Etiquette for Tipping Movers
As a customer you are entrusting all of your possessions to a professional mover and although they are being paid to provide a service to haul your belongings from place to place, they could be worthy of extra recognition for a job well done.
So, YES, please tip your movers if you are happy with your move. Movers usually don’t expect a tip, however it is appreciated when given. More than anything, its a sign that you recognized their effort.
THERE IS NO SET RULE! However here is a few suggestions. Moving is hard – offer a cold bottle of water, soda or a sports drink. Some customers prefer to buy the crew lunch in lieu of a monetary tip. This is perfectly fine, some do both. If you offer lunch, ask if they have a preference or allergies.
Opinions on tipping vary, but it is said that the industry standard is 5%, which is pretty reasonable. The quality of the move should also be a factor on your decision to tip and how much to tip.
Last tidbit of advice – if you decide to tip, divide the cash equally and hand to each mover. It will show that you appreciate their individual efforts.