What's an appropriate Xmas gift for our bimonthly house cleaners?
Post date: 2020-12-02 16:58:02
We pay $150 for a thorough house cleaning that takes 2-3 hours, twice a month (until recently once a month). My partner read that an amount equal to one cleaning session (i.e., $150) was standard or expected.
This seems a bit high to me--I was thinking $100 flat. House is in suburbs of Boston, 3 bedroom, 2 bath with two very messy twin boys trashing the joint 24x7.
We wouldn't consider anything beyond cold hard cash only because we don't know them well enough to personalize something, but they're very nice, incredibly reliable, and do a phenomenal job.
Everything I've ever read about tipping & gratuities is all over the map on what's right and wrong.