Piano Move

Published on 06/20/2024

Jakhongir Kakhkhorov
Jakhongir Kakhkhorov


Published on 06/20/2024

Pianos are fragile, expensive and they can be difficult to move therefore hiring professional movers like JFK Moving Company would be a wise decision to handle this type of move. It is advised to follow the below  instructions and tips on moving the piano.

Moving a piano is not just about handling a heavy weight object rather it requires a good planning all the way through; measuring all the pass ways that the piano goes in and out, removing any obstacles if necessary, additionally floors and locations has to be protected where the piano will pass through as it could make a serious damage due to its heavy weight, the process will be even more challenging if there are stairs on the way. To prevent any potential to the piano itself it has to be well protected too using the proper protection materials like bubble wrap, moving blankets.


Step 1: Consider Professionals for the Piano Move

Moving a piano is more than handling a heavy object. It requires good planning, measuring all pathways, removing obstacles, and protecting floors and locations. Pianos can weigh from 300 lbs. to 1400 lbs., and improper handling can cause serious injury. Professionals have the right tools and experience for a successful piano move.

Step 2: Measurements

If you decide to do it yourself, start with a detailed plan. Find the best route for the piano through all locations, ensuring it fits through doorways, staircases, and hallways. Secure essential supplies and heavy object lifting equipment.

Tools and materials needed:

  • Moving Blankets
  • Packing Foam
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Packing Tape
  • Dolly or Hand Truck
  • Tie Down Straps
  • Work Gloves
  • Microfiber Cloth

Step 3: Protect and Secure the Piano

Securing the piano is crucial. Start by securing the keyboard lid to prevent it from opening during the move. Wrap the piano using proper materials like padding or blankets. Do not tape directly on the piano to avoid marks or damage.

Step 4: Tips for Moving the Piano

Ensure the path is clear of obstacles. Avoid lifting the piano by its legs when placing it on the furniture dolly or moving it around. Keep the piano in an upright position to prevent internal damage. Ideally, 3 or 4 people should be enough to carry out the move.

Step 5: Final Steps

Although pianos look solid, their inner mechanisms are intricate and sensitive. The piano needs to be retuned at the new location.


Transporting a piano requires prior training and experience, especially in tight spaces, elevators, and stairs. Hiring a qualified moving company is wise for your budget and health, considering the risk of injury.

If you need reliable piano moving in Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and nearby areas, contact JFK Moving Company. Our expert piano movers have the training, experience, and specialized equipment to make piano moving a breeze.


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