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If you don't want to scale the dresser, just have Sam fall down the first time you play the mini-game. From then on, Sam will be able to skip straight to the top of the dresser as if you had already completed the mini-game.
If you have completed the mini-game and can play it from the menu, playing it from there and having Sam fall down will warp Sam to the bottom of the dresser, regardless of where he was when you accessed the menu. This basically serves as a Warp Whistle (especially useful in a game with Loads and Loads of Loading), and even a Door To Before since it still works after the Point of No Return near the end of the game (allowing Sam to go back and pick up any trading cards he may have missed).