Has anyone ever had a piano moved?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’ve never paid to have only one piece of furniture moved before.  When we moved across town, it took 3 guys about 7-8 hours to move our one-bedroom apartment worth of stuff.  It cost us $1000.

Post # 3
1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I feel like my husband paid about $300 each of the times he’s moved his pianos. The last two times he used a general moving company that said they specialize in piano moves and it was factored into the total cost, still around that amount, but they were terrible. Definitely book a company that has moved pianos successfully in the past.

Post # 4
39 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013

I paid a little over $200 to have mine moved. There were a couple of stairs into the house but not up any flights.

Post # 6
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

I JUST moved an old upright player piano to my house last weekend, courtesy of a FREE piano on craigslist!  We rented a uHaul and used two dollies, but we did it with just me, my dad, and DH.

Post # 7
5945 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

MrsGatito:  It really does depend on the piano, we have an antique player piano that they refused to move on account of its age, however the grand was $1,500 and that included them tuning it three days later.

Post # 8
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

It will cost you more to get specialist piano movers but it is definitely worth it – I know of too many horror stories where it’s all gone wrong with non-professionals and movers who aren’t specialists.  I work as logistics manager for an orchestra so see a lot of piano moving and after seeing the professionals move a grand piano up a flight of stairs with just two people (without hurting themselves or damaging the piano) I would never consider letting anyone else do the job.

Post # 10
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I used to have an upright that moved many times through my family. My Dad and uncles moved it a bunch of times but this last time they said no way. And it’s a smaller one. I paid 400 for movers to move it and there were no stairs involved. I got quotes from two different companies and both were the same, 400.

Post # 11
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

<div>I’d guess around $300-$400.  I’ve never moved just my piano except when I had it delivered, which was maybe $150 + $3 per stair.  However, when I’ve moved apartments, it was around $800-$1000 to move the big stuff (bed, bookshelves, couch, small table, etc. and the piano).</div>
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<div>I would definitely hire someone to do it.  You might be able to get some very good friends to help you, but what if they drop it?  Moving companies will be insured so if something does happen, you are covered.  Plus you don’t want your friends to hurt themselves.  </div>

Post # 12
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

MrsGatito:  We had two curbs and one sharp  corner to contend with but that’s about it.  If you get three guys, you should be okay.  Just have a few dollies available and they can hold a bulk of the weight too.

Post # 14
5031 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsGatito:  We paid $180 in Big City, MN a year ago. Several stairs up to our front door. Man, they knew what they were doing and got it up and in, in no time flat. Totally worth the cost.

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