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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.

Lizbeth P.

Handy Premium Pro
210 jobs completed
First of all thank you for considering me to help you with your cleaning needs. I'm Liz I have been a home/business cleaner for over two years now. I'm an honest and hard working person. I do my best to go above & beyond to meet my customers expectations! as customers satisfaction is very important to me. I would greatly appreciate it If you give me a opportunity to work for you. Thank you!

Victoria M.

Handy Premium Pro
30 jobs completed
Hello all, I’m V and I’m an asheville professional eco friendly cleaner! I have 2 years experience cleaning with safe eco friendly cleaning supplies at vacation rentals, Air B&B, residential and commercial buildings. My focus at every job is to create a clean and refreshed space without leaving harsh chemical smells. I have an eye for detail and a passion to clean.

Faye M.

Handy Premium Pro
346 jobs completed
Hi my name is Faye. I have over 15 years of cleaning experience including residential homes, commercial buildings, large venues, Airbnbs, and hotels as a supervisor. I am reliable, trustworthy, I love animals and I am very detail-oriented. I am someone who loves to clean and build relationships with my clients by communicating and catering to their cleaning needs. I am non smoker.

Customer Reviews

3,193,025 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

dages j.

anastacia was amazing- she did a wonderful, thorough job and was communicative and clear. highly recommend her.

Christen j.

The cleanest our apartment has ever been! Lisa was very professional and did a fantastic job. Would love to have her back!!

Anna D.

Wayne was so professional, kind and very thorough! I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good cleaning! I will certainly use him again

Moli C.

Melba is fantastic and very thorough! I appreciate all her hard work as she makes my home look beautiful!

Chaz F.

Antoinette has been helping out at our house every other week for the last couple of months and it couldn't be better. Great person and great chats. Since using handy here I've only actually contracted with two professionals but I'd say there must be a great difference in possible people the app could match you to. If Antoinette has an opening I wouldn't pass that up!

Sherry L.

Antoinette was wonderful, and she went above and beyond other cleaners I have had in the past, all the way down to voluntarily organizing underneath my kitchen sink! I’m glad I’ve found her!

Michael K.

Milagros is simply amazing! She works very quickly and cleans thoroughly. Our house stays clean for weeks after she comes. It’s clear she has been cleaning houses professionally for quite some time.

Brittany H.

Lori couldn't have been sweeter. She did a great job and was very thorough. Definitely recommend her!

Charlene C.

Marnell was excellent! There was a mixup in the booking where she was told she was coming to clean a 1 bedroom 1 bath home but when she arrived and found out my home was 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, she stayed to clean it anyway. She was very detailed with everything and left my home super clean. Will definitely use her as my regular house cleaner.

Markese S.

Victoria was Great!!! So patient, personable, and a very resourceful person. She cleaned everything to my liking. I'd book her again!!!

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 6, 2019
Date Start
October 6, 2019
Zipcode
77471
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is for the upstairs which is the kids play area. Can you please pick up toys that are scattered all over and place them on the shelf upstairs. thanks.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 6, 2019
Date Start
October 6, 2019
Zipcode
90039
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please dust and vacuum under all surfaces in living room. Please wipe down all surfaces low and high in kitchen, please wipe behind sink and toilet in bathroom. Swiffer on hardwood floor. Please bring ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 6, 2019
Date Start
October 7, 2019
Zipcode
98012
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please pay particular attention to the master bath and dusting in general. We have # cats. Please keep them inside. Thanks!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 6, 2019
Date Start
October 7, 2019
Zipcode
60611
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
It is a # bedroom apartment, but only # bedroom, bathroom is going to be cleaned. When you walk in, make a right and walk all the way to the end of the hallway, that is the bedroom / bathroom. When you...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 6, 2019
Date Start
October 11, 2019
Zipcode
77007
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Description
We have two cats and a dog. I will have the dog put away. The cats will stay out of the way. I will show you which rooms we would like cleaned when you arrive:)
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 5, 2019
Date Start
October 11, 2019
Zipcode
10037
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
the house hasn't been cleaned thoroughly in quite a while. the first cleaning will be quite extensive, subsequent cleanings should be easier.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 5, 2019
Date Start
October 10, 2019
Zipcode
94025
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a house for short term rental/Airbnb. The average guest stays for an average of #-# days. I need the cleaning professional to change the sheets and wash/dry used ones in the washer and dryer in...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 5, 2019
Date Start
October 6, 2019
Zipcode
W9 1SE
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
To please clean all the surfaces and corners of the kitchen surfaces thoroughly. To clean bathroom, behind the bath tub, clean shower curtain, shower mat, shower tub, wash basin really well and thoroug...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 5, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
90019
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
There are #! Cats! Please leave door closed. Honestly floors + dusting are the big ones!! Also, please don’t clean the back room w the bookshelves (through the second bedroom) Don’t worry about beds.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
October 5, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
92139
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Looking to have the blinds cleaned if possible. Don't need the bedrooms cleaned just vacuumed. Thank you!

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