SeattleHow Not to Move a Piano

February 26, 2021by Established Moving

Moving a piano is no easy task. From the sheer heaviness of it to the specific ways that it needs to be handled, it’s important to contact professionals to get the job done. Avoid a moving fail by hiring trusted moving professionals from our team at Established Moving & Storage. Relax. We got this.


Don’t wait to load up the piano

You want to get the piano in your moving truck first. Leaning it against the back wall of the moving truck is the safest place for both your piano and your other items. Putting your piano towards the back of the moving truck means it can move and crush your items. This can damage the piano or worse, fall out when you open those truck doors.


Don’t tip a piano downstairs

A piano is built unevenly. There is one side that is heavier than the other. So, tipping it to move it down stairs is super dangerous. Not only could you injure yourself, but tipping the piano can harm the interior setup of the instrument and warp the frame. Make sure you use a piano board, a small indoor body board that will ensure your piano gets down the stairs with minimum bumps and shifts.

Don’t move a piano without covering it

Make sure you wrap up your piano safely. Though it is heavy, it’s a delicate instrument that can easily get scratched, legs can get broken, or keys can get damaged. Avoid a moving fail and a lot of scratches by simply covering and wrapping the piano in plastic or quilt padding.


Don’t try and lift the piano upstairs or up to the truck

A piano board or ramp is important. A piano is too heavy and too fragile to survive too much lifting and transporting. Make sure you use a ramp or piano board whenever possible to avoid damaging the piano or causing injury to your friends and family.


The best way to move a piano? Leave it to the professionals! Avoid the stress of moving your piano by calling our Seattle movers at Established Moving & Storage. We will make sure you don’t experience a moving fail.

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Original Post: February 2018
Updated on February 2021

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