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The Trusted Name in Local Cleaning Service

Experienced

Unlike large cleaning companies, we know there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cleaning service. Different homes and different people have different requirements. Using the Handy platform to connect with a neighborhood cleaner, you’re not only supporting the community you live in, but you’re using an experienced professional, who has the know-how and the can-do attitude to tackle even the toughest of jobs. You get to check ratings and reviews from genuine customers like you, so you can rest easy, knowing the local cleaning professional you are matched with is the best around.

Skilled and Capable

You might think that anyone can be a professional, local house cleaner, but the truth is that it requires a specific skill-set and certain capabilities. Cleaning a home from top to bottom is a physically demanding job, especially if you’re cleaning more than one in a day. Cleaners booked through the Handy platform know all the tips and tricks of the trade to ensure they deliver a premium quality service. From knowing the right cleaning products to use, to clever hacks to ensure your home is spotless, book a local cleaning service using Handy and you’re booking a local professional who has made cleaning their livelihood.

Reliable

There’s nothing worse than waiting for a cleaner to turn up, particularly if you’ve got somewhere to go or something important to do. The local cleaning service professionals who use Handy know that their reputations depend on your satisfaction, from the service they deliver to showing up on time. Local cleaners using Handy are more dependent on upholding their status as a professional than those employed by a large cleaning corporation, so they’ll work harder and deliver a better service, every time. Reliable and ready to work, cleaners hired through Handy want nothing more than to give you the best service.

Flexible

If you book a neighborhood cleaning service through a big cleaning company, the chances are you’ll be locked into that booking. If you try and change the booking or need to cancel, you could be penalized with extra fees. At Handy, we know that our customers’ schedules can change and if something comes up and you need to cancel or reschedule – it’s not a problem; just let us know at least 24 hours before your appointment and we’ll be happy to find another time that works better for you.

The Best Local Cleaning Service

Your home, cleaned your way

One of the problems with using a larger cleaning company is that their cleaners tend to work with certain policies and parameters. You might find that some things are beyond what they are allowed to do, leaving you to do the chores you wanted taken care of by your cleaning service. Use Handy to connect with a local neighborhood cleaner and you can let them know from the outset what you want to be done, and how. To start the ball rolling, the platform features an online checklist where you can input any instructions you have for your chosen cleaning professional. As you and your cleaner get to know each other, you’ll find you can simply ask them to carry out other tasks, creating a fully personalized cleaning service.

An affordable luxury

Once upon a time, hiring a neighborhood cleaning service used to be a luxury reserved for a select few. The Handy platform has changed all that, making it an affordable service for time-strapped parents, busy entrepreneurs, and overworked professionals! From the outset, cleaners who use the Handy platform come with clearly-defined, competitive, and reasonable pricing. There are no hidden fees so the price you’re seeing is the price you’ll pay. You don’t even have to worry about having cash on the day; the Handy platform features a secure online payments system, removing the need for cash entirely.

A quality service done by professionals

Whether you decide to have your home cleaned once a week, twice a week, or once a month, you’re assured a professional cleaning service when you use the Handy platform. All cleaners are vetted, screened, and background-checked, so you don’t even have to be home to let them in. Leave your key with your doorman or in a lockbox, go and do what you’ve got to do, and then come back to a sparkling home. You can ask the cleaner to bring their own cleaning products or, if you have your own favorite products, you can ask them to use your own. Whatever you want from your local cleaning service, you’ll find cleaners who offer their services on Handy are true professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in a maid service cleaning?

See what's included in a local cleaning service.

Which Handy professional will come to my place?

Handy has a vast network of experienced, top-rated cleaners. Based on the time and date of your request, we work to assign the best professional available.  Like working with a specific pro? Add them to your Pro Team from the mobile app and they'll be requested first for all future bookings.  You will receive an email with details about your professional prior to your appointment.

Can I skip or reschedule bookings?

You can reschedule any booking for free at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled start time. If you need to skip a booking within the minimum commitment, we’ll credit the value of the booking to your account. You can use this credit on future cleanings and other Handy services.

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Meet Some of Our Top Local Cleaning Service Professionals

Download the app to search and book top cleaning professionals in your area. Build a pro team so that you always have a great group of go-to professionals for all your household needs.

Lashaunna J.

Handy Premium Pro
93 jobs completed
My name is Lashaunna age 35. Im a mother of 4 teenage girls. I live in the twin cities. I want to instill a strong work ethic for my daughters, so I work multiple jobs. Cleaning is a therapeutic and calming activity and passion of mine.

Lindella B.

Handy Premium Pro
55 jobs completed
Hi! My name is Lindella. I have over 20 years of home cleaning experience in small and large homes in the San Francisco and East-Bay Area. I am responsible, trustworthy and reliable.

Nolana B.

Handy Premium Pro
122 jobs completed
Happy to tidy up for you!

Customer Reviews

3,252,859 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Ashley M.

Blanca did a phenomenal job. Our house was a hot mess and it looks brand new now. We will definitely work with her again!

Danielle S.

This was my first booking with Henry. He did arrive a bit late, but he made up the time, and did a fantastic job cleaning the apartment!

Kristin U.

My house looks amazing! She arrived early, cleaned efficiently, and was extremely pleasant. Her work is beautiful!

Mami S.

All of us are very happy with the quality of service! So thanks, just one thing though - windows in the upstairs bathroom was left open.

Carrie C.

Excellent job. In addition to doing the laundry she put all the clothes away which I really appreciated.

Lisa O.

Tia did an absolutely spectacular job - the apartment was sparkling. It was so nice to come home to such a clean apartment. Thanks Tia :)

Tracey S.

So pleasant to have Ternille. Detail orientated and the only one that cleans corners like I do :) thank you

Sophia S.

Michelle was fantastic. Quick, thorough and extremely pleasant! Great experience from start to finish.

Sophie H.

Thank you so much!! I am sorry I did not get to tell you in person -- but thank you again for coming and doing such a wonderful job!!! :-)

Spencer J.

Kenneth was incredibly thorough, took the general direction I gave completely, and all around did an excellent job.

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 14, 2019
Zipcode
92019
Base Hours
7.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Also change and wash sheets and towels need fans cleaned once a month and living room furniture vacuumed once a month
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 7, 2019
Zipcode
22201
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
P# of garage is public and shared with Trader Joe’s but unfortunately my building doesn’t validate.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 30, 2019
Zipcode
77057
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Female pro please! I have a cat, but he is friendly. Please vacuum and clean my couch, and move the couch and clean underneath.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 2, 2019
Zipcode
94582
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Please bring all cleaning supplies, and vacuum. Has pets but will be away. Has a gate just ask for Barbara Penley.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 23, 2019
Zipcode
94546
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have a dog and am pregnant in my third trimester. My home is tiny but it got too hard for me to clean. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 1, 2019
Date Start
December 7, 2019
Zipcode
11221
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
My daughter will be the one at home. It is very important that the house is clean and organized. So please pay very close attention to detail and cleanliness.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 30, 2019
Date Start
December 14, 2019
Zipcode
92071
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
3
Description
We will be home. Bathrooms and kitchen are a priority. Then dust/mop floors, dusting of windows and light fixtures, and handrails. Bedrooms/vacuuming to be done last please.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 30, 2019
Date Start
December 4, 2019
Zipcode
74133
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please bring all cleaning supplies, and vacuum. They are a old couple. She will show you what to do.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 30, 2019
Date Start
December 2, 2019
Zipcode
11101
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Do not take this job unless you have a vacuum cleaner. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING A VACUUM CLEANER. I will not accept it otherwise.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 30, 2019
Date Start
December 7, 2019
Zipcode
60435
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have # cats, # dogs and # children. I would love to have my stairs in my unit cleaned and floors mopped with bleach that I have on hand.

Where Does Handy Operate?

Handy operates in hundreds of cities around the United States, Canada, and the U.K. No matter where you live, Handy has you covered.