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.

Tiffaney B.

Handy Premium Pro
80 jobs completed
My name is Tiffaney! I've been cleaning houses and apartments for a year now and have long term experience in the restaurant industry, so I'm a pro in kitchens! I'm also a student and am working my way through school. Thanks for your consideration!

Jenny V.

Handy Premium Pro
90 jobs completed
Hi! My name is Jenny. I have worked in housekeeping for about 7 years now. I’m very responsible, honest, and hardworking. I always do my very best to satisfy my clients' needs!

Sidney G.

Handy Premium Pro
120 jobs completed
My name is Sidney i have over 19 years of Cleaning and Maintenance Experience. I am Very Trustworthy Reliable Dependable Punctual and I love to CLEAN. I have the Ability to Produce Results Not Excuses!

Customer Reviews

3,223,672 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Cassie M.

Aaron has done a great job with our home the last two times we've had him. Everything feels so fresh and clean!

Valerie W.

Erin always does an amazing job! She goes above and beyond what's expected of her. My house sparkles when she leaves!

Melissa W.

Shavar is excellent!! We love having her clean our apartment. She makes sure everything is done properly and works hard!

Julie J.

The bathroom and kitchen are sparkling! The windowsills are cleaner than they have ever been. Thank uou so much!

Whitney L.

Debra was very sweet and even went above and beyond to hand wash a strain on the sheets from a renter. Would definitely recommend her!

Catherine M.

She did an incredibly beautiful, thorough job on my entire apartment. Truly she went above and beyond to make the place spotless.

Carol G.

she does an amazingly thorough job. first handy person i never need to double check quality o her work she is amazing!!!

Shruthi D.

Yolanda did a great job cleaning for us. She was very friendly and would love to have her help us out again!

Beth A.

My shower head broke and he didnt tell me. Just left it hanging and i coukdnt find the missing piece. Thats all. Good guy though

cheyenne w.

Does an awesome job. Everything I asked is done and done well. I leave her by herself and she locks up before leaving. I have a big german Shepard and she works well around him.

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 5, 2019
Zipcode
10128
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please dust and mop, and clean out bath tub. Feel free to organize if you have time!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
07310
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Metered parking is outside with max # hour. Has to move every hour. Quarters helpful for meter.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 10, 2019
Zipcode
11249
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
We have a dog in the second bedroom. Please don’t go in there to clean it.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
92646
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
scrub the floors please! IF YOU CAN COME AS EARLY AS #AM OR IN THE MORNING INSTEAD OF #PM THATD BE GREAT!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 9, 2019
Zipcode
98422
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I like a through job please always recheck your own work. Environmental dog friendly house. mainly vinegar and water cleaning.I provide the vacumn and the mop.I provide the vinegar for the floors onlyy...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 3, 2019
Date Start
November 11, 2019
Zipcode
11222
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Trash and recycling is in the hall on the floor. I also have a very friendly dog Willow. She’s great but is a bit scared of the vacuum. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 2, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
94941
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Description
The house is empty. Floors,baseboards, bathroom, kitchen and windows need to be cleaned. Dust blinds- House needs to be completely clean
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 2, 2019
Date Start
November 3, 2019
Zipcode
10016
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have some cleaning supplies but not a ton so you may need to bring your own stuff
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 2, 2019
Date Start
November 4, 2019
Zipcode
07104
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Its a studio.lots of glassLaundry Is in the lobby - i will provide a laundry card and all supplies
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
November 2, 2019
Date Start
November 4, 2019
Zipcode
55337
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have a # bedroom that will NOT be cleaned that is the main master bedroom. I will show you Wednesday.

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.