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.

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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 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 match you with 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.

Veronica R.

Handy Premium Pro
12 jobs completed
I provide superior quality house cleaning going over and beyond the call of duty. My motto is: Honest, Dependable, and Clean. I focus on my customer's satisfactory. General House cleaning & Deep cleaning. I can help with bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, office space, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and any special requests upon approval.

Kevin john S.

Handy Premium Pro
32 jobs completed
I fix and clean. I am a father of 3 and a husband. I am very respectful towards people and their belongings. I'm a great cook and avid gardener. I am an all around home help specialist.

Thomas C.

Handy Premium Pro
628 jobs completed
Hello my name is Thomas. I’m available to any home repairs or lawn maintenance as needed. If I can be of assistance send me a message or call.

Customer Reviews

74,023 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

JULIE S.

Hi, thank you so much for cleaning ang staying longer to complete the laundry. You did a fabulous job!

Sarah D.

Rolonda is friendly and does such a great job we request her every time and appreciate her hard work !!

Gabriel C.

She was amazing. Great Deep Cleaning. My house is so fresh and clean now im going to sleep very well! Very fast and efficient. Awesome Job!

Keren M.

Christine was prompt and thorough. She asked questions about what needed special attention. She did a great job!

Bridgett G.

Thursdays are my favorite days. My gome is clean and refreshed after L'Drea finishes cleaning. I love her and the work she does!! ❤️

Aubrey S.

Loved coming home to such a clean house; thank you for an incredible job. Will definitely request you again. Thanks!

Joel N.

Vera is awesome - definitely the most thorough cleaning of any of the professionals we've used lately.

Peter &.

Best handy cleaner we've had so far! She's amazing with all the little details and friendly. Can't say enough great things.

Jane K.

Wanda is prompt & prepared. She works SO hard! My place is always spotless when she cleans! HIGHLY recommended.

Louie P.

Britney mixed up putting back a few things- not a huge deal. Place looks great would definitely hire her again!

Recent Job Requests

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Created At
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Date Start
July 19, 2024
Zipcode
33705
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
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Description
I haven’t done a deep clean in a while, if you clean behind furniture and items on the counters that would be amazing. Please only clean the two bedrooms upstairs and bathroom, the office at the top of...
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Bedrooms
1
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2
Description
The oven. All blinds need to be dusted. Wipe walls in staircase area , dinning room plus where you may see kid hand prints.
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Created At
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Date Start
July 20, 2024
Zipcode
60430
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have a dog. Will be crated during the service. Am on bed rest recovering from surgery.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2024
Date Start
July 14, 2024
Zipcode
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Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
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1
Description
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Created At
July 13, 2024
Date Start
July 14, 2024
Zipcode
90046
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
please replace the sheets on the bed with the pair of white sheets on the desk - thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2024
Date Start
July 15, 2024
Zipcode
11435
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I am recuperating from illness, so I will be at home. I will do my best to show you what needs to be done and how I like it. Feel free to ask questions.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 13, 2024
Date Start
July 14, 2024
Zipcode
47448
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a short term rental, so please make sure the house looks great for our guests. Please wash all used towels and linens. Extra linens and towels are in the closet for each bedroom. Take out the b...
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
July 12, 2024
Date Start
July 14, 2024
Zipcode
11216
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Have a dog, but won’t be present. Want all the hair removed and the couch vacuumed

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.