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.

Steve R.

Handy Premium Pro
67 jobs completed
I'm Steve. I have been cleaning since a young age. I have various skills from general labor to computer repair. I worked as a janitor for a agency for about 2 years and construction clean up for 4 years.

Phillip M.

Handy Premium Pro
34 jobs completed
Hello, my name is Phillip and I recently graduated with a Bachelor's of Science of Chemical and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Riverside. have taken 2 years of auto mechanic courses at my junior college, worked three years as a cert. plumber, and do all the repairs on our home and vehicles. I love working with my hands! Most of all, I am meticulous, driven, and a problem solver.

Jose C.

Handy Premium Pro
31 jobs completed
My name is Jose. I am a Jack of many trades. Everything from small projects like putting together bikes to others like landscaping, tile, and much more. Single dad to the cutest Lil Miss. Doing what we can to help keep this great big ball spinning around.

Customer Reviews

3,868,170 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Asia P.

Dishes were a little spotty but otherwise she did a really great job! Super fast and very nice. Had a good time with her.

Luiz R.

Alethea was amazing! She was thorough, kind, finished in time, and used green products ... just the way I loke it! She's the best!!!

Steven H.

Terrell is efficient, polite, focused and very can-do. He is very thoughtful and has great follow-through b

Carina S.

Omar is amazingly detailed, my apartment felt professionally cleaned, and he was top notch. Friendly, warm and professional.

Lynn-Marie W.

Monique is great! She knows exactly how I like things in my apartment and always gets my kitchen back in shape!

Shannon S.

Natasha did the best cleaning to date since ive been using Handy. She even folded my laundry! Thank you

Barbara Z.

Hello Olusegun, You cleaned the surfaces really well. I appreciate your hard work. Thank you! Barbara

Michael B.

He was not just on time, he was ten minutes early, he did an outstanding job and was very polite and professional.

Anne H.

This was my second opportunity to have Jacob clean and, again, he did an amazing job. Jacob is clearly a person who takes pride in his work.

Jason G.

Salim did a phenomenal job of cleaning my apartment. It's as clean as the day I moved in. I would definitely recommend him to anyone else. He is very professional.

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 21, 2022
Zipcode
80015
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
We will have a house folder with lists of where everything is, We will leave it on the counter for you when you're scheduled to come.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 15, 2022
Zipcode
33137
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Hello I have an Airbnb guest arriving at # PM tomorrow if you can please just wash the towels and the sheets on the bed before you make it that would be great
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 16, 2022
Zipcode
10025
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
My friend and kids will be home. Please do a thorough cleaning and organizing. Dishwasher does not work. Please hand wash and put all dishes, including those in dishwasher, away in cabinet. Change beds...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 26, 2022
Zipcode
20001
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
One of the doors in the kitchen leads down to the basement, that’s a separate unit, no need to clean down there.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 15, 2022
Zipcode
60614
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Description
We’d like you to start with the master bedroom, then do the office, then the living room and kitchen and family room and every other cleaning we will alternate between whether you do the guest bedroom ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 30, 2022
Zipcode
20009
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please change the sheets. I will leave a clean set on my bed and you can leave dirty sheets on the bed.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 17, 2022
Zipcode
20009
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Trash is between the island and window. Please wipe of the side of the trash can. Please dust the baseboards. FYI, I have home cameras.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 15, 2022
Zipcode
95240
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Description
There is no furniture in the house. We are moving in so we need drawers and cabinets cleaned, floors, windows etc.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 15, 2022
Date Start
May 20, 2022
Zipcode
98006
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
#. We will leave a note of cleaning instructions on the door #. We will leave a pair of shoe covers, if you don’t find them at the door, please find it in the closet of the entryway. They are reusable ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
May 14, 2022
Date Start
May 21, 2022
Zipcode
90210
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Description
We have a dog, but we will be taking him with us when we leave when you arrive.

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.