How Handy Works

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The Trusted Name in Local Cleaning Service Referrals

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.

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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 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 match you with 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 the Top Local Cleaning Service Pros on Handy

Download the app to search and book top 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.

Miranda M.

Handy Premium Pro
22 jobs completed
My name is Miranda. I’ve been cleaning for three years, both residential and commercial buildings. I love what I do and the relationships I make with my clients.

Ruth G.

Handy Premium Pro
25 jobs completed
Hi I've been in the cleaning business residential and commercial 10+yrs and take pride in my work. I pay attention to detail and listen to clients needs. I am available 7 days a week and adjust my hours to fit your schedule. I will accommodate your requests for products upon request prior to your appointment if you message me. I bring supplies/equipment and arrive on time. Love all pets.

Dirk N.

Handy Premium Pro
33 jobs completed
How can I help? Kubota driving, Dewalt drilling, and ready to knock out your yard or project the right way.

Customer Reviews

133,401 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

James S.

Daniella was amazing, couldn't be happier with the way our apartment looks! She got all the small details right, thanks so much!

ayeshaoj s.

Thank you so much Chris. Though a little slow you did an excellent job. There is no place online to tip you like you said.

Alisha P.

Jhoven is the best I've hired so far. She did a thorough job and was very timely. I hope to request her for all future cleanings.

amy B.

Amazing attention to detail! Extremely thorough and incredibly friendly! Super satisfied customer!!!

Maureen H.

Dory Landry is conscientious and detailed. He is a pleasant man and made me feel comfortable with him in my home.

martin l.

Annette was excellent. Thorough, professional, and worked hard. We'd like her back!. Best, Martin and Jayne

Emily B.

Wow! Maria was so friendly, on time; worked so hard and made sure she asked what I wanted her to focus on! I am looking foreword to having her again!

Ananya D.

Yapo was very professional and extremely effective with his time. He did a great job and went above and beyond in my home!

N. S.

Daniel was amazing! As a first-timer I was hesitant to have somone clean my place, but Daniel put me at ease and did a phenomenal job!

Sarah P.

Chanel was very thorough, polite, professional and stayed to finish the whole job! Would highly recommend her!!

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 20, 2023
Zipcode
M5B 0A3
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have a cat and a small dog. Hopefully you aren’t allergic or too scared of them, they are very friendly.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 20, 2023
Zipcode
40006
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
wipe off bottoms of doors and washer and dryer clean dad's whole room clean laundry room sweep and mop run vacuum and shampoo around bird cages clean bathroom mirrors run vacuum in my room wipe off in ...
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 23, 2023
Zipcode
60611
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have a cat so dusting everything including windows ledges, baseboard shelves etc. litter area will need a good vacuuming. Inside windows need to be washed and so do floors.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 22, 2023
Zipcode
01773
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Description
vacuum furniture due to pet hair, pay special attention to bathrooms and kitchen
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 21, 2023
Zipcode
90012
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have # cats, please be careful not to let them out. Recycling is in blue bags, trash is in clear/white bags, the recycling and trash chutes are across the hall from the apartment.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 18, 2023
Date Start
September 20, 2023
Zipcode
19365
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Trash bags are under the sink, and there is fabuloso above the washer dryer.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 17, 2023
Date Start
September 20, 2023
Zipcode
60622
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I really need someone to take out a lot of trash from moving in. Please let me know if this is outside the scope of services.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 17, 2023
Date Start
September 25, 2023
Zipcode
10025
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Just moved in! Empty apartment. The floors are brand new. No shoes inside. Please only sweep; no liquid chemicals. Lots of dusting. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 17, 2023
Date Start
September 18, 2023
Zipcode
10025
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Just moved in! Empty apartment. The floors are brand new. No shoes inside. Please only sweep; no liquid chemicals. Lots of dusting. Especially closets. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 17, 2023
Date Start
September 21, 2023
Zipcode
97219
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have a dog, but I will keep him upstairs while you clean. You will only need to clean the main floor plus the basement bathroom.

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.