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How much should you tip movers?

Im curious as to how much to tip my moving company. It is a 300 mile move and were moving a one bedroom apartment.

Asked by Rob on 11/26/2012 under category Moving Labor

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Robert Moreschi
Answered on 11/27/2012

Hi Rob,

I hope everything is going well with your upcoming move. I am glad that you asked this question. The amount to tip your movers might be a hard decision to make, because there is no standard formula to use and decide the tipping amount, or there is no hard & fast rule to follow.

But, don’t worry I am here to make it easy for you.

Tipping always depends on several factors, such as how many movers there are and the difficulty of your move. The most common practice is to tip each mover $20 if there are multiple movers involved in the process. You can always be generous enough to tip the people who move your belongings. You can always base the tip amount on the size of your move, and the more number of items packed or moved. Basically it is a gesture to thank the movers for packing or loading your belongings safely.

Tipping does not have to be the only thing you can do to make your movers happy. It would not hurt to offer coffee, cookies, drinks or a pizza for lunch to your movers during the move. They will be happy and appreciate your gesture by being more careful with your belongings. Hey! you might be surprised to see no scratches on your wooden floors or you might not even see one piece of broken china. Happy movers are always the key to a smooth move.

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