When you receive outstanding service, a tip is one way to show your appreciation for a job well done. Usually, you’d pay a tip like 15 to 20% of your cost, which makes it easy to figure out how much you should leave. However, when you decide to hire professional movers, you might be unsure whether to tip – and, if so, how much.

Should You Tip Your Movers?

Of course, it’s up to you to give your moving crew a tip, but if you see we’ve gone above and beyond for you, you may want to tip your team members by the hour or as a percentage of your move’s total price tag.

Consider your project’s overall complexity and what you’re asking your crew to help you with. For example, if we do an excellent job of relieving your stress and putting you and your whole family at ease with our friendly personalities, it’s a good rule of thumb to say thank you with a tip. Here are some other factors that could make your relocation more challenging or complicated.

1. Do You Need Help Organizing, Packing and Labeling?

If you are an ultra-organized person or have a lot of experience with moving, you might already know most of the best practices, like color-coding packed boxes depending on where they need to go. But if you need help with packing, loading and unloading, it will take your movers more time and effort to coordinate with you and ensure things get to the correct rooms in your new home. Request our complimentary moving checklist to help you become an expert in no time!

2. What’s the Weather Like on Your Moving Day?

Ideally, you’d have a perfect, sunny day when you move – not swelteringly hot, bone-chillingly cold or raining cats and dogs. But of course, Mother Nature can be fickle, and if you need to move in an emergency, you can’t always plan around the forecast. If our team does an outstanding job for you despite challenging weather conditions, you might want to tip them a little extra.

3. How Much Furniture Do You Have?

Moving heavy, bulky or delicate furniture will take longer because of the extra care involved. If you’re asking your moving crew to make multiple trips in and out of your home, or up and down flights of stairs, consider the additional effort, and tip accordingly. Also, if your move takes longer than you anticipated, and your crew is still hard at work hours after they expected to wrap up the project, they’ll surely appreciate a tip. After all, think about how much time, energy and potential injuries they are saving you by doing the lifting and loading for you.

Charlotte’s Top Residential and Commercial Movers

Whether you’re moving across town or out of state, Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte is ready to help. Our relocation specialists are experts in their field, and will use their extensive knowledge of moving best practices to plan a stress-free experience for you. Contact us to request a free, in-home estimate for our residential moving services. We can be available in as little as one hour’s notice.