How to Move a Piano

Part of the benefit that you get from hiring professional movers in Lubbock Is that they have expert training and knowledge to safely move your posessions.   items that are more difficult to move, such as pianos, are easily handled when you have the right knowledge.  At Strong College Students, our professional movers in Lubbock handle hard to move objects on a regular basis. If you are looking for tips to move a piano here are a few things you should know.

Professional Movers in Lubbock on How to Move a Piano

First, you should know what type of piano you are moving.  Different pianos may have slightly different methods of moving.  Once you determine the kind of piano that you have, you should get started on planning a route out of your space.  If your doorways are not wide enough, you may have to seek alternative routes, which can become quite complicated.’

Minimize the pianos size as much as possible.  For example, if you have a grand piano Kama make sure the back is closed.   For a spinet or upright piano, close and lock the keyboard cover.  Secure any possible moving parts in place by tying or locking them.

Wrap piano with thick blankets and packing tape to secure the cover.  You want to make sure that the piano is adequately cushioned to avoid damaging the piano or the property around it.  Once the piano is prepared for your move, you will be ready to transport.

Make sure you have enough people to easily carry the piano. Do not roll the piano, as the wheels on a piano are not really made for a transport.   You could end up breaking the leg of the piano or scratching your floors significantly.  Move the piano with care, and make sure you are holding the most secure parts of the piano.  You want to have an even grip on all sides depending on the pianos proportions, so again, make sure you have enough people to move the piano properly.  You should stop very frequently to readjust your grip and ensure that you are handling the piano with care.

Placement of the piano on the board or into the moving vehicle can vary based on the type of piano you have.  Look up your specific piano or contact Strong College Students for more detailed moving instructions.
If this sounds like a lot of work, just call Strong College Students.  Our professional movers have the expertise to efficiently and safely ensure that your belongings get to their destination.

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Types of Pianos

Leading With Accountability

There is no “right” way to lead, everyone has their own ideas and beliefs about leadership.There are however, certain traits that are undeniable traits of leaders. Accountability being one of them and breeding an accountable staff is critical to growing leaders. At Strong College Students everyone is in a leadership position. Everyone has tasks that they are accountable for and a breakdown in accountability can be devastating.

 

An accountable leader knows two things. One, they need a clear expectation set and two, they know any given task will require their full responsibility.

 

Clarity

 

Setting a clear goal states exactly what will get done and when it will be complete. Clarity is power, especially when leading, which is why accountable leaders need a deadline. In many settings, ambiguous terms get tossed around and managers don’t realize how certain words or phrases can be interpreted differently depending on the individual.

 

The “end of the week,” “best” or even “completed” can be interpreted very differently. Is the end of the week friday? Is it the best I can do today, with my current resources? Is complete just mean written up in my computer, or formatted properly and ready to be presented to investors? A small communication can lead to big time confusion and  most companies and especially startups can’t afford to be making such mistakes where anyone could be their demise. Set a clearly defined finish line so everyone is on the same page eliminating any confusion.

 

Taking Responsibility

 

When someone takes responsibility for a task, many other things happen simultaneously. You become empowered, you officially become the leader, your mindset even changes. You think more competitively as you now know it’s personal, you’re reputation is on the line and you want to impress!. Every time anyone takes responsibility for a task you are taking on an opportunity. An opportunity to show people what you can do, how you can lead, how competently you are at that specific task and so on. You stop looking outward for answers and start looking at what YOU can do to solve current problems. The empowerment that this leads to is when your natural leadership juices really start flowing.

 

From a managerial perspective you learn a lot about your workers when they are given full responsibility for a task. Can they handle it? How well did they handle it? You will find that some may need to take a slower approach and some may be ready to take on even more responsibility because they knocked that out of the park. Either way that is how leaders are crafted, through learning from experience gained by completing tasks in real time.

 

Living Through Accountability

 

At Strong College Students we empower all of our staff to lead each day. The crew is in complete control of satisfying a customer’s needs that day as well as being responsible for all of their equipment, inventory, even down to the truck they drive. They have full responsibility and know the common goal, to graduate our customers to an enjoyable, memorable and fun moving experience!

 

Accountability is contagious. Once one person starts taking responsibility everyone starts following, the effect is quickly compounded. Everyone is accountable for something at their job whether you are conscious of it or not. If you want to see changes around your workplace or in your life start setting clear deadlines for yourself and take responsibility. Then make sure you let people know about it! When you let others know this gives you added strength. Others will stand behind you and will hold you accountable when you get weak or tired. They will pull you through when times get tough.

 

An accountable worker sets an example and is a leader no matter what. People are drawn to the courage and will begin to look to you to solve problems. This is how leaders are bred. You want to lead or make a difference? Hold yourself accountable and set an example. As an example is set and the rest of your staff sees the expectation a standard is understood and a culture is born.
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DIY experts call professional movers

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Anne is a do-it-yourselfer and design guru; her blog, DesignDreamsByAnne.blogspot.ca, is a record of the hundreds of home improvement projects she has worked on since purchasing her 1930s fixer-upper home. Anne has great advice for DIY decor, gardening, painting tips and furniture arrangement. But after moving 32 times, help with moving is one of those things even Anne suggests outsourcing to the professionals, professionals like Strong College Students.  We hope the information Anne provides in the link to her website helps with you home or office moving needs.  We’re eager to have our student movers execute at a high level for your upcoming move.

In her blog article “How to move without losing your mind,” Anne covers her top 10 tips for achieving just that! Number one on the list is to hire a reputable mover and we couldn’t agree more!  Strong College Students was designed as a resource for your home moving and or office moving needs, feel free to contact us during your next move at www.strongcollegestudents.com

1 – Hire a reputable mover such as Strong College Students. Yes, you can get cheaper rates from budget movers, but more professional companies actually train their employees on how to pack a truck efficiently and correctly so that your things aren’t smashed to smithereens when they get to your new home. Get references from friends, family or co-workers. You will not want to deal with claims and broken items when you’re dealing with the stress of settling in. Oh and budget movers may NOT process your moving claims with ease or even at all…

2 – Invest in real moving boxes, Strong College Students has an assortment of  low cost moving boxes for upcoming move.   Anne expressed that “liquor store boxes are great for glasses and vases, but the big boxes actually take less time to pack and unpack. They’re fabulous for linens, pillows, clothes and bulky items. Wardrobe boxes are fabulous. They will make your life so much easier”.  To make things easier our moving company provides FREE wardrobe boxes on your moving day this is helpful because as Anne explains “You can pack all the closets up immediately and have easy access to your clothes before AND after your move.” Anne also states that you should “Get the movers picture boxes and separate your pictures with cardboard. The frames will rub against each other during the move and get scratched up if you don’t. Use big boxes for your lampshades, too. You don’t want them to be dented and crushed. If you want to save money, check Craig’s List – lots of folks give the boxes away after they’ve moved”.

3 – Pack your boxes according to room. Put all your master bedroom stuff together, all the kitchen stuff together, all the bathroom stuff – ok you get the picture.

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