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.

Brittany H.

Handy Premium Pro
76 jobs completed
Hi! My name is Brit and I’m a part time house keeper funding a move to the UK! My mom and grandma taught me how to clean real well when I was a young little thing, and it sure is relaxing and been a joy traveling around Chicago and cleaning a variety of homes! I’m quick and efficient, but I don't have a vacuum (it broke)in my spare time I paint and hang with my dog.

Jack H.

Handy Premium Pro
26 jobs completed
Customer satisfaction is my #1 goal. I will not be available from Monday September 16th through Sunday October 14th.

Josefina L.

Handy Premium Pro
623 jobs completed
My name is Josefina I have been a home cleaner for 2 years. I have experience with small and large apartments.

Customer Reviews

3,298,647 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Bart v.

Woow, you deserve flowers. What a great job. You tidied up our complete room. What a big surprise when we came home. Thank you very much!!

Ya G.

absolutely awesome! would love to have him back!!! He is very smart and knows exactly what to do !!!

Karen S.

Hulya is amazing. Kind, thorough, easy to get along with, a true gem. She has great ideas and is so positive and encouraging. (We may not be the nearest family in the world...). Love her.

Sarah W.

Denise did a GREAT job!! We fast and efficient! Definitely adding her to my pro list ;) looking forward to working with her again

Shannon L.

She did a great job; I'm very pleased with the final product. Everything was genuinely cleaned (floors, countertops). Relaxed afterward.

Ann M.

Precious is wonderful, she cleans like a dream and has such a cheerful personality it’s a pleasure to have her in your home. My place looks fantastic and I’ll looking forward to using Precious again.

Jahmil E.

Justin is simply amazing. He is thorough and detail oriented. I don’t think my house has ever been this clean and organized. I’ve used handy many times over the past couple of years and he is by far the best pro I’ve had so far! Thank you Justin!

Rachel W.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate my handy professionals flexibility with using my natural cleaning products.

Jared K.

Naomi was great today, she made me feel comfortable and she did a very nice job. She asked me specifically what I wanted and then did just that. I do certainly recommend her services.

Courtney B.

She was absolutely incredible. My kitchen floor is literally a different color. I have no idea how she does it, but she's amazing.

Recent Job Requests

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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 22, 2020
Zipcode
97221
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
The master bed and bath are the least important. Would still be nice to clean but just know you don’t have to focus on it a lot ;)
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 12, 2020
Zipcode
11237
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Description
Just wanted to warn you that the hose for the shower head just broke, so be careful if you turn it on so it doesn’t spray you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 24, 2020
Zipcode
46506
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Some of our walls need to be wiped down from kids spilling drinks/food. The backsplash in the kitchen could use some attention if you have the time. If you could please wipe down the front door and bac...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 12, 2020
Zipcode
10128
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
I'm getting a new toilet installed and that is the only room I care about. You can leave early and I won't care. I just need that room clean for the installation. We can clean up the rest of our mess o...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 12, 2020
Zipcode
10128
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Vacuum is in the front hall closet. Trash chute is in hall by elevator. Cleaning supplies under kitchen sink.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 15, 2020
Zipcode
95821
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
i will be here. i’ve been in hospital and had to come home to a mess. i am physically unable to do much
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 18, 2020
Zipcode
91784
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
I have dogs, so please text me when you are close and I will put them in the backyard.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 15, 2020
Zipcode
77619
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please bring all cleaning supplies, and vacuum. Mostly cat and dog hair pick up. Must be very good with pets.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 15, 2020
Zipcode
08050
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Owner has a dog. Home has carpet laminate flooring bring vacuum and cleaning supplies to complete the job.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
January 12, 2020
Date Start
January 15, 2020
Zipcode
33180
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
I have all the cleaning supplies you’ll need so no need to bring anything

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.