23 thoughts on “How to Safely Store or Move a Piano | Caring For Your Piano

  1. I’m actually at a stand still with my plans for moving because of my grand piano. I’m worried about safely transporting it to my new home. Hiring a professional removalist company does sound like the best and safest bet.

  2. It makes me a little sad that the house I’m going to move into won’t have room for my piano. Buying a new one is out of the question. From your blog, it seems like the best type of storage needs to be climate controlled and to always hire professional movers.

    1. Yes, either climate controlled, or just sell the piano. Have you had a look at the smaller, spinet pianos? They don’t require a lot of wall space. Also, although not ideal, a smaller electric keyboard can help keep you in practice.

  3. Hi. I am going to move my piano to the new house. I am worried about it as I don’t want that my piano to get damage. Moreover, after reading your post I will also consider about its storage. Can I keep it in the basement of my house in CA?

    1. Although keeping a piano in the basement is not ideal, California has a fairly dry climate so moisture may be less of an issue than in the more moist and humid climates. I would find an inside wall to place the piano against, if it’s an upright, and have a rug underneath.

  4. I like that you said that if you are storing a piano then temperatures can ruin the instrument. I think that if I was going to store my piano then I would want to make sure that it will stay in the best condition possible. I think that it might be important to find a way to make sure that the temperature is almost always the same.

  5. It is really hard to move a grand piano. Thanks a lot for writing this article. It helped me a lot in shifting it to a nearby place.

  6. I never considered that a piano needs a climate controlled space. I guess they are wood after all. I heard music has a lot benefits for kids, so I was thinking about getting a piano for the house; should I get a dehumidifier for the room I keep it in.

    1. I haven’t used a dehumidifier before, and have lived in some dry and humid climates with the same piano. It might be a nice idea though.

  7. Thank you for this blog. Piano moving requires special skill, technique and experience. Don’t listen to everyday movers when they say that all moving is the same and that they should be able to move it without any problems.

  8. Piano moving requires special skill, technique and experience. This information is very helpful for safely move piano. Thanks a lot for writing this article

  9. I do like it when you said that since pianos are mostly made of wood, they can expand, so it is best to store them in a warm place that is conditioned and not damp. If so, then my idea of renting a heated storage unit was correct. I plan on taking the piano to a storage unit since the house does not look safe for it, especially during the rainy season. Thank you for sharing this!

  10. If you want to move a piano safely and securely follow these instruction and tips. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Earlier I didn’t realize that pianos were so heavy! But now I know Piano moving is an art. It makes sense why my mother would prefer to have a professional handle moving her piano instead of letting me do it.

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