So, if your move only took 4 hours and you were impressed with the service, tipping $16 to $20 on each move is considered an adequate amount to tip. For local moves, between 5% and 10% is a good tipping guideline. For long-distance movements (especially with heavy loads), between 15% and 20% of the total cost of the movement is appropriate. A percentage tip and dollar amount should be reasonably similar.
Compare both rates to determine the easiest way to tip your team. Keep in mind that there is no requirement on a minimum amount, but it's a good idea to give at least some kind of tip to a professional team. Is it appropriate to tip moving companies that do a good job? Absolutely. There's no need to leave a tip during a move, but if you work with a professional moving team and they make the moving process a little less stressful, it's much appreciated to acknowledge their efforts with a tip.
The cost of hiring a moving company can be a few hundred dollars or less for a small local move, or it could cost you thousands if you move a multi-bedroom home across state lines.