By nature a tip is relative. A tip is your way of telling the movers how good or poor a job they did for you. So, if the movers do not meet your expectations you are not compelled to tip. However if your movers do a fair or average job, at least a minimal tip is advised. For exceptional service, a more generous tip is common.
The amount that you tip is based on several factors such as:
- How long the job takes.
- How many men are on the job.
- Extra difficult factors the movers handle such as flights of stairs, extreme heat or extreme cold, a long walk from the truck to the load/unload spot or anything else that makes the move a difficult or challenging out.
- If your items arrive intact, undamaged.
- How courteous and helpful the movers are, etc.
Ultimately you are the one to determine an appropriate amount for a tip.
Some people choose to give non-monetary items either besides or in addition to a tip. For example feeding the movers is never required but if they are working for you for the better part of a day it may be courteous to offer some type of refreshment such as cold water, a sandwich or pizza. Some folks also offer movers furniture or common household items that they no longer wish to keep.
A average dollar amount that movers are generally given is about $20 per person. This can fluctuate and be more or less depending on the factors listed above. For absolutely amazing service, some folks have tipped their movers up to $100 but this happens when movers go above and beyond the call of duty and are exceptionally helpful and caring.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sacramento employs a staff of over 40 Full-Time Movers and Drivers, with a fleet of 10 trucks. We have performed home and business moving services in and around the Greater Sacramento area for almost 10 years. Our award winning services include full service moving and packing services and we also sells boxes and packing supplies.
With comments or questions contact Carolyn Durkee, Marketing Manager at the Sacramento office of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at 916-852-7411 or contact us here.