Tipping House Cleaners: Basics and Methods

There are many service industries where clients sometimes wonder whether it’s considered appropriate or expected to tip for good service, and the realm of house cleaning and maid services are a good example. Many clients may want to tip their house cleaners on a regular basis or for particularly impressive work, and there are just a few basic nuances to be aware of here.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, tipping is never a requirement for any of our maintenance cleaning, deep cleaning or other maid services offered to clients around Ogden. But it’s always appreciated by many in this industry, and it’s something many clients enjoy doing to show their appreciation and help workers earn a better living. This two-part blog series will discuss everything you should know about tipping for house cleaning services – how to know when it is or isn’t appropriate, some methods to consider, and a few things you may not have thought of here.

Is Tipping Appropriate?

In the vast majority of circumstances, tipping is fully optional when it comes to house cleaning services. However, you may want to consider tipping in a few specific scenarios.

Many people simply leave a standard tip every time for good service, which is a great way to show your appreciation. If you’re particularly impressed with the work of your house cleaner, you can also offer additional tips for exceptional cleaning services too.

On the flip side, there are only rare situations where tipping won’t be appropriate. Some housekeeping companies, for instance, may build automatic gratuities into their pricing, in which case additional tipping wouldn’t be necessary – nor expected.

In short, unless you’re aware of a policy like this, it’s always safe to assume that tipping is an option if you want to show your appreciation.

Methods for Tipping Your House Cleaner

There are a few methods to consider for tipping house cleaners:

  • Direct cash: The simplest and most common method for tipping is with cash; just hand it directly to the house cleaner when they’ve finished their work.
  • Gift cards: You can also give gift cards or vouchers as a tip for your house cleaner, which can be tailored to their individual interests – such as items related to hobbies, favorite restaurants, and so on.
  • Office contact: If you happen to forget or run out of cash, you could also contact the office that supplied your house cleaner and request that the tip be added to their next check.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some themes like how much to consider tipping for a given service, plus some non-monetary ways to show your appreciation for house cleaners. Stay tuned!

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation as one of the best housekeeping services in Ogden. Our commitment to quality work and exceptional customer service ensures that you’re always getting the best value for your money. Whether it’s regular maintenance cleaning, deep cleaning or any other type of maid services, give us a call today to see what we can do for you!