Moving appliances is not easy work, regardless of whether or not you’re a professional. You know how easy going up your porch with a heavy suitcase is. Imagine doing that with an appliance that weighs as much you, that doesn’t fit through anything, and that you have to lift over couches and railings. Appliance delivery men and women get paid for their work, yes, but they deserve to be recognized for the fact that they didn’t scuff up your walls, leave dirty footprints, or break anything during the whole process. No matter how strong you are, it takes skill and respect for the homeowner to finagle a 300 pound appliance through a fully decorated house.
How much should you tip them? There’s not a norm or expectation, so it depends on you and what you think they deserve for all of their work. How easy was the move? How many stairs did they go up with the appliance? Did they also remove your old appliance? And lastly, did they leave your house in better shape than when they found it? Depending on the job and your home’s layout, you should probably tip them anywhere from $5 to $20 each. It’s not mandatory, and they’re not expecting it, but they deserve it. A respectful delivery man or woman should always be recognized for solid work. Don’t think so? Run a Google search. There are plenty of horror stories about delivery men and women who absolutely don’t care to be careful, so reward the ones who do.