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View Poll Results: What kind of a housekeeping tipper are you?
I tip from the very beginning (hoping that will get things cleaner) 69 63.30%
I tip only if everything is cleaned from the day before. 9 8.26%
I only tip if I get a towel animal. 3 2.75%
I tip differently, so I will explain below. 28 25.69%
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #16
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$10 a day for two very clean people. Clean to the point where I bring extra grocery bags to line trash cans with if necessary. (BTW does Disney do this in FL? I know they do at the DLH in CA.) I usually leave it with a note requesting extra towels or toiletries.

Honestly I tend to not tip on the final morning because I have too much going on with packing and checking out. I try to remember but I usually fail.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #17
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I tipped $2 per day on my most recent trip. I didn't make any special requests and there were no kids in the room so I think that was ok...
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #18
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None tipper, never has been in our first 25 years of WDW until some made it so on these many Disney forums.... Just not a tipped position... If you feel the urge... Have at it...

Disney used to say way back when, tipping is not expected ( you won't see hands out) but is appreciated!
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #19
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I tip every day, including the first day, unless I come home and my room is not cleaned adequately. Then I skip the tip the next day until it is cleaned to my satisfaction and then I resume tipping. We tip $1 per person per day.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #20
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For those of you that do tip on a daily basis, how do you alert them that they money is for them? If you just leave a few bucks on the night stand, I would thing that they may not think it's for them, and leave it.

Any neat Disney-esque ideas?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #21
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My husband doesn't believe in tipping Housekeepers. My niece was a housekeeper at a small hotel in MN and I know how hard they work (they changed out all bedding including bedspreads between guests).

So after I discovered that he was taking the envelope with tip if I left the room before him, I now make sure I leave after everyone else and that my tip envelope is still on the pillow when we leave.

I tip from the first night on since Housekeepers change from day to day.
I have had more problems with Housekeepers at other places than Disney. Disney has been pretty good for us. Knock on wood.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #22
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I leave $1 per person, per night of stay.
This is what we do too. We tip daily because the staff can change from day to day.

We leave the money underneath a glass, propped up on coffee pot, sticking out underneath the ice bucket, etc. Just pick something that they're supposed to clean and they'll figure it out.
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For those of you that do tip on a daily basis, how do you alert them that they money is for them? If you just leave a few bucks on the night stand, I would thing that they may not think it's for them, and leave it.

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I make up Housekeeping envelopes - one for each day of our trip and write Thank you Housekeeping and put Disney stickers on them for Disney.

At other hotels, I just put Thank you Housekeeping on it. I leave them on the pillow.
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I make up Housekeeping envelopes - one for each day of our trip and write Thank you Housekeeping and put Disney stickers on them for Disney.
I did the same thing...minus the stickers.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #25
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I make up Housekeeping envelopes - one for each day of our trip and write Thank you Housekeeping and put Disney stickers on them for Disney.

At other hotels, I just put Thank you Housekeeping on it. I leave them on the pillow.
Thanks! I'll mention that to my wife! She's the crafty one in this family.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #26
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We tip each day in the morning before we head out for the day--we leave the tip in an envelope on the table where they will see it. We tip $5 per day (there are 5 of us) and I did make a note on the first day that my kids really enjoy the towel animals
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I voted "I tip differently" because while we don't tip everyday, we DO tip on the days we choose to have houskeeping. We don't require them to clean everyday, so we put the do not disturb sign out and they leave towels at the door. We are not the type of people who need a freshly made bed everyday and we are not messy, so housekeeping isn't necessary every single day for us.

ETA: When we tip, we do it the morning of to ensure that the person getting the tip is the person doing the work. If we ever have an unsatisfactory result, I am sure we would make a call, but so far, our houskeepers at POP have been great.
Same with us. We put the do not disturb sign out, and only do housekeeping every 3-4 days or so. We dont change sheets at home every day, and really aren't in the room enough to need it cleaned everyday. We usually just ask for towels if needed. On days we DO use it we tip $5 that day, so like you said the person DOING the cleaning gets the tip.
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When we tip, we do it the morning of to ensure that the person getting the tip is the person doing the work. If we ever have an unsatisfactory result, I am sure we would make a call...
That's how we tip, too.


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I always worry if we wait to tip til end of stay, the tip could go to someone who is cleaning our room for the first time.
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$10 a day for two very clean people. Clean to the point where I bring extra grocery bags to line trash cans with if necessary. (BTW does Disney do this in FL? I know they do at the DLH in CA.) I usually leave it with a note requesting extra towels or toiletries.

Honestly I tend to not tip on the final morning because I have too much going on with packing and checking out. I try to remember but I usually fail.
Wow, that's a lot more than we tip! And to me, forgetting to tip on the *last* day means you're giving the person that will be doing the most, the least. The housekeepers before might not be putting new sheets on the bed, etc, but they WILL be doing that for the next guests, so they are working harder on that checkout day. And it might not be the same person who had been working in your room before.

Tipping is totally personal, and you tip WAY more than me so I'm not (not not not, I promise!) being judgy, but I'm trying to help you see that since you're a great tipper already, you're possibly missing the person who will work the hardest. Of course, you won't be the beneficiary of that work, but on the other hand, you got that benefit on checkin day, and didn't necessarily get a tip to *that* person. So it can feel like a full circle if you tip on checkout day.


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For those of you that do tip on a daily basis, how do you alert them that they money is for them? If you just leave a few bucks on the night stand, I would thing that they may not think it's for them, and leave it.

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I usually write a quick note: "For Housekeeping". I try to put it in a very obvious, otherwise clear, space.

And I do not leave ANY other change out whatsoever. This wasn't at a Disney hotel, but during my brother's wedding weekend, I was staying in a connected suite with my mom and stepdad. They were taking care of the (incredibly generous) tipping for the entire suite. Just before the wedding I had a last minute purse-emptying, and there was random change sitting amongst the other junk that accumulates in a purse over time.

When I came back to the room before the reception, the housekeeper had taken every coin, picking through all the rest of the stuff. And of course they took the big tip in the living room of the 2 bedroom suite as well.

So I make VERY sure to have just one spot that's an obvious tip so there are no misunderstandings.
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For those of you that do tip on a daily basis, how do you alert them that they money is for them? If you just leave a few bucks on the night stand, I would thing that they may not think it's for them, and leave it.

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We just leave the bills on the front edge of the sink.
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At WDW, I've found they generally leave a housekeeping card with the name of the person who serviced your room on it. It's usually on the sink. I leave the tip under that. And yes, I tip every day, usually $2, sometimes $3 or more depending on the mess and how well cleaned it was the day before, or if I requested something special.

I just think it's a tough job. And anyone who has to clean up my mess (not that I'm messy) deserves a special thank you from me. But that's MHO and I know it's not everyone agrees. To each his own!
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