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Shipping a Piano or Other Large Musical Instrument

Transporting a piano is probably the most difficult part of any move. Not only do you have to protect it from scratches and nicks, but you also have to protect the inner workings from damage. Take care to protect the walls of your house from damage while moving a piano.

Prepare A Piano For Shipping

Wrap the piano in blankets or other padding. Do not forget the legs. Large bath towels are a good size to pad piano legs. If you are moving an upright piano, check the casters and clean out any dirt or dust that could prevent them from rolling smoothly.

Plan Your Moving Strategy

Prior to moving day, decide where the piano will go in your new home. Try to have the piano moved the day before the rest of your household goods. This will ensure that the piano movers have a clear path and will not have to maneuver around boxes and other movers. Decide on the best route from the door to the piano’s new location. Usually, the shortest route is best, but if the shortest route involves stairs, narrow doorways, or corners you may be better off planning to take the piano in via another route. Before the movers arrive at your old house to load the piano, clear any boxes and furniture out of the way so they have a clear path to the door.

Choose The Right Mover

With the help of ShipRightNow, hire a specialized piano mover rather than simply expecting a general moving company to handle it. Piano movers will have the experience to know how to protect your piano from damage and keep it in good working order during its transport. Ask for references from any piano mover you are considering, and contact their previous customers. Avoid any mover who is reluctant to provide references. When interested transporters bid on your moving your piano, you will have the opportunity to ask transporters good questions in order to make an informed decision. Your contact information is never shared until you accept a bid.