Moving most things is as easy as packing it down and putting it in a box. Or wrapping it in a blanket or bubble wrap for safe keeping in transport. There are a few things though that require a little more thought, time and preparation. And muscle power!
Piano’s may just sit at the top of that list. With some upright piano’s weighing in at a whopping 160kgs kilograms and grand piano’s, almost unbelievably, up to 500 kilograms.
Industry Top 5 collected a list of specialised piano removalists who will be able to move it without any hurdle of scratch. These removalist companies have dedicated team of piano removals in Sydney.
Piano Removal Process
Along with the weight of a piano is the sheer size and often the awkwardness simply due to their unusual shape. There are some steps that can assist in the process.
Step 1 Contact a business at Industry Top 5.
Step 2 If you are not professionals then gather a crew! Nobody in history has moved a piano on their own – it’s just not possible, believe us, we know. So put the call out to your friends and family and get as many people as you can on board to help. At least 4 people (2 per side of piano) is the minimum.
Step 3 Get your hands on the right moving equipment ahead of time to make sure you have everything you need. You’ll need straps, furniture blankets, tape and of course – transport.
Step 4 Prepare your piano before you start moving it. We suggest closing the lid and fastening it closed to protect the keys throughout the move. Wrap your piano in furniture blankets and use the tape to keep it in place to protect the exterior
Step 5 Think ahead of time and have the destination spot for your piano clean and clear ready for the arrival.
Step 6 Establish and clear a path to ensure there are no obstacles in the way. This will avoid having to stop and start and of course, any injuries or damage.
Step 7 Now it’s time to move your piano. Our number one pointer is that your piano must always remain upright, so make sure that everyone is aware of this and that the piano is not tilted or laid down at any stage. Place straps underneath the piano so there is room to hold them on each side, you’ll use these to lift the piano up to slide the dolly’s underneath. Take time to balance the piano well before you move it.
Step 8 When loading your piano on the ramp or lift into the truck – wheel it on lighter side first.
Step 9 During the move your piano will likely be shifted out of tune so be sure to book it in for re-tuning when settled into its new location.
Interstate Piano Removals
Piano relocation requires special attention. And when it’s an interstate move then hiring specialised movers is the best option. Check Industry Top 5 Piano removalists for an exceptional range of services.
About St Kilda, VIC
St Kilda is a stylish beachside suburb filled with gorgeous homes and cafes. St Kilda is located just 6 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The St Kilda foreshore is a favourite destination of Melbourne locals and tourists alike, featuring the esplanade and the famous Luna Park theme park.
Shopping centre: St Kilda has plenty of shopping, from speciality stores to fresh food markets. The main local shopping centre is the Acland Court Shopping centre, located at 158 Acland street.
St Kilda has fantastic public and private schools. For families with young children or teenagers, you will find several schools, including secondary schools St Michael's Grammar School, Christian Brothers College, and primary schools like St Kilda Primary School and St Kilda Park Primary School
For all your postage and packaging needs you can find St Kilda’s main local post office at 2-3 Shakespeare Grove.
St Kilda has amazing public transport, with trains, trams, and buses running throughout the suburb to and from the city. You can catch the Balaclava line from the St Kilda train station to get back to the city or take the number 16 tram.
St Kilda is a great suburb with plenty to offer locals and holidaymakers.
Given the possible injuries or damage to your piano – both can be incredibly costly, Industry Top 5 recommend talking to a professional Sydney Piano removalist company about the best way to move your piano. Leave it to the experts – they treat your belongings like they are our own.