How Do I Get Rid of a Piano?

October 8, 2021

Let’s face it, it isn’t always easy cleaning out old clutter around the house. 

Some clutter holds personal value and can be hard to let go of. However, some clutter is just too much to try to even attack. The larger the amount of clutter, the harder it can be to try and tackle. It can be difficult lifting old couches and beds when upgrading or simply moving on…  Especially something that weighs over five hundred pounds like your antique piano. It isn’t the easiest task to move or dismantle a piano. Many would look at such a task and rather forget about it rather than try and tackle it head-on. Fortunately, there is always someone to find that would enjoy doing the tasks that you wouldn’t. 

One way to get rid of a piano is to donate it to a local charity or foundation. Depending on the condition of your old piano, some local and national charities/foundations may even offer free pick-up. However, it’s important to note that not all will be able to move and pick-up your piano for you. So, it’s important to ask if this is a service offered if you choose to donate your piano to an organization.

Consign or Sell Your Piano

If you’re looking to make a little extra money and you’re able to determine the price of your piano, you can always try to consign it at a second-hand store or try selling it yourself. However, most second-hand stores would require you to deliver the piano to the store itself. Is that something you’re willing to do? Do you have the proper tools and equipment to do so safely?

On the other hand, if you are not able to move the piano but you would still like to try to make a bit of cash, you can post a “for sale” listing for your piano online. When you list your piano, you can mention in the listing that the buyer must pick-up your piano as you are unable to transport it. If you go this route, it’s important to communicate to the buyer that you are not liable for any damages or injury that could result from them moving the piano. It’s also recommended that you move the piano outside of your house to decrease the risk of damage accidentally made to your home when the buyer is picking up the piano.

Recycle Your Piano

If you’re not interested in donating or selling your piano, you can always recycle it. However, this isn’t exactly the easiest task as you have to break down the piano, separate its parts (wood, screws, steel wires, etc.) and recycle them accordingly. If you choose to recycle your piano, you may need to transport the materials to a recycling center. Why? Not every curbside local recycling service accepts all of the recyclable materials from this type of instrument. 

Repurpose Your Piano

If you’re feeling a little crafty and have some extra time on your hands, you could always upcycle your piano. Rather than get rid of it completely, you could repurpose your piano by turning it into a new piece of furniture like…

  • A tool bench
  • A computer desk
  • A mini bar

Depending on your level of skill, the creative opportunities for upcycling your piano are virtually limitless.

The Easiest and Safest Way to Get Rid of a Piano: Hire a Professional Piano Removal Company

The easiest, safest way to get rid of a piano is to work with a professional company that offers

piano removal services. At Junk-a-Haulics, we can remove your piano and, depending on the condition, we can donate it within our partnership network. If a piano is in too-poor of condition to be donated, we will take it upon ourselves to recycle your piano for you.

When you work with our team at Junk-a-Haulics, you’ll enjoy a stress-free experience. We pride ourselves on completing each removal project with care and precision. If you need help getting rid of a piano in New Jersey, we’re happy to help. Just contact us today to learn more about our piano removal services and to schedule a pickup today.

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