How to Tip Moving Companies: A Guide for Moving Day

Moving day can be a stressful time, and it's important to recognize the hard work of the moving company you hire. The general rule of thumb is to base the tip on a percentage of the total cost of moving, with 15-20% being the industry average. However, it's important to consider other factors when deciding how much to tip. Tipping moving companies largely depends on the work process, working time and the place where the work is implemented.

It's not recommended to use a standard percentage of the cost when tipping carriers, as the total cost of moving includes both those moving and the distance the van travels. A tip lets movers know that you recognize their hard work and appreciate it. When deciding whether or not to tip your movers, consider their appearance, attitude, and how many items remain intact at the end of the day. Letting them know that you intend to tip them for their hard work before the move is made is also a good idea.

If you're thinking of tipping your moving agents based on a percentage of your final moving bill, you may want to reconsider. An additional tip is a great way to let your moving company know that their efforts didn't go unnoticed. After signing your final paperwork, take out your wallet to reward each move individually. If your moving agents really go the extra mile, you should consider a tip toward the higher end of the above rates.

You can also skip tips if they were included in your moving cost.

Mandy Harland
Mandy Harland

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