Pianos come in all shapes and sizes, and because of this, it can create difficulty when it comes time for its relocation. When you decide to move your piano, you have to find a way to not break all of the moving parts while in transit, while simultaneously dealing with the heaviness of the instrument. Moving a piano requires a balance of power and grace. The last thing we want you to do is leave your piano behind or sell it, only because you don’t know how to move it with you.


Ace Moving & Warehousing is the moving company you need to help you move your piano. Our professional movers have the expertise to ensure that your instrument remains safe throughout the entire moving process including packing, loading, while in transit, and unpacking. No matter what type of piano you have, we can help you. Below are two of the common types of pianos we have moved for our customers.

●      Upright Pianos

Upright pianos tend to be less expensive than grand pianos, and have a rich sound that ages well. They are usually 36 to 60 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches deep, and is usually around 58 inches wide. They can weigh between 300 to 500 pounds. Even though they are smaller than grand pianos, they can still be a challenge to relocate.

●      Grand Pianos

Grand pianos are typically larger than an upright piano. They range from 4.5 feet to 9 feet in length, and can weigh up to 1300 pounds. Grand pianos have long strings that allow for a balanced sound. They are made of either heavy wood and metal components, and due to their size and shape they can be more difficult to load, move, and unload than an upright piano. Fitting a grand piano through a doorway can sometimes be a challenge.

Preparing to Relocate Your Piano

Preparing to move a piano can be just as important as actually moving your piano. The more prepared you are, the better the move will go. Although we don’t recommend that you move your piano on your own, there are some things you can do to help your moving professionals. Here are some tips to follow to help you prepare for the move:


●        Create a clear path from your piano to the door. The door will also need to be big enough to fit the piano. A double door that will be closest to the moving truck is the best option, especially if you have a grand piano.

●        Remove your piano’s legs. In order to get your piano to its new location in one piece, it might need to be taken apart first. To fit a piano through a doorway, it’s often the case that the legs need to be removed. We don’t recommend that you do this yourself. We can do this for you, as we have the tools and expertise needed to safely remove the legs of your piano and store them during transport.

●        Time is the key. Give your moving crew plenty of time to relocate your piano. Rushing the job can be disastrous. We recommend you give your moving professionals enough time to move both slowly and strategically to allow for a safe relocation of your piano.

●        Get moving insurance for your piano. We know the financial investment you made to buy a piano, and you likely have an emotional investment, as well. To protect your financial investment and emotional well-being, we recommend you purchase moving insurance for your piano. If you have insurance, you’ll be covered for any damages that might occur.


We at Ace Moving & Warehousing are here to support you with all of your piano-moving needs. We are professional movers with the expertise needed to protect your piano and get it safely to your new home. Contact us today and schedule a time for us to move your piano. We’ll deliver your piano with care and ease to your new home. To reserve the date you’d like to move your piano, call us today at 763-755-2045 or send a message to info@acemw.com.


Beyond moving your piano, we are also here to support you with any moving or storing needs you might have. Check out all sections of our website to see what we have to offer such as custom move plans, climate controlled storage, and full packing services. We hope to hear from you soon!