Transporting Your Baby Grand Piano Without Professional Movers (Part I)

A piano presents a challenge when it comes to moving one.

Moving a piano is not for the weak. As anyone who’s ever done it will let you know, this grueling task necessitates some real manpower and preparation. The procedure of moving a piano is so tedious and tiring that it has its own niche in the moving industry. Today, you can find moving and storage businesses all over the globe just for piano moving.

Considering the fact that pianos usually weigh from 400 to 1,000 or more pounds, it is recommended that you get a professional moving company with piano moving skills to do the job. Many times, a piano is the most expensive and valuable thing inside a person’s house. The price of a topnotch piano goes from low in the thousands up to $100,000. With that value, it’s very important that the instrument is managed with supreme care, making professional movers the way to transport.

However, if getting professional movers isn’t in your budget, it is possible to move a number of pianos with some assistance. If you have a grand piano weighing 1,000 pounds, you might want to use pros. These really large pianos frequently need special equipment and handling that only real moving professionals can offer. Also, if there are steep stairs or a narrow hallway, get professionals is suggested. 

If you want to move the piano yourself, keep reading for some helpful tips.

Before the Move

Find the right moving supplies and materials

First, you’ll want to be sure you have all the right supplies and materials to safely move the piano. For both an upright piano and a grand piano, you’ll want lots of moving blankets for protection. The last thing you want happening is a scratch on your valuable instrument. Also, you can use thick blankets and towels to cover the piano.