Should you tip your movers? | Affordable Toronto movers
In our many years of experience as affordable movers in Toronto, we have been asked this question plenty of times. Directly and indirectly. And since many of our customers find it awkward to ask it directly, we thought we could shed some light on the issue. This article is about whether or not you should tip your movers and a few other related topics. We hope you find it useful.
The choice is yours
As in the case of many other services, from hotels to restaurants, tipping is not mandatory, but highly appreciated. You should not feel forced to do so, and never feel like the movers are expecting you to tip them. If you are the type who tips everyone, from your barista to your hairdresser, people probably love you everywhere you go. And no, it is not inappropriate to tip your movers. All affordable moving companies in Toronto are familiar with this custom. Tipping should be a reward for a great service. So if you feel like your affordable Toronto movers have put 110% effort into your move, consider tipping them. Otherwise, no tip is required.
Which services to tip
You can tip for anything you feel like, from your crew of professional packers to your driver. The choice is yours, really. And when it comes to the complexity and type of move you are hiring movers for, the choice is yours, once again. This applies if you are hiring affordable movers in Toronto for a small, local job, or for a two-day long-distance move. It can all be summed up to like = tip, dislike = no tip. Remember that even if you liked the moving services you were provided, you can still decide not to tip your crew. And no one will get upset.
Which crew member to tip
The biggest concern customers have is in regards to which of their movers to tip. You do not have to tip each of them, especially if you find this slightly awkward. Instead, you can just tip one of them, and they will distribute the money equally among the crew. But if one of your movers stood up as the most hard-working in the crew, you can tip them a different amount from what you tip the others. In this case, it would be better to tip each of them separately. Most affordable movers in Toronto are used to sharing tips by how much each of them worked on the job. Meaning that if Mike was tired and could not perform at maximum efficiency today, and his colleague, Pete, took over most of the work, they will share the tips accordingly. This way, things are even and everyone is happy. If you had to choose only one crew member to tip, you can choose the driver or the crew chief. They will distribute the money evenly later.And we speak for all reputable affordable moving companies in Toronto here. The practices are pretty much the same everywhere.
How much to tip
Again, the choice is yours. But if you are looking to find an orientation amount, here is how much you should usually tip your affordable Toronto movers:
- $20 to $25 per mover for half-day;
- $40 to $50 per mover for a full day;
- 5% to 10% of the total bill for the entire crew of movers.
You can choose whichever of these options works best for you. At the same time, if your movers had a hard time climbing lots of stairs or managing some difficult conditions, you might consider tipping the crew a little extra.
The money goes to the movers
If you are concerned about whether or not your movers get to keep all the money you tip them, the answer is yes. All affordable moving companies in Toronto let their movers keep their tips. The office people are spared the heavy lifting and stair climbing, so they don’t get tips. And if you are worried that your movers might rely on the tip money to make a decent living, leave this concern aside. Any reputable affordable moving company in Toronto will pay their movers a fair amount of money. What you are giving them as a tip is a pizza or a couple of cold ones out, on a weekend, and make sure they appreciate it.
It is common etiquette to tip for many of the services you pay for here in Canada. From the taxi driver to the cosmetician and from the hotel housekeeping to the plumber. Having this custom in mind, you should know that tipping your movers is also a common practice. And we hope this article helped clarify the entire issue.
Should you want to hire professional affordable movers in Toronto, Let’s Get Moving is here for you. We are professional and hard-working movers and we will gladly help you relocate in Toronto and beyond, with or without tips.
If you wish to learn more about this, get in touch with us today!