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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.

Faye M.

Handy Premium Pro
346 jobs completed
Hi my name is Faye. I have over 15 years of cleaning experience including residential homes, commercial buildings, large venues, Airbnbs, and hotels as a supervisor. I am reliable, trustworthy, I love animals and I am very detail-oriented. I am someone who loves to clean and build relationships with my clients by communicating and catering to their cleaning needs. I am non smoker.

Kendra T.

Handy Premium Pro
35 jobs completed
Hi! My name is Kendra! I’ve been a housekeeper for 1.5 years now. I have experience in every part of the state with small and large homes.

Angela G.

Handy Premium Pro
27 jobs completed
Hello my name is Angela, I've been cleaning over 25 years plus I'm a hard worker and I get it done right the first time. I own my own cleaning business I have references also. and I'm a family person.

Customer Reviews

3,082,811 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

yoni p.

Really did a great job cleaning everything from the bathroom to the main room to the kitchen. Very sweet and a pleasure to deal with.

Courtney E.

Best cleaner. So sweet. Cleans the house and makes it perfect. Love my pet. She is a pleasure to have in my home every single time.

Lucas T.

He was amazing. First time using handy and i will come back every time due to our cleaner. Did an awesome job and was super helpful. Thanks!

Luciano R.

Jesstina was wonderful. She was friendly and did a great job cleaning a very dirty apartment with 3 pets in it. Highly recommend her!

Ava W.

Yoselin arrived early and was very professional and thorough throughout the cleaning. Very much appreciated her attention to detail!

Ashley D.

Kevin was by far the best handy professional I have ever had! He was friendly, on time, and diligent. I would highly recommend Kevin!

Romy S.

She was awesome! She took her time and went above and beyond. An awesome relief after a bad string of handy reps. Im sticking with her!

Nancy H.

LaTasha is lovely! She was friendly, efficient and easy to have around. Great follow-up after a flat tire.

Alex M.

Charlene was amazing! The best Handy professional i have had. I would gladly use her again, she is incredibly thorough!!!

Caroline M.

Quinn was professional, friendly and stayed extra time to make sure everything was finished. He was on time and had supplies - A++!

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 14, 2019
Date Start
July 14, 2019
Zipcode
10013
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Garbage bin is under the sink, as well as extra garbage bags. The broom and vacuum we have are in the closet to the right facing the front door. We don’t have a mop currently, and so if you could bring...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 14, 2019
Date Start
July 14, 2019
Zipcode
10451
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
We just need a superficial clean of the floors, bathroom and kitchen. We have moved out of our apartment into a new one and want to leave our place looking presentable for the new owners.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 14, 2019
Date Start
August 4, 2019
Zipcode
80224
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please prioritize the kitchen, especially the inside of the oven, the fan, and the stovetop.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 14, 2019
Date Start
July 14, 2019
Zipcode
94930
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is an Airbnb rental so all bedding and towels need to be replaced. Strip bed and put new bedding. Bedding is located in the bathroom closet. Take dirty towels out and replace with clean towels, al...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 14, 2019
Date Start
July 17, 2019
Zipcode
22301
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
We have one cat and one dog. The dog can stay in the spare bedroom during the cleaning and that room can be skipped.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2019
Date Start
July 15, 2019
Zipcode
78704
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Can you please wash and change the bed sheets and tidy up the master closet (hang clothes, organize shoes etc)
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2019
Date Start
July 14, 2019
Zipcode
92677
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Hi Francisca, Hola! Hablo Español. Mañana a las #:# pm esta bien, pero si puedes hoy seria mas perfecto para mi. Si no, no te preocupes, lo dejamos para mañana. Este es mi numero si deseas contactarme ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2019
Date Start
July 16, 2019
Zipcode
02130
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please bring a mop and bucket for cleaning the bathroom and kitchen floors.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2019
Date Start
July 14, 2019
Zipcode
10028
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a vacant apartment and needa to be cleaned for the incoming tenant. Any items in the fridge or freezer are to be thrown out. You will have to bring your own cleaning supplies .
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2019
Date Start
July 18, 2019
Zipcode
02139
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
2
Description
We're just looking for the common areas and bathrooms to be cleaned, bedrooms are up to each tenant. Dishes do not need to be washed either, just the surfaces/stovetop/sink in the kitchen.

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