How Handy Works

Pick a Time

Select the day and time for your service and get instant, affordable pricing.

Book instantly

We'll confirm your appointment and take care of payment electronically and securely.

Your pro arrives

An experienced, fully-equipped professional will show up on time at your doorstep.

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 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.

I need more help.

Please see the Help Center.

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.

Darrell D.

Handy Premium Pro
70 jobs completed
My name is Darrell! I am a U.S. Army veteran and a general construction worker with more than 10 years! My skills range over a broad spectrum of trades from general purpose construction/reconstruction , repairs, furniture assembly , installation, repair , metal fabrication , carpentry, plumbing, basic household electric and more ! I look forward to providing you with the best service possible!

Thomas E.

Handy Premium Pro
61 jobs completed
Thank you for considering me to help you with your home project. My skill sets allow me to thoroughly analyze your project and proceed with the best course of action to achieve the vision you have in your mind for your home. My years of construction experience allows me to make suggestions for you in the home renovation process as well as execute with extreme precision and professionalism.

Mercades W.

Handy Premium Pro
17 jobs completed
Hello, I’m Mercades and I’ve been a cleaning professional since 2014. I actually enjoy keeping our environment clean, healthy, and safe. Book me and I guarantee you will be satisfied and book me again. I’m very well detailed with my work. I’m reliable and punctual.

Customer Reviews

99,467 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Christopher L.

Monika is a dream. So sweet and did an amazing job with our apartment. She even got to the hidden nooks and crannies of the apartment. The place is spotless. We hope to see you again soon!

Sam L.

She is the most professional cleaner I've had from Handy. everything was perfect and I cannot wait to use her services again.

T U.

Maritza was GREAT.. She came early .. And went above and beyond my expectations.. Thank you so much for understanding..

Szilvia N.

She is punctual, hard-working, fast. Always get the job done I need. Lovely person. Highly recommended.

Anna S.

Roberto is punctual and professional, does good quality work with attention to details. Thank you for sending us Roberto!

Kiarie N.

She was amazing and so sweet and quick. Helped me out a lot. Look forward to having her over again!

Anastasia K.

Jeremy was fantastic! He did an incredible job, was overall so professional and courteous. I was super impressed!

Laura B.

JIssel was thorough. She didn't rush or cut any corners and didn't skill on dusting and cleaning surfaces. She get an A+. Will be using her again.

Laura N.

The best handy experience. I hope carmela continues to clean for me. I havent had anyone else do as good of a job.

Crys C.

Lakiesha was on time, thorough and so friendly. She came in and made the fridge look like new. Her time management skills are spot on- she cleaned everything we asked. Definitely going with her again and highly recommended.

Recent Job Requests

Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 15, 2024
Zipcode
92056
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
We have # cats. You will only be asked to clean the first floor of the home
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 13, 2024
Zipcode
98119
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Unit is ground level with street parking. Dumpster is along the fence, next to the sidewalk. Recycling is along the building. Please do not put any trash in the blue recycling bins, recycling only. Cle...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 18, 2024
Zipcode
91201
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Free street parking is available in front of the house. The house is a single story, but there are #-# stairs between the walkway and the front door. This is a cleaning prior to moving in. In addition ...
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
March 10, 2024
Zipcode
M4W 3Z4
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Description
Clean the two bathrooms as priority, wipe the wood floors, don’t clean the kitchen.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 11, 2024
Zipcode
11216
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
1
Description
As time allows, would appreciate any organizing of the space as well. Please reach out with any questions about cleaning supplies etc
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 17, 2024
Zipcode
21122
Base Hours
6.5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Description
Please no streak marks on mirrors, windows, and furniture. Please extra clean the floors and stairwell.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 19, 2024
Zipcode
91201
Base Hours
4.5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
This is a cleaning prior to move in. Please clean the inside of cabinets/drawers in the kitchen and bathroom. Please also vacuum and dust inside the closets in the bedrooms. Thank you!
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 17, 2024
Zipcode
11211
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Description
Vacuum is in bedroom behind door Many cleaning supplies are under sink in bathroom & sink in kitchen Broom and dustpan in washer/dryer cabinet Garbage and recycling are under sink in kitchen
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 11, 2024
Zipcode
33308
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
2
Description
I am allergic to dust, so please dust with a damaged rag so it doesn't fly around please and thank you.
Cleaner filled
Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 10, 2024
Date Start
February 11, 2024
Zipcode
11203
Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
0
Bathrooms
0
Description
Please contact me in advance is you are unable to make it as I arranged my schedule around this. Please confirm

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.