How Handy Works

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The Trusted Name in Local Cleaning Service Referrals

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 Referral Agency

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 the Top Local Cleaning Service Pros on Handy

Download the app to search and book top 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.

Heidi D.

Handy Premium Pro
43 jobs completed
My name is Heidi. I have several years experience and offer a variety of home services including interior painting and repairs. I have many happy regular clients and can provide excellent references. I am happy to assist you with any household chores! Book me first and you won’t be disappointed!

Cameron T.

Handy Premium Pro
98 jobs completed
Hardworking and experienced handyman able to perform a variety of services. Proficient professional in basic repairs, cosmetic upkeep, appliance installation, furniture assembly, landscaping. Bringing forth the ability to use power tools, various equipment, and maintenance related machinery. Friendly veteran committed to providing top notch services!

Gabrielle T.

Handy Premium Pro
1,215 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!

Customer Reviews

3,954,968 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Nic N.

Maria was very nice, efficient, and stealthy quiet...like a happy cleaning ninja! She is welcome back anytime and has now become our preferred cleaning pro.

Kathleen R.

She was on time and got to work right away. I work at home so it was great that she was quiet while she was cleaning!

Mengmeng D.

Thank you so much for the outstanding job! It was wonderful to come home to a sparkling clean home late last night. I'm so impressed you were so thorough and even moved all the furniture and scooped the cat litter. Thank you!

Kate T.

Nana was lovely and did a fantastic job. She definitely did more than asked, which was lovely! Thank you!

Yocheved R.

Jennifer hadn't been informed that I had requested window cleaning. However, once I mentioned it, she did an amazing job at this tough task.

farah z.

At first was a bit slow but then sped things up & when i checked the cleaning i was really happy. Good job mate!!!

Louise C.

Thank you so much Bisola, we are very grateful for your service and great work. It is always nice to see you. Happy holidays.

Pam P.

Corina did a great job. My house looked great. It's so nice to see it sparkling clean and smelling good. Thanks!

Ryan H.

Thank you very much for cleaning my apartment. It was the cleanest my apartment has been in a long time!

Cinthia O.

Great service as was last time! Very responsible and she arrives on time, lasts the 2 hours. Recommend her, 5 stars.

Recent Job Requests

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Created At
January 29, 2023
Date Start
January 29, 2023
Zipcode
SO15 2HL
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
The flat is not dirty, just some dust on the surface, but has smell, needs to clean up the range hood.
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
07047
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
1
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Priority is cleaning all bathroom surfaces. Scrub tub well. Clean soap scum off shower doors. Clean kitchen surfaces and inside oven, cabinets, and fridge. Clean floors and all surfaces. Clean inside w...
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Created At
January 29, 2023
Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
3.0
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Description
We have dogs, they get excited for a few minutes, then move on. We will be here for the intro.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 29, 2023
Date Start
February 1, 2023
Zipcode
M5V 3C2
Base Hours
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1
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1
Description
I have a free roaming rabbit who is shy but friendly. I also have a lizard and birds who are contained and won’t be in your way. The garbage room is on the main floor through the mailroom
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
February 1, 2023
Zipcode
18940
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
I have a dog named Panda. She’s very tame and very affectionate. Good with people and small children.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
January 30, 2023
Zipcode
11210
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
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0
Description
There are clean sheets in the bedroom closet and there should be clean linens in the drier.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
January 29, 2023
Zipcode
33545
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Description
We desperately need our floors and baseboards DEEP cleaned. We have been out of town and our dog peed on the floors because he had a kidney stone. My mom attempted to clean up the floors but whatever s...
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
February 1, 2023
Zipcode
11209
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please bring your own vacuum and mop. Wood floors in living/bedroom, tiles in bathroom and kitchen. Baseboards need to be cleaned every time.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
February 1, 2023
Zipcode
75202
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
#-# condo with ovens. Will be there to show you what to focus on for the #.# hours there and feel free to use any of my things. I do have a vacuum.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 28, 2023
Date Start
January 29, 2023
Zipcode
E5 8HB
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
I would also really appreciate if you could clean the window ledges opposite the front door of the flat and downstairs, in the communal area

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.