How to move specialty items Pianos

Pianos are large, fragile and susceptible to damage items that require special handling from moving companies in order to transport safely. Only experienced movers are capable of protecting their instrument during transport.

Preparing a piano moving plan should be done well ahead of time in order to prevent accidents or damages during transport. This should include moving it up and down stairs as well as through hallways and doorways.



Pianos are delicate instruments, requiring special care from start to finish during any move. Professional movers possess all of the tools and know-how necessary for safely packing and transporting them; therefore you can rest easy knowing your piano will reach its final destination without incident.

As pianos can weigh hundreds of pounds or more, it’s vital that moving teams have the capability of lifting it safely and efficiently. Be sure to have at least four people ready who are capable of lifting and carrying it.

Your piano may need to be disassembled and placed inside a protective case before moving, and any loose parts such as pedal boxes and lids removed before transport. Failure to do this could result in significant damage being done to both piano and movers during transport, potentially injuring either of them in the process.


When transporting a piano, keep in mind that this delicate instrument requires special care during transport. Hiring professionals who understand how to pack and protect it properly will be key in successfully moving it.

Step one in piano transportation should be to secure your instrument with packing tape to protect it from being damaged during transport.

After wrapping your piano, it is advisable to add packing blankets on top as extra protection against scratches and dust while in storage. That way you can be certain it will arrive intact at its new destination.

Once your piano has been transported to its new home, assembling it will require some time and care. Cleaning and tuning will need to be performed before its use begins – this should include regular servicing as necessary.


Pianos add an air of sophistication to any room, acting as the centerpiece for family and friend singing sessions, or providing an excellent venue for music fundamentals lessons.

These delicate instruments require expert handling during transport to ensure no damage occurs during their move. Thus, professional piano movers should undertake this responsibility.

At first, a moving company will measure all doorways, hallways, and stairways to make sure their instrument can be transported without damaging it. Once this step has been taken care of, movers will devise a plan to transport their instrument without breaking or otherwise harming it during transit.

Van or pod transport of pianos is the optimal method, enabling it to be placed securely at the rear corner and providing maximum stability during bumpy road travel.


Pianos are bulky instruments that require special equipment for transportation. A four-wheel dolly along with custom-made padding and straps of appropriate tension may be needed to move one from A to B.

A team of movers carefully lifts, loads and rolls a piano onto its dolly before carefully rolling it down a staircase or to their truck. Pad hallway floors for safety purposes; where possible use plywood boards or truck walk-boards to assist on the stairs.

Next, they place the piano inside a blanket or padding and secure its corners with packing tape for protection during transit.

Most grand pianos are moved using a special skid known as a piano board, which sits atop the instrument covered with padding blankets and strapped down for transport. Once removed, left leg removal allows piano to lower onto its flat padded board without further incident.