• Assemble the troops! Pianos are not only heavy, but they can be incredibly awkward to move. Smaller pianos may only require two muscular individuals, but baby grands and beyond will require at least three to four people. This is another reason why it’s important to inform your moving company in advance, so they send enough people.
• Protect the piano. Before the move, secure the piano’s lid, and close and lock the keyboard. Wrap the piano with moving blankets and secure the padding with tape. Make sure the corners and legs are well wrapped, as these features are more vulnerable to nicks and damage.
• Handle with care. This tip almost goes without saying: Be careful! When moving a piano, never put the instrument on its side, as this is bad for the inner mechanics. Never lift by its legs, as this can damage the unit. Instead, lift the piano onto a dolly with moving straps and then secure it carefully on the dolly. Make sure that the piano is placed in the back of the truck and well secured on wooden planks, so the piano rests on a level surface. Double check that the piano is well secured before hitting the road—it’s better to be safe than sorry!
• One last step. Once you’ve made it to your new destination safely and soundly and the piano is its final resting spot, call your local piano tuner, as some of the inner mechanics may have moved in transit.
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