How to protect a piano from moisture when moving

So, how does one protect a piano from moisture when moving? That’s an excellent question. When relocating there are a lot of things you need to think about. From planning your move and hiring Florida movers to packing your belongings. When you are just starting out, it can be a lot to take in. However, once you add packing a piano – one of your most prized possessions, to the list, you get a logistical nightmare just waiting to happen.

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Research has shown that moving can be one of the most stressful life events, a person can experience.

Although, don’t fret one of the best piano movers Florida is here to help. Today, we are going to share with you not just how to protect your piano from moisture when moving, but also how to do it affordably, and without any trouble. Sounds good? Great! So, without further adieu let’s get started.

How to protect a piano from moisture when moving

The key before relocating a piano is proper packing. Now, there are two groups of packing tips you need to look out for. The first group are general tips that you should know about when packing your belongings or the so-called common packing tips. On the other hand, there are also tips that pertain to a special way you need to pack your belonging (i.e. a piano, glassware, chandelier, etc.).

However, even tho we have written extensively on our website about all those tips (which we urge you to read), we can’t expect that you are going to read each and every one of them. That’s why we are going to present to you today our ultimate list of all the things you need to do. Not just to protect a piano from moisture when moving, but more generally – on how to approach packing for your next move. So that, once moving day rolls around, you are ready for it, and not the other way around.

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Don’t forget to label your moving boxes. Especially, if relocating fragile belongings.

When in doubt – hire professionals.

The most important tip we can give you in regards to any move, but more specifically in regards to packing your piano is to hire professional moving services or someone you can trust. Now, there are a lot of moving companies out there. And sometimes finding the perfect moving company can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, instead of having to search the internet for hundreds of thousands of queries, you can just ask us. We here at Cross Country Moving Group have an extensive database of all the best movers in the States. So, if you are tired of asking around, researching online in the hopes of finding the perfect moving company we are here to tell you that you don’t have to do that. Hire a moving broker today, and get high quality moving solutions at an affordable rate.

Take note of the weather

As you might know, pianos are fragile. Humidity and dryness can cause the wood of the piano to contract and expand. This basically changes the structure of a piano which can, in turn, affect the acoustics of your instrument. That’s why we always recommend that our clients only move their pianos in moderate temperatures.

Stay away from too hot, or too cold weather. Ideally, you want to be moving during spring or fall. However, sometimes that’s not possible. That’s when the importance of properly packing becomes crucial.

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Alongside hiring movers, the weather is the second most important factor that contributes to the health of your piano during relocation.

Packing supplies

Now, there are a lot of different packing supplies you can invest in. From the basics like packing paper, and protective wrap to moving dollies, moving blankets, and the like. However, we are here to tell you that you don’t need to go out to your closest store that sells moving supplies and buy the latest and greatest. Especially not, when your main goal is to protect a piano from moisture when moving. We recommend that you get only the following packing supplies.

  • Cellophane or Stretch Wrap.
  • Moving blankets or towels, and/or actual blankets.
  • A Moving Dolly or Hand truck, or friends who are willing to carry the weight.
  • Ratchet straps or Buckle straps (don’t get this if you are carrying the piano without a Moving Dolly)

And that’s all! As you see, most of these items from the list you have in your home. Or, if you don’t they are only a Walmart drive away.

Protect a piano from moisture when moving

The actual process of relocating a piano is simple and can be broken down into these 4 easy steps.

  1. Wrap the piano in blankets and stretch wrap securely.
  2. Place the piano on a Moving Dolly/Hand truck. Alternatively, start carrying the piano by hand with the help of friends.
  3. Secure the piano to the Moving Dolly/Hand truck using ratchet straps. Alternatively, use buckle straps.
  4. Load the piano in the moving truck.

However, while the actual process of moving the piano is not so complicated the same cannot be said about protecting your piano from moisture during the move. Once loaded up on the moving truck it’s of paramount importance to hire a climate-controlled truck. However, renting a moving truck (especially an AC controlled one) can be quite expensive. That’s why we recommend always hiring a moving company. There is no cost for packing supplies, fuel or even renting a truck. It’s all packed up at one affordable moving rate. Oh, and you also get to spend more time with your friends and family members. It’s a win-win for everyone.

In conclusion

If you want to protect a piano from moisture when moving, there are a lot of factors you need to take into account. From the weather and packing supplies to an AC-controlled truck. Or, you could hire a moving company and get all that settled at an affordable rate. Not only that you get to spend your time elsewhere, but you also have no additional costs of fuel, food, drinks, and the like. Oh, and did we mention it’s faster, as well? Don’t believe us? Give us a call today, and see for yourself!