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schaefera 03-03-2013 12:53 PM

Tipping your Mousekeepers
 
Hi,

I just had a quick question about tipping your room's mousekeeper. Do you tip every day or wait until the end? What is a good amount to tip for good service? I'm trying to budget everything out for our May trip to Disney. We are staying at CSR if that matters at all. Thanks so much!

AliceIn 03-03-2013 01:02 PM

We tip everyday, as you may have a different person cleaning the room each day. We typically give $5 per day, more of the room is particularly messy. We are a family of 5.

Mrs Grumpy 03-03-2013 01:06 PM

We do the same. Tip everyday and tip $5.

hillc95 03-03-2013 01:09 PM

We tip at the end but it seems the $5/day is pretty common...

Zooshoveller 03-03-2013 01:15 PM

$5 each day because we don't know if its the same person each day.

MouserQ 03-03-2013 01:31 PM

We're in the $5/day boat. At Disney and elsewhere. Tip everyday, as someone else said, just in case it's not the same person doing the cleaning every time.

Sometimes we leave a little extra if we're leaving extra mess (like a bunch of trash in the trash can or something).

mom_of_2 03-03-2013 01:37 PM

We tip $5 each day for the same reason as listed. I am a planner so I make up my mouse keeping envelopes ahead of time...someone else recommended this to me last yea and it was the best idea...for us. I get disney stickers and have my kids decorate the envelopes and we put the day of the week we are staying on the outside. Keeps me organized and my kids have a blast.

StillWorldlyWise 03-03-2013 01:43 PM

OMG :bored:

Sue M 03-03-2013 01:52 PM

The usual tip is $1 per person, per day. We tip daily for the reasons mentioned. The person on your last day may just have gotten on shift, and gets all the tip if you only leave one on the last day. While the person who did clean your room all week gets zero.

stargazertechie 03-03-2013 01:53 PM

We do not tip our mouse keepers, nor do we tip housekeeping at any other hotel or motel. It's just not common where I grew up.

dp911 03-03-2013 02:01 PM

I always thought it was a non tipped position but read an article this morning that listed tipping by country and in America it is listed as customary to tip them. And I have been over tipping taxi drivers, they say 10% and I tip 20%

Sue M 03-03-2013 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dp911 (Post 47685224)
I always thought it was a non tipped position but read an article this morning that listed tipping by country and in America it is listed as customary to tip them. And I have been over tipping taxi drivers, they say 10% and I tip 20%

Some say it is a non tipped position, yes. But I don't think they make all that much $, and may be a single mom, etc. so I do tip, a small amount each day, and as you say, it is customary in the U.S. and when traveling we follow the customs of the country we are in. It's customary in Canada too.

MinnieLovesMickey12 03-03-2013 04:36 PM

We tip daily. If it is just DH and myself we tip $5 but when we stayed at ASMu in a family suite we tip $10 for 5 of us.

We tip at any resort we stay at no matter if it is on Disney property or not.

I haven't read any of the responses yet but if someone hasn't already...somebody is going to come along and tell you that housekeeping is not a tipped position and that you don't have to tip them anything.

Let me go read the replies now.

HappyMomma 03-03-2013 05:00 PM

I think the tip should be a minimum of 10.00 a day. If I tipped less than that I'd be afraid to leave my toothbrush out. :scared: Just saying.......

That or wait until you check out and pay all at once. I can't remember if Disney provides envelopes or not?

WILDERNESS FAN 55 03-03-2013 05:06 PM

I usually start with 10.00 first day to get the good/better service going ;) Of course I leave a not ewith all the little extras I want ! Towels-soap-shampoo mainly. Then 5.00 day :)


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