3 Tips For Shipping A Piano

One of the most effortful task is to move a piano because it is a delicate instrument. It has many small parts as in some pianos the parts are about 7000 in number. Pianos are very heavy, their manufacturing and finishing is so delicate that it can easily get scratches on its surface or become a victim of wear and tear. The greatest problem in moving a piano is its weight. The smallest piano weighs more than 350 pounds. The real eye catching pianos are those of the older times, which are extremely heavy and are easily over 1000 pounds. That is too much to move. Even moving a piano from one room to another in the same house is not simple, other than its weight, its huge structure is that which makes it difficult to shift it in the other place. We have to create a complete balance from both the sides of the piano for a safe shifting process.

As you want to ship your piano, there is a whole list of risks that can become a great hurdle in your way if you don’t take some certain measures. There are four important risks. One is your health; it can damage your health by major or minor injuries like a broken leg, arm to normal scratches during the moving process. The second is your time; if your piano has not been there where you wanted it to be safely then you have wasted a lot of time trying to get it there. Third is your money; it can cost you for repairing the damages caused during moving. Fourth is a risk to your Piano; your piano will not be the same piano you had bought and it will influence all the above risks.

Now that you know that moving a piano from one place to the other is not less than a great challenge. Keeping in mind all the risks, there are three steps that can be taken for a proper piano shipping and moving process. If you love your piano, then have a look at these steps carefully, you might want to benefit from these.

Step 1: Plan the route from where your piano will move to its destination. Remove all the obstacles that are in its way and distribute each person its individual responsibility. Properly distributing manpower can help you move, load and unload your piano in your mode of transport. It is more appropriate that if the piano is middle sized it should be handled by three persons and a fourth should be the supporter who will monitor the situation and spot if any malfunctioning is taking place.

Step 2: You should keep the piano in an upright position while taking it to its destination. While moving the piano, everyone one should be aware that the piano must not be tilted or put in an irregular position, since it can damage the interior. Dolly carts can be of some help while the piano is lift in the air for moving. These dollies protect and balance the wooden structure of the piano. After placing it on the dolly it is very easy to move because of the wheels. These wheels reduce the effort in moving the piano. The only effort is to carefully place the piano on the dolly cart. You can use a rope to push or pull a dolly cart.

Step 3: Then what you have to do is just to pull the dolly and the others will just check the piano by holding it that it will remain upright without any sort of risk. After reaching the place you just have to again pull the piano in the air and remove the dolly from underneath and place your piano gently on the required place.

3 Tips For Shipping A Piano

4 Tips for Moving Internationally

Nowadays due to globalization most people have started relocating within cities or even countries. As a result the amount of people participating in international moving has greatly increased.

Here at International Movers we understand that international moving can be a rather hectic process; hence, we decided to ease your troubles. Our research analysts and staff burned the midnight oil and scoured the depths of our databases to bring to you the following four tips for moving internationally.

Deciding which is better for you: shipping or airfreight?
International moving has hefty costs; therefore, you should try and save every penny that you can. If you plan on taking your belongings along with you to another country then you have two ways of doing so. Firstly, you can use a shipping service, which is obviously less expensive. However, you should note that despite being cheaper, shipping your stuff will take more time. On the other hand, airfreight is quicker, but more expensive as compared to shipping.
As a result, International Movers advises to use whatever service is more convenient for you because not everyone is the same.
Pack one room at a time
Packing is an essential part of moving anywhere let alone abroad. It is perhaps the most tedious and chaotic component of the entire moving process, but if done right then it is very easy. Firstly, we recommend making a list of all your important belongings. Once you have done so, move on to packing stuff. However, be careful to focus on individual rooms rather than trying to package everything in the house at the same time. Pack everything in one room once, then move on to the next. This will make it easier for you locate specific things later on.
Do ample research before taking your pet along
This tip is specifically for people who plan on shifting abroad with pets. Before taking your pet along make sure that you are aware of that country’s rules and regulations regarding the entrance of foreign parents. Some countries have certain reservations regarding importing or exporting pets as this may spread serious diseases like rabies. Hence, before everything else make sure to obtain a health certificate from your vet and get them vaccinated, if necessary. Most countries in European Union now require pets to wear a microchip with data of all their previous and current medical records.
Sell your belongings before you move
Sometimes it may be best to not move everything that you own. In such a case, we advise you to sell whatever you own before shifting. This will not only help you get rid of unnecessary stuff that you own, but also help generate money that can be used by you for moving.
Before we end our post tips that can alleviate the frenzy going while you are moving, we would like to explain to you how we can help you with international moving.
How can we help?
International Movers is an international moving company. We greatly value our customers and their satisfaction above all. Therefore, we provide you with the following services to lessen the burden of moving internationally:

  1. We can deliver your stuff anywhere in the world – from Australia to Zimbabwe we will move your stuff for you.
  2. We offer customers to choose from either a shipping service or an airfreight service. Both of these methods are available at economical prices.
  3. We will also assist you in packing your belongings and moving them securely.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So what are you waiting for? Contact us now for all you moving needs!

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