Everyone thinks about packing boxes for moving day, but what can you do ahead of time to get ready to move your piano? You don’t have to be a piano expert or know the history of the piano to do these few simple things to prepare for moving day.
Decide on your plan for the move
Since most upright and grand pianos weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds and is probably the most expensive piece of furniture you own, think twice before planning to move the piano yourself. This decision is just as important as the decisions you made when buying a piano.
Choose the right moving company
Have your questions prepared. Choose a piano moving company that has been in the business and is fully bonded and insured. There is no better mover in the Atlanta area than Bennett Piano Movers. They are the number one mover of choice for the Geogia Governor’s Mansion and Atlanta Symphony Hall. In business since 1978, they take pride in delivering quality performance at affordable rates on every single move.
Measure the height, width, and depth of your piano
This is not just an exercise in learning interesting facts about your piano, this practical knowledge will help you whether you are telling the piano movers the dimensions or measuring your own doorways for clearance space.
Remove any loose parts
Remove any loose parts of your piano, such as a piano lyre or detachable music stand. This includes any decorations sitting on top.
Empty the piano bench of its contents
This includes sheet music, metronomes, and even the nail clippers you use to keep your nails...piano ready.
Give the piano a good clean and examination
Familiarize yourself with any issues. Pay particular note to the casters, taking care to clean any built up or dust that could clog the wheels.
Clear a path from the piano
Clear a path from the piano to your best exit. Having things in the way will only slow down the movers, but it also could mean an accidental spill.
Prepare where you want the piano relocated
Prepare where you want the piano relocated. Choose your spot, move other furniture out of the way, and give the area a good cleaning.
Be flexible for any changes
Be flexible for any changes in plan on move day due to traffic, weather, or any problems that tend to change one’s plans!
Schedule a piano tuner
Schedule a piano tuner after the move to make certain that your piano is in tune for its new home.