Hiring a piano mover to transport your instrument when you relocate is a wise decision – it ensures that your piano will be disassembled and handled correctly. However, sometimes you need to do more than simply move it from your old home to your new one. Storing it properly for a period of time while you are between residences can help you transition into your new home. Here are a few ways that keeping it at a piano storage facility for a few weeks or months can make your move easier.
1. It gives you room to work.
Having piano movers come before you start packing – and before your moving company shows up – frees up floor space and gives you more room to move furniture and other household goods. You'll be able to use the floor space to sort things, stack boxes and walk uninterrupted from one room to the next.
2. It protects the piano.
In addition to getting it out of your way, sending a piano to storage keeps it safe. It will be protected from accidental bumps and dings. This also removes the temptation to move it yourself, which can damage the instrument. It also prevents it from being handled or banged by movers who have no experience with fine instruments and who may see it as simply another piece of furniture to set boxes on.
3. It gives you time to remodel your new place.
If your new home requires construction work such as gutting, sanding, plastering, painting or other dirty, dusty work, storing the piano give you some time (and space) to work before placing your piano You can give yourself a few extra weeks or months to work on your home with less pressure to get things done on a deadline. Most piano storage facilities are happy to extend the storage period if you aren't ready to receive your instrument, so you won't have to worry if one of your contractors runs behind schedule.
4. It lets you work on the floors.
Even if your new place doesn't need major remodeling or involve dirt and dust that could harm the piano, you might still be replacing or updating the flooring or carpeting. If nothing else, you may want to thoroughly clean and sanitize existing carpets, which you can't do easily with the piano on the floor. Carpet and flooring professionals can move small items around, but moving a piano, even from one side of the room to the other, should only be done by piano professionals. Improper techniques such as lifting it without disassembling it can easily result in significant damage to the piano. Have it stored properly if you need to make the floors in your new home accessible to refinishers or carpet installers, and have it delivered when the floors are ready.
For more information, contact Extreme Piano Moving or a similar company.