Moving can be stressful. Along with the long lists of things to do, there are a lot of decisions to make, including how much you should tip your movers. Tipping is never required, however, the moving industry is based on customer service, so tips are a way for customers to show their appreciation for services rendered. But how much should you give? Let’s explore the answers.
How Much Should You Tip?
The answer depends on several factors, such as the number of movers, distance moved, amount of stuff moved and difficulty level of the job. In general, it’s standard practice to tip each mover between $8-$12 per hour. This means that if you have two movers for an 8-hour move, you should plan on tipping somewhere between $120 and $200 total. Keep in mind that this is just a guideline—if your move was exceptionally difficult or the movers went above and beyond their duties (like putting together furniture or rearranging boxes) then you may want to consider increasing your gratuity accordingly.
When it comes time to pay the movers, it’s important that you follow proper etiquette when handing out tips. It’s best to divide up the amount and hand it directly to each mover at the end of the job rather than handing them all one large sum. This ensures that everyone gets their fair share and avoids any potential conflicts among workers about who deserves what portion of gratuity. However, if there are only two movers and they both completed the same amount of work then it’s okay for them to split up one lump sum at the end—just make sure they know ahead of time that this is what will happen so there aren’t any surprises later!
Tipping your movers is an important part of every move and is a great way to show appreciation for their hard work. As a general rule of thumb, plan on tipping each mover between $8-$12 per hour depending on how many hours were worked and how difficult or easy the move was overall. Make sure that you follow proper tipping etiquette by dividing up any cash gratuity evenly among all workers at the end of each job–this will help ensure everyone gets treated fairly! With these tips in mind, you can be sure that your next move goes off without a hitch!