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.

Nicole M.

Handy Premium Pro
76 jobs completed
My name is Nicole, I have 10 years experience cleaning large homes to studio size apartments. Allergic to cats.

Kristine D.

Handy Premium Pro
106 jobs completed
My name is Kris and I previously owned my own handyperson/landscaping/cleaning service for almost 20 years. I am experienced in all types of interior/exterior repairs (floors, drywall, painting, woodwork, landscaping, cleaning, powerwashing, doors, furniture assembly, etc.). I am willing to travel up to 100 miles (PA, WV, MD) depending on the size of the job. All you need to do is ask.

Sabrina G.

Handy Premium Pro
116 jobs completed
I’m a experienced residential cleaner, polite, respectful, professional and thorough! I’m communicative and problem solving. I use top-notch cleaning supplies.

Customer Reviews

3,378,653 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Callie A.

Ketty cleaned my apartment impeccably! She hung up some clean clothes that were strewn around the apartment, and it was the cherry on top!

Kinnick W.

She did a wonderful job. Took her time and cleaned our house from top to bottom. I’d highly recommend!

Nadia A.

Stacey Ann did a great job! So happy she was able to help. I'd definitely recommend her and would love to have her come back another time.

Tonette C.

Thank you for noticing the little details. Its the little things like wrapping a cord up to a charger, folding a little and making a bed. :)

Sadaf N.

Very professional and hard working! Left my house sparkling clean. Look forward to seeing you again!

Adriana S.

Neringa is a fantastic cleaner and very nice person. We are very comfortable with her in our flat and always know her work will be perfect.

Mack A.

Marjae was very friendly and hard-working. She was intentional about doing the areas i asked. She is great!

Holly R.

Ana was very friendly! Our flat was in an awful state but after Ana cleaned it was shiny and clean. Will definitely book with Ana again!

Yaxi T.

Julieth is awesome! Our home is super clean and organized after she came. Will definitely have her back again!

Faune B.

Tikisha is wonderful!! Her ingenious methods of cleaning and dedicated work ethic makes my apartment look brand new!

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MY APARTMENT IS VERY SMALL. I NEED THE CEILING FAN CLEANED ALSO. IF THIS IS EXTRA, PLEASE TELL ME THE PRICE SO THAT I MAY DECIDE IF I SHOULD DO IT MYSELF. THANK YOU. I NEED YOUR SERVICE! HAVE A GREAT D...
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Date Start
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The home is empty and two of the bathrooms are being remodeled. We’ve had contractors in the home and it is very dusty. We’re moving some items in on Sunday evening so we need the dust removed: floors ...
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Created At
March 28, 2020
Date Start
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Zipcode
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Please also clean the outside part of the pool glass sliding doors. Make sure to wash all linen. Place all towels in the closet of the shared bathroom. ***If you do not finish washing everything, pleas...
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Please use cleaning products with gentle scent if possible. Don’t send cleaners with FLU symptoms due to a newborn baby in the house. Thanks.
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March 28, 2020
Date Start
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Zipcode
33312
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Hi there! There are a number of services you offer that I won’t be needing. But I do need someone to help me tame the mess. I have unorganized areas all over that make my house look depressing. Thank y...

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.