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The Big Ask: Cashing in on holiday tipping

By Teri Karush Rogers | January 4, 2010 - 12:34PM
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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
  • Changing locks
  • Moving furniture
  • Putting up new hooks or towel bars
  • Re-grouting
  • Acting as a general contractor on small renovations

Related links:

Doorman to resident: Your tip blows

1st Annual BrickUnderground Guide to Holiday Tipping

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Tipping the mailman

Co-op bans holiday tipping

Stiffed again! Doorman blasts bad tippers

 

Teri Karush Rogers

Founder & Publisher

Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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