Should I sell my Piano when moving? ​

If you’re moving to a new home, you may be wondering what to do with your old piano. Should you sell it or try to move it yourself?

Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

How much does your piano weigh?

Pianos can weigh 500 to 1,000 pounds (227 to 454 kilograms). If you’re moving long-distance, selling your piano and buying a new one at your destination may be more practical.

How much is your piano worth?

Pianos can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. If you have an expensive piano, it’s probably worth the effort to move it. But if your piano is more modestly priced, you may want to sell it and use the money to buy a new one.

Do you have a place to put your piano in your new home?

Pianos are large and bulky, so you’ll need to have enough space for them in your new home. If you’re moving to a smaller home or apartment, keeping your piano may not be practical.

Are you moving to a different climate?

Pianos don’t like extreme changes in temperature or humidity. So if you’re moving to a hotter or colder climate or one with higher or lower humidity, it’s best to sell your piano and buy a new one better suited to the new climate.

Do you have someone who can help you move your piano?

Pianos are challenging to move, and you’ll need at least two people to help you lift and carry them. If you don’t have anyone who can help you, it may be best to sell your piano and hire a professional moving company to transport it.

There’s no right or wrong answer when deciding whether to sell or move your piano. However, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each option and decide what’s best for you and your family.

If you decide to move a piano but you’re not prepared for it, we can help you out. Feel free to reach out to us right away!