To tip or not to tip—that is the question. When it comes to moving, knowing who to tip and how much can be a complicated matter.
While tipping your movers is never required, we recommend it if they did a great job. Much like you’d tip a barista or a hairstylist who provides excellent service, it’s customary to tip your movers to show gratitude for caring for your belongings.
To keep it simple, tip 15%–20% of your total bill for large moves (divided among the crew) and 5%–10% for smaller moves.
If percentages are too tricky to determine, a basic dollar recommendation is $20 per person for half-day moves, $40 per person for full-day moves, and $50–$60 per person for 12 hours or more.
Need more direction? Use our detailed guide to demystify moving day tipping to ensure you’re being fair—but not getting ripped off.