Furniture Moving Guide & Professional Mover Quotes For Jersey City Apartments

Aug 16, 2023

Don’t hurt your back, read this first before you move that heavy dresser! This free guide from explains everything you need to protect yourself, your furniture, and your apartment – it even provides free quotes from local professionals, if you need a little help.

Did you know that the vast majority of people moving are only going somewhere else within the same neighborhood?

It's a neat statistic, for sure - but it also showcases a very interesting point.

If you're not moving very far, and you have a few friends to help, can you do it all yourself?

Honestly, I can't answer that for you, (there are a lot of variables) but there is something I can do to help. I can point you towards all the information you'll ever need, in a collection of easy-to-read, free, and comprehensive guides from

For today though, let's pick just one guide and focus on that. You can find all their free guides on their website, at any time, but for now, we're going to talk about... how to pack, unpack, and move your dresser, safely!

Or you can click here to read the full, free guide directly from, or to find any of their other handy guides.

The first thing you need to know is that unless you have the power of GraySkull - you're going to need at least one friend to help. Heck, even if you ARE He-Man (or She-Ra, we don't discriminate here), a dresser is not just heavy, but also awkward, so don't try this alone.

How much muscle you need, and the exact supplies, will depend a lot on your specific dresser, how big it is, and how breakable. My advice is to check out the full guide from to get a list of required supplies and plan things out. They get into a lot of detail about how to protect the important bits, like your fancy drawer handles.

While you're there, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll also find a list of other free guides, like how to pack your clothes, attic, fridge, or children's rooms.

Back to the point though, before you can activate your mega-muscles and move that dresser, there are some really important steps you need to take. Which steps exactly will depend on how far you're moving it, how much protection it needs, and whether it has built-in accessories.

As the guide explains, if you're moving a dresser just around your apartment, you can probably keep your stuff in the drawers, as long as they are removed before the dresser is relocated. However, if you're moving a dresser to a new house or apartment, the guide suggests unloading each drawer and packing the contents into separate boxes - to begin with.

Once your dresser has been emptied, it explains how to remove those additional accessories we talked about, like mirrors or vanity shelves. These are usually pretty breakable on their own, so you should wrap and box them separately, although the exact methods will vary depending on their size, shape, and weight.

I know, if you've gotten this far in my blog, you're probably wondering when the heck I'm gonna explain all these steps - but here's the thing. Dressers are not all the same, and neither are apartments - so it really depends on a lot of things. If you want to know how to move your specific furniture, through your specific apartment, the full guide explains it all.

It breaks down how to protect each individual part of your apartment and your furniture - but don't worry. Unless your furniture and apartment are super fragile, or you're super clumsy, you probably don't need to totally bubble-wrap everything...

If they are super fragile, or you're super clumsy, or worse - both... well, then maybe just save yourself the trouble and hire a professional... it's probably for the best. can help you with that too. Just visit their website by clicking here, and look for the big green button that says "Get Quotes."

Click that button and fill in one simple form, and they'll send you back up to 7 free, no-obligation estimates from the top-rated movers. Easy peasy.

Between the free guides for every step of the process and the free quotes from professionals, there's very little can't help you with.

Well, except maybe ordering pizza for the friends you invited to help you carry - you're on your own there.

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