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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.

Jared W.

Handy Premium Pro
43 jobs completed
I began working in the construction trades as an electrician apprentice in 2006. I've been taking thing's apart, putting then back together, and figuring out for as long as I can remember. This is something I truly enjoy doing.

John A.

Handy Premium Pro
97 jobs completed
I give you the same attention to detail I’d expect if you were at my home working for me. Thank You!

Jason K.

Handy Premium Pro
17 jobs completed
I’m Jason and I would love to be a part of your project! I’m a handyman so just about anything goes.

Customer Reviews

3,661,262 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

ahalya r.

Alvera was very professional, fast and thorough. Cleaned the apartment very nicely. Would hire her again.

Holly M.

Darrel was fantastic - super nice, did an amazing job cleaning, went above & beyond, friendly & got a lot done in a short amount of time.

Sukhman G.

Fantastic work, loved the bathroom and kitchen! proactive cleaner ! so far my best expirence with handy

Orianna H.

Lalini was amazing! She was detailed and left our place smelling great. I would love to have her again.

Saad S.

Loretta was absolutely amazing. She actually listened to my instructions. Every single piece inch of my pkace was cleaned. Amazing !!!

Tykise L.

Absolutely great! I am definitely requesting her again. Very detailed and thorough which is what I was seeking.

Amy F.

Michael is hands down the BEST! I've had several over the past few years and he's always my go to :) He goes above and beyond!

Emeline d.

Roberto is an amazing cleaner! Very professional and meticulous. I am very happy and satisfied with his services!

KAY W.

Julie was fantastic. She really cared about my home and it showed in her work. I want her to come back and do my house from now on.,

JEREMY W.

James is terrific! Great job cleaning my old house to get it ready for the next tenant. Also a pleasure to talk to. Will request him again!

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 20, 2021
Zipcode
11249
Created At
July 18, 2021
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
The trash room is right across from the elevator! Please be sure to wipe the dust boards and window sills, please.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 30, 2021
Zipcode
60402
Created At
July 18, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
# cats and a dog, please clean fur off of furniture. Wipe down windows and window sills.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 20, 2021
Zipcode
21220
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have two dogs, both super friendly. I can keep them outside or in the basement if needed.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
August 15, 2021
Zipcode
98101
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Clean up after a party. The place is pretty trashed and the cleaner I had booked canceled last minute. I can send photos so you can assess the damage.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 18, 2021
Zipcode
02128
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have a dog. Carpet in one of the bedrooms has a stain if you could bring carpet cleaner, thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 20, 2021
Zipcode
77550
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a move out cleaning so we just need floors, dusting, and bathroom cleaning
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 19, 2021
Zipcode
07093
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Garbage is downstairs in basement. Clean and wipe down dressers and computer desks. Wipe down top of fridge.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 23, 2021
Zipcode
44004
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have a Husky, (very friendly, but rambunctious) and will keep him in his crate on the back porch
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 20, 2021
Zipcode
43015
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Description
We have a finished basement that has carpet that requires a special vacuum that I will leave out for you. Also, I would like blinds dusted if possible. Thanks! We have # cats but they will not bother y...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
July 18, 2021
Zipcode
92127
Created At
July 17, 2021
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Description
Please organize the kids areas (changing table and upstairs bedroom as much as possible), focus on the master suite (floors and surfaces).

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.