Post subject: Re: Do you tape the draws shut or take them out
Posted: Aug 08, 2010 12:56 am
Joined: 12 Feb 2008 Posts: 5168 Location: Melbourne's Wild West
My experience with our removalist....
This is not a decision you should have to make. They provide a quote on the basis of the furniture as is...it is there responsibility to ensure furniture is not damaged and that they have estimated the truck volume right.
Some drawers - heavy units - they took out and replaced in the truck. Others they carried out with the drawers in place and carried so that the drawers didn't fall out.
The risk you run is that if you tape it...your taking the responsibility that the tape will hold.
_________________ mmm....donuts Homer Simpson 1956-
I agree - let the removalists make that decision (unless you're moving yourself!). If it were me moving myself I would empty the drawers of anything that might damage them while in transit, or if heavy. Try to tape them closed from underneath so the tape can't mark the fronts. Perhaps even remove the knobs and put them in backwards so the knob is on the inside and there is nothing to catch on the outside.
If tape does get stuck on your furniture eucalyptus oil is magic at removing sticky residue without leaving marks. (Always test in an inconspicuous place first though )
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