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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.

Tiffaney B.

Handy Premium Pro
80 jobs completed
My name is Tiffaney! I've been cleaning houses and apartments for a year now and have long term experience in the restaurant industry, so I'm a pro in kitchens! I'm also a student and am working my way through school. Thanks for your consideration!

Paris D.

Handy Premium Pro
270 jobs completed
Hi I’m Paris. I’m with Handy on a first come first serve (a same day to day basis). I don’t book days/months or weeks in advance. Things come up, like Jury Duty etc. Most jobs I book start at 7am needing a 4/5 hr cleaning. I click on the App if I’m Available that morning. I love a clean house; that you’ll get. I’m in other businesses starting at 5am beating every other time slot daily.

Angele J.

Handy Premium Pro
85 jobs completed
my name is angele with great experience with house/offices cleaner for the pass 16yrs in New York city.

Customer Reviews

3,411,754 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Pulanta R.

My father instructed the cleaner and she did all the tasks and utilised the full 2hrs. Happy with service!

Tracey J.

Lloyd did an amazing job and made our place sparkle! He was very detailed and even cleaned things that I wouldn't have expected. I would recommend him to anyone.

Laura Z.

She did a very thorough cleanup of my apt. And she's very pleasant to talk to! Thanks Shivonne for a great job done!

Shane F.

She was about 25 minutes late, there were also some things left undusted, as well as the stovetop was also still dirty. She was nice though

Monique N.

Thank you Teresa! I had a bunch of dust in my apartment and now me and my allergies feel so much better:) i appreciate it!

Lexie K.

Hope arrived on time and did such a beautiful job cleaning our home. She's also a wonderful woman. So grateful to have had her.

stephanie e.

My cleaner did such a good job!! Went above and beyond! I was truly amazed at her attention to detail. Best Handy person I have ever got!

Kenya R.

Stephon did a phenomenal job! He rocked and I really enjoyed his personality! My house was spotless at the end of the day.

Natalie L.

Charity was very pleasant and professional and did a great job. I'd definitely book her again and recommend her to other Handy customers.

Deborah A.

George was very professional and polite and did a thorough job. We were extremely satisfied with his work and would recommend. He went above and beyond to ensure our home was spotless

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 21, 2020
Date Start
July 19, 2020
Zipcode
18643
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have non toxic cleaning sprays I'd like used. I have a vacuum and a steam mop. please let me know if there's anything else needed. also I'm in Exeter, not Pittston
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
July 5, 2020
Zipcode
18643
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
We are a (mostly) toxic chemical free home. I have cleaning sprays that I'd like to be used instead of conventional cleaners. I have a vacuum not in the best shape and a steam mop for the floors. What ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 24, 2020
Zipcode
92101
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
We are moving out so this will be an empty apartment that needs a “move out” cleaning.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
July 13, 2020
Zipcode
10003
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
The trash chute is down the hall to the left. The laundry is on the first floor of the building to the left of the elevator.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 29, 2020
Zipcode
10003
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please remove bedsheets and include in the laudry load. The laundry is on the first floor of the building to the left of the elevator. The trash chute is down the hall to the left.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 27, 2020
Zipcode
80113
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
trash is on the north side of the garage. please park on the street we will be needing the driveway.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
July 20, 2020
Zipcode
11211
Base Hours
2.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
We have cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink and in the closet next to the bathroom. Please also strip the sheets/duvet cover in the smaller bedroom ONLY. We know dusting and cleaning everything is...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 21, 2020
Zipcode
90049
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
park on corner of Sunset and Gretna Green. text when u arrive. I'll come out.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 23, 2020
Zipcode
W6 9NH
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
Adds on already included are to clean inside cabinets and inside fridge, clean all the doors, please. Please speak good English. Thank you
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 20, 2020
Date Start
June 28, 2020
Zipcode
V6E 4S7
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have # cats. If you have time to vacuum the sofa too that would be great.

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