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.

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.

Cymone D.

Handy Premium Pro
216 jobs completed
My name is Cymone and I’ve been with Handy for a little over two years. I love helping my clients and seeing how happy they are by having a clean place. Feel free to look into my schedule for availability and I look forward to meeting you! Thank you! **Saturdays are by request only**

Customer Reviews

3,411,754 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Josh C.

Thanks so much Annette, really apologize for forgetting to leave you a tip. I was rushing out of the house, will make up for it!

Nicole H.

We've been using Handy's cleaning service for 6months and this is the best cleaning job we've had yet! Thank you so much!!

Martika R.

Cristina was so great and did a great job with our apartment! We appreciated her hard work and attention to detail! Thank you Cristina!

Steve H.

This guy is professional and thorough. What more could you want? Oh yeah, he shows up (early) on time too!

JOSHUA K.

Terrific job last week. I hope you can return next time and repeat the maginificent effort. Thanks! Josh

Raman j.

Double thumbs up!! Linda did awesome work. Cleaned our place beyond our expectation. recommend to everyone.

Anna M.

Devon is amazing! I am really impressed with how thoroughly she cleaned my apartment. Seriously, Also, she is really sweet and a pleasure.

Janye A.

If I could give Wendy more than five stars I definitely would! She is amazing and thorough and such a pleasant person to be around.

Kathleen K.

Best cleaning lady I had at Handy so far. Will definitely book again. But please lock the house next time you are done. Thank you!

Chris F.

You did such an amazing job. Thank you. Our next weeks are already "reserved" but wed really like to have you back soon.

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 1, 2020
Zipcode
99501
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Only Natural Cleaning Products; I’m happy to provide the cleaners if needed. Just need other supplies and extra hands. Thank you!!
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
June 29, 2020
Zipcode
60622
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
My former roomate will answer the phone his name is Neal. He will let you in.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 1, 2020
Zipcode
60657
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
No need to wash any dishes or take out the garbage (it’s on the first floor).
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 2, 2020
Zipcode
10009
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
About to move in and just need a through cleaning of the apartment There isn’t anything in apartment yet so it’s basically surface cleaning .
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 1, 2020
Zipcode
28166
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please call us if you have any cancellations sooner. We just purchased a home and would like it cleaned before we move in. Thank you so much!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
June 28, 2020
Zipcode
60640
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
We have a puppy, we will be home and can him to another room. Trash can is in the kitchen, washer and dryer are in the basement.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 24, 2020
Zipcode
78641
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
we have yappy dogs. They sound vicious but they are good. We can keep them away from you or put them in a crate if they bother you.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
June 29, 2020
Zipcode
92506
Base Hours
6.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Womens clothing is out away in room at the back left of the house and husband in the front left room. Our closet are small so my girly stuff goes in guest room. All sewing stuff is in den under TV or g...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 28, 2020
Date Start
July 11, 2020
Zipcode
07712
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Hi there, are you able to please be here by/before #am on Saturday? I will be here to let you in but then have to head out and need to leave #:#am. I can be reached by phone/text. Thank you very much! ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 27, 2020
Date Start
July 20, 2020
Zipcode
94110
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I will be home buzz ## when you arrive and take the elevator to the # floor

Where Does Handy Operate?

Handy operates in hundreds of cities around the United States, Canada, and the U.K. No matter where you live, Handy has you covered.