7 Considerations For Moving A Piano

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7 Considerations For Moving A Piano

9 September 2016
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A piano is a worthwhile investment that must be protected when moving. Ideally, you should rely on professional movers to help move your musical instrument from one location to the next. However, if you are planning to move it yourself, it is important that you take precautions to protect the piano. Here are some tips to remember while preparing and moving the piano. 

  1. Lock and secure the piano. If the lid to the piano is not locked, the keys could inadvertently be damaged during the move. Other moving parts also need to be secured to prevent them from hitting other parts. 

  2. Remove the legs. The legs of the piano can make it difficult to navigate the piano through your home and to the moving truck. The legs can also break while being moved. Wrap the legs individually and store their hardware in plastic baggies until you reach your new destination. 

  3. Wrap the piano. The finish of the piano can be protected with blankets secured with tape. The blankets can also provide cushion against blows to the piano as it is moved. Ensure the blankets are tucked and secured so that they do not get caught on other furniture.  

  4. Plan your route. One of the biggest mistakes you and your helpers can make is attempting to move the piano without first having a clear path mapped out. Take some time to measure the exits to ensure the newly padded piano can move freely in and out of doors.  

  5. Use furniture straps. Furniture straps are designed to make it easier to lift heavy items, such as the piano. The straps should be placed under each end of the piano.  

  6. Place the piano on a dolly. Once you and your helpers have the piano lifted, use a dolly to transport it to the moving vehicle. To ensure the piano is secure on the dolly, consider also using a grand piano board. The board is specially designed for helping to move pianos. 

  7. Load the piano first. Placing the piano at the back of the moving truck helps to protect it as it is moved. Packing other furniture snugly by the piano also keeps the musical instrument from moving.  

There are additional steps to consider when moving your piano. Mishaps can occur and result in damage to your instrument. To protect the piano and ensure it reaches your new destination in one place, consider hiring professional piano movers. For more information on professional piano moving, check out websites like http://www.extremepianomoving.com.