Will movers take dressers with clothes in them

Yes, movers can move your dresser with clothes in it but you need to inform them beforehand. This article looks at some of the things you need to consider.

Movers will move dressers with clothes in them but there are some things you need to consider beforehand such as the size, type and weight of the closet. It’s always a good idea to discuss your intention of having your dresser moved with clothes inside so that your mover can let you know whether it’s possible. Some of the crucial things to do beforehand include the following;

dresser in the bedroom

Inform your mover

You should let your mover know that your dresser has clothes inside. This way, they will be able to determine whether it can easily be loaded onto the truck or whether it’s going to be emptied. This will also help determine how many movers are going to be needed to move the dresser.

Consider the weight of the dresser

This can be impacted by several things such as the size and material of the closet and the weight of the items inside it. For instance, if it’s something like an oak closet, you’d need to empty it so that it can be easier to carry it. Carrying a heavy dresser can be harmful to the movers.

If your mover also has to manoeuvre obstacles like stairs it would be better to empty the closet so as to make it lighter and more manageable.

movers on stairs

Evaluate the condition of the dresser

If you have an antique dresser, it’s advisable to avoid moving it with clothes inside because it might increase the risk of damage. Such a dresser will also need extra care when being moved. Its condition will also have to be considered when determining whether the movers are liable for damages in case of anything.

Also if you have an old dresser, it is going to need extra care when being moved from one point. You should also consider whether your closet needs to be disassembled before being moved. If so, you are going to need to empty everything from the closet before it can be moved.

Remove the drawers

Whether you are having your dresser moved with clothes in it or not, you should ensure that the drawers are either securely shut inside or properly placed to avoid any accidents. You can help your movers by removing them before the move. This will prevent any accidents that may happen should the drawers slip from the dresser when it’s being transported or loaded onto the truck.

Check the company’s policy

Each moving company has different policies that govern how every move is handled. A company may have a policy that requires dressers to be emptied before transportation so it’s always good to check with the mover you plan on hiring so that you can tell them of your expectations.

Man packing a box
mover packing a box

What should you remove from your dresser

If your closet is being moved with clothes inside, some of the things you should remove include the following.

  • Personal items
  • Jewellery and valuables
  • Any, Credit cards, money or ATM cards
  • Medication
  • Makeup products
  • Any other valuable items

In situations where you need to empty your closet before it is moved, you can pack your clothes and personal belongings in suitcases, small or medium boxes, or wardrobe boxes.