How much should I tip my housekeeper? ?
He owns the business, but only works alone. He charges me $60 for 2.5 hours and he cleans for me once a month. He provides all cleaning supplies.
- JohnLv 79 months ago
Even though I am a happy and generous tipper, you are opening up the "stray cat syndrome". Tip him once for no particular reason and he'll be looking for it next time, too. Nothing against him, it's just human nature. After that you will have turned the $60 rate into a $70 rate all by yourself. Save the tips for holidays or extra work.
- Casey YLv 79 months ago
Holiday bonus or tip is all you should give them. For this one, maybe $30...
- ErikLv 79 months ago
I wouldn't tip him anything, just give him something extra at Christmas. My mom's cleaning lady just retired after 20+ years of cleaning her house, my mom gave her an extra $20. Unbelievable.
- martinLv 79 months ago
Give him $70 if he's been with you for some time, just as a sign of appreciation, like a raise.
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- martyLv 79 months ago
You pay him enough, why tip? Unless you're thinking about a Christmas bonus, in that case i would think $100 would be sufficient.
- regeruggedLv 79 months ago
Offer anything you want. His rate is very low. My cleaning service charges $75 for two hours. I don't tip. I would tip your man $10,00 (while saving $5 and getting one-half hour more cleaning time.)