Just like a waiter or valet, you should always tip your movers. At the end of the day, they’re doing a necessary job and helping you. The unspoken rule across the US is to give extra money to anyone in the service industry as a show of appreciation. Everyone who provides a service relies on these monetary gifts to make a living.
If you’re moving on a budget, it’s a good idea to plan and figure out how much money you need to pay your moving team properly. It’s tough to figure out how much to give your movers though, especially if you’re on a fixed income. You don’t want to undertip the people that assist you, but at the same time, you’re not in the position to tip too much. Here’s a short guide to how much you should give the movers.
The biggest question you may have is exactly how much to tip. Your movers rely on this cash, so set aside a portion of the budget to make sure you have enough to compensate them fairly.
Typically, people pay ten to fifteen percent off of the bill. Sometimes this may not seem like enough, especially if it’s a long-distance journey or there was a substantial amount of belongings to move. Ultimately, the amount is based on quality and the difficulty of the move. If your movers had to go up and down the stairs, it’s wise to give them a little extra. If it was a quick move with no complications, you should feel comfortable tipping the minimum amount.
At the end of a long moving day, once your stuff is safely in your new residence, you’ll have a team of people there waiting for you to allow them to wrap up the job. The best thing to do is to divide the sum you’ve put away for tips (that 10-20 percent of the total bill we mentioned earlier) and give an equal amount to each mover. For example, if there are eight movers at the end of the day, you can hand each one of them a $20 bill, and that way you can rest assured that each person got compensated.
If there’s a foreman or you only have large bills, you should hand it to the person in charge with specific directions on how much to tip each person. The team leader will likely be the one responsible for divvying up any extra tips anyway, so they probably have a protocol.
If the service was truly terrible, it’s a good idea to call the company and let them know. In that case, you shouldn’t feel pressured to tip. However, if your movers put in work and helped you out, make sure to reward them!
A sure way to minimize damages or bad service during your move is to hire a team of movers that are reliable and professional. Look for experience, availability, and specialized services when deciding on a moving company to handle your transition.
At Q’s Moving Corp. our experienced moving team will assist you with more than just loading and unloading. We have been in the moving business for three generations and have years of experience when it comes to packing, wrapping, assembling and disassembling furniture. We are professionals that will make sure your belongings make it to your new home damage free. Call us today at (88) 951-6683 or use our online free quote option to find out more information about our moving services.
Q’s Moving Corp is a family-owned business located in the heart of Whitestone, Queens. We’ve spent years helping individuals and families relocate. As a family run business, we make sure to care for our customers just as we’d care for our own family.