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Are you suppose to tip a mover?

Not for moving houses. If I ordered furniture from a store and requested it be delivered. I'm not sure if I tip for that. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If delivery people who respect my floors and walIs to prevent damage and are polite, yes, I tip them individually.

    We had a major back draft after a brand new furnace installation that left an oily residue on EVERY surface of our 2300sf home. It was a MAJOR mess. ServicePro came to the rescue and cleaned every square inch of the house and it's contents. It took 4 people 7 days to clean everything. I tipped each of them $ 50.00 for their hardwork and because they did not break one single thing and left the house spotless !

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Moving companies don't automatically include a gratuity in their pricing, so tipping is always a nice gesture. As a guideline, you should tip your movers between 15% to 20% of the total cost of the move for large or long-distance moves and 5% to 10% for smaller, cross-town moves.

  • 2 months ago

    No, you're not supposed to tip them. You probably already paid the delivery FEE. They get paid by the company that does the deliveries. 

  • 2 months ago

    You offer them a drink and that's about it. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Tipping would be very unusual.  Don't waste your $$$.  Even if it was a house move, don't tip.  

  • 2 months ago

    Tipping is extremely overused.  Tipping a delivery person is over the top even if they're delivering something big like furniture.  

  • 2 months ago

    It can depend on what they are delivering and how hard it is to deliver. Delivering a piano to a second story apartment is much different than delivering a stuffed chair to someone's home on the first floor. Also some deliveries need to be hooked up like a washer or dryer. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I never have, and I don't think they expect it. 

    Depends which country you are in, I guess.

  • 2 months ago

    I do, especially if they carry it in, position it, unwrap or un box, are neat, pick up, and on

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  • .
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I do. A ten seemed to work when I had a couch and chair delivered.  Assembling a bed and bringing in dressers and nightstands? I gave each of the two guys a ten, so $20.  I’d like to hear from movers though.

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