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How to Tip Movers

If you are moving to a new home you may enlist help and decide to hire a professional moving company to handle the entire moving process. If you go this route and hire the professionals, you probably want to know how much you should tip your movers. The full-service movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage in Rhode Island have created this guide to tell you how much you should tip your movers when you are moving to Rhode Island. We all want to make sure that we are giving the appropriate amount for the service being performed.

Tip Accordingly

It’s not required to tip your movers when moving to Rhode Island, so if you feel that you aren’t receiving good service, don’t feel compelled to tip. Many people just feel obligated and pressured to tip, however if the movers did not perform a good job or if something went wrong, a tip is not needed. You should reserve tipping for a job well done. If your movers go out of their way to accommodate you, you should tip accordingly. It’s important to note that you should be tipping the people who are doing the actual move. The people doing the physical lifting are the ones to receive the tip. If you weren’t happy with the service you received from the moving company, but the movers were good, tip them well and tip them directly. It’s important to understand this distinction because the movers and the front office are different even though they all fall under one moving company.

The general rule of thumb for tipping professional movers is to tip 5-10% of the total cost of the move. That 5-10% is then divided between the movers so that everyone gets a fair amount. The amount you tip when moving to Rhode Island should be dependent on how long the movers take and how difficult the move was. You should take into consideration if you had stairs or if you had really heavy pieces of furniture that took time to move. These factors should all influence how much tip you decide to give to the movers. If the service you received was amazing and went beyond what you expected, you can tip about 10%. Tipping your movers is definitely a judgement call and everyone will have a different experience.

A great moving company will have movers who are on time and who go above and beyond to make sure your items are properly packed and transported to your new home. You should expect quality service and respect from movers. You are trusting them with your most prized possessions so it’s important that they deliver a successful and efficient move. Of course accidents happen and there is a chance that your belongings can become damaged along the way. If your movers do not appear to make an effort to find a solution, that’s what you should use to determine if you tip or not.

The Rhode Island movers from All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to handle all your moving needs. We will provide you with exceptional service and ensure that you receive the best care possible. Contact us today for more information about our moving services.