How Handy Works

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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.

Tyeisha F.

Handy Premium Pro
47 jobs completed
Hi my name is Tyeisha and I have been a housekeeper for over 5 yrs. I'm happy just knowing that I've satisfied my clients by making their homes clean and comfortable for them all over again. I'm a hard worker and I take pride in my job. And I also love what I do. Whether I clean my way or your way, you will enjoy my cleansing skills. Hire me now or in the future and you'll be glad that you did.

Brian L.

Handy Premium Pro
40 jobs completed
Hello, my name is Brian I've been doing handyman tasks for several years now, I love to stay busy, ride bikes, and being out in nature. I look forward to being handy for you.

Olga C.

Handy Premium Pro
35 jobs completed
Hello my name is Olga. I have been working for Handy since 2018 and have had very good experiences with clients and with the company. I distinguish myself for being punctual, friendly, helpful and above all strict in my work area since for me the most important thing is to demonstrate my ability and my performance in each home I attend. I will be very pleased to serve you

Customer Reviews

3,538,573 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

James R.

My apartment is insanely clean. It looks clean. It smells clean. It is clean. I left it a distaster, and Lakessa made it look like some kind of utopian level of...clean. Would recommend, would book again, would whatever. Thank you thank you thank you.

Steve C.

Jose did such an amazing job! He called early to confirm because of a mistake on my part regarding the address... Which I really appreciated. He arrived 5 minutes early to a 8:00 AM appointment on a Sunday the day after a snow storm. He got straight to work after nothing more than a simple walk through. And he worked wonders on my rather large apartment, leaving spotless and smelling amazing. Bonus points for leaving my microwave and toaster looking brand new after years of neglect. I could not be happier with this man's work. Oh, and he was so polite and engaging. Really felt like I was receiving a white glove service at a bargain price.

Rachel L.

Verline does an amazing job EVERYTIME! She cares for my home as though it was her own. I'm extremely grateful for her service!!!

Lauren C.

Annabelle was so thorough and knowledgeable. She is also very friendly and made the experience very nice. Highly recommend.

Jessica M.

Sahnequa was superb. We were amazed when we came home and saw how clean our apartment was. The best handy personell we've ever had.

Ifiok I.

Did an outstanding job and showed amazing attention to detail. Will be requesting her services again.

Peter M.

Very happy with Monika's work. She's so quiet around the flat we barely know she's there! Always happy to oblige and very good at ironing.

Keisha C.

Very through in cleaning. Took the time to clean places that are usually rushed but important (bathroom). A job well done.

Andrea K.

Steven was AMAZING! Hit every nook and crannie, had the BEST attititude and was such a pleasure to talk to! Can't wait to have him back!

Thao T.

I've been enjoying Ashley's services as a regular now and she knows exactly what my place needs. She's easy to work with and does a great job.

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 13, 2021
Zipcode
96707
Created At
January 10, 2021
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
We need all the products to be eco/green friendly as we have a newborn in the house. We do need our stairwell carpet steamed periodically. And wearing a mask is required along with us taking the profes...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 15, 2021
Zipcode
33186
Created At
January 10, 2021
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Description
Bathroom to include behind toilets is most important. # large sliding glass doors. Laminate and tile flooring. # large dogs that will be caged or outside.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 13, 2021
Zipcode
96821
Created At
January 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Description
We are a healthy household with a child. We are concerned that everyone is very conscious about wearing a mask, and sanitizing everything for the family. We will only be cleaning part of the house, so ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 12, 2021
Zipcode
07024
Created At
January 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Empty apartment. Please don’t forget the interior windows. I also only use natural green products.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 20, 2021
Zipcode
22301
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Description
We have a small dog. He might bark at you, but he will not hurt you at all.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 15, 2021
Zipcode
48327
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
The upstairs bedroom and bathroom aren't used often so they will only need to be vacuumed and dusted every so often. I will indicate when it needs to be done.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 30, 2021
Zipcode
08759
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have two cats. Need doorknobs & drawer handles cleaned, ceramic floors thoroughly mopped.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 14, 2021
Zipcode
11565
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Clean bathrooms fully, dust and vacuum all surfaces, move furniture if necessary
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 12, 2021
Zipcode
30318
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Description
Never put items away in drawers or closets causing us to look for them later. Instead clean and put the items back neatly in the same place. As well do not clean around items. Pick them up, clean thoro...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
January 10, 2021
Zipcode
46203
Created At
January 9, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have a cat, she is very friendly. Bedrooms are not necessary. Radiators and windowsills should be dusted, stairs should be vacuumed and all surfaces wiped.

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