Moving isn’t always easy, especially with fragile items such as pianos. If you aren’t sure how to move a piano, or how to move a grand piano, you’ve come to the right place. At WridgWays we have over 125 years’ experience in the moving industry and can help you move your piano with ease.
This guide will show you the steps to moving pianos, grand pianos, and baby grand pianos.
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Moving a piano isn’t easy and it’s always best to get professional moving help. They are fragile, expensive, and very heavy. Pianos need to be moved carefully with the right equipment and vehicles.
Grand pianos and baby grand pianos are very similar. The only real difference between the two is the size. Baby grand pianos are generally under 5 feet, whereas grand pianos range from 5 feet to around 9 feet in length.
A normal piano is generally referred to as an upright piano. This looks quite different to baby grand and grand pianos as the strings are vertical, whereas the strings in grand pianos and baby grand pianos are horizontal. The other main difference you will notice between them is the size. Upright pianos are quite small and are generally categorized as either short, medium, or tall.
Pianos are smaller, lighter, and easier to move than grand and baby grand pianos. They are still fragile and often quite heavy, but not as much as grand pianos. To move an upright piano you will need a few people to help and the right equipment.
How to move an upright piano:
Baby grand pianos are similar in style to grand pianos but are generally slightly smaller. They have strings that run vertically and are generally under 5 feet in length. Given the size, these pianos can still be quite heavy and it is important to be careful while moving them.
How to move a baby grand piano:
The grand piano is the largest type of piano available. They can be anywhere from 5 feet to 9 feet in length and have strings that run vertically. These will be the most difficult to transport as they are large, heavy, and very fragile.
How to move a grand piano:
If you are moving the piano yourself rather than hiring professional removalists you’ll need the right equipment. This includes heavy duty moving blankets, heavy duty packing tape, ropes, straps, a moving dolly, and a moving vehicle. This is important to ensure the safety of your piano.
To make sure your piano isn’t bumped or damaged on the way out, measure all exits to ensure it will fit through. It’s also a good idea to remove any obstacles. Make sure the truck doors are open before you start moving the piano, and ensure any ramps or hydraulic lifts are deployed and ready to go.
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