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.

Gabrielle T.

Handy Premium Pro
1,200 jobs completed
Hi I'm Gabby... One of the Best cleaning Pro's hands down... Been on the Handy platform since 2014. Trained in hospitality cleaning...Very thorough.. love to get lost in my music while I'm cleaning... Great customers deserve 5 star work!

Nivanna E.

Handy Premium Pro
84 jobs completed
My Name is Nivanna and I've been a cleaner for about 7 years. I have experience with big and small homes, moving in and out jobs and office cleaning. I believe in getting the job done and I am very good at what I do. Thank you for taking the time out for reading my bio hope to clean for you soon.

Pascale J.

Handy Premium Pro
221 jobs completed
I promise I will leave your house smelling good and shiny you will have no complaints.I assure you that my services amazing .Look at my reviews so you can be the judge of that. Please book me I’m available anytime if you request me .Have a Great Day

Customer Reviews

3,699,192 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Kate W.

Taneisha was great! The apartment was spotless! She exceeded our expectations and was very professional.

Farideh P.

She was on time , paid attention to detail and willing to go extra mile . Will ask her to clean again

Shivani J.

Amazing, responsible, and professional work. Very communicative and prompt. Highly recommended. Thanks Charles!

Beth A.

Thanks for doing a great job - the flat feels lovely and clean. Hope your journey home was much better than your journey here.

Juliet M.

Really pleased with Margaret's services. We will definitely request her again! Thank you Margaret for your hard work.

Lamees M.

I liked the human being doing the work. His attitude was appropriate,helpful and willing to do the best job that he can.

Ramey L.

Thank you so so much!!!! The apartment looks amazing and you folding the towels on my chair was extra cute thank you

Oliver M.

Simona is very profesional, organised and works very fast, and neatly. Everything is tidy and clean. Many thanks!

James C.

I've worked with 3 Handy Pros so far and Nick C. has been the best by far. I want him assigned for all my future house cleaning.

Julia F.

The cleaning was amazing! Thank you so much for getting in all the corners and doing such a great job. Highly recommend.

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 18, 2021
Zipcode
10010
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Current Shard
slave
Description
The dirty bedsheets and towels are in the washing machine, please wash and replace then
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 23, 2021
Zipcode
10013
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Current Shard
slave
Description
I have a cat, trash room is next to the elevator and we use the Peloton box for recycling so please bring back after you empty
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 23, 2021
Zipcode
10013
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Current Shard
slave
Description
I have a cat, trash room is next to the elevator and we use the Peloton box for recycling so when you empty please bring the box back.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 13, 2021
Zipcode
10001
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Current Shard
slave
Description
I am house sitting and sadly the apartment was not handed over in the best state. I need everything taken out (from the kitchen cupboards, draws, and below the sink area) and everything to be wiped dow...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 15, 2021
Zipcode
83704
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Current Shard
slave
Description
Den has lots of feather from the feather couch. Would like those vacuumed and couch cushions fluffed.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 13, 2021
Zipcode
11216
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Current Shard
slave
Description
We have # cats. We would like this first cleaning to be as deep as possible - time permitting of course.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 13, 2021
Zipcode
10001
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Current Shard
slave
Description
please start with the floors if possible. really need scrubbing and cleaning in each room. then bathtub & shower tiles next priority, everything else third Thank you
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 15, 2021
Zipcode
46205
Created At
September 12, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Current Shard
slave
Description
This is a # BR townhouse, but none of the bedrooms need to be cleaned, only the kitchen/dining/living rooms & # bathroom.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 13, 2021
Zipcode
92107
Created At
September 11, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Current Shard
slave
Description
Only the back bedroom will ever require cleaning. Focus is on kitchen, bathroom and living room.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
September 15, 2021
Zipcode
16066
Created At
September 11, 2021
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Current Shard
slave
Description
you will have to work around boxes. building is less than # months old. my regular cleaning person is getting married or it would be cleaner here. No need to make the bed. don't bring supplies, I will ...

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