Moving And Taking Instruments With You: Tips For Care In Transport


Whether you own a harp or a piano, a banjo or a flute, you want to keep your expensive and treasured instruments safe when you move. Some instruments, such as a woodwind, are easier to move than others (like a piano, for example), and you should be prepared to make the transition as easy as possible for every musical tool you have. Here are tips to move instruments from one location to another when you are relocating to somewhere new.

Hire the right help

If you are moving a fragile instrument that can become out of tune or severely damaged in transit, such as an organ, piano, or a harp, you want to hire professionals who specialize in moving large instruments to do the work for you. This is because larger instruments often have to be dismantled to be transported safely and have to be carefully padded to be moved without damage. A piano moving company can help you not only move your piano, organ, or other sensitive instrument, they can also offer storage facilities you can use so you can keep your belongings safe until you are ready to have them reassembled in your new location.

Use the right packing tools

Smaller instruments, such as flutes, guitars, mandolins, and other items, can be placed in their cases, then wrapped several times with bubble wrap before being placed in a cushioned area of the vehicle for moving. Since the cases your instruments come in should keep them largely free of damage, you don't have to follow a lot of precautions to keep them safe. If you are worried about your instruments becoming loose inside their cases, then consider a buying new cases from your local instrument or music store that have straps in them to hold pieces securely.

Be patient

Once your instruments have made it to their new location, they will need to acclimate in their new surroundings just like you will. String instruments will need to be left alone for 24 hours before being tuned to play so the wood and strings have time to expand or contract (depending on whether you are moving to a colder or warmer climate than you are used to). Once your instruments have been allowed to 'settle' in your new surroundings, you can have them tuned to perfection for happy playing again.

Whether you are moving a large piano or a tiny banjo, you need to take care when moving instruments to a new location. Helpful tips to keep your musical instruments safe can help ensure a happy transition for all your belongings. Contact a company like Extreme Piano Moving for more information.


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