The old adage that good help is hard to find has never been more true.. So when you are fortunate enough to receive it, acknowledge it wholeheartedly. All the people that make our life easy deserve a sincere thanks everyday of the year, but the holidays are the perfect time to show your gratitude.
Pull out a pen, a note card — and your wallet.
A brief hard-written card explaining your gratefulness and wishing a happy holidays will do. Tuck in some cash for either double the value that you normally tip, or for an amount equal to one typical service (so if your cleaner normally charges you $40 a visit, the holiday payment should be double that, with a nice card). Call it the “saving your ass all year long tax”. Money very well spent.
Here’s me further explaining on Global News