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Moving From SF to NYC –  How Much to Tip Movers?

Moving From SF to NYC – How Much to Tip Movers?

Tipping is a sign of appreciation, an acknowledgement of a job well done. The moving industry, like other businesses, provides their customers with a service.

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Tipping (gratuity) is a sign of appreciation, an acknowledgement of a job well done. The moving industry, like other businesses, provides their customers with a service. If you are happy with the service your long distance movers San Francisco to New York have provided, then tipping the moving crew shows your gratitude, hence the name “gratuity”

Are you required to tip your movers?

Moving From SF to NYCYou are never required to tip your movers. If you have not had a good experience with your moving crew, you are not obligated to give them a monetary tip. Never feel pressured into giving a tip. For a long distance move, you will have two separate moving crews, one in San Francisco and one in New York City. If only one crew provided a satisfactory service, tip them respectively.

When you give a tip, it is for the crew who has professionally worked hard to pack, move and lift your belongings. If for any reason you are not happy with the actual moving company, make sure you’re able to give the tip directly to the moving crews.

When deciding whether to tip your moving crew, pay attention to some of the below attributes.

• Was the moving team on time?
• Were the movers friendly?
• Did the movers take care of your belongings?
• Were provisions taken to avoid damage?
• Were your movers helpful?

Professional moving companies will work hard to provide the best moving experience for their clients. They train their moving crews to be efficient, courteous, helpful, and at all times to take care of the customer’s belongings and property throughout the move from San Francisco to New York. These are the qualities of a reputable moving company. And if performed well, tipping shows recognition of the service provided.

How much should I tip my movers long distance movers?

For long distance Moving SF to NYC, you can tip your movers in one of two ways, either a percentage, or a set amount. Remember, you will be tipping twice, the moving crew in San Francisco and the crew delivering your belongings in New York City.

Percentage – Between 5-10% of your total move is a standard tipping amount. This amount would be divided between both the moving crews in San Francisco and the crew in New York City. The percentage you tip would depend on the service received. For outstanding service, you might want to tip on the higher end of the 5-10%.

Set amount - $20 - $50 per mover, per day is standard. For both moving crews. Again, if one mover, or moving crew provided exceptional service, they went above and beyond, then tip accordingly.
Make sure to check that your moving company is not adding a service charge to your final bill. A service charge would cover tipping the moving crews.

You can either give each crew member a tip individually, which allows you to give based on the individual’s performance. Alternatively, you can give the foreman (the head crew member) the total dollar amount to be shared among the moving team.
Giving a large tip to your movers lets them know that the service you received was exceptional.

Other ways you can show appreciation

Giving a tip in the form of money is usually done at the end of the day, or once the moving truck has been loaded, or unloaded. In addition to tipping, there are other ways of showing appreciation to the movers.

• Provide drinks. These should be weather appropriate, cold drinks in summer, warm drinks during the cooler months.
• Provide light snacks
• If you have a big move that will take a full day, or more than a day, provide meals for the movers.
• Give a positive review online, for both the moving company and the moving team.

Knowing in advance the protocol for tipping your movers can be very helpful. It can give you time to decide how you would like to show your appreciation, and how much you can expect to tip, based upon your given estimate. Knowing what you want to give your movers, prepares you to have enough cash on moving day.

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