There are so many variables to deal with when moving, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you have enough cash on hand to tip your movers after the job is done. Think about it: the people you hire have the responsibility of loading and unloading all of your possessions and getting them inside your new home (ideally) all in one piece.
You can consider a lot of different factors when thinking about how much to tip. For example, were there tons of stairs, an exceptionally heavy piano, or was it a really hot day? Those considerations may urge you to consider a larger tip. In general, however, the standard tipping procedure for a moving company is $10 per person for every four hours of work. So if the move totalled around eight hours, you’d want to tip $20 per person.
Also remember to hand out tips individually rather than entrusting it with one person to hand out. You essentially just need to have a variety of bills on hand so that you have the option to dole out tips as is appropriate based on the time and level of service you receive from the movers.
Finally, note that it’s also thoughtful to provide water, snacks, and even lunch to your moving crew, especially if it’s a big job. Ask for their food preferences so you’re not dishing out their 15th pizza of the month. For beverages, stick to water or soft drinks since alcoholic beverages could get the crew in trouble.