Is It Customary to Tip Movers?

Tipping movers is like tipping anybody else. It’s an informal affair. There are a lot of ways to do it, and there are a lot of ways to do it wrong.

One idea is to tip your movers a flat amount, somewhere between $10 and $20 per mover. This amount will vary depending on:

  • The difficulty of your move
  • The time it takes
  • Their attitude
  • Their work
  • Any other things worth considering

Tipping movers a percentage of your over-all move, like waiters, is not a good idea, because bills are so expensive. Tipping even 2% on a $10,000 bill is $200, a bit high considering these men are already getting paid for their work.

So, is it customary to tip movers? Yes, it is. But how you tip is different than how you tip others. Keep a couple twenties on hand when your movers come, and let your gut determine what you actually end up throwing down.

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