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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.

Ariana V.

Handy Premium Pro
42 jobs completed
Hi There, My name is Ariana V. I have been professionally cleaning homes and businesses in Austin and the surrounding areas for 3 years. My clients always tell me about my attention to detail and eye for organization. Hire me and I will make sure that you are always satisfied and happy with your cleanings EVERY time!

Michelle V.

Handy Premium Pro
18 jobs completed
Hello Today is a great day to begin a long lasting business relationship. It is nice to meet you. My name is Michelle. I am looking forward to working for you. You will be more than satisfied with my ability to accommodate your needs beyond expectations.  I have allowed myself the flexibility to accommodate your schedule. I look forward to working for you. MICHELLE

Jimmy V.

Handy Premium Pro
428 jobs completed
Jimmy, home and office cleaning 5 years experience in New York city area 7day a week form 7:00 am to 5:00 pm book your appointment today

Customer Reviews

3,334,784 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Amiee A.

Really noce job and attention to detail. Also was mindful of my special requests to use certain cleaning products on certain surfaces.

Chase L.

This is my second booking with Charlene. She is very nice and works very hard. She does a great job overall!

Bianca P.

Everything about the cleaning was great! The front door was unlocked when I got home so please ask that it is locked upon leaving

Dara D.

Polite, very detailed and professional, our kitchen never looked cleaner. We understand we were one of her first jobs, so I am sure she will get probably get a little bit faster, which was the only slight improvement she possibly needed

Abid Q.

Rosemary was absolutely woderful. She was very careful, and paid attention to details. She is very kind also

Andrew P.

This was my about fourth time using Handy, and Maurice was by far the nicest and best pro I've used. He was prompt, polite, and did a great job. Highly recommended.

James M.

Thank you so much for your efforts. The flat looked great - We were so happy! Keep up the good work!

Cindy W.

She’s great! She cleaned everywhere that I requested. I’m very pleased. I would use her service again.

Adrian W.

Thank you for the hard work, excellent quality, despite the difficult circumstances (removal company working around the cleaning)

Kathryn N.

Elizabeth is awesome! Great attention to detail, natural cleaning products and super sweet with my pups :)

Recent Job Requests

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Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 17, 2020
Zipcode
35120
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Pets will be confined to basement room. Do not clean basement room. Only clean Master Bedroom on main level, last room on the right. Clean both bathrooms on main level, especially behind the toilets. V...
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Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 15, 2020
Zipcode
11103
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
3
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2
Description
This is an empty apartment we are moving into but it’s very dusty and dirty from construction. No furniture in it yet.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 12, 2020
Zipcode
53073
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Description
I have a small, friendly terrier that stays in the kitchen part of the house. I can put her in a crate if you wish. Please be sure to clear cobwebs from ceilings, dust ceiling fans
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Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 11, 2020
Zipcode
01915
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
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1
Description
Bird in her cage but will probably peep when she hears you walking around. Please leave the paper bags behind the trash can.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 10, 2020
Zipcode
60618
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Description
Please do not use any fragrant cleaning products. I have a vacuum clean and you are welcome to use any of my cleaning supplies.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 18, 2020
Zipcode
14548
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I will be home due to I recently had surgery. I have # dogs. They are very friendly but,the one will be hanging in living room since she doesn't go down to bedrooms.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 13, 2020
Zipcode
92120
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Please wipe down and sweep balcony. I have laminate floors and carpet - laminate floors need more attention.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 9, 2020
Date Start
February 9, 2020
Zipcode
95014
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Gate is under construction - call Kristi at #-#-# for parking and location assistance.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 8, 2020
Date Start
February 10, 2020
Zipcode
94804
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
If possible, please wash kitchen curtain and re-hang. If you are not able to re-hang please don't take down. Hallway doors and walls also need attention. Thanks!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 8, 2020
Date Start
February 13, 2020
Zipcode
70002
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
**IMPORTANT** you must text or call before approaching the house we have a guard dog that we need to put in the yard before anyone approaches the house - also we’ve used a couple cleaning services and ...

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