When you hire a moving company, you'll be given a price estimate that includes man hours, gas and transportation costs, and material prices. This powerful incentive has been proven to increase the productivity and efficiency of professional moving companies. However, the cost of your move does not include a tip for the movers, so it's worth considering if you want to thank them for their hard work. 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 the time and difficulty of the move when deciding how much to tip your movers. Factors such as the difficulty of moving and the level of care taken when transporting your belongings should be taken into account. If your movers try to haggle with you for a tip at the end of your move, contact your moving company directly to mediate. You may feel that you are already paying a fortune to the moving company and that tipping movers is excessive, but few people in the service industry work as hard as movers.
They have many jobs to do in a single move, such as lifting boxes and heavy items, moving belongings up and down, running a lot, driving, organizing, and much more. Therefore, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. At best, packers and carriers who have arrived at your home will earn their fair share of tips by working quickly, safely and efficiently from start to finish. Relocating heavy belongings can be a tiring job, and professional carriers help eliminate the risk of personal injury and property damage. Your movers wouldn't mind getting bigger tips than they normally get, but after all, it's your hard-earned money, and you're most likely moving on a tight budget.
So make sure to consider all these factors when deciding how much to tip your movers.