With your holiday tipping angst safely behind you, it's time to mine the halo effect of your largesse: Bigger than normal requests of your super, handyman, porter or doorman are more likely to be indulged now while the memory of your generosity is fresh.
Here is a sampling of Big Asks to consider before the half-life of your gratuity expires:
Removing wall-to-wall carpeting
Hanging pictures, mirrors, or shelves
Moving your car to the alternate side of the street
Installing or switching window shades
Putting up new hooks or towel bars
Acting as a general contractor on small renovations
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