Moving all your belongings to a brand new home can be hard enough as it is. However, the move gets more complicated when you have a large item that needs to come with you. More specifically, a piano. You want to take great care when moving your piano, since getting it to your new home means more than it just making it in one piece. Accidental damage can cause the piano to never sound exactly the same. Here is what you need to know about moving it.

Plan Your Path

A lot of planning needs to go into how the piano is going to get from point A to point B. Part of this is planning the path that you are going to take. You need to take measurements of doorways, figure out how you are going to turn the piano, and clear the path of all obstacles that can be in the way. Make sure you do this before the piano starts moving so you don't have to set it down on the ground.

Prepare Your Piano

You'll want to secure the lid of the piano so it does not accidentally open up while it is being moved. You can do this by wrapping the piano with plastic wrap, which will not harm the finish of the piano but stick to it. It's the best way to hold everything in place. You can then cover the piano with moving blankets that will prevent the finish from becoming scratched by accident.

The casters should be removed from your piano, which will make the legs stable. The casters are designed to make slight adjustments to the piano, and removing them will make it easier to navigate the piano through doors and hallways.

Once the piano has been wrapped up, you can place it on a moving dolly to make it easy to push. You'll definitely want to try moving it with a dolly, but also have people guiding the piano along its path. This is because the weight inside can be distributed in a way that is not even.

If you are not comfortable moving the piano on your own, it is best to hire a professional to do it for you. Let your moving company know that you have a piano you are taking with you to your new place, and they'll make sure that it makes it to its destination without being damaged. For more information or assistance, contact companies like Checkmate Moving & Storage.