Tipping Movers: How Much and When to Tip

Moving is a service in which it is customary to tip those who move. As a way of thanking your moving agents for their excellent service, it is recommended that you tip them individually based on their performance and attitude during the move. The tip is usually 15-20% of the total moving price, but when hiring long-distance movers, you will need to tip both moving teams. A good way to understand how to tip them is to divide the total price of the move in two and calculate the tip based on that.

Always tip those who move at the end of the move.If your movers behave rudely or disrespectfully, take too many breaks or break something by carelessness, you may not feel obligated to tip them. However, if you are satisfied with the way they handled all the work, it's only natural that you consider tipping the movers out of their house. Even if you're lucky enough to have hired such a hard-working team, it won't hurt to encourage your moving agents to do everything possible by informing them beforehand that in the end they will be waiting for good advice as long as they do their job as they are supposed to.You may feel that you are already paying a fortune to the moving company and that tipping movers is excessive, but few people in the service industry work as hard as moving. Moving companies deserve to be treated as a service-based industry that, if the job is complete and perfect, they are entitled to some kind of tip.It's customary to tip moving employees at the end of the day, once they've finished loading your belongings into your new home.

Therefore, when moving a short distance, it is a good idea to tip carriers based on the time needed to complete the job. 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. Cash tips are a preferred way to reward moving professionals at the end of a full-day or half-day move, so make sure you have some cash on hand when movers arrive.

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