Moving and Storing Pianos
Moving a piano can be daunting, but sometimes it’s necessary. Whether you’re moving to a new home or need to store your piano for a period of time, a storage unit can be a great solution. Here are some tips for moving and keeping a piano in a storage unit:
1a. Hire professionals
Moving a piano is not a DIY project. Pianos are heavy and delicate instruments that require special handling. It’s essential to hire professional movers who have experience moving pianos. They will have the equipment and expertise to safely and efficiently move your piano.
1b. Moving the piano yourself
Pianos can weigh from 300 pounds to 800 pounds, while grand pianos can weigh up to 1,400 pounds, so if you plan on moving your piano yourself, ask a few people for help. Piano boards, dollies, and heavy-duty straps are great for moving pianos. Measure the route’s doorways, hallways, and staircases from your piano to the moving truck.
2. Choose the proper storage unit
When choosing a storage unit for your piano, choose one that is climate-controlled. Pianos are sensitive to temperature and humidity changes, which can cause damage to the instrument. A climate-controlled unit will maintain a consistent temperature and humidity, protecting your piano from damage.
3. Prepare your piano for storage
Before storing your piano, it’s essential to prepare it properly. Remove all accessories, such as the bench, music stand, and pedals. Cover the piano with a soft cloth or blanket to protect it from dust and scratches. If you’re storing your piano for an extended period of time, consider having it tuned before storing it.
4. Secure your piano in the storage unit
Once your piano is in the storage unit, secure it properly. Use straps or ropes to secure the piano to the wall or floor of the unit. This will prevent it from tipping over or moving while in storage.
Keep your piano playing keys for years to come with self storage for protection.
TELLUS SELF STORAGE – HARBOR GATE
4087 Highway 43 N
Brandon, MS 39047