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What to Do with Your Unused Piano

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:30PM

What to Do with Your Unused Piano











Nothing compares to the sheer joy and pleasure of playing or listening to piano music. Still, there are times when you’re no longer able to store or display the instrument. That’s when it’s important to explore all available options.

Rather than leaving your piano by the curb to be hauled away like trash, there are better solutions. You could rent the instrument, donate it, or even have it moved to a new location by a reputable piano moving company. Use this advice to make sound and responsible choices regarding the future of your unused piano.

Sell or Donate

Recent years have seen a dramatic upsurge in desire to play the piano. That’s partly due to celebrity prowess with the instrument. It’s also due to the fact that more people have discovered the happiness and pride that comes from learning and playing music.  

Use that renewed interest to your advantage by posting your unused or unwanted piano for sale on websites. You might also host a garage sale for this purpose.

Alternatively, there are many deserving organizations that can put your piano to good use. Non-profits across the country are dedicated to igniting an appreciation for piano music in youth and adults. Notable outlets include Piano Project, Pianos for People, Keys 4 Kids, and more. Many senior centers would also greatly appreciate a donated piano.

In addition, local schools and training centers would be glad to receive your unused instrument. If pickup isn’t a feasible option, consider using a piano delivery service that can drop the instrument right at the recipient’s door.

Remember that charitable donations are tax-deductible. That means you can donate your unused piano and get a tax write-off at the same time.

Repurpose or Remodel

The do-it-yourself (DIY) community has been transforming objects into items of varied use for years. That now includes pianos that can’t be restored, sold, or donated. Growing in popularity, people are using old pianos for garden planters, wall art and bookcases, and accent pieces for both in and outside the home.  

In addition, even pianos that can’t be restored can still be largely recycled. Wood, metal, and keys (particularly authentic ivory) can all see new life as part of other objects. Not only does that option keep pianos and parts out of the landfill, it could also translate into rainy day money for you and your loved ones.

Some people who restore pianos are willing to take on a new project even if renewing the instrument will end up costing more than it would to buy a new piano outright. This community holds in high esteem antique instruments. Much like vintage vehicles, enthusiasts take pride in restoring pianos using as many original parts as possible.

Should you choose to have your unused piano transported, it’s wise to work with trusted and reputable California piano movers who can guarantee the instrument will arrive at its destination without damage or complication.

Schedule a Move

Often times when people first consider abandoning pianos, feelings of nostalgia and memories of happy days gone by end up canceling those plans. Many people will find ways to “make it work” and have their pianos moved to their new locations. Then, you can have the piano restored and start playing again. It all begins with finding responsible and trusted piano movers.

Since 1935, we’ve been known as a dependable Steinway piano movers. Adept at moving all makes, models, and sizes of pianos, our staff members are full-time piano movers. That means, unlike other outlets, we always treat your instrument with the utmost care and respect it deserves.

Our trucks are specifically designed and engineering for piano moving, and our climate-controlled warehouses are securely monitored at all times. We deliver to the contiguous United States, as well as select international shipments.

Contact us today to discover why more people choose and trust Modern Piano Moving over any other organization.

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Milton Heads South  Tennessee, US

Apr 27 2023 

This is the second time we have moved "Milton" with Modern and both times have been a great success. Thank you for treating my piano like it was your own family heirloom.