The Joy of Moving Your Piano
How to do it right
We all, as humans, collect the same types of things in our homes. We all have furniture, we all have kitchen utensils, we all have the same basic things. However, there are many things that clearly define us as individuals. Some of these things really aren’t too bad to have to move. Guitars, drum kits, camping gear, home gym equipment, outdoor hobbies like kayaking or woodworking tools, they can be tricky to move and sometimes unsafe (and heavy). However, moving a drum kit is like child’s play when compared to moving your piano. Even a little piano like a baby grand piano can be difficult as pianos are extremely delicate and if anything randomly occurs to it along the way it can cost large amounts of money to have it tuned or fixed afterwards. Hiring Professional Long Distance Muniac Movers is essential to ensure the safety of your prized possession. Luckily, movers are usually experienced in moving such a fragile and expensive instrument.
How to NOT Move Your Piano
As with anything, there is a right way to do it, and a wrong way. With moving a piano, the wrong way can end up costing you a lot of money as well as the quality of such a wonderful musical tool and damage to it can not only be expensive but personal. You can’t exactly just wrap it up and hope for the best. Well…you can, but you may regret it. If you simply load it into the truck wrapped up there is a large probability the unstable drive will likely the piano into harm’s way. The smallest bump and shake can cause a lot of damage.
The Right Way to Move a Piano
Safety first! Take it apart. Yes, this is a daunting task as well; however, it’s the best way to ensure the piano arrives…well, not exactly in one place but without any damage.
*Remove the Legs
The biggest danger in relocating your piano is leaving the legs put. First of all you should take apart the legs very carefully and wrap them. They will be the easiest part to pack once they are removed.
*Pad the Inside and the Outside
Considering the fact that pianos are fragile and any tampering with the insides can lead to untuning, you are going to want to be careful with the transportation process to ensure it doesn’t do any damage. Pad everything to ensure nothing will result in inner mechanisms staying safe. The paint on the outside of the piano is also something you want to keep looking beautiful so padding and wrapping the outside is also a smart move..
*Everything in the Crate!
The shape of a piano can cause issues with safety when placing into the moving truck. This is very important to consider with it is coupled with the many other boxes and furniture that is in the truck. When packing the legs and the body, crates will make life much easier and far more likely to ensure the piano’s integrity and safety. So, put everything into crates good, sturdy crates.
Moving generally comes with the expectations of some things getting banged up, scratched up, or broken altogether. There are all kinds of outside factors that may decide to pop up or ruin your day so depending on how much you love your piano, considering the insurance is something you may want to look into. Every time you get on the road, things can happen. Harsh weather, people who don’t know how to drive (especially in harsh weather), and these are things you can’t expect but often happen so be prepared. Don’t put yourself or your piano at risk. Make sure your safety and insurance on the moving day is a good idea in any circumstance.
It’s not an easy task to relocate a piano. The first image that comes to mind when I think about it is from old cartoons where the grand piano is being hoisted up with a crane to be moved into a 17 floor condo in New York City and basically everyone in the 4-block radius is affected by it. Just moving it from one house to another can lead to enough stress as it is. So, use common sense and know what you’re doing and make sure you’re careful. If you don’t know how to effectively go about the process, hire the professionals (aka our Atlantic Coast Movers). We are certain that not only will the piano be delivered in the condition it is left in, but so will you. Pianos are massive and a fall while moving can also put you at risk or injury…so make your decisions wisely!