Tipping Movers: Your Questions Answered

Moving is a a complex process often full of decisions you’ve never considered before. Does your bedframe disassemble? Can you move a fish tank? And most burning in many minds when your movers are amazing: Should you tip your movers and, if so, how?  We know you have questions and we have answers. Lets dive into the how, when, and why of tipping movers and the best choice for your moving experience.

Tipping Movers: Your Questions Answered

Do I Need to Tip Movers?

No-one needs to tip their movers. Unlike waiting tables, movers are paid full wages without tips. Most people do not tip their movers but it’s also very common for a grateful person or family to want to tip at the end of a good moving experience. Because tipping is not necessary, movers are always feel especially appreciated when clients choose to share a tip.

Should I Tip My Movers?

If you are very satisfied with your move and the work of your movers, you can choose to tip. That said, movers who’ve worked hard to make you happy aren’t doing it for the tip. They’re doing it to see you happy and unstressed at the end of your long and challenging project together. Should you tip your movers? It’s not necessary, but your satisfaction (and budget) might make it the right choice to increase the happiness of you and your team.

How Much Should I Tip Movers?

Standard tipping for movers ranges between $10 and $20 per mover. You can also calculate it as 4-5$ per mover per hour. In other words, passing out $10 or $20 bills at the end of a move is the usual way that movers are tipped.

When Should You Tip Movers?

Always tip at the end of a project. In this way, tipping your movers is like with most other services. The tip shows how happy you are with the move, so be sure you are fully satisfied with the entire move.

Alternate Ways to Thank Your Movers

Finally, if you really want to tip your movers but don’t have the budget after moving, you can share your joy in other ways. A big cooler of lemonade or a case of fridge-chilled soda is a common and much-appreciated way to tip without cash. You can draw a thank-you picture while movers assemble your furniture or just shake each mover’s hand with a warm and heart-felt thanks.

Tipping your movers is never necessary. But if you want to share a gesture of your appreciation, movers love nothing more than to know that their efforts have truly made a customer’s life better, easier, and happier. Whether your tip is in cash or warm words, we will know we’ve done a good job. Contact us for more mover insights or moving services.