Are you looking for a cheap maid service? Lots of cleaning companies work to connect their customers with cheap maids to clean houses, but it’s important to find a maid service that doesn’t cut any corners. And we know better than anyone that there’s a big difference between a cheap maid service and an affordable maid service that provides the standard of care and level of detail that customers expect and demand. All the maids on the Handy platform are background-checked, vetted and screened. They are also rated and reviewed by customers just like you. Most importantly, when you book a maid service through Handy, you'll be protected by the Handy Happiness Guarantee. That means that if you're not satisfied with your maid service, we'll work hard to make things right.
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The Trusted Name in Maid Service Referrals
Many companies claim to have the best maid service. It’s important that you do your research, and understand whether you’re actually getting their best maids and what’s included in their cleaning maid service. With Handy, you have a company standing behind the maid service you receive, star-ratings and reviews on every maid, and if you are ever unsatisfied with the maid service you received, we have 24/7 customer support and the Happiness Guarantee.
It’s very easy to make a mess of things if you don’t know what you’re doing when cleaning. That’s why the maids you will find on the Handy platform are the best at what they do. They’ll know which cleaning solutions to use on which surfaces to leave everything looking great. And they won’t waste time either. They’ll bring an eye for detail to every maid service job that will be sure to impress you, your family, and any guests that may visit your home.
Maid cleaning is most helpful for those customers who have children or pets and who, therefore, need to find a reliable maid to help out around the house - someone they rely upon rather than just a cheap maid service. Maids on the Handy platform are background-checked, vetted, and rated by customers like you. You can also read reviews about your maid in advance of booking your maid service so that you can make sure to work with a top-rated maid.
We know how difficult it can be to find time to be home in the middle of a busy week. Whether you’re running around taking the kids to various school events and practices, or you just travel a lot for work, we want to make sure your maid service can fit the needs of your crazy schedule. When you book a maid service through the Handy platform, you can arrange for your maid to arrive between the hours of 7 AM and 11 PM, 7 days a week. And you can always reschedule right in the app. Just give us at least 24 hours’ notice and we’ll find a new time slot for you, no problem.
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An Affordable Luxury
Most people used to think that hiring a housemaid or a daily maid service was a luxury. That was before Handy arrived on the scene! Handy’s affordable maid service helps everyday people manage and maintain their home without breaking the bank. When you have a recurring maid service, your maid tends to get to know you and your home better and better. Over time, they will begin to understand your unique preferences. For example, some customers prefer when their maid washes their delicate dishes by hand, while others prefer to use the dishwasher. Additionally, maids can do extra tasks outside the typical realm of your traditional maid service like doing your laundry and organizing your closet, or picking up groceries. With Handy’s cleaning maid service, you can customize your cleaning as much or as little as you want.
A Maid Service that Covers All the Essentials
The best maid service is one where you feel comfortable asking for exactly what you want, rather than worrying whether your cleaning “pet peeves” are outside the parameters of a standard cleaning. When you use Handy to find a maid service, you're the boss! Your maid will strive to deliver the best cleaning you've ever had, time and time again. Additionally, when you book a home maid service through Handy, you can book extras on top of the base cleaning to achieve your desired cleaning; you can also fill out a cleaning checklist and leave custom notes in the Handy app for your maid. If you don’t know what you want out of a maid cleaning, Handy has a standard cleaning checklist that includes cleaning the bathroom, kitchen and living area, making the bed, dusting all surfaces, mopping the floors, and vacuuming carpets and rugs.
Make Your Maid Service Routine
Maid services are most useful when you have a maid visit weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Your maid can bring their own cleaning supplies or use yours if you have particular cleaning solutions you prefer. One of the best parts of using Handy’s home maid service is you don’t even need to be home when your maid is cleaning - you can leave the key with your doorman (if your building has one) or use a lockbox. If you’d prefer, you can let your maid in at the beginning of each booking, and leave while they clean up. But it’s up to you; some customers prefer to be home during their maid cleaning so that they can witness their home go from messy to sparkling in just a couple of hours. It’s truly a magical feeling!
Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in a maid service cleaning?
See what's included in a personal maid service here.
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.
I need more help.
Please see the Help Center.
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3,950,544 Reviews for Maid Service
Benjamin made our place look spectacular. He is very thorough and worked incredibly hard to get our apartment to sparkle!
Didn't throw out the trash in the kitchen, didn't dust one of the rooms thoroughly, had to be told to wash the tub, etc.Ur ppl need training
so sensitive to our needs, so caring & gentle. we love julie!!! also, clearly a consummate professional; SO FAST!!! definitely recc.
She was absolutely amazing. So caring and skillful. She is the reason why I will continue to use Handy.
Cashay is great, very thorough and flexible. She's cleaned my apartment several times now and always shows up on time and takes care of everything. I'll definitely have her back!
This was my first booking with Abigail. I’m really pleased with the service, she’s thorough and helpful. I’ll book her again and I recommend her!
Yesenia did an AMAZING job helping me clean my apartment. Would highly recommend her to other people.
I've had other cleaners that don't do half the job in double the time. Celestine is amazing. My place is always spotless when she's done.
Ramona was very nice and cleaned my apartment just as I had asked! She even got the tough corners ive been trying to get to for months.
Trash wasn't taken out, some surfaces weren't dusted, sink faucets weren't cleaned. Had to do a follow-up cleaning myself.
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Preparing your home for maid cleaning
In advance of your first maid service, develop a checklist of what you want to be completed in your home maid service - you can add it to the Handy app or pin it to the refrigerator. While many people feel compelled to “tidy up” before the maid comes over, that’s not necessary! Instead, make sure your cleaning supplies, mop and vacuum are accessible, if you’d like your maid to use your own cleaning supplies. Put out clean sheets on each bed that you want your maid to change your linens. If you want your maid to do your laundry, gather your laundry into a laundry basket, ensure you have laundry detergent available, and remember to provide money for the laundry if it is not in-unit. If you are home when your maid arrives, take the first 5 minutes to show them around your house for the best maid cleaning outcome. This includes showing your maid where to take out the garbage and recycling. Finally, if you have pets or kids who will be home during your personalized maid service, find a good spot for them to remain so that the maid can clean efficiently. No need to worry about cash, since all payments (including tipping) can be handled via the Handy app.
Treating maids with respect
Maid cleaners on the Handy platform work hard to please their customers, and maid cleaning can be a back-breaking and thankless job. Being polite and respectful to your maid will result in the best maid service experience. That means just asking them how they're doing when they first arrive or letting them plug their phone in during the cleaning. Often maids perform several cleanings a day and don’t have time to break in between. The best maids love going back to the homes of customers who are straightforward in asking for what they want, but are also appreciative of the good work they do.