Learn how to pack like a pro, from the pros – this free guide from Movers.com explains it all. Find out everything you need to DIY an entire move, and which parts are worth hiring a professional. They even provide free expert rate quotes!
Are you planning a DIY move, right now?
First, I'd like to congratulate you on your bravery - because handling an entire move DIY is a nightmare, though I'm not saying it can't be done, of course.
Before you begin your journey, I hope you've considered talking to some experts, and finding out how you can make the job easier - because they definitely have some advice.
My personal suggestion is to start with Movers.com, a free resource that's all about moving, and how to make it easier. They have tons of free guides on everything related to moving, and they can even get you free estimates from top-rated local moving crews.
So before you start a move, no matter how big or small, it's not a bad idea to skim through their free guides - click here to read the latest, on how to pack your dresser.
Movers.com explains that, long before you actually move, there's a certain level of preparation required to keep everything safe and undamaged, including strategies for wrapping and securing a dresser to protect it from damage during transportation. You can learn all about how to properly wrap and protect it, and common mistakes to avoid, in the full guide. However, since each dresser is different, you'll find that it explores several techniques for minimizing the furniture’s footprint, such as removing drawers, mirrors, add-ons, and extra shelves.
Once your dresser has been partially disassembled, the guide explains the proper techniques for wrapping each part and several common mistakes that should be avoided. Now this part is important - their specialists suggest several methods for wrapping shelves and components, and they also warn that bubble wrap or similar plastics should never be used on bare or painted wood.
You can and should still use bubble wrap and plastic wrap for packing, it's a great tool - just don't ever use it on bare wood.
So assuming you're following along, your dresser should now be smaller, lighter, empty, and wrapped to move - all that's left is to carry it off, right?
Well, that really depends on a few things, like how heavy it is, how many helpers you have, and if you have the right accessories.
Although some dressers may be lightweight enough to lift without assistance... it's not really a good idea. However, the Movers.com guide highlights several strategies and tools that can help with the move, such as moving straps or a furniture dolly.
When moving particularly large dressers, make sure that you always always plan your route, and measure each obstacle and doorway in advance. I know it sounds silly and seems like a waste of time - but believe me, it's a lot faster and less embarrassing than getting stuck on the stairs, or in a doorway.
Of course, there is always the option to hire a professional as well - and honestly, if you're not sure of your ability to DIY, then you probably should.
The good news is, Movers.com can help with that too.
Their website collects information about the rates, reviews, and quality of moving crews all over the USA, so it's easy to find the best teams in your area.
All you have to do is click the big green "Get Quotes" button on their website, and you can get up to 7 estimates from the top-rated crews in your area, with no cost, and no obligation.
It's easy-peasy with a little bit of preparation, and if you don't know how to prepare properly, don't worry, Movers.com will explain it all.
You can find out how to pack and move a dresser, check out their other free guides, or get your no-cost quotes for an upcoming move, at https://www.movers.com/packing-guides/how-to-pack-a-dresser.html