- Is the level of service from the crew worthy of the tip?
- Were all crew members helpful & courteous?
- Were they on time?
- Did they call when they left the office?
- Were they careful with my furniture?
- Did they hustle the entire job?
- Did I supply lunch or drinks?
- Did they "hint" at a tip?
- Rate the level of service from the crew 1-10
The best way to calculate the tip is by the price & length of your residential move. For a smaller move(1-3 hrs.) add the number of movers and hours together, and that is the adequate percentage. 2 movers for 3 hours is 5% each. For larger jobs(3+ hrs.) the formula is different. Take the total cost of your move, divide it by the number of movers, add the number of hours + the number of movers & that is the percentage to tip out of the divided portion. A job that cost 1,000 and done by 4 movers in 5 hours(for mathematical purposes) would give a gross amount of 250 and each mover would get 9% which totals 22.50 each.
If you feel the amount is not adequate enough, you can always tip more. Movers tell stories for years about the tips they've received from certain customers. Several hundred a piece to automobiles & furniture! Great movers who move all your worldly possessions should be rewarded. In the end its up to you. I hope this was a great guide to go by for not stiffing the movers.