Honestly: Do You Tip Your Housekeeper?
Alright. It's truth time.
We've all heard, at some point, that we should always be tipping our hotel housekeepers. Anyone who has ever cleaned a hotel room can tell you that it's hard, hard, hard work (hell, even TLC's T-Boz would probably tell you that) and, you know, if you're tipping the roomservice dude for pressing the elevator button and wheeling a cart of food to your room, shouldn't you be tipping the staffer who is on his or her hands and knees scrubbing your hotel room's toilet?
Recommended amount: $3–$5 a day. Leaving cash on the bedside table is fine for a one-night stay, but it’s likely that several housekeepers will service your room if you stay longer than three days. In that case, put your tip in an envelope and drop it off with the front desk manager at checkout—he or she will be sure to distribute it equally.
So, here we go: how many of you regularly tip your housekeeper and, if so, where do you leave the tip and how much. If not, why not? Be honest!
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