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 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 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.

Tammy V.

Handy Premium Pro
69 jobs completed
Hello my name is Tammy & I was a registered nurse for 25 years & retired early. I recently started a cleaning business & I am an independent contractor with Handy. Have experience cleaning any size homes or offices. Customer satisfaction is my #1 priorty.

Steve S.

Handy Premium Pro
43 jobs completed
My name is Steve, I’m an all around handyman, and former firefighter/paramedic. I take pride in my work, and my customer service. I focus mostly on smaller jobs, but will consider any job. Thank you!

Gina C.

Handy Premium Pro
11 jobs completed
Hi my name is Gina i’ve been doing house cleaning for 25 years I take pride in my work I pay attention to detail, i’m hard-working

Customer Reviews

3,950,544 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Faith C.

Kendra is amazing- efficient with her time and incredibly thorough. She's one of the reasons we keep using Handy.

Olya M.

I rescheduled yesterday and paid $15 cancellation fee. Please refund me. He was not supposed to cone.

Mariela P.

I really like Working with Shameka and I hope we can continue working together. She makes me feel I can realy on her and that's priceless.

Steven G.

Connie was one of the best professionals I've had the pleasure of being a client of. I would recommend her to anyone!

Kiefer R.

Adama was absolutely wonderful. My apartment hasn't looked this good since I moved in, or possibly ever. Polite, professional and personable

Deven S.

Courteous professional who communicated well Only issue was that there was a paper towel in the toilet, which risks stopping up plumbing

Samantha N.

Vivian does a great job! Only request is she seems hesitant to move things around on my shelves to get to the real dust. But that’s really the only “complaint.” She’s definitely a preferred cleaner for me overall

Nick S.

She was not late, she actually showed up early,I wasn't ready since I was taking the shower, one I got out,I couldn't get a hold of her.

Michelle D.

Rebecca is our preferred house cleaner because of her attention to detail and she listens to our notes.

Robert Z.

Jessie did an amazing job. She really put in a ton of effort and my apartment looks great. Thank you so much!

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 29, 2022
Zipcode
95616
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Skip the bedroom. And please confirm that we are on time by #:#, if you could. If you have to cancel, please message me to let me know.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 30, 2022
Zipcode
30066
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Main focus is putting clothes on hangers. Cleaning will be after if time permits.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 29, 2022
Zipcode
95762
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
This is a move-out cleaning. There is no furniture to dust, but baseboards, blinds, and fans should be dusted.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 29, 2022
Zipcode
43551
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Description
We have two dogs that are all bark and no bite. They will be left downstairs in the basement, and no work will need done there.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 28, 2022
Zipcode
80033
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
I need help cleaning both bathrooms cleaning the floors in the kitchen and hallway Vacuum and dusting living room Bedroom and kitchen ceiling fan Kitchen counters and cabinets do NOT need to be cleaned...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
December 9, 2022
Zipcode
95008
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Once through the gate, make a right and head to the very end of the lot. Any uncovered, non-EV parking is available to park at.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 27, 2022
Date Start
November 27, 2022
Zipcode
10038
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Laundry in room is a mess. If you could please just please in a pile in a corner, I would appreciate it. Vacuum in closet across from bathroom and cleaning supplies under sink.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 26, 2022
Date Start
December 3, 2022
Zipcode
14215
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Laundry is probably the biggest mess it’s not too bad but I’ve been having a hard time doing it on my own
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 26, 2022
Date Start
December 1, 2022
Zipcode
10021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please clean kitchen (including dishes, taking out trash and recycling), bathroom, and living area.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 26, 2022
Date Start
November 28, 2022
Zipcode
31781
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have a dog that lives here with me. And a cat on the back porch, cat is not allowed in the house.

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.