Knowing which service providers to tip and how much to tip can be confusing for many Americans. When planning a move, you may be wondering whether you need to tip your moving company.
In today’s post, the senior move managers at Busy Buddies share some guidance on tipping etiquette in the moving industry.
When It May Be Appropriate
Think of tipping not as an obligation but rather as a reward. If the crew was professional, efficient and generally went above and beyond, then it might be appropriate to reward their hard work with a tip.
Did they arrive on time? Did they handle your belongings with care? Were they polite to you and your family? Did they observe their boundaries? Did they help declutter your home even if they did not have to? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you could pay a bit more as an expression of your satisfaction from the level of service that you received.
How to Do It Properly
If you like to dole out some extra money, use your final bill as a guide. Most customers tip their movers anywhere between 5% and 10%. Again, this is just a general suggestion.
What to Avoid
Tipping a crew for moving seniors is a nice gesture. Ideally, it’s best if you can tip each member of the team individually an equal amount. If that’s not possible, you can give the whole tip amount to the team leader and instruct them to divide it equally among the group.
Do not stress out over tipping; Busy Buddies is more than happy to make your move a more convenient experience at the agreed-upon price. Call (703) 682-0033 to schedule your initial consultation and get a free estimate in Arlington, VA.