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Published On
February 16, 2024

How to Tip Your Cleaner: A Guide to Tipping Etiquette

Written By
Osi Egwuogu

If you’re unsure how to tip your cleaner, you’re not alone. Keeping a clean home is no easy feat, and we all know how much hard work goes into it. Many of us rely on professional house cleaning services to help maintain a sparkling clean home. But when tipping your house cleaner, many people need clarification on the proper etiquette. How much should you tip your cleaner? When is it appropriate to give a tip? Must you tip your cleaner? In this guide, we'll answer all your questions about tipping your house cleaner.

Should you tip your cleaner at all?

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One of the most common questions people have about tipping their house cleaners is whether it's necessary or not. At Clean Tu Casa, all our team members are well-renumerated for their cleaning efforts in your homes. So, although tipping is not compulsory, it's a great way for you to show your appreciation for a job well done. Tipping your house cleaner can also help build a positive relationship and ensure your cleaner feels valued and appreciated by you.

How Much Should You Tip Your House Cleaner?

When tipping your house cleaner, the general rule of thumb is to tip 15-20% of the total cost of the cleaning service. For example, if your cleaning service costs $100, a tip of $15-$20 is considered appropriate. However, if your cleaner went above and beyond, or you have a particularly large or difficult cleaning job, you can consider tipping more.

If you need help with how much to tip your house cleaner, don't worry! Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of tipping house cleaning services:

  1. Take into account the quality of service provided. If your house cleaner did an exceptional job, you could tip more than 20% to show appreciation.
  2. Consider the size of the job. A larger tip is appropriate if your cleaner had to tackle a particularly large or difficult cleaning job.
  3. Consider the frequency of the cleaning service. A smaller tip may be more appropriate if your house cleaner comes weekly or bi-weekly.
  4. Think about your budget. While showing your appreciation with a generous tip is always great, it's essential to consider your financial situation. Don't feel forced to give beyond your pocket. We understand that a tip is a privilege, not a right.

When to Tip Your House Cleaner

Tipping your house cleaner can be done anytime, but most people tip at the end of each cleaning session. This allows you to evaluate the quality of service provided and decide on an appropriate tip amount. 

At Clean Tu Casa, we typically offer two ways for tips - tipping in person during the cleaning or adding the tip to the cleaning bill before charging your card. Some of our clients also add recurring tips for their cleaners.

How to Show Appreciation to Your House Cleaner

Lady cleaning the door of a house

Tipping is not the only way to show appreciation to your house cleaner. Here are some other ways to show your cleaners that you value their hard work:

  1. Leave a positive review online. Positive reviews can help your house cleaner attract new clients and can help them feel appreciated.
  2. Offer a small gift or gesture. A small gift or note of appreciation can go a long way in showing your cleaner that you value their hard work. 
  3. Be a good communicator. Clear communication is critical to building a positive relationship with your cleaner. Ensure you're communicating your needs and expectations clearly to ensure you're both on the same page.


Tipping your house cleaner is a great way to show your appreciation for a job well done. While not mandatory, a generous tip can help build a positive relationship with your cleaner and ensure they feel valued and appreciated. Remember to consider the quality of service provided, the size of the job, and your budget when deciding on a tip amount. And remember, a small gift or note of appreciation can go a long way in showing your cleaner that you value their hard work.

Clean Tu Casa is the team to call for any cleaning service in Atlanta. We offer Atlanta residential cleaning services and corporate cleaning services. We provide commercial cleaning services in Marietta, Buckhead, and Brookhaven areas. Whether you want a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning, simply reach out to us for your free quote today.

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