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Moving House? Consider Your Piano

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Calendar December 25, 2018

Moving House? Consider Your Piano

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of moving house! However, it’s important you consider your piano. Pianos are delicate instruments with hundreds of moving parts, but they’re also extremely heavy! To ensure your beloved piano arrives at your new home in one piece, you’ll need to do some careful planning. We’ve listed our top tips for moving house with a piano right here.

Work With a Qualified Moving Team

Whether you own a grand piano or an upright piano, these instruments aren’t easy to move around!

It’s a good idea to seek out a team of professional piano movers. If you attempt to move your piano by yourself, you’re risking serious damage to your instrument. Without proper technique, you could even injure yourself. So don’t risk it! Working with an experienced moving team will ensure your piano arrives in one piece in its new home.

Simple Tips to Avoid Damage

Your piano is one of the most precious items in your home. To avoid accidental damage, make sure you prepare your piano for the move. To protect your piano’s keys, make sure its lid is secured and locked. Remove the instrument’s wheels.

These are usually just decorative, and not suitable for wheeling your instrument onto a moving truck. To minimise the risk of scratching or denting your piano, make sure you wrap it up tightly in quality moving blankets. No inch of your piano should be exposed.

Will Your Piano Fit in Your New Home?

Imagine going to all the trouble of moving your piano across the city only to realise that it’s too big for your new home! You can avoid this disaster by carefully measuring your piano prior to moving house. It’s a good idea to keep your piano in mind when house hunting. Make sure that every home you inspect has a perfect place for your piano.

If you think you might have to downsize your piano to suit your new house, Pianoforte offers a great range of compact electronic pianos that are ideal for smaller homes.

Dont Forget to Retune

Moving house can be absolutely exhausting! With all the unpacking, packing, and rearranging to do, it can be easy to forget about your piano. But even musical instruments need a little TLC after a move.

The first time you play your piano in your new home, you might notice old songs sounding a little different. Your piano may have been jolted around in the move, or the acoustics of your new house might be different from your previous home. It’s a good idea to call in a qualified piano tuner. This way, you can be sure your piano is ready for years of happy music making in its new home.

At Pianoforte, our expert piano moving team can help you safely and securely transport your piano to its new home. Speak to us today to learn how we can ensure your move is stress-free!