If I had a nickel for every time I heard the infamous ‘I got this’ sentence… You couldn’t even begin to assume how rich I would be. Sadly, this sentence is usually followed by the ‘I shouldn’t have done this’… This can be very much true for the moving industry. People who have little to no experience in relocations usually don’t realize just how much knowledge, equipment, and expertise one needs to take on the move as a DIY project. By the time they realize just how much they are in over their head it usually is too late. One of the most famous examples is when people decide to move their pianos on their own. Our recommendation: hire piano movers.
You don’t even have to seek moving companies that are specialized specifically in pianos. Any experienced mover will do. If they are further specialized in pianos, great! A piano DIY move is far from impossible. With a little help and a few tools, everyone can do it. But not everyone can do it good and safe. You might end up saving a few bucks, this is true. But if you drop the piano down a flight of 12 stairs, was it worth it? Most likely not. Our advice is to hire piano movers and we will explain why with a few examples.
Basically, just how you are very good at what you do, movers are very good at what they do. This is why, for a fee, moving companies have hundreds of thousands of customers globally. Especially now, since the moving industry has grown, more and more people rely on services of a moving company. The number of benefits of paying for this service is exponential. Still, there are heroes out there that maneuver their move all on their own. And we have nothing against that. We just do not recommend it, since the number of things that can go wrong is frightening.
In the case of moving a sofa, or a table, a do it yourself approach may seem viable. Moving a few chairs or tables is no big deal, two people can do it. In most cases, this said furniture is not heavy and doesn’t have any elements that can get damaged or fall off (unless you really drop it for a floor or two). However, when it comes to something as complex and sensitive as a piano, doing it yourself might cause more harm than good. A piano is a complex piece and it needs experienced piano movers to take care of it.
The advantages are numerous. And they all benefit you more than enough for you to want to hire them. We have made a selection of a list of top benefits that could lead you to consider not doing the piano move yourself:
If none of this was enough to convince you to hire piano movers, then alternatively you can try doing it yourself. If your biggest concern is the cost of hiring such moving services, you can always go and get your moving quotes online.
However, if it is not the price, but rather your own sense of adventure, moving the piano (as well as the rest of the furniture) yourself is not impossible. It is just extremely risky and difficult. Especially since you most likely don’t have the appropriate equipment, as well as the right experience.
If you are still going to go at it make sure you have a bunch of your friends over to help. Don’t ever try to do it all on your own. The more pairs of hands you can get, the better. Try to measure the piano and all the doorways you will have to go through to know where you will need to bend it, and when you’ll be ok. Also, try to plan the entire move, if you are doing it on your own. The better you do the planning the safer you are.
And if you reach the point where you realize you can’t do it – do not force it. This is where the accidents occur. You still don’t want to break the piano, hurt yourself or anyone else. Give it a try, and if it works – great! If not, do not hesitate to contact us! We are here for you!
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