Do You Tip Movers the Right Way?

When it comes to tipping movers, the general rule of thumb is to base the tip on a percentage of the total cost of moving, with 15-20% being the industry average. However, it is important to consider the number of hours they spend inside the truck and the difficulty of the move. Heavy possessions such as pianos or closets, as well as architectural obstacles such as steep terrains, narrow or winding staircases or multiple flights of stairs can make your move significantly more exhausting for those who move. If your movers damage your furniture, are careless, and are late, it may be appropriate to skip tips.

It is not recommended to use a standard percentage of the cost when tipping carriers, as the total cost of moving includes both those moving and the distance the van travels. The ideal way to tip carriers is to give each move its own tip after relocation. Don't be afraid to get a quick vote from the workers or ask for the special from that great local restaurant that the move might not know anything about.

Moving companies

don't factor in or tip the price of your move, so it's a gesture worth considering if you intend to thank your movers for a job well done.

Accidents happen, and it's how your movers deal with these situations that should determine if you tip at a reduced rate or don't stop tipping. So, if your move only took 4 hours and you were impressed with the service, tipping $16 to $20 on each move is considered an adequate amount to tip.Keep in mind that moving companies are in the service industry, so their base salary is usually reduced in anticipation of tips. Once you have the general tipping rule for those moving down, most relocation scenarios follow the same rule. Then sign your final paperwork and only then should you take out your wallet to reward each move individually.

Matthew Oestmann
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