You might be okay with hauling out an old chair or even a table or two, but piano removals are beyond most people's capabilities.
Pianos can require regular upkeep like re-tuning and they can take up space you might need, especially if they've sat unused for a long time. But you may be hesitant about just "getting rid" of it since it may have been in the family for years. Or perhaps you made the investment in a piano years hoping to learn to play. Whatever the reason for having one, it can be hard decision.
But piano removal itself can prove to be even harder! Moving one around isn't easy and getting it out of a room can be challenging. You can possibly call piano movers, but these companies don’t usually dispose of them.
Can You Sell Your Piano?
This is an option that you may have already considered but didn't pursue. Granted, just transporting a large piano - or even a smaller, stand-up type - makes finding a buyer a bit harder.
But not impossible!
If your instrument is in working condition, not necessarily flawless but it plays well, then finding a buyer can just be a matter of using the right channel. You can certainly make use of the more common online sites like eBay and Craigslist, but there are other sites as well.
For example, you can join Nextdoor, the first private social network for neighborhoods. Among many other features, Nextdoor allows "neighbors" to post items for sale and for free. Just keep in mind some helpful tips for maximizing your piano's prospects for a new home:
- Take some great photos - more than one
- Give a clear, informative description
- Keep your asking price reasonable
- Explain delivery terms (Will you deliver it or mus they pick it up?)
If your piano is in perfect condition it may be worth contacting a local music store or piano broker. These firms can either be local or online, such as companies like PianoMart.com or LivingPianos.com, and can often take care of all the arrangements for you.
Give a Gift of Music With Your Piano Removal
Almost everyone wants a piano. Whether it's a full sized, grand pianos or smaller upright, many families would love to have one, but lack the resources for a new one. Which is why donating your old piano can be a great option.
In addition, schools, nursing homes, small church groups, and other organizations can use pianos. Music departments and community theater groups are often more than happy to take that old instrument of your hands.
And, as with selling pianos, there are organizations online that can help you find a good home for your old instrument.
Non-profit groups such as The Beethoven Foundation can often pick up and haul away your working piano as a much needed donation. Another organization like this is Pianos For Education that operates in all 50 states.
Sometimes, however, donating your old piano can be as simple as asking around in your child's school or your own neighborhood. More than likely, someone would be happy to have a piano for their budding child prodigy.
Then There's Non-Working Piano Removals
Maybe your piano isn't fit to sell or even give away. Maybe it's seen it's last sonata and getting re-tuned isn't gong to fix it. If that's the case, getting rid of it is that much more problematic. That is, unless you know of someone who specializes in piano removals.
Junk King does. And whether it's working or not, we can quickly and easily have your old piece removed, loaded and hauled away.
While piano removals may be a last resort, you can rest assured that we will make every effort to ensure that your old piano will be given a new home, if feasible, or certainly recycled and re-purposed in an environmentally safe manner.
According to a blog post at Piano Buyer,
"A piano can be recycled by removing and breaking down its parts — wood, steel wire, screws, cast iron, etc. — for reuse. Recycling is usually done locally, as the cost of transporting a complete piano can be prohibitive."
Piano removal does not simply mean "gong to the dump.”
Junk King - Piano Removals Made Easy
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly piano removal service that makes the whole process easy for you. Our experienced piano removal team has the manpower to dismantle and haul away your old piano without damaging your home on the way out.
We’ll do all the heavy lifting - no need to carry items out to the driveway or sidewalk. Finally, we’ll make sure that your piano is disposed of properly without any harm to our ecosystem.
Our professional and insured piano removal team will show up at your home or office and we'll call 15 minutes before we arrive. In addition, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your item takes up in our truck. Show us your piano and we'll haul it into our junk removal truck with no hidden fees.
Need to get rid of your old piano? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).