Transporting Your Baby Grand Piano Without Professional Movers (Part II)

Make sure that your piano isn’t going to hit anything when you’re moving it that may cause damage.

Because of their structure and size, grand pianos are a little more difficult to move and also necessitate additional supplies. Besides moving blankets, it’s recommended finding the right size piano board (also referred to as a piano skid board) to handle your move. To keep your piano in place on a skid board, you’ll have to use straps and a screwdriver.

Get as many helpers as possible

Once you have your supplies, assemble a strong crew of helpers. You’ll want to have at least four folks, maybe more, based on the size of the piano and the difficulty of the move. It’s best to enlist friends, neighbors, and family who have experience moving heavy things and are in pretty good shape. Be sure they’re all wearing correct moving clothing and gym shoes with good traction.

Measure doorways, staircases, and hallways

Before the move, you should measure every spot in your house that the piano will go through. Be sure to correctly measure all staircases, doorways, and hallways to assess how easy it will be to move the piano and piano board through your house. It’s also a solid idea to be sure doors are open, floors are correctly protected, and furniture that could possibly hit the piano is gone before moving your musical instrument. If you’re scared about the piano nicking a corner or getting scratched, cover any sharp edges with towels.

Moving the Piano

Moving an upright piano

Moving an upright piano and a grand piano both necessitate lots of preparation. To move an upright piano, you’ll want to protect the piano pedals and keys. Cover with a blanket and tape to fasten. Follow by covering the piano with moving blankets, placing them on the back, front, and sides. Tape all blankets to fasten them in place.