Whether you are moving out and taking your piano with you or sending it over to a buyer across the country, shipping a piano is easy as long as you prepare ahead of time. Being prepared can save you a lot of money and trouble when moving a massive, fragile and expensive item such as a piano. Here are some tips on how to ship a piano.
There are professional piano movers that you can hire to ensure that shipping will run smoothly, efficiently and without any damage to the piano and a huge hole in your pocket. White glove moving companies can be the best option when moving sensitive pieces of equipment such as a piano. These experts employ professional equipment and techniques to move your piano from the residence, blanket wrap and transport it safely to its new home. They also offer full insurance.
Doing it yourself can lead to damage to your piano, damage to your house, or even injury. So I suggest leaving it to the experts. Here are what you can do instead to prepare for moving a piano.
If you have an upright piano, make sure that the casters are free of dust or any other object that may keep them from moving properly. This will help the movers save time when they come to pick up your piano. It will also ensure that your piano doesn’t scratch up your floors during the move.
Make sure that any possible paths are clear and that you have thought of the best path to take the piano. Get rid of any obstructions to avoid other furniture, vases or lamps from getting knocked off by the movers during the move. Planning ahead and preparing your piano for transport will save both you and the movers time and hassle.