Can we pack items inside chest of drawers, cabinets etc or must they be empty?

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There are advantages and disadvantages of packing inside furniture items


Advantages:

1) Reduced overall volume

2) Protection of fragile items i.e. crystal.   (Rather than casing can pack and secure inside furniture)

 

Disadvantages:

1) Weight increases, making handling more difficult. Potential damage due to dropping.

2) Movement of  items during transit.  If items can move in recess area, drawer area etc - damage to internal packed item, and furniture can occur.

3) Displacement - if furniture item is stowed on it`s side, or upside down - internally packed items disperse. (Potential damage)

4) Customs inpection. - in the event of customs inspection, costs associated with unwrapping, re wrapping furniture items are more expensive.

 

Recommended tip:  If packing inside furniture, ensure items cannot move in transit, and pack light items rather than heavy items.