Yes, we generally recommend as a best practice, that customers empty dresser drawers. The weight of the dresser when weighted down with clothes and all manner of “stuff” poses an additional risk of damage to your furniture and property especially when the dressers/furniture has to be carried down staircases and manoeuvred around corners. Some furniture (especially pressed wood or particle board) does fine when sitting on the floor but the stresses it undergoes when moved can cause it to come apart.
All drawers/furniture made of Pressed Wood or Particle Board MUST be completely empty. The contents of all desk drawers must be removed. Standard file cabinets (2 drawers only) can stay packed, however, the drawers either must be locked or securely taped shut. Lateral and Fireproof file cabinets must be emptied.
Clothing may remain in dresser drawers, but please remove fragile, valuable, and heavy items (i.e. perfume, jewellery, books, papers, etc.)