Tipping Guidelines for Your Move
Is Tipping Customary for Movers?
Tipping is indeed customary in the moving industry, similar to how it is in restaurants. Although it’s not a mandatory practice, it’s greatly appreciated. Our dedicated movers often handle your prized possessions in all weather conditions, including the hottest, coldest, and rainiest days.
Determining How Much to Tip Your Chicago Movers
The industry standard suggests basing your tip on 15-20% of your final bill. To get a clear estimate of this amount, we recommend requesting a free quote from your desired moving company, then add an extra 15-20% to that figure. Here are some key factors to consider when determining the tipping amount:
- Quality of Service: If you’re satisfied with the service provided by our moving crew, you might feel more inclined to express your gratitude with a tip. Assess factors such as punctuality, communication, efficiency, safety measures, assistance with setting up your items, the care taken to avoid damage, and response to your questions or concerns.
- Difficulty of the Move: An intricate move may warrant a larger tip. This is especially true when dealing with delicate art pieces, navigating through multiple flights of stairs, or relocating numerous heavy items.
- Size of the Move: When basing your tip on the size of your move, you might consider the following scale:
- 20% of the total bill for a large or long-distance move
- 15-20% of the total bill for a medium or small-sized move
- Move Distance: Long-distance relocations that require the movers to be on the road for several days may call for an additional tip percentage.
- Additional Services: If you’re availing additional services such as moving special items, disassembling or reassembling your items, or packing assistance, a tip could be a great way to show your appreciation.
Tips on Tipping
- Tip your movers at the end of the move so you can assess the full extent of the service provided.
- If you’re unsure about whom to give the tip, you can leave it with the crew chief, tip the crew members individually, or ask your move coordinator for advice.
- If a monetary tip isn’t feasible, a positive review on platforms like Google can also be a valuable way to express your satisfaction with our service.
At Aaron’s Reliable Movers, we strive to make your move as smooth as possible. Your satisfaction is our reward, and any tip given is a bonus that our dedicated team greatly appreciates.