The Big Ask: Cashing in on holiday tipping

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Holiday Tipping Poll
Holiday Tipping Poll
How much do you plan to tip the building staff this year?

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

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