Unfortunately, when moving a piano you can’t just cross your arms, blink a couple of times and voila – its moved!

There is a lot of planning and supplies that are needed in order to have a safe and successful move. Also, many people do not have the necessary tools laying around their house in order to complete the move.

When hiring piano movers, you don’t have to worry about having the right supplies. They have the tools and the experience needed for the move. If you are planning a do-it-yourself move, here are 4 essential piano moving supplies you will need:

Moving Pads

In order to protect your floors and the piano itself, moving pads are crucial.

Usually when movers are preparing your piano for a move, they wrap them and secure them in moving pads. That way no damage or scratches can happen while the move is in process. For your floors, if you don’t have the proper tools to avoid scratching the floors, you can cover them with the pads in order to prevent scratching and more damage.

Upon getting the piano into the truck or whatever vehicle you are using, you will need to make sure there is enough padding cushion for the piano. All of these details are important in order to ensure the quality and care of your piano during the move.


Take extra precaution to secure the piano lid and keep the pads tightly around it.

You will need moving straps to do this to keep everything in the right place. Movers often use the straps once the piano is in the truck to keep it from sliding around.

Another use from the straps, is they can be used in order to help lift the piano. They can give you a better grip when trying to lift and adjust the piano while moving it.


Not everyone has the strength or ability to move a piano on their own.

A dolly is an intricate tool that movers use in order to move the piano safely around with minimal effort. There are physical injuries that can result from improper technique while moving a piano. Once the piano is on the dolly, you can manipulate it to go wherever you need it to go. It helps save energy and effort for more strenuous tasks like getting the piano down or upstairs.

Planks and Ramps

When moving your piano, you will need a ramp or plank in order to safely get the piano onto dolly’s, into the vehicle, and up small sets of stairs. It gives you more control and balance when maneuvering the piano. Not to mention lifting a piano is virtually impossible unless you have the right experience and manpower. Nobody wants a strained back!


These are just some of the supplies that are crucial during a piano move. They will ensure that your piano stays in great condition and that you have everything you need in order to complete the move. We always recommend hiring professionals to complete your move for you but if not, these are the tools you will be needing!

Safeguard your piano from damage and preserve it for years to come with proper piano moving equipment. If you are seeking professional piano movers, contact West Coast Moving & Storage. Our staff is readily available to answer your moving questions and provide quality moving services.