There are many reasons why people choose to storage their instruments in a self storage unit. Some people don’t use their instruments any longer, some have too many and don’t use them all, some got them as gifts and will “get to them in the future” and others may have had them passed down. This is the first part in a series of tips for the most commonly stored instruments.
Keep in mind, instruments need to be properly prepped and cared for prior to being placed in a self storage unit. Long term storage can cause damage to an instrument if it is not properly cared for. Temperature and humidity can also have adverse effects on instruments which is why we highly recommend storing instruments in a climate controlled storage unit. In saying this we continue on….
Our first section focused on brass instruments, our second on wood instruments and today we focus on pianos. Pianos are obviously very large, heavy and difficult to move. It is best to not store a piano but if you must, make sure to hire a professional piano moving company. Be sure to place some mothballs in the piano to absorb any dampness. The piano should also be covered with a sheet to prevent dust or dirt. The bench, pedals and legs should all be wrapped in blankets to prevent dust from getting on the piano. Your piano must be kept in a climate controlled storage unit or it will be ruined. The fluctuation of temperature and humidity in a traditional storage unit will cause irreparable damage to the piano.