Pianos are one of the heaviest objects in your home, which means relocating them is no easy task. Hiring professional piano movers is always the best option to ensure your piano is moved safely and without any damage. However, if you decide to move the piano yourself, follow these steps to do so without damaging your beloved instrument.
First, you need to gather the right supplies. You’ll need a furniture dolly, some moving blankets, and straps to secure the piano to the dolly. Make sure you have someone to help you lift the piano onto the dolly – it’s extremely heavy and difficult to do alone.
Next, you need to prep the piano. Remove any loose items from the surface of the piano, such as sheet music or candles. If you have a grand piano, you’ll need to remove the lid as well. Once everything is off the surface, give it a good wipe down with a damp cloth.
Now it’s time to start moving! Slowly and carefully roll the piano on the dolly towards its new destination. Be careful not to bump it into anything, and try to keep it as level as possible. Once you reach your destination, use the straps to secure the piano in place.
Looks easy, right? We must remind you that moving a piano isn’t as easy as it might sound. Hiring a professional piano mover is still the best way of moving a Piano around. Reach out to us to request a quote for your next piano move.