It’s not easy to prepare musical instruments for storage. Don’t worry we are here to help you by showing you the ways to do it. Also, we will be showing you who can help you out with this task and we have some tips and tricks prepared too!
Handling big musical instruments
There are a few ways to prepare musical instruments for storage and for all sizes the first step is cleaning them and making sure they are tuned. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big or a small one. Of course, it is always important to save space in your storage. But big ones are very hard to handle. They are simply too heavy to handle alone. If you have some heavy musical instrument like piano or a simply big one like contrabass you should hire professional movers to help you out. They can pack them and they have the equipment to relocate them safely.
How to prepare musical instruments for storage – violin edition
Violins (and similar instruments) can be problematic if left for a long time. The strings tend to loosen up and if there is any sort of moisture in the storage – your instrument can be ruined. So for that, we have two pieces of advice. The first one is to buy the proper box for storing your violin or viola. The second one is to find temperature-controlled storage. Just don’t forget to get quality moving supplies for your instruments.
The best way to store your musical instruments is in temperature-controlled storage. That way you know there won’t be any problems or the worst of all – moisture or mold that can ruin your precious instrument. The best way to get your instruments there is to hire movers. We already mentioned that. Make sure to find the ones that have this additional service that’s usually called something like “piano relocation” or similar.
Final preparations before the movers come
If you have a small instrument that is going to be in a box you need to label it. If you have a box for your instrument you need to make sure that you have big letters saying “fragile” or something similar. Talk to the movers and explain to them all the details, especially if you have more than one instrument for storing.
Make sure that your instruments are insured. Even when movers are relocating them you can get additional moving insurance. Just in case. You will feel much better that way. Hopefully, nothing bad will happen but you are paying for a piece of mind. If you feel unsure you can always check up on your instruments in storage to see if they are doing fine. As you can see the best advice for storing and preparing your musical instruments is to hire professionals. They are fragile and expansive after all.