Tipping Movers Etiquette

It’s that time of the year again when we move from one home to another. And as with any other major life event, certain expectations and conventions come with moving from one place to another. There are also certain aspects of a household move that we don’t know about until it’s too late. That being said, not knowing anything about moving etiquette doesn’t mean you have a license to be a dickhead in the process. Proper etiquette during a household move is essential for several reasons: the new homeowner will perceive you as a welcoming friend instead of an unwelcome stranger; they may even extend an invitation in the future if they like the way you treated them during their first visit to their new home; and most importantly, your behavior sends signals to everyone around you — including your mover and driver — regarding how important your move is and how well it was handled. END

 

Be On Time

It’s a huge faux pas to show up late to your move, let alone the move of someone else. It’s important to remember that you are likely visiting a new home, and the homeowner may have just finished moving everything themselves. It may take them a few hours to even notice your presence in their living room, and that’s if they are even home at the time. If you arrive late, the homeowner is likely to kick you out of the house or at least be annoyed by your tardiness. You don’t want to be that person who ruined a leisurely day for a stranger by showing up late. If you are running late, call the moving company ahead of time and let them know that you are running behind so they can try to accommodate you. This is generally not a problem, but it’s better to call than to show up late.

 

Tip Your Mover and Driver

If you are hiring movers to transport your belongings, it’s customary to tip your mover and driver. Your mover can be tipped either when you sign the bill of lading or when the load is delivered to the destination. The amount of the tip should be determined by how many hours your driver worked and how safe the move was for him. Generally, a person should be tipped between $10 and $20 per hour. It is also customary to tip your driver at the end of the job, either when you are signing the bill of lading or when the load is delivered to the destination. You can tip either before or after you sign the bill of lading, whichever is more convenient for you. Some movers ask to be tipped before, but it’s not customary and it can cause confusion. It’s a good idea to be consistent. It’s also customary to tip the moving crew if they helped you move, such as if they loaded a moving truck or if they unloaded a storage unit.

 

Offer to Bring Food or Refreshments

While you are packing and moving your belongings, it’s customary to bring food or drinks to the people helping you move. It’s also customary to offer to help your new homeowners unpack as soon as you arrive at your new home. Now, if you are moving from a smaller home to another smaller home, this may not be necessary. But, if you are moving into a much larger home or apartment, you should consider bringing food and drinks to the people helping you move. It’s also customary to help the new homeowner unpack as soon as you arrive at your new home.

 

Be Polite To Your Moving Partners

When you hire movers, you also hire their crew and their boss. In other words, you hire the boss and the foreman. It is customary to be polite to your moving crew during and after the move. This includes your mover, the mover’s boss, and the movers. When you hire movers, they will ask you a series of questions, including your address and your new address. When the movers are ready to finish loading the truck, it’s customary to start walking toward the truck instead of walking toward the road. When you get on the truck, it’s customary to sit in the middle of the truck and not the edge of the truck. If you have a wheelchair or walker, you should put it in the middle of the truck. It’s also customary to say goodbye to your mover when you arrive at your destination. It’s customary to say hello to your new homeowners as soon as you arrive at your new home. In addition, when you arrive at your destination, it’s customary to say thank you to your mover. It’s also customary to tip your mover at the end of the job, either when you are signing the bill of lading or when the load is delivered to the destination. You can tip either before or after you sign the bill of lading, whichever is more convenient for you. Some movers ask to be tipped before, but it’s not customary and it can cause confusion. It’s a good idea to be consistent.

 

Final Words

Household moves are typically the largest moves in a person’s life, and they are also typically the most stressful. That being said, if you follow these tips and conventions, you will be well on your way to a smooth move. And if your move isn’t as smooth as it could be, you can always ask your moving company for a re-do, or you can hire a new mover. If you are moving across town, consider hiring a moving company for your household move. Your best bet is to hire a generic moving company that specializes in local moves. These companies typically have many moving trucks, drivers, and helpers on call that can help with a local move. If you are moving across town, consider hiring a moving company for your household move. Your best bet is to hire a generic moving company that specializes in local moves. These companies typically have many moving trucks, drivers, and helpers on call that can help with a local move. Your best bet is to hire a generic moving company that specializes in local moves. These companies typically have many moving trucks, drivers, and helpers on call that can help with a local move. If you are moving across town, consider hiring a moving company for your household move. Your best bet is to hire a generic moving company that specializes in local moves. These companies typically have many moving trucks, drivers, and helpers on call that can help with a local move.

 

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