The most vital aspect of sending a chest of draws by a courier is the need to understand that any item that we class as 'free-standing furniture' will be carried on a 'no compensation' basis. So if the item gets damaged during transit then we cannot offer you compensation. Hopefully, this will encourage you to consider your options or try and reduce the possibility of damage by taking astonishing lengths to secure and protect your chest of draws.
Flat pack furniture is no problem as long as it is packaged correctly, so if you can take it apart then we are happy to help the same as we would for something such as a bed. Often, we can be cheaper than the delivery service some stores offer such as IKEA and you can also utilise our same day courier service which is fantastic value for shorter distances or local movements.
One of the most common issues when it comes to sending freestanding furniture is under-estimating its weight. These things, especially the older types, can be hefty and this will limit the variety of courier services you can use. For large or bulky items DX Next Day is one of two options you could book. This can accommodate items as massive 500kg - although there are other dimensions to consider.
Please do remember that if you have not secured the draws within the furniture then these are likely to move during transit and may place too much pressure on your packaging and rupture it.
Another aspect to consider is how you get the furniture to the courier. They won't enter your premises to move them so you need to make at least one person available to move them to a position the courier can then load them into their vehicle.
In summary, whether you have a 2, 3, 4, 5, or even a six draw chest of draws then we know they can be fraught with complications and issues. It likely to be in your best interest to seek a specialist furniture shipping company. They may be more expensive, but if the chest of draws is important to you or the person receiving it, then it is likely to be your best course of action.
Another point to emphasise is that you should make sure you read all the notices associated with tick boxes in the booking process. This will include general terms and conditions and restrictions relating to the particular courier or agent you have selected.