Piano Specialists

Bush Moving is a premier professional piano moving service, specializing in all your piano transportation needs. We move all types of pianos from Spinets, Uprights, Baby Grands, Grands and Concert Grands.

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Moving Tips

Planning a smooth move…

  1. Get three written in-home estimates. Be wary of phone or internet estimates. Show the mover everything that will be moved, including items in attics, basements, garages, storage areas, sheds, etc. Be sure to point out any items that are especially important to you or are of high value so your sales consultant can note them for special treatment.
  2. Avoid large down payments. Be wary of carriers seeking large down payments to hold dates or to reserve service and never sign any blank forms.
  3. Ask questions. If you do not understand something, ask. The moving business is complex and has its own language. If you aren’t satisfied with the answers to your questions or if the carrier hesitates when you ask for clarification, talk to another carrier.
  4. Plan an off-peak season move (when possible). June to September is the high season. If you can avoid moving during those months, you will likely receive better service. If you must move during the high season, move mid-month, mid-week, and avoid the end of the month. If you have the flexibility, ask the mover if there would be any savings by moving on a different day of the week.
  5. Be reachable by phone. Make sure the mover has your cell phone number and is able to reach you by phone during your move. This can save time and storage costs if the driver is ready to deliver and you are ready to receive your shipment. Be sure to have the driver's full name, id and truck number to allow for fast and easy communication.
  6. Take valuables with you. Valuables, such as cash, coins, jewelry, photographs, rare collectibles and important papers should be taken with you.
  7. Segregate personal travel items. The items traveling with you, such as clothes and papers, should be put in one place or in the vehicle you are taking with you. Avoid having those items loaded on the truck and having to find them later.
  8. Try to relax. No matter how prepared you are things occasionally go wrong. Moving is one of the most stressful times in your life. Take a deep breath, be patient, and get a good night’s sleep before moving day.
  9. Ask your friends or someone you know who has recently moved and ask them for a reference. Normally word of mouth to find a quality mover works well.
  10. Tape the bottom of every box, and tape the top closed to tightly when the boxes full.
  11. Run two strips of tape along the side and one strip down the center. If the box is still not strong enough, apply more tape to the sides.
  12. Use small boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for light-weight bulky items.
  13. Wrap small or fragile items individually.
  14. Stuff the top, bottom and sides of boxes with paper.This prevents shifting, rubbing, and possible breakage.
  15. Pack boxes to the top.This prevents them from being crushed when they are stacked.
  16. Stuff boxes with fragile items with wads of paper.Do not pack items to tightly, however if you shake the box the contents should not move.
  17. For your ease, number each box and make a list of what is in each one.This will make the unpacking process much smoother. You may want to make a note on the box as to which room in belongs.
  18. Make an inventory of your property.
  19. Bush Moving does not accept liability and will not move certain items.
  20. DO NOT PACK the following items: money, securities, valuable papers or jewelry. Keep these items with you at all times.Alternatively, you may prefer to leave these items in a security deposit box at the bank. Also, such things as Flammable Liquids, Aerosol cans, paint, gasoline, etc. as well as perishable items such is frozen foods, produce and plants were never meant to be transported on a moving van.