A piano is the most precious part of home furniture for every music lover. Unfortunately, they are fragile, expensive, and they can be easily broken. When you decide to change homes, it will be difficult for you to move your piano without any damage. Of course, you can hire a professional moving company that will take care of the whole process and deliver guaranteed results, but if you are on a low budget, or if you like to do it yourself, then this article will make your moving day much easier than you could imagine.
8 tips for DIY piano movers
1- Start by taking measurements:
First map out your moving path in both the existing location as well as the new location making sure to clear all obstructions and open any doors then measure your piano as well as the door frames staircases and any other place you’ll be moving it through this will also help you decide on the size of the moving truck you’ll need.
2- You’ll also want to protect floors in all locations where the piano will pass through
3 – Make sure pets and children are not nearby when moving the piano because pianos are heavy, awkward, and fragile.
4- Ask for help when moving one:
recruit four or five people to help lift and guide you in and out of its locations.
5- When moving an upright piano make sure the pedals and keys are well protected:
wrap the lid over the keyboard and secure it with packing tape so it will stay closed throughout the move. wrap the petals with bubble wrap making sure to secure them with tape next use moving blankets to wrap all sides of the piano and secure them with tape as well.
6- When you’re ready to move the piano make sure someone is on each side, lift the piano carefully and place it on the dolly or hand truck.
7- Depending upon the piano size, use ratchet straps to secure the piano onto the dolly, roll it onto the moving truck, and secure it safely using straps to tie it down.
8- Once you’ve moved your piano to its new location, be prepared to retune it.
Pianos are heavy and fragile so take your time when moving them in and out of rooms and trucks.
Wipe the piano down with a cloth to remove any dust lint or other residue that could have settled into and on the piano during the move.
In conclusion, there are a few things to keep in mind when moving a piano. By following these tips, you can make the process easier and less stressful. Make sure to call a professional if you are unsure about how to move the piano, and be sure to have plenty of help!