Most people moving to new locations prefer to tip their professional moving company some amount of money, and there are some people who offer refreshments, as well. But the question is, how much? The amount differs from individual to individual, of course, but national surveys indicate that about 4 out of 10 people give a 10% tip (of the moving cost). Around 25% of people tip 20%.
You can always ask the moving company directly about their tipping policy. Many companies like cash payments as well as cash tips, so bear this in mind when visiting the bank before your move. Refreshments like cold water and soda (never alcohol) and convenient snacks are usually not unappreciated by movers, especially in the Florida heat.
Some parts of the move may impact your tip amount, such as the movers climbing multiple flights of stairs, working speedily in the hot sun, or carrying extremely heavy furniture. If there was an emergency situation where the movers went out of their way to ensure the safety of your belongings, you may also feel particularly generous with your tip.
If you received poor service, such as rude, unprofessional, or careless movers, you will likely not tip as much as you would have with better service. At A Mother’s Touch Movers, based in Melbourne, FL, we stand by our pledge to provide you with courteous service and to treat your belongings with “a mother’s touch.”
The bottom line is that it’s a personal choice when it comes to tipping movers. It’s what an individual feels comfortable with doing in the situation in order to show appreciation.
A Mother’s Touch Movers has served Brevard County for decades. Along with packing and Melbourne, FL moving services, we provide flexible scheduling every day of the week, long-distance and local moves, and licensed, bonded, and insured movers. Contact us today for a free estimate and to schedule your move!