Many people ask if they should tip the crew who has been hired to move them from one residence to another. Initially, you might feel that since you are already paying for your move tipping is not necessary.
Moving is a personal service that requires a lot of physical effort on the part of the people doing the job. The rate you are paying to the moving company covers their overhead costs for the building and warehouse, workers compensation, benefits, vehicles, fuel, insurance and labour costs for the van operator and the crew.
Tipping while not expected is appreciated by the crew on your move. Professional moving companies like Premiere Van Lines spend a lot of time, effort, and money in training the people they hire. Not only are they taught the correct way to prepare and safely move furniture, but they are also schooled in customer service.
Tipping should be reserved for good service. If the crew handling your mood are pleasant and respectful of you and your possessions, are efficient and cooperative to requests, and generally make the process easier on you and your family then a tip at the end of the move would be a great way to express your appreciation.
You can give the tip to the van operator to be divided up or you can give cash directly to each crew member. There is no hard and fast rule as to the amount of the tip but use the size of your move as a guideline. A larger move would obviously merit a larger tip. Regardless of the amount, the fact that you are recognizing the crew’s efforts is like a big pat on the back to the people who put in a good day’s work.
Moving furniture is hard work and is often performed in less than ideal conditions, freezing weather in the winter and hot, humid temperatures in the summer. Having coffee and bottled water is always appreciated.
For more information about moving and a free no-obligation estimate contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683.