Contents of File Cabinet Drawers: Best practice is to remove all contents from file cabinets. However, you may leave papers and files in small file cabinets, two drawers or less. All 4-drawer, lateral, and other larger file cabinets must be completely emptied and boxed. Low Budget Moving and Storage Movers will not be held liable for the contents of any drawers, nor damage to the file cabinet drawers that may result due to contents being left in drawers.