I hired a cleaning service to clean my home this week and I’m not sure whether or not I should tip and if so just how much I should give. When I searched online I was surprised to find that most homeowners do not tip for cleaning services. It seems some folks provide a large tip around the holidays and some never tip at all.

This is the first time I’ve ever hired a cleaning service and I could really use advice on this one. If you hire a cleaning service do you tip the men and women who come out to clean your home? If so how much do you tip them? Do you tip them a specific amount or a percent of the overall cost of the cleaning?

Update: If you are using a large company contact management and ask if tips are welcomed. They can provide you with a common tipping price; typically either a dollar amount or a percentage of the service you purchased.

If you use an individual person to clean your home weekly or monthly consider saving up for a large holiday gift rather than tipping every time they clean.