Whether you’re planning to move to another city or another state, the question whether you should tip your movers, and how much, will always come up. These two questions are almost as worrisome as which mover to work with, but don’t let them stress you out.
The short answer is yes, you should tip your movers as it’s a sign of appreciation for their hard work. How much is another question. In this post, Around Town Movers discusses why when it comes to tipping appreciation is what it’s all about.
Tips and Appreciation: It Takes All Forms
A move is a major life event that’s more than just physical. Moving is also an emotional process, especially if you have elderly or young family members. You can see how much effort your movers exert, from packing your belongings to the actual trek to your new home.
For a moving company like us, the tip is a sign of appreciation for a job well done, and it takes all forms. The gesture is more than monetary; you can tip your moving company with a lunch or even a gift.
Tips: Flat Fee or Percentage?
If you decide to tip your movers with money, you have two options: either a flat rate or by percentage. Most moving companies prefer a flat rate, but we recommend doing it by percentage so that it’s fair for both you and the mover.
When our customers ask us how much to tip, we usually recommend 10% to 15% of the total move cost. For local moves, we suggest between $20 to $50 per person as a gesture of appreciation. For more complex moves, we suggest $40 to $70.
What Constitutes a Complex Move?
There are four main factors that determine whether the move is complex: the size of the move, the number of over-sized pieces and how long the move actually takes. The bigger and more difficult the move, the bigger your tip. Moving homes is a difficult process, and the movers you worked with were with you each step of the way.
Show your appreciation with a tip, a smile and a sincere thank you. Money is important, but appreciation is just, if not more, important. It warms our hearts and shows just how that you appreciate the hard work we did for you.
We are your local home and piano movers. Call us today at (703) 291-1000 to learn more about our services. Alternatively, you may text us at (703) 691-5598. We are a local moving company in Maryland and Arlington, VA.