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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.

Pereira C.

Handy Premium Pro
170 jobs completed
I have been a cleaner for 7 years.

Shada M.

Handy Premium Pro
30 jobs completed
Hello, My name is Shada I been a cleaner for 6 yrs. I specialize in small and large homes, 5star restaurants, and more. Very reliable and punctual etc .

Darcie H.

Handy Premium Pro
161 jobs completed
Hi! My name is Darcie and I have been cleaning for over 10 years (mostly commercial cleaning). I love how people feel once they have a cleaned space!! Look forward to seeing you!!

Customer Reviews

81,240 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Janice B.

Ligia did a really great job and was on time. However, she left a load of laundry in the dryer and stuff in the washer. While super happy with everything else, the last thing I wanted to come home to was laundry to dry and fold when I sprung for the extra service.

Fiona M.

Lolita was polite & did a great job at making my kitchen floor sparkle! I would highly recommend her and would definitely ask for her again!

Rima D.

Zakiya was incredible and thorough. She was an absolute delight though she had a tough job this early in the morning. Thank you!

Ashley B.

It was my first booking with Evagelos and I really appreciated his attention to detail. (E.g. vacuums under carpets, doesn’t skip ‘presumably hard to reach’ spots, etc. ) I will definitely book a cleaning with him again.

Suzie N.

Extremely good cleaning, amazing communication and customer service, one of the best yet! Thank you!

Mrs L.

Thank you so much Tatiana for doing our house and my mother, Mrs Tye's house so well. Best wishes, Lindsay Wood

Irene B.

She is the best!!! She got here on time and cleaned everything thoroughly! I would like to schedule all my cleanings with her.

prathamesh g.

She was early, polite & fast. She made sure all the points i had mentioned were addressed. Will call her again for my new apartment.

MS L.

Najat is amazing! She is very professional. She is the BEST I've had. I want her for all my bookings!

Rodger L.

This was my very first Handy professional experience. Although Ana has been a Handy professional for a few months.( You can tell Ana has years of experience) She has great experience and exceeded what was asked of her. She performed all task PERFECTLY and left place smelling fresh. I allotted her extra funds to the maximum default setting. :)

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Date Start
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Description
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Created At
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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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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Created At
June 8, 2024
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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3.0
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Hi, I hope you are doing well. Could you please also wash the sheets and duvet cover that are on the bed? Thank you very much
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
June 7, 2024
Date Start
July 6, 2024
Zipcode
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Base Hours
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Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
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