Simple Moves & Storage

How Much is the Tip You Should Give Movers?

Moving in or out of a new residence or office requires you to hire the services of professional movers. They make the moving process easy for you and keeps your things in the same condition, safely. The job requires proper handling and care of tables, chairs and other furniture in your home or apartment.

How Much is the Tip You Should Give Movers?
How Much is the Tip You Should Give Movers?

But, have you thought of giving them a tip for the hard and diligent work they are doing? How much is the right tip you should hand them?

Full Truck Move (Half Day)

Moving your belongings takes some time so you have to consider the tip you would give them. Movers on a half-day moving work require a payment of $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the distance of the truck to your home or apartment. For the tip, a $10 tip is sufficient if the moving team only moves a couple of chairs and boxes. However, you may tip $20 for each mover if they have to climb stairs to execute the moving process.

Full Truck Movers (Full Day)

The work on a full day covers 8 hours, so you need to consider the complexity of the work together with the amount of furniture the moving team is going to transfer. For moving a small number of belongings, it would be reasonable to give each mover a tip of $20. It’s fair considering the hard work and the non-stop carrying of the items in and outside the house.

However, you could even add an extra cash tip if the team moves heavy equipment or furniture. The right tip amount would be about $40 per person.

Special Moves

There are instances when the moving team works overtime to finish the moving process that might extend to 12 hours or more. In this case, you may consider not only the things the team carries but also the overtime they spend moving. So, if you plan to give them a $40 tip, you might consider adding $10 to it to show you are grateful for the difficult tasks they did.

Furthermore, the tip also depends on the entire moving cost of the service together with the distance the moving team is about to travel. For example, the total charge is $3,000 it is sufficient to give each man 100 dollars if they have to work over time and need to carry very heavy belongings such as the piano, the fridge or even a long oak desk or table.

How To Tip Your Mover?

Is it too much? Or is it not enough? These are questions you might have after your move has finished and you’re trying to figure out how much to tip the movers from the moving company you hired.

Many things come into play when analyzing a mover’s productivity and efficiency. Did the move take longer than the allotted time expected? Was it a local move? Was it a long-distance move? Don’t just hand your money over to three or four guys who you will never see again (unless you’re using the same moving company, of course)?

Regardless of the move, however, no mover should be dismissed without $20. In the end, the moving industry is a customer service industry, and it’s a tough, arduous living. There are things to consider when it comes to adding to that $20, or stick with $20 and provide other items for movers such as food or refreshments.

Was it a long-distance move?

Chances are if movers are picking your belongings up and the moving company has to cross-province lines to drop off your things, it’s most likely going to be a different set of movers dropping your items off. This means and is socially implied that you tip the movers making the pick-up and the movers making the drop-off. It seems costly, but the movers will remember what kind of a person you were and may put extra effort into your move.

Were there staircases or obstacles involved in your move?

Are your movers putting in extra effort to safely navigate tight corners or narrow stairways? If so, staying within the higher tip range is appropriate. A careless mover may rush and bang/scratch your walls or staircase, so make sure you show your appreciation for a job well done.

How many movers arrived to perform your relocation?

Sometimes moving companies are shorthanded and can only provide you with two or three movers for your job. If that is the case, it would be kind of you to give these movers with a bit of bit extra funds and possibly a pizza pie to replace those calories the gentlemen burned off lugging your couches around, depending on how big your move is, is of course.

All moves vary. Whatever the case may be, consider how the movers performed, their demeanour, and any other topic you feel is relevant. Try not to come into your moving day with preconceived notions. The moving company may have been superb with their customer service and in-home estimates, but things change quickly. Treat the people who will help move you as if you just met them for the first time. All moving companies are different, and the moving company’s movers do not always possess the same disposition as their customer service counterparts.