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Piano moving tips

By Nextl3v3l | 17/07/2019

How to move a piano.

Moving most things is as easy as packing it down and putting it in a box. Or wrap it in a blanket or bubble wrap for safekeeping in transport. There are a few things though that require a little more thought, time, and preparation. And muscle power! The team at Next Level Removals has literally encountered everything – big or small, from pets to pianos we find a solution that fits and keeps your possessions safe and sound throughout the moving process.

You may already have tried to shift your piano and are now sitting online looking at how to best approach this mammoth task. Did you know some pianos weigh a whopping 160kgs kilograms and grand pianos, almost unbelievably, up to 500 kilograms? Along with the weight of a piano, the sheer size and often the awkwardness can simply mean the task is impossible without the right knowledge and equipment.

Given this is something we do often, our team at Next Level Removals have put together some tips to assist in the process.

Step 1 Contact our team at Next Level Removals for a quote.

Step 2 If you are not using us or other professionals then gather a crew! Nobody in history has moved a piano on their own – it’s just not possible, believe us, we know. So put the call out to your friends and family and get as many people as you can onboard to help. At least 4 people (2 per side of the piano) is our minimum. Remember this is even more challenging if you are moving interstate or a far distance.

Step 3 Get your hands on the right moving equipment ahead of time to make sure you have everything you need. You’ll need straps, furniture blankets, tape and of course – transport.

Step 4 Prepare your piano before you start moving it. We suggest closing the lid and fastening it closed to protect the keys throughout the move. Wrap your piano in furniture blankets and use the tape to keep it in place to protect the exterior

Step 5 Think ahead of time and have the destination spot for your piano clean and clear ready for the arrival.

Step 6 Establish and clear a path to ensure there are no obstacles in the way. This will avoid having to stop and start and of course, any injuries or damage.

Step 7 Now it’s time to move your piano. Our number one pointer is that your piano must always remain upright, so make sure that everyone is aware of this and that the piano is not tilted or laid down at any stage. Place straps underneath the piano so there is room to hold them on each side, you’ll use these to lift the piano up to slide the dolly’s underneath. Take time to balance the piano well before you move it.

Step 8 When loading your piano on the ramp or lift into the truck – wheel it on the lighter side first.

Step 9 During the move your piano will likely be shifted out of tune so be sure to book it in for re-tuning when settled into its new location.

Given the possible injuries or damage to your piano – both can be incredibly costly, we recommend talking to our team at Next Level Removals about the best way to move your piano. Leave it to the experts – we treat your belongings like they are our own. Call us today on 1300 005 400 or fill in our simple online form for a free quote.

What our customers say

Jhunlee Pamintuan
Jhunlee Pamintuan
2023-10-30
Roy and Adony were absolute legends. They were open and honest from the start, treated our furniture with the utmost care. They were also very efficient!
Mitchell Collins
Mitchell Collins
2023-10-13
Roy and Adoni were a fantastic team. They were careful, considerate and easy to work with. Highly recommend going forward! Thanks guys.
Cool Fool
Cool Fool
2023-10-12
The removalist I had yesterday were awesome, Videl and Henry! Can’t thank them enough for their fantastic job today. They were very professional and helpful and competent. They didn't even bat an eye over all the stairs. Would definitely recommend these guys again. Thanks
Bentley Cowgill
Bentley Cowgill
2023-10-08
Very helpful and kind, explained effectively the procedure, able to book on short notice and not cost an arm and a leg like other removal companies.
Ping-Cheng Wei
Ping-Cheng Wei
2023-10-05
Oliver and Paul did a great job, everything was on schedule and transparent with no mishaps. Thanks again!
Ari Lander
Ari Lander
2023-09-24
Roy and Adoni moved our place today. They both worked extremely hard and were polite and I would have no problem recommending them to anyone needing removalists. They were fantastic!!!
Michael 34
Michael 34
2023-07-12
I really enjoyed this experience from next level removals as they treated me with respect and got my furniture removed as soon as possible and really safe. This saved me a lot of time and didn’t make a mess and I’m really proud.
Frank Dawood
Frank Dawood
2023-07-07
Hardworking, honest, punctual, well mannered, respectful, friendly & professional. We couldn’t ask for much more. We'll definitely be calling these guys again for our next move.
Amira Eisa
Amira Eisa
2023-07-04
Videl and Tony were very professional, efficient and on time. always obliging if we asked for additional work. I would definitely recommend these guys.

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