How to Prep an Armoire for Moving

An armoire, whether antique or modern, can be a difficult thing to prep for moving and storage. They are almost always heavy, bulky, and awkward to handle. And of course, they may be precious. The dollar value of any piece of furniture that’s been in the family for more than a generation or two is impossible to calculate, and even if you’ve only recently acquired a lovely old armoire, protecting it while moving is crucial.

The easiest way to pack any large, delicate object is in pieces, so the first thing to do is take the drawers out of your armoire. This may not mean taking out the contents, unless those are breakable. Keeping clothing or bed sheets in each drawer may make them heavier and slightly more difficult for packers and movers to deal with but it also provides internal structural support and padding. Read More