When dealing with movers and avail the service of a company to help you relocate, tipping becomes very essential. Clients have different notions about it. Some feel that there is no need to tip the movers while others will find it prudent to keep the movers happy due to the quality service rendered. Ultimately, everything falls primarily on the level of satisfaction that you get after the moving process and the overall quality of service offered.
If you are extremely impressed with the quality, politeness, reliability and the attitude in the entire period, the most common and accepted way of recognizing the good work is by tipping.
Tipping is usually not part of the moving quotes offered; it is purely a personal decision. Normally, a tip should be between 2% and 5% of the entire bill. When you are going for long distance moving or special service, going for a 5% will end up costing you a lot more. It is advisable to keep the percentage low in such situations so as to stay within your budget.
You can decide the amount to allocate for tipping immediately after obtaining the moving quote. Although not all quotes are accurate, they should be close to the final bill.
For purposes of planning the budget ahead, it is advisable to invite a representative of the company to see the items in the house, number of rooms and other aspects. They get a clear idea of the task involved and therefore provide an in house estimate which is almost accurate. Always ensure that you decide the tip after the task is completed and pay it after shifting is done.
It is not advisable to tip labourers earlier because they tend to expect more at the end of the job. For a hassle free relocation, ensure you look for reliable and good quality movers. Asses all your requirements before you select the moving company.
Moving companies specialize on specific area. Do your research online and get numerous moving quotes and get the best movers to service you. If the labourers helped you transfer your valuables safely, then 5% is a reasonable amount which will make them happy. You will also stay within your planned budget. It is good to split the tip equally and hand it to each member of the team.