5 Tips for Tipping Movers
Tipping is an awkward subject for a lot of people.
So when someone hires professional movers, a service that can cost hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, it’s understandable why some people don’t feel comfortable asking about appropriate tip amounts.
5% is the Standard for Tipping Movers
Sometimes, people assume and attribute the tipping system used in the food-service industry to movers. But when it costs you $600 to move, tipping $90-120 can seem excessive.
The informal standard for tipping movers is 5% of the overall moving cost, but giving each of the movers a $10 or $20 is also accepted.
Tip Based on the Quality of the Move
Just because there’s a standard of tipping doesn’t mean you have to stick to it.
If you feel like your service was better or worse than you expected, tip as much (or as little) as you feel is appropriate. It isn’t fair to you to give someone who did very little work an undeserved tip.
Tip Each Individual Mover
If you plan on tipping your movers, it’s customary for the tips to go to the actual movers, not the manager or owner of the business.
Also, if you especially appreciated the way a particular person helped you, it’s completely acceptable to tip them a little more to show you appreciate their hard work.
Tipping Isn’t Required
If one of the movers accidentally broke your favorite vase, and another got lost while driving the moving van, and these mistakes come out of your pocket, what obligation do you have to tip?
Remember, tipping is meant to show your satisfaction with the services you paid for. If you aren’t satisfied, you don’t have to tip.
Tip with What You Feel Comfortable With
If this move has burned a serious hole in your wallet but you still want to tip your movers, get creative!
After moving tons of heavy boxes in the hot sun all day, many movers will happily accept a soda or snack as a tip.
The point is to show your appreciation. It doesn’t have to have a huge price tag.
My Tucson Movers Can Help You Move
Tipping movers is a practice that ultimately is all up to what you think is appropriate.
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