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Should I Tip the Movers?

Sure the economy is a little rough right now, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tip a few dollars to your professional mover.

Upon hearing this daunting news, you’re probably asking yourself, ‘Alright but how much?’ There’s no need to break your bank over it, and if you really don’t want to tip them just cross your fingers and hope they drop your furniture. Below we’ll give you the do’s and don’ts to tipping your mover.

Do: Tip in Cash

Tipping Movers | Money FlowerBefore even considering tipping your mover, hop onto the company’s website and view their tipping policies. Some companies don’t allow employees to be tipped while others are fine with it. So, if you have the green light to tip, pull out the green from your wallet. It’s preferred and encouraged for you to tip the mover in cash.

Not everyone has the same tipping methods. Some clients decide to tip 10 percent while others tip 20 percent and sometimes a mover can be tipped a flat per-person rate. Determining the amount to tip is up to you.

Do Not: Offer Beer and Alcohol

Sure you may be sitting on the couch, feet up watching the game and drinking a beer but that doesn’t mean the mover should join. You could potentially end the mover’s career if caught or put them behind the wheel intoxicated. Think about yourself also. Do you really want someone who is drunk moving your furniture around? It’s probably not the smartest idea.

Do: Offer Food and Water

Though not necessary, offering water is a polite gesture that movers greatly appreciate. Soda, water, juices and snacks will really make the movers day as they are constantly running around from job to job. Again, this is by no means crucial but it is a nice perk!

Do Not: Give a Lump Sum to One Mover

Take into consideration the above advice for tipping your professional mover. However, recognize that you shouldn’t feel obligated to tip. The amount you tip or even the decision to tip is your personal choice. If you’re seeking a professional moving company who can move your items quickly, SDC International Shipping can get the job done efficiently.If you have multiple movers carrying your household items in and out of the home, do not give the entire tip to one person. Since you don’t know the individuals personally, that one mover could keep all the money to himself. If you hand out the tip equally, you are also demonstrating that you appreciate each person’s exertion and diligence.

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By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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