Show Gratitude To Your Moving Crew In These Three Ways

Posted on: 31 July 2015

Hiring a team of professional movers can drastically reduce your stress level on moving day. Whether you work alongside the crew to pack, transport and unpack your belongings from one house to another or hire the movers to do the job from start to finish, you won't regret the assistance of professionals on your big day.

Showing your appreciation for the crew's hard work can extend beyond simply saying "thank you." While verbal gratitude is important, there are several other ways that you can show the movers how much you appreciate them


Tipping your crew of movers is arguably the best way to show that you're happy with the group's performance. The standard approach is to tip the crew five percent of the overall cost of the move. Check your bill, calculate five percent and then further divide that total by the number of movers in the crew. The tip per mover might equate to $10 to $20 per person, but this amount is conventional.

As with any tip-worthy service in which the level of care or professionalism is exemplary, you can always consider tipping beyond the recommended amount. Consider tipping more generously if the crew completed the move without damaging any of your possessions, for example.


Although it's not technically your responsibility to do so, providing some refreshments for the crew is a simple way to show that you're appreciative of its work. Make sure the refreshments you choose are appropriate to the weather -- ice-cold water and sports drinks during a summer move and the choice of tea or coffee during the winter, for example, are ideal. If desired, you can consider buying lunch or dinner for the crew if the move extends through mealtime. The website warns against ordering pizza, given that many people take this approach and the crew might be interested in something else.

Talk To The Manager

Once the dust has settled on your move, it's appropriate to phone or email the moving company and ask to speak to a manager or supervisor. Convey your thanks for the care that the crew showed during your move and use specific examples to drive your points home. If you provide your name and the date of your move, the manager will be able to look up which movers helped you. This simple act of kindness shows the company that you value its employees and might even help one of the movers during a future performance review.

Contact a company like Dixie Moving and Storage Inc. to learn more.