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.

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.

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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.

Richard C.

Handy Premium Pro
87 jobs completed
My name is Rich. Maybe able to help with your Home needs. Insured. Almost 30 years of Carpentry,welding,electrical,plumbing,and general Home repair.

Glenys C.

Handy Premium Pro
71 jobs completed
Hello, my name is Glenys, 19 years of experience in cleaning, clean small and large houses, organize, fix beds, wash bathrooms, clean kitchen, living room, dining room, vacuum carpet floors, mop, clean blinds, office.

Rebecca W.

Handy Premium Pro
84 jobs completed
My name is Rebecca and I have been in the cleaning industry for 7yrs, windows, roof, siding gutter for 15 yrs, auto mechanics 13yrs, building/and tear down/disassemble for 20yrs, fixtures organizing 15

Customer Reviews

98,358 Reviews for Local Cleaning Service

Cowanda E.

I Love everything about her!!!She did a marvelous Job on my house!!I only want her to do my house from now on!!!

Sadie S.

Thank you, Jasmine! I've never seen my apartment so clean. I really appreciate all the cleaning you did.

Robin C.

Keys is very thorough. She took care of the little things I asked for and more. She takes pride in her work

Jodi D.

Overall nice job and very dedicated! Some surfaces were missed (side table, outside of appliances, etc.)

Moshe T.

She was amazing. I wasn't home when she finished, I walked in later to such a pleasant surprise! Thank you!

Mark S.

Ebony is great. Friendly, receptive to feedback, and thorough. Great attention to detail. I hope to have her as our pro in the future.

Grace T.

Jean is a nice and sweet lady. I really enjoyed her services. I would like to keep using her services in the future.

Billie I.

Anna was very professional and did a great job at the cleaning. She clearly takes pride and care in her work and has an eye for detail. Thank you!

Maude E.

Wow! We were speechless when we came back home to our sparkling apartment tonight. We could tell right away that Clarita had covered pretty much every surface in our house with extreme detail--especially all of the little places that get missed (or ignored) when we do our usual cleaning. We have a lot of little knick knacks all over our counters and shelves, and we could see that she had taken it all off and given everything a thorough wipe down--which is something we always tell ourselves we will do, but then usually end up just dusting around them. Clarita really treated our home to the good scrub down it needed! Down to the last detail (washed our bathroom rugs, left the sink shining, even did the baseboards!) We would be so happy to have her back again and want to highly recommend her others. Thank so much again, Clarita!

Brandon A.

Extremely thorough! Brought all her own stuff and made sure to get up all of the figurative thousand pounds of dog hair.

Recent Job Requests

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Created At
February 18, 2024
Date Start
February 19, 2024
Zipcode
33130
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Just moved into apartment. Deep clean needed. Kindly bring cleaning tools/equipment with you.
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Created At
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Date Start
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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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Description
We are moving out, the house will be empty so we’re looking to do a final cleanup including the fridges, that will already be empty.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 17, 2024
Date Start
February 18, 2024
Zipcode
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Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Description
Please dust, all shelves, wipe all counters and surfaces. Thank you so much! Also, a focus on the bathroom as well.
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Created At
February 17, 2024
Date Start
February 19, 2024
Zipcode
32222
Base Hours
5.0
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Description
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Created At
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Date Start
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Zipcode
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Created At
February 17, 2024
Date Start
February 22, 2024
Zipcode
33618
Base Hours
5.0
Bedrooms
4
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3
Description
I have two dogs that I’ll have greet you outside. They’re super nice just will be annoying if they don’t meet you.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 17, 2024
Date Start
February 18, 2024
Zipcode
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Base Hours
3.0
Bedrooms
2
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1
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I have a friendly dog . however I am home and will keep him out of the cleaners way. I have only booked one clean however if cleaner is good I will be having every week at a time convenient to the clea...
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 17, 2024
Date Start
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Zipcode
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1
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1
Description
I have a relatively new rug which is shedding a fair amount, but currently have no vacuum, so there is a fair amount to be done, there.
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Local Cleaning Service
Created At
February 16, 2024
Date Start
February 19, 2024
Zipcode
94621
Base Hours
4.0
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Description
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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.