Every year, we receive quite a few calls regarding Christmas tipping from our newer clients asking how Christmas tips are distributed. While tipping is never expected or required, Christmas tips are a great way to show your cleaners that you appreciate their hard work. Some people choose to tip each visit, some tip only at the Holidays and some do both… whatever you choose, please know that we greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Our policy is to “pool” most Christmas tips and disburse them based on length of service with the company for the year. (So, someone who has been with us all year will receive a greater share than someone who has only cleaned for 2 months.)
However, in those cases where a client has had a dedicated team or individual for most of the year (consistently services you home 65% of the time or more) that team or individual will retain and/or split your Christmas Tip between themselves. This is the most equitable method we’ve come up with to date.
If you have any questions or wish to have your Christmas gift/tip disbursed in a different fashion, please, as always, feel free to call us at (469) 617-7676. All Christmas tips collected from December 1st through January 5th are included in the pool. We disburse all tips collected up to December 20th on December 21st. Any additional tips will be disbursed on January 9th.
If you would like me to add a Christmas tip to your credit card you can do any of the following:
* Email me at this address
* Leave us a note for the team to bring back to me
* Alternatively, you can leave a separate check with “Tip Pool” noted in the memo section of your check and made payable to “Lemon Blossom” on your regular cleaning day.
* Gift cards to retail stores are also included in the pool – we hold a separate drawing for gift cards
All Christmas tips and gift cards are tracked on a board in the Crew’s Service Room in the interest of transparency and they really get excited seeing the tip total grow!