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.

Virginia M.

Handy Premium Pro
45 jobs completed
my name is Virginia I'm 48 years old I have done cleaning for years. I also have experience in operating a crane as well as a welder. I'm the type of worker that'll go above and beyond what you'd like done.

Darlene A.

Handy Premium Pro
436 jobs completed
hello my name is darlena I am one of handy top Pros 4.7 and as you know that means I'm good at what I do so if you want to book with me I work from 8 to 12 next time is 1 to 4 I apologize in advance I do not do queens and Bronx respectfully submitted

Rodrigo C.

Handy Premium Pro
645 jobs completed
About me: I have a bachelor degree in Computer Science. I come from a family of artisans. I like to create using domotic smart home solutions merged with the old school alchemy. Comprehensive home support and maintenance. More than 20 years track experience conducting home improvement. Skills include fence installation, Door &Windows installation, Smart Home, etc. No Job is Too Small

Customer Reviews

3,598,326 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Lisa J.

Lucy always does an amazing job in my very large and very difficult to clean house. She is always on time, she is always conscientious and she is very thorough.

Sarina E.

Josh is fabulous, not only as a cleaner but as a person. I enjoy his refreshing positive perspective on life.

Sonya S.

Monica was great! She was so friendly and nice, and super careful with our stuff. I would love to work with her again and would recommend her for anyone else!

Stephan K.

He was professional and efficient! He arrived on time and made my house beautiful again. Thanks for a job well done!

Dena F.

Overall we are happy! The portion of our apartment that had carpet wasn't vacuumed. Our estimate was 4.5 hrs but only took total 2.5hrs

Rachel B.

Camilla is absolutely amazing. I told her I had allergies, and she went above and beyond to tackle my dust & cat hair issues. I'd give her 6 stars if I could.

Ranjana R.

Audrea does a great job of cleaning my apartment and listening to my preferences in cleaning products or what areas need a little extra scrubbing. She remembers her clients' requests and is pleasant and professional to work with. She even inspires me to organize my stuff! I highly recommend Audrea to anyone who wants a clean home.

Lilia M.

Shelia is wonderful! So thorough, thoughtful - our house is always sparkling when she leaves. Thanks so much Shelia!

Julia B.

This was my first booking with Dana, and I was very happy! He is thorough and left my house so clean. Friendly and respectful. Would hire again!

Ben G.

Very efficient. Got through everything I asked and more. Very thourough as well. Would strongly recommend to others.

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 12, 2021
Zipcode
90035
Created At
April 11, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
We only wish to have the common spaces cleaned. The Kitchen, Bathroom, Living room and Dining room.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 15, 2021
Zipcode
74055
Created At
April 11, 2021
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
refrigerator went out and has moldy food to be cleaned out. # handicapped seniors and haven’t had help over a year.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 13, 2021
Zipcode
90094
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
you will be deep-cleaning one bedroom and bathroom of an entire home. a tenant moved out and the entire focus is to clean and sanitize this space.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 14, 2021
Zipcode
93720
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
Only need to worry about master bedroom. The other bedrooms don’t need to be cleaned.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 12, 2021
Zipcode
10038
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a deep cleaning between roommates. Addition items that are often forgotten are mirrors and a deep clean of the stove. The trash room is down the hall past the elevators where the exit sign is...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 13, 2021
Zipcode
98121
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Do not leave anything in the hallways or the trash room. Any boxes need to be brought down to the trash room. There is a fine for leaving anything in the trash room.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
May 10, 2021
Zipcode
11354
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
I have # dogs. Only # bedroom and # bath to clean but the common area is fairly large
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 13, 2021
Zipcode
80203
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please wash thoroughly take out trash, there is a trash chute / trash room in the hall way. Wash all sheets and bedding , wash / and dry! Clean every room , vacum , mop etc, house should smell fresh, a...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 14, 2021
Zipcode
44106
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
The bathroom needs deep detailed cleaning, especially the shower. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Date Start
April 15, 2021
Zipcode
01520
Created At
April 10, 2021
Base Hours
5.5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Description
Please don’t clean the master bedroom. My husband will be home and working in there while you all are cleaning. He’ll let you in and remind you as well. Thanks!

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