You’ve had a long move into your new home, so you order food but wonder should you feed movers too? The short answer to that is it is not uncommon. Here’s why.

It is a nice gesture that can show your appreciation for their hard work. Moving can be a physically demanding job, and providing food and drinks can help keep the movers energized and hydrated throughout the day. If you decide to provide food, it is best to offer easy-to-eat and non-messy snacks. Some options may include granola bars, sandwiches, fruit, or bottled water. In addition to health factors be sure to ask the movers if they have any dietary restrictions. Also ask for preferences to ensure that everyone is happy with the food provided. Ultimately, providing food is a personal decision, but it can be a great way to show your gratitude for their hard work.

Most movers receive tips from customers.

Tipping is a common practice in the moving industry, and it is generally considered a way to show your appreciation for a job well done. If you are satisfied with the service provided by your movers, it’s generally a good idea to tip them.

The amount of the tip can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size of the job, the level of difficulty, and the quality of the service. A common guideline is to tip each mover 10-15% of the total cost of the move, or a minimum of $20 per mover for a smaller job.

But some understand that some customers may be in a financial bind. Therefore ordering dinner for the family and including some extras for the hard working movers is a courteous gesture.

At the end of the day it is nice to ask the movers if they would like something to nourish their systems. Some may accept and some may decline. But remember sharing is caring and most movers appreciate the gesture.