Should You Tip House Cleaners? 5 Things You Should Consider!

Should You Tip House Cleaners? 5 Things You Should Consider!

Tipping your house cleaners can seem complicated and confusing if you’ve just recently started to hire them. Should you tip the cleaners? How much? How often? But don’t worry; learning tipping etiquette doesn’t have to be so hard. 

Here are a few things you can consider when tipping your house cleaners—and remember: tipping is always optional!

#1. Tipping policies

Some companies have a tipping policy. While most of them are in the area of “tip if and as much as you want,” some may be more specific, telling you everything down to the percentage you may tip their cleaners. 

So, if your house cleaners are from a company and you’re having a hard time deciding whether to tip or how much, you can ask them about their tipping policies.

#2. Type of cleaner 

Independent cleaners receive 100% of the money you are paying, so you can easily know if the professional went above and beyond. Also, tipping your cleaner according to the service cost might be a good idea. 

On the other hand, the rates of a cleaning company include overhead costs and benefits that independent cleaners usually don’t have, like training programs and quality assurance. The amount you decide to give as a tip doesn’t need to be tied to the service cost.

#3. Quality

Quality is always one of the most important things you can consider when tipping for any service. So, for house cleaners, you can decide how satisfied you are with their service and go from there. 

Tipping based on quality is pretty straightforward: if you think they provided you with a service that exceeded your expectations, you tip them a little more; if you’re not completely satisfied with the service, you don’t have to tip.

#4. Consistency

If you hire house cleaners constantly, another factor influencing your tips could be how often you see the same cleaner! For example, if you always hire the same cleaner, you can decide to give them an extra only on certain occasions, like once a month or during holidays. 

On the other hand, if you hire different cleaners every time, you can choose to tip each one of them. However, remember that tipping is always up to you, so you can decide how often you wish to reward your cleaners with a little extra cash.

#5. Holidays

Some people prefer to tip only on special occasions. If you prefer to turn tipping into a yearly tradition rather than regularly giving an extra, any holiday can be an excuse—like a Christmas bonus.

Also, other forms of tipping are frequent during holidays. For example, instead of cash, you can give your cleaners small gifts like chocolates, lotions, hand creams, or almost anything.

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