How Much to Tip the Moving Crew

Moving can be hectic, stressful, disastrous and physically straining. Sometimes it might be devastating when bulky and valuable belongings are moved unprofessionally. When moving fragile items like antique furniture and lamps, hefty pieces, glassware and valuable delicate paintings it is imperative for you to consider hiring professional movers.

Metropolis Moving make the moving process significantly easier and safer because they are fully equipped and trained to handle this process professionally and within the stipulated time. The stress of moving can be alleviated by a good moving crew, turning your move-in day into a memorable experience.

Whatever your move ends up being like, our movers show up everyday, rain or shine, to do their best to make the day as stress-free as possible.

Many people find themselves in a dilemma when they have to decide on the amount to tip movers after the job is done.

Tipping is optional but highly appreciated, especially if the job is done well.

Who Should You Give Your Tip To?

Even when they decide to tip, people find themselves pondering questions like:

  • Is it mandatory to tip movers?
  • Should each mover be tipped individually or as a group?
  • How much should you tip your movers?

Well, to answer the first question, it is not mandatory to tip movers. The philosophy to follow here is quite straightforward (though it relies on customer perception).

If the job is done well, the workers should get a tip, but if the work is done poorly, then you shouldn’t feel obliged to tip.

Now, in answering the second question and assuming the job is done well, if the moving services are offered by a number of movers, you should tip the foreman. This is the simplest, most time-efficient way to tip, as it will be divided among the workers equally. It is the most professional and efficient way of showing your movers that you appreciate a job well-done.

How Much Should You Tip?

The industry standard is to tip 5-10% of the total moving bill. Another option is to tip each mover $20-50 and perhaps a little more for the foreman.

There are, however, situations that call for a higher tip, such as the following:

  • moving delicate and pricey items
  • completing the process in a timely manner
  • disassembling and assembling furniture
  • working swiftly despite obstacles like bad weather
  • excess stairs
  • long hours and long distances.

Other Courtesies

Aside from tipping, it is also courteous for the client to look out for the wellbeing of the movers by offering meals and/or refreshments. In some ways, offering lunch and drinks after a day of hard work is just as good as a tip!

Keep in mind that you can’t give a beer as a gesture of appreciation because most companies have rules against drinking on the job. Also, if you have any leftover belongings from the move that you’d like to offer up, it is another nice way to show appreciation in place of money.

Whether or not you choose to tip, we would be happy to assist you in moving your home or moving your business. We have established ourselves as a highly-trusted NYC moving company, with a 100% five-star rating on Yelp.

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