While you may be able to tape drawers, cabinet doors, and other furnishings with covered storage units, it’s generally a good idea to empty everything inside to avoid damaging items. Emptying drawers also makes the furniture easier to carry and maneuver since you won’t have extra weight.
If you have a few lightweight, soft items stored away, such as towels, bedsheets, and clothing, you could tape down and stretch wrap the drawers so they double as a storage unit for the move. Just make sure you’ve taped everything down securely so that there’s no chance of the drawers or shelves moving in transit.
You may be working with very tight spaces or stairs as you start moving heavy furniture pieces into the new space, so everything needs to be broken down into the smallest possible parts before starting the heavy lifting.
Take apart as many desks, tables, cabinets, shelving units, and other furnishings as you can so it’s easier to stack all the pieces together and move them to an area where you can put them back together.
Use screwdrivers and other wrenches to remove screws and loose parts with ease. Avoid forcing anything or using the wrong tools since this can damage the furniture and make it impossible to put it back together when you need it.
If disassembling furniture sounds stressful, consider a professional moving company that offers disassembly as one of its moving services.
Any screws, legs, and other hardware you have from the disassembly process need to be stowed away carefully in zipper storage bags or small plastic bags so that reassembly is that much easier. Take the time to pack and label these items for fast retrieval when putting furniture back together.