide the best advice to our clients.»

Pros and Cons of Emptying Dressers

Emptying Dressers: Pros

  • Easier Handling: Lighter dressers are easier to maneuver, reducing the risk of injury to movers.
  • Safety of Items: Removing items prevents them from shifting, reducing potential damage during transit.
  • Streamlined Unpacking: Organized packing of dresser contents can simplify unpacking at your new home.

Emptying Dressers: Cons

  • Additional Packing Materials: You’ll need extra boxes, wrapping, and packing materials.
  • Time and Effort: The process of emptying, packing, and later unpacking takes significant time and effort.
  • Risk of Misplacing Items: There’s a higher risk of items getting misplaced or mixed up when they’re removed from their usual spots.

Best Practices from AOA Moving Services

AOA Moving Services has developed various best practices based on years of experience:

  • We recommend fastening the drawers from the outside for lightweight objects in the dresser.
  • Heavy objects should be sent separately in clearly labeled cartons.
  • Using wardrobe boxes for clothing items can be a practical solution.
  • Whether the dressers are empty or not, our staff employs protective coverings and equipment to assure the protection of your furniture.

Real-World Scenario: A Case Study

Consider the «Smith» family’s relocation last summer. They decided to keep their dressers half stocked with light apparel. To transfer the dressers, AOA’s team carefully secured the drawers and employed specialist moving equipment. When the family arrived, everything was undamaged and in its proper position.

AOA Moving Services understands that every relocation is unique. Whether you prefer to empty your drawers or not, our staff is prepared to offer tailored moving services. To guarantee a smooth relocation, we evaluate aspects like as distance, dresser material, and your personal preferences.


The decision of whether to clear dressers before a relocation is critical. Allow AOA Moving Services to help you through the process with our professional knowledge and specialized services. Contact us for a customized moving plan and enjoy a relocation that is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Get in touch today!