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.

Vanessa L.

Handy Premium Pro
167 jobs completed
Hi there, my name is Vanessa. I am a Sub- Contractor I have been out in the field in the residential and commercial cleaning industry for close to 10 years. I have an eye for detail it is very important to my business to provide a thorough cleaning on every job site every time! please send a request so we can book your next cleaning service! Hope to hear from you soon!

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.

Chesse D.

Handy Premium Pro
24 jobs completed
Hello! Nice to meet you! I’m a second grade teacher by day and a cleaner by evening and weekends. I am currently in my dissertation phase of my PhD as well. If you would like to know what a “PhD clean” looks like go ahead and “instant book” me. I look forward to hearing from you. Chesse

Customer Reviews

3,264,520 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Susana B.

Terrific job! Bathtub is pristine white. Took the extra step to organize toiletries, jewelry, shoes, etc. Apartment smells fresh and wonderf

Nicole N.

She was very pleasant. She was very detailed and enthusiastic about the job. She was honest and gave us the full 2.5 hours. Great work!

Nicole W.

Wendy was very professional and polite. She came right on time. Wendy was very respectful of my home/personal belongings, etc. Although Wendy took a bit longer than others for the job, I can tell she is a quick learner and I'm sure efficiencies will improve quickly. Wendy is a hard worker and enthusiastic about doing a great job. I will definitely request Wendy again. Thank you Wendy!

Monica M.

I'm really liking Telethia!! She is so thorough & gets the job done fast. She doesn't waste time at all.

benjamin m.

She was great but arrived 40 min early and left an hour early. I would like to be reimbursed for the hour that I paid for that wasn't used

Tahira A.

Denise is friendly & kind. She took her time giving my home a much needed deep cleaning! I am very pleased with her service.

Tanya J.

Jordan was kind, respectful and a hard worker. Jordan did all i asked him to do and did it all very well.

Abby T.

He called when he thought he was running late but was right on time. He listened to my specific cleaning needs and the place looks great!

Monica P.

Shania is a cleaning GODDESS. She is so thorough and made my apartment sparkle. I’m quite picky and she really got everything done to perfection. If you are thinking about booking her, just do it!

Cynthia M.

Krystal was fantastic! Great attitude and she left the place in nice condition. Thanks for your help!

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 8, 2019
Date Start
December 30, 2019
Zipcode
90232
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please thoroughly scrub the bathroom tub and the shower as well as counters and tabletops. Thank you so much!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 8, 2019
Date Start
December 9, 2019
Zipcode
92626
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
We own a carpet cleaner. It would have nice if you could push around before you leave. (I’m not asking for a professional carpet cleaning here. You need move no more furniture than when you’re vacuumin...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 8, 2019
Date Start
January 6, 2020
Zipcode
10280
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
not a lot of furniture yet, but any help cleaning the floors and organizing would be greatly appreciated.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 13, 2019
Zipcode
84081
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Description
We have # dogs all small, but we will try to have them out of the way. But for allergy sake. House needs serious organizing so not picky at all as long as it looks clean.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 14, 2019
Zipcode
92647
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Furniture cleaning, deep vacuming, my husband is allergic to dust. we try to straighten a bit before visits
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 8, 2019
Zipcode
11229
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Please ring apartment #c to be buzzed up to the # floor. My home phone number is a landline # # #
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 11, 2019
Zipcode
90049
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Change sheets. The trash bin/recycling is on the north side of the building. Walk out front door of building and turn left. Please be careful around bedroom closet doors, sometimes they come off the tr...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 13, 2019
Zipcode
11211
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please sweep under the bed and couch, as well as in the corners of each room. Please dust ALL surfaces. Please hand wash anything in the sink (not dishwasher safe). Please mop the bathroom tile.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 12, 2019
Zipcode
02119
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
There isn't parking in the building available for guests. There is usually parking somewhere a bit further up on Centre st or on Lamartine st.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
December 7, 2019
Date Start
December 8, 2019
Zipcode
80112
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Description
Please dust plantation shutters in dining room and master bedroom. When vacuuming master bedroom, please focus on edges and corners, as some dog hair has accumulated. Thank you so much!!!

Where Does Handy Operate?

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