Out of State Moving Tips: Moving Your Piano
When you’re moving out of state from Lauderhill, owning a piano can complicate things a bit. These large, heavy, and extraordinarily complex musical instruments are much more complicated to move than a guitar or a cello. Unlike smaller, more portable instruments, it’s not simply a matter of packing it into a case and carrying it with you. Your piano requires special care and consideration from your out of state moving company.
Pianos: More Than Just a Piece Of Furniture
Many people use their piano daily, but for others, they’re decidedly decorative. But even if your piano is collecting dust in a corner of the dining room, it’s much more complex to move than simple furniture. A piano can have as many as 10,000 moving parts, which is why tuning them is so complex. Even moving a piano from one room to another is a difficult process that requires extra manpower and, preferably, professional movers.
The logistics and cost of out of state moving for pianos can depend on which type of piano you have.
- Grand pianos are the creme de la creme, used in amphitheatres and professional orchestras. They’re huge, weighing up to 1200 pounds, and usually equipped with rollers at the bottom of the legs.
- Baby grand pianos are a smaller version of the grand piano, and are more commonly owned among non-professional musicians.
- Upright pianos are more compact than grands and baby grands, although they still weigh over 400 pounds. Because of their size and shape, they can generally fit comfortably through doorways.
Grand pianos, and to a lesser extent baby grand pianos, are challenging to move. Remember those old Looney Tunes cartoons where a grand piano would fall on someone’s head? It really is sometimes necessary to lift them into, or out of, a sizeable window using a crane. They’re not exactly something you can fit comfortably through a standard doorway.
Obstacles to Moving Your Piano
The first step in out of state moving for your piano is getting it out your front door. It’s worth considering that certain obstacles can make this a lot more difficult for your movers — and correspondingly, more expensive. If it’s up a flight of stairs, or there are trees in the way or gravel paths outside, the risk of accidental damage is raised.
Schedule Your Move Ahead of Time
Out of state movers are often available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means that you need to plan ahead, especially if you’re moving a piano. Piano moving is a big time and labor commitment, and if you book ahead of time, movers are better equipped to allocate the right amount of time and the right number of personnel.
At Orange Movers, we help home-owners with the out of state moving process for all of their belongings — even pianos. To find out more about piano moving, call us any time.