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How Handy Works

Set Up a Cleaning Plan

Choose a weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning plan. We schedule your recurring bookings to make things easy - but don’t worry, you can always reschedule if things change.

Manage Everything Online

Rescheduling, contacting your professional, and tipping are just a tap away.

Sit Back and Relax

An experienced, fully-equipped housekeeping professional will be there on time.

The Most Reliable Way to Book a House Cleaning

Here's how it works -- just go to our website or app and tell us your zipcode and how big your house, apartment, or flat is. Handy will then connect you with a top-rated home cleaning professional to help take the stress out of your life.

Experienced

Handy has been connecting people to professional house cleaning and other home services since 2012. In our short history, house cleaning professionals using the Handy platform have helped clean millions of homes and apartments in NYC, SF, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and beyond. Handy is your one-stop shop for whenever you need professional house cleaning help.

Reliable

When you schedule a cleaner or maid service through Handy to come to your home, you can rest assured knowing that someone will be at your home ready to go when you need it. They’ll help return your bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and more to the like-new condition that you remember from when you first moved in!

Convenient

Late nights at work preventing you from keeping your apartment tidy? Too busy taking the kids to school, practices, and playdates to vacuum the floors? We know life can be crazy and unpredictable, and when you’re tired and overworked, the last thing anybody wants to do is clean their home. Whatever the reason you’re looking for home cleaning help, Handy has you covered.

Flexible

With Handy, it’s easy to schedule and reschedule bookings. Just open the Handy app and choose the date and time that works best for you. Or maybe your home needs an extra deep clean with some special attention - you can use the app to add extras to your booking, like laundry, inside the cabinets, inside the refrigerator, and more.

Why Book House Cleaning Services through Handy?

If you’re in need of home cleaning, apartment cleaning, or a maid service, we’re simply the best, most convenient home cleaning service way to book a cleaning. We know you want the a well-priced cleaning while still having the confidence that your cleaning will be thorough and professional. Handy connects you to cleaners who offer just that. And Handy helps schedule your recurring cleanings automatically for you, so you can focus on the other things in your life.

Backed by the Handy Happiness Guarantee.

Friendly 24/7 customer service

Affordable, upfront pricing

What's Included in a House Cleaning?

Here is what you can generally expect from a house cleaning booked through Handy. Download the app to share your specific cleaning details and instructions with your pro!

Bedroom, Living Room & Common Areas

  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling

Bathroom Cleaning

  • Wash and sanitize the toilet, shower, tub and sink
  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling

Kitchen Cleaning

  • Dust all accessible surfaces
  • Empty sink and load up dishwasher with dirty dishes
  • Wipe down exterior of stove, oven and fridge
  • Clean all floor surfaces
  • Take out garbage and recycling

Extras

For a deeper clean, consider adding one or more cleaning extras. Most cleaning extras add one half hour of time and cost to your booking.

  • Inside cabinets
  • Inside fridge
  • Inside oven
  • Laundry wash & dry
  • Interior windows

Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet Some of the Top Cleaning Pros on Handy

Build a Pro Team so that you always have a great group of go-to professionals for all your home cleaning services.

Tim Gadsden
Tim G.
1,128 jobs completed
Hi! My Name is Tim. I've worked For Handy for almost 2 years. I've worked for the Marriott as well as with the Hilton Hotel. I enjoy cleaning because when your place is clean and fresh it does something to the inner being. It's like a fresh start in an orderly environment. Each job is performed as if it's my own home. Like Mom is visiting!
Lyudmila Boateng
Lyudmila B.
463 jobs completed
My name is Lyudmila. Competent and dependable housekeeper with experience in residences as well as offices. Valued for impeccable standards in maintaining a clean, sanitized, tidy and pleasant environment for my clients. I'm skilled at selecting the best tools and methods for all cleaning jobs. PS I'm from Bulgaria and I speak English. Hope you like my service after you booked me.
Angelique Boles
Angelique B.
1,053 jobs completed
Hello and welcome! I'm Angelique with Handy it's my pleasure to assist you in finding the best experience in home cleaning. I'm not only punctual but I have a fine eye for detail and order. It would be my pleasure to clean for you I've been with Handy since 2015 and cleaned approximately 625 homes across Streeterville, South Loop, and Lincoln Park, and counting. Again, welcome, and see you soon.

Customer Reviews

3,862,703 Reviews for Home Cleaning

Waine L.
New York, NY
Thanks again!!!!
Heather B.
New York, NY
She was awesome and so kind to my children!
Lucas F.
Houston, TX
Great work, thank you!
Laura G.
Tampa, FL
Excellent job Lilly!!! My place looks amazing!
Audrey H.
Los Angeles, CA
Pascual is always on time and professional. He has been cleaning areas - like the baseboards - that others skipped. Plus he always smiles:)
Nasim D.
Vancouver, BC
She was efficient and did a very good job.
Emma C.
Austin, TX
Very lovely young lady. Professional and did a great job! :)
Joy W.
New York, NY
Wanda is doing an excellent job. Please send her every week. Thank you.
Lauren L.
New York, NY
Rosa was really nice and helpful. She was able to clean our large apartment in a short amount of time. I think she covered a lot more surface than most other cleaners on the Handy app. Perhaps wish she would have done a bit more of a deep dive in certain spots, but overall really nice job!
Marjan V.
Los Angeles, CA
Vanesa is an amazing blessing on our little blue planet. I hope you get the honor and privilege of having your life and Home be transformed by her lovely energy!

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Date Start
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Description
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Date Start
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May 7, 2022
Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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May 7, 2022
Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Bedrooms
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Description
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May 7, 2022
Date Start
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Zipcode
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Description
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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.

Here's Why Handy is the Best Way to Book A House Cleaning

Instant online booking with 7am-11pm availability

Book online instantly, and schedule your first cleaning for as early as tomorrow. Get your home cleaned anytime from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week (subject to local pro availability).

Friendly, vetted professionals

All professionals on the Handy platform are screened, vetted professionals, and are rated by customers like you to ensure quality.

Cleaned the way you want

Professionals bring supplies and work from your own custom instructions. You can work with the same cleaner every time. Handy strives to match you with the right professional for you and your home. We also provide you with a team of professionals to provide backup in case of scheduling conflicts.

Flexible scheduling

Set a schedule that fits your life. Handy helps you automatically schedule your weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning, so you can focus on the other things in your life. Reschedule or adjust the frequency of your cleanings as needed. Get the benefit of a regularly cleaned home. Easy and secure online payments. No more last minute runs to the bank. Pay online and tip at your discretion.

See the progress of your cleaning from your phone

Not able to be home during the cleaning? No problem. The Handy app allows you to see when your cleaner arrives and check the progress of their cleaning.

The Handy Happiness Guarantee

Your happiness is our goal. If you're not satisfied with the quality of the service, we'll send another pro to make it right at no extra charge.

Make House Cleaning Your Affordable Luxury

Imagine a world without Handy. You’ve put in a 12 hour day at the office, your train is 30 minutes late, and by the time you finally walk into your apartment, there are dirty dishes stacked high in the sink, dirty clothes are strewn everywhere, your bed is unmade, the shower is starting to smell a bit like mildew, and the floors are covered with mud. A professional maid service probably sounds pretty good right about now, doesn't it? The last thing in the world you want to do is pull on your yellow rubber gloves and begin scrubbing the floors and vacuuming the carpets. With Handy, you don’t have to.

There is no feeling quite like coming home from work and walking into a beautiful, fresh-smelling, clean home. Rather than clean the toilet, dust the shelves, and wipe down the countertops, you can instead unwind on the couch, curled up under a blanket, maybe pour yourself that glass of wine you’ve been thinking about, and start that new TV show everyone’s been talking about. A visit from a housekeeping service is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Book a home cleaning with Handy today.

Fairly Priced and Convenient Cleaning Services

Price is important. Nobody likes it when they think they’re paying one price for a home cleaning service provider, and then they are informed that the price is actually going to be much higher. With Handy, we let you know up front what you’re going to pay. And with incredibly affordable hourly rates given at a discount to loyal customers who sign up for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly house cleaning services, we’re confident you’ll be satisfied.

Admit it, we’ve all been there. Your home cleaning or maid service is coming the next morning and you realize at 9 PM that you don’t have any cash to pay them. So you reluctantly put on your shoes, find your jacket, and drive to the nearest bank to take money out of the ATM. Handy is entirely cashless -- pay your cleaner in the app with a credit card, simple as that. We’ll even save it for next time. And if you’re so thrilled with how beautiful and clean your apartment looks and you want to tip your house cleaning pro something extra, you can do that with your credit card in the app as well.

Ensuring Your House Cleaner Does the Perfect Job

We know that when you book a maid service, housekeeping service, or house cleaning service through Handy, you are allowing a stranger to enter your home. When you book a house cleaner through the Handy platform, you can rest assured that they’ve been vetted before they arrive at your door. You can give your Handy professional additional instructions when filling out your cleaning preferences online. If you have particular allergies to detergents, for instance, or a special way of cleaning that you prefer, you can easily let your house cleaner know ahead of time. You can even prioritize the various home cleaning tasks that your Handy professional will tackle in the order that you prefer, so you can make sure your biggest concerns will get extra love and attention.