If you’re working with a national moving company, you’re entrusting your most cherished memories and valuable possessions to professionals who pride themselves on service and satisfaction. Tipping isn’t usually expected, although it is difficult to define an industry standard. Here’s a list of factors to consider when asking the question, “Should I tip my movers?”
Did They Do a Great Job?
As your movers finish up, think about the course of the day. Did they arrive on time? Did they listen, ask questions, provide expert advice, and make you feel at ease? Is everything where and how it should be? Did they go above and beyond? If they impressed you or if you answered yes to most of those questions, then you might consider tipping the movers! The amount depends entirely on your satisfaction with their service.
Was it a Complex Move?
When deciding how much to tip your movers, think about the difficulty of the tasks. Were there flights of stairs, tight hallways, or conditions that made moving especially complex? If you had to move a piano, artwork, or other fragile items, you might want to show appreciation for your specialty movers.
Consider the overall weight or how much you moved. Were there large pieces of furniture? Did it take a long time? Moving heavy appliances and furniture throughout a long, hot summer day may warrant a larger tip. The more specific your requests, the more you may consider tipping your movers.
How Do I Tip?
Determine if you’d like to give the tip to the foreman or each person individually. Companies might have policies for your protection or the workers, so check your contract or ask the moving company ahead of time. The people moving you out may not be the same ones moving you in, make sure you tip the movers while you have the opportunity.
Finals Tips for Moving
Providing drinks, snacks, or refreshments is always appropriate, but not expected. Consider leaving a glowing review online and mention the foreman (and any standouts) by name. We love to reward our employees for great work and always want feedback on their service. Remember that these are service professionals, and the best workers should be rewarded for the effort. After a hard day of work, a tip signals gratitude and respect for their profession, and it lets them know they did a great job!
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