4 Pieces Of Advice For Tipping Your Movers


A good moving company is hard to find, and one that manages to go above and beyond the call of its duties deserves an extra bit of compensation. But knowing exactly how much should you tip and when you should tip can be a bit tricky. Here are a few pieces of advice that can help you tip your movers fairly.

Decide the Percentage

Keep in mind that there's no single recommended percentage for tipping. When it comes to tipping your movers, you alone can decide exactly how much should be given as a token of your appreciation. However, using the same customary 15 to 20-percent gratuity that's commonly used in restaurants can be overkill, in many cases. Instead, moving expert John Bisney recommends using a 5-percent gratuity. You can decide on a slightly larger amount if the movers do an exceptionally good job.

Instead of settling on a percentage, you can also tip according to a flat rate. The minimum amount should depend on the overall size and length of the move, as well as the number of floors and oversized furniture pieces involved.

Tip Each Mover Themselves

Handing over the lump sum of the tip to the foreman or driver is a common mistake that many people make when attempting to tip their movers. For starters, there's no guarantee that the person will fairly divide the lump sum amount to each individual as you'd expect. By tipping each mover individually, you can be sure that each mover is fairly compensated. In addition, you'll also be able to highlight each mover's individual efforts and reward them accordingly.

Substitute Cash for Something Else

You might be at a point of your move where you're simply strapped for cash and you don't know where the nearest ATM is. At this point, you're probably wondering if you can show your appreciation in another manner. For starters, you can offer cold drinks and/or a light lunch during the move as an alternative token of your appreciation. Some people have even offered unwanted furniture and electronics as a token offering in lieu of a monetary tip.

Remember, You're Not Obligated to Tip

Although some movers may behave as if a tip is mandatory, you aren't under any obligation to give a tip. If you ever feel pressured into giving a tip, especially if you felt as though the moving company didn't earn it, you should contact your local Better Business Bureau and report the company's misdeeds. 

For more information, contact a professional in your area or visit a website like http://www.atozstorage.net.


2 September 2016

Keeping Your Zen During Your Next Move

When my husband announced that we would be moving again for his job, I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had already moved three times in the past year and a half, and it was getting hard to make new friends. I was tired and angry, until he explained that he would be in charge of this next move and do a lot of the hard work. He also explained what benefits the move would come along with, which helped to calm me down. This blog is all about how I was able to stay calm during my many moves and the tips that have helped me along the way.