Boston Moving Company Answers Questions About Tipping the Movers

Humboldt Storage and Moving Answers One of the Most Common Questions: To Tip or Not to Tip?

Online PR News – 19-July-2011 – – Moving takes a lot of planning and thinking. When you finally get to the end of this difficult and what could be stressful time, there is one more question - Should you tip the movers? Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest greater Boston moving company, agent of United Van Lines and experts in stress-free moving can help with a little advice from the industry.

According to the Boston moving company, tipping is not required and should not be expected by professionally trained crews. However, if you’re happy with the quality of the service you received, than it is more than acceptable to tip and will be appreciated by the crew. The main rule of thumb is to tip based on your level of satisfaction.

Consider the Type of Move: When deciding the amount of money you’d like to tip, consider the type of move you required. If it is a simple local move, typically taking only one day, a good tip is anywhere from $20-$50 a day per crew member. Some local movers may suggest a percentage of the total cost of your move. Again, it is up to the individual moving to make that decision.

Interstate Moves: If a move is across state lines, the driver usually would get the biggest tip since he/she is the key to a smooth move from origin to destination. Consider letting the driver know you will tip him/her at destination to make sure the rest of the long distance move goes well. Keep in mind there will be different crews at origin and destination that you can tip if desired but the driver is there throughout to manage the entire process.

Alternatives or a Generous Plus: Some customers feed the movers - something that is not only a great gesture but also causes the crew to stay on site. Rather than needing to leave for lunch, when movers eat on-site, they tend to eat and get back to work more quickly - helping to shorten a stressful move day.

Tipping your mover’s should not be a source of moving stress. Just remember that it is not required or expected, so any amount you give will ultimately be appreciated. More tips about how to move during the summer months and how to minimize the stress that can go with a move can be found here:

About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and a long-standing United Van Lines agent. The Boston moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top 5 percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume.

The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting with sensitive down-sizing for senior relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office moving and relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations, local moving, long-distance moving, international moving and shipping, and packing services.

Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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