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.

Ms. terrance G.

Handy Premium Pro
19 jobs completed
Hi my name is Terrance but a lot of my clients call me Terri, I have over 5 years experience in cleaning small and large homes. No job is to small or to large for me. I enjoy seeing my clients happy when they see the outcome of their cleaning. Book with me you will not be disappointed.

Gabrielle T.

Handy Premium Pro
1,196 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!

Sidney G.

Handy Premium Pro
96 jobs completed
My name is Sidney i have over 19 years of Cleaning and Maintenance Experience. I am Very reliable dependable punctual and I love to CLEAN. I have the Ability to Produce Results Not Excuses!

Customer Reviews

3,153,281 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Jonathan P.

Toni was great, no doubt about it. We've used other cleaning services before, but we've never been happy with them. Handy was the best.

Marci B.

Carmen, thank you so much for doing such an excellent job cleaning our home! You made a world of difference.

Edza M.

This was my first time using Handy and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Georgia was awesome....Thank you

Krishna K.

Very friendly wnd avcomodating all the requests. On time! Hassle free appointment. Thank you Sandra.

Carl R.

Jimoh is wonderful. He is respectful, works incredibly hard and won’t stop until the job is done. I love his attention to detail. He is the best Handy experience I have ever had.

Victoria V.

Melissa far exceeded my expectations. My house looks amazing, she was incredibly thorough, and is one of the nicest people I've met!!

Tiara G.

Sara is amazing!!! he best that Handy has to offer she always leaves my house looking and smelling AMAZING!

Daniel P.

Cheryl did an excellent job! She exceeded expectations. I thought she was a very good representative of the Handy platform.

Cody K.

Wow! Amazing job! Thank you so much! My house looks great! I really appreciate your hard work! Thank

Junior G.

Very hardworking and Dedicated to her work doesnt argue and is ready to listen to customer, highly recommended

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 18, 2019
Zipcode
94105
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
#. Clean bedsheets are in the wasinh maxhine. Plesse put them in the dryer when you arrive. Please use them to make the bed once they are dry. #. Please clean the floor of the whole apt #. Please organ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 9, 2019
Zipcode
20170
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Do not park in any numbered spaces cause those are reserved. Bathrooms and kitchen need to be cleaned well, but don’t worry about the dishes - those will be done beforehand. I’ll be home if you have an...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
11374
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Cat and dog. Days of week for biweekly cleaning may change between Sundays and Fridays.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 9, 2019
Zipcode
90047
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
The floors are very important to be mopped well. They need the most attention
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
78233
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
I just need the laundry room, upatairs master bathroom, downstairs #/# bath, and downstairs floors cleaned. all other areas will be clean. in the master bathroom, please wipe down shower walls and floo...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 8, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
11378
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Will concentrate on kitchen and bathroom on Sunday - no bedroom or living room.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 7, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
90401
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have a cat. Please use only my vinegar for cleaning. You may also use my mop with my vinegar solution. Please use my sponges designated for bathtub and kitchen. Do not use bathroom sponge for kitche...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 7, 2019
Date Start
September 12, 2019
Zipcode
77382
Base Hours
8.0
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Description
I will be home with the baby around #:#. Please clean the office and the baby's room first because she will need to nap and I'll work in the office. We just had our kitchen cabinets painted so the inte...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 7, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
11225
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please skip the bedroom. Focus on cleaning the floors and surfaces. Priority is bathroom and kitchen.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
September 7, 2019
Date Start
September 8, 2019
Zipcode
10003
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please prioritize the bathroom / living room / kitchen. Please give the bathroom a full tile scrub and wash the shower mat as well. Thanks!

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.