The Simple Things To Remember When Moving Your Piano

The Simple Things To Remember When Moving Your Piano

Moving is always something of a chore, but it’s made even more so when you have to move those big ticket items like a piano. A piano is an expensive, heavy, and important piece, and it’s one that has to be moved delicately but with an equal amount of muscle at the same time. In most instances, people do one of two things when faced with moving a piano – they call the professionals, or they decide to part ways with their piano hoping it’ll sell for a decent price before that big moving day comes. If neither of these options are appealing to you, knowing how to go about moving your piano is something you’re going to need to learn. 

The Tips You Need For Safe Piano Transport

A few tips can ensure your move is a safe one, and this counts for both you and the piano you’re taking to your new home. These tips for safely and effectively moving your piano are: 

  • Pay attention to your weight distribution – Pianos aren’t just heavy, they’re heavy in an odd or unbalanced way. They’re extra heavy on top, but this heavy top rests on light and delicate legs. Getting to know this weight distribution is crucial to knowing the safest way to move the piano, as you won’t want to harm the instrument’s balance during the moving process. Before you go to move the piano, get to know it’s weight, how the weight is balanced, and how you can keep this balance as you move it from point A to point B. 

  • Prepare the team – It takes a team to move a piano, and that team should come prepared for a heavy job. Everyone helping you to move the piano should wear comfortable clothing, safe and comfortable footwear, no dangling accessories, and hair pulled back. Getting caught in the inner mechanisms of the piano while trying to move the heavy object can quickly spell disaster. 

  • Provide a central point in the truck – Playing “truck Tetris” isn’t really possible with a piano, but it is possible with other smaller items. For this reason, give the piano a central place in the truck, and make it one of the very first things loaded into an empty trailer so it can take up as much room as it needs. 

  • Know where it’s going to go – Moving a piano isn’t something you want to do a few times, so always make sure you know where your piano is going to go when it arrives at your new home. While a table or chair can be tested in this space and that space, the piano should get it’s own solid home. 

Making It Simpler With Professionals

Moving a piano is quite the process, and it can be a tough one for those looking to DIY the job. Hiring professionals will ensure your piano is moved safely and efficiently, and if you’re looking to move a piano or other heavy piece of furniture in the near future, contact us at Instamove Austin today. 

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