• September 15, 2017
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

“Remember those nights when no one was there for you but your grand piano.” –  Sami Abouzid

Do you need to move your piano from its current location to a new venue? It does not matter how far the instrument has to move. The basics of moving a piano remain the same; irrespective of whether it is moved across the room or the country. The only difference is that the piano will be loaded onto an inner west removals truck if it is moved across the city, state, or country.

The unfortunate reality is that moving a piano is no easy feat. Pianos are heavy, delicate instruments that are easily damaged. Additionally, because of their weight, pianos can also leave scratches on your floors and knock paint and plaster off your house walls. Consequently, moving your pianoforte is best left to the specialist piano removalists in Sydney.

The quotation mentioned above by Sami Abouzid epitomises the quintessential role that a piano (standard or grand) plays in many people’s lives. There is no doubt that owning a piano equates to a lifetime of entertainment and mental stimulation.

Therefore, it makes sense that you will want to make sure that your piano is moved to its new venue without being scratched or damaged in any way. As a result, here are several tips to ensure that moving your piano is not a big deal:

Packing and preparing your piano for the move

As stated above, it is inconsequential how far your piano needs to be transported; it is important to pack it securely so that there is no damage to the instrument or its surroundings.

The best way to pack your piano make sure that the lid is closed and locked. If your piano does not have a lockable lid, make sure that it is tightly wrapped in a blanket and secured with packing tape. Do not stick the packing tape directly on the piano’s exterior. Otherwise; it will damage the instrument’s finishing.

If your piano has legs, remove them completely and pack the legs securely. Do not attempt to roll the piano across the room on its castors. It is so cumbersome and unwieldy that the casters are likely to scratch and damage the floors.

Moving your piano

It is vital to make sure that you have the correct equipment to move the piano. It is safe to assume that the cheap and professional Interstate removalists in Sydney will have the appropriate moving equipment as well as a team of experienced movers to move your piano.

If you are relocating your piano by yourself, you need heavy-duty furniture straps and a furniture dolly. You also need to recruit at least three other people to lift the piano using the straps. It is better to load the piano onto the dolly so that it can be rolled along flat surfaces.

The piano needs to be lifted in an upright position. It cannot be tipped on its side like how you move a fridge. Not only will this damage the internal mechanisms, but because the piano is unstable due to its shape, tipping it over will increase the instability and the chances of it falling off the dolly.

Finally, the piano should be carefully lifted and loaded into the truck, if it is being moved across the country. Additionally, it is important to plan your piano’s new position before you unload it. Otherwise, it will have to be moved more than once.

Bill Chen

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Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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