What to Do & What Not to Do With Your Old, Unused Piano

Do you have an old piano you no longer play? Unsure of what to do with it? No matter how you acquired your piano or why you stopped playing it; there are a few options for you and your unused piano. There are also a few things you should avoid! As experts in piano moving for Ramsey County and the surrounding areas, we’d like to offer a few suggestions to consider. Rather than dragging your piano out to the curb and leaving it for the trash; here are a few other ideas that could actually benefit you and your piano.


Do you feel your old piano has become an eyesore? Does it no longer match the decorum of your home? There are a few ways to change that. First, consider repurposing it as decoration. Nowadays people are using old pianos for garden planters, bookcases, artwork and accent pieces for both in and outside the home. This, of course, should only apply to pianos that are no longer playable.

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Piano owners have different reasons for not needing their pianos any longer. For example, someone might get rid of their piano because their kids grew up and moved out or maybe were never interested in playing in the first place or maybe they relocated. However, it is important to be totally aware of a piano’s condition before you decide to buy it or receive it as a donation. Sometimes you will find a piano that is no longer in good condition, can’t keep a tune and is completely unplayable – older ones especially. And then, you will have to pay for removal and disposal. While we offer this service to assist you, we never want to see someone having to use it for the wrong reasons.

As a piano moving company that has been in business for many years, we have seen a lot of customers with pianos they found on Craigslist, online, etc. only to find after calling a tuner it is no longer in good condition and won’t hold a tune. Then, they have to pay for disposal. We strongly suggest not buying, selling or donating your old piano unless it is in great working condition to avoid this problem down the line.


Restoration can be quite costly; however, if you should choose to have your piano transported for restoration, it’s wise to work with a trusted and reputable piano moving company like Piano Movers Extraordinaire so the piano doesn’t become further damaged in transit.

With our piano moving services, you can trust your old piano will make it to its new location safely and soundly. Our trucks are specifically designed and engineered for piano moving and we know the best way to move it.

Or, if you find yourself in need of piano disposal, our piano moving company can help you with that as well.

Whatever the reason, allow our professional piano moving company to help. Give us a call at 763-784-8123 or fill out our online form for a free estimate, and we can tell you more about piano moving in Ramsey County and all of the services we offer.