How Handy Works

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The Trusted Name in One Time Cleaning


The Handy platform has been up and running since 2012, putting millions of satisfied customers in touch with vetted and verified one time cleaning professionals. Whether you own or rent, live alone or with roommates, using the Handy website or app means you’re just a click or tap away from booking professional one time home cleaning operatives, at the best prices. Use the Handy platform and you’ll receive the best available price, allowing you to book chea one time cleaning service providers, without any compromise on quality.

Skilled and Capable

The Handy platform connects you with the best one-time cleaning services professionals in your area, and at affordable rates, too. Let the pros take care of the cleaning while you get out and enjoy your newfound free time, guilt-free!  They’ve seen it all, so when you let a professional cleaner into your house for your one-time cleaning, you can rest assured that it’s being taken care of by an expert.


Each booking is backed by the Handy Happiness Guarantee, which means that if something’s not right, we’ll work hard to get things right. In addition, because we’re aware that people’s needs can change, if you give at least 24 hours’ notice, you can cancel or reschedule your booking with no fuss.


Knowing that you can book a one-time cleaning professional whenever you need them is an important part of the Handy platform’s popularity. With a customer service team on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can book your one-off cleaning at the time that’s best for you. Woken up to find that party you held got a bit messier than you expected? Need to clean your rental property for tenants in a month’s time? Use the Handy platform to connect you with reliable and hardworking one time cleaning professionals whenever you need them.

The Best One Time Cleaning

Booking a One Time Cleaning is Simple

If you’ve never used the Handy platform, don’t worry: it’s incredibly easy to use. On the Handy website or app, you just need to, punch in your zip code, explain a little about your home and what you need. Within minutes, you’ll be booking the one time cleaning professional of your choice. 

Not Ready to Commit to a Regular Cleaning?

Why would you need to connect with a one time cleaning service provider? There are plenty of reasons! One time house cleaning services are excellent time-savers for anyone holding an event or celebration at their home. While an experienced professional gets on with the job of cleaning and tidying your home, you can dedicate your time to preparing that special meal or putting up the decorations. Using the Handy app to outsource your one time cleaning chores allows you to use your time effectively and reduce the stress involved in arranging an important get-together.

An Affordable One Time Cleaning Solution

Giving your home a thorough, one time clean is best left to the professionals. In addition to taking one major stress off your shoulders, booking cheap one time cleaning services puts you back in charge of your spare time and pocket! Whether you need to pack boxes, show tenants around, prepare a party or just kick back and relax, the Handy platform can take the headache out of your one-time cleaning needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in a one time cleaning?

 See what's included in a one time cleaning 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.

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Is one time cleaning worth it?

Absolutely. Booking a one time cleaning service through Handy will provide your home with a top-dollar makeover at a bottom-dollar price. Maybe you’ve got a house party coming up and can’t face the prospect of a next day cleaning. Booking a cleaning service in advance via Handy will grant you full peace of mind when partying, as cleaning up any stray stains and crumbs the next day can be left to the professionals.  Perhaps you’re selling and don’t have enough spare time to spruce your property up before potential buyers start pouring in? Don’t worry - the pros on Handy have been providing exceptional service to thousands of users, meaning your home will be given the perfect pre-market makeover.


It could just be a case of your home needing some overdue TLC. Whatever your reason for going pro, Handy is committed to finding the very best cleaners in your area that can offer a thorough one-time cleaning service and take the strain out of uplifting your interior style.


Handy is reinventing the process of booking home cleaning as we know it. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful home and a great service, all at an affordable price. So service users who use Handy to find a local cleaning service don’t necessarily have to be raking in the big bucks to afford a top-drawer professional cleaner. With ultra-low fixed prices and a streamlined booking system, our app is tailor-made to suit a range of budgets and schedules. Simply punch in your zip code and job specs and then sit back and relax while we match you with the best one time cleaning service professional in your neighborhood. 


Save yourself the hassle of searching endless cleaning ads and stay online today. We’ve done the quality control for you and have gathered in-depth and authentic customer reviews and star ratings. See what our customers have to say and start booking. When it comes to making your home the best it can be, we’ve got your back!


Do you tip one time cleaning?

Your non-recurring cleaning service comes with absolutely no pressure to tip. The cleaning specialists on the Handy platform won’t be expecting anything extra, but many customers opt to add a gratuity for a job well done. If you do decide to tip then you can do so on our app with the same credit card that you used for your original booking. Handy takes zero commission on gratuities and ensures that every single cent goes to into your pro’s wallet. We cherry-pick the most reliable and flexible cleaners near you, to ensure that you won’t face the inconvenience of rearranging a jam-packed diary to accommodate your service. We know how busy life can get, so enter your required dates and times and we will find a pro that can fit your schedule.


How much does one time cleaning cost?

What you’ll be charged for your one-time cleaning service depends entirely upon the size of your job and scale of your home. If you’re in a one-bed apartment, three hours (our minimum bookable timeframe) should give your pro enough time to get the place sparkling. A larger home will require more time and be charged at slightly higher rates. Give us as much info as you can and we will connect you with an experienced professional that can tailor the job to suit your specific needs. Handy sets the price in advance, so there’s no need to negotiate with your specialist. Once you reach the booking page, we’ll give you a one-time fixed quote that won’t be subject to change. We pride ourselves on transparent pricing that takes the risk out of one time home cleaning services.

Does one time cleaning include laundry?

A single cleaning session will see your home sparkle from top to toe. If you’d like to add a laundry service on to your job then simply check the laundry box and prepare to watch your pro breathe new life into your linen. Taking the tedium out of washing and drying, your expert will also fold all laundry for you, just don’t go expecting any origami swan towels on your bed when you get home, because they’re harder than they look! Laundry will add on approximately one hour to your standalone clean. Why not take a look at our extensive range of extras including oven and fridge cleaning?

How long should my one time cleaning take?

The timeframe for your job depends on the size of your home and what you want done. A three-hour minimum booking will give your professional plenty of time to tackle a one bed/bathroom apartment, but a larger house will take a little longer. Give us as much information possible about what you want and a ‘best guess’ at how long you think things will take. You’ll be in constant contact with your single cleaning service provider once the job is booked, so if you have any queries or last-minute changes, you can discuss things further with them directly.

What is included in one-time cleaning?

It’s your cleaning service, so you can include a simple clean or some one-off extras during your non-commitment clean, it’s entirely up to you. Seeing as Handy finds the most exceptional local experts in the market, your one-time clean will bring with it fully vacuumed carpets and floors, polished work surfaces, blitzed bathrooms (that will be left smelling fresher than ever) and full garbage disposal duties. We hand-pick specialists with a real eye for detail, so you can rest assured that they will work quickly and thoroughly to have your home looking its very best. You can add on other extras too, such as cleaning the kitchen hob or washing those sticky jelly fingermarks off the front of the fridge!

Is one-time cleaning tax deductible?

Handy’s top tip when it comes to tax has to be - speak to your accountant. While we’d love to be able to offer you tax advise, your best bet is to discuss the matter with your financial advisor.

Meet Some of Our Top One Time Cleaning 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.

Sara R.

Handy Premium Pro
135 jobs completed
I enjoy that I might be improving someone's quality of life. That is what cleaning a person's home feels like to me. I used to clean commercially and felt very little satisfaction. Cleaning for people in their homes has been surprisingly fulfilling on levels I did not expect. I get to meet new, wonderful people daily, sometime twice in a day. This has made my life colorful.

Michael B.

Handy Premium Pro
153 jobs completed
Specializing in High End/Plant Based (non toxic) luxury services in the Southern California region. From studios to 30,000 sqft homes and commercial spaces.. no job is too little/big for me! I only use top quality machines and supplies such as : Dyson,Method, Mrs. Meyers, Dr. Bronners, Bona, Everspring & many more. Nothing ever harmful for you or your family.

Nana B.

Handy Premium Pro
191 jobs completed
Best Cleaning service provider in the NYC area "HouseKeeping NYC"

Customer Reviews

3,238,167 Reviews for One Time Cleaning

Courtney W.

Keisha did a thorough and awesome job! My house was cleaner than I have seen it in a long time. Thank you so much for the fantastic job!

Mary F.

Jesus did an amazing job! He was very friendly abd cared about doing a good job! He was very detailed.

Katie R.

Angela is so thorough, when she cleans my house, it stays nicer longer than I would have thought possible.

Michelle A.

Karina was great. Her work is what I would do. She values my property. I would love to have her come all the time.....

John A.

This is the best cleaning Ive ever had through your service. Shes the reason I'll continue to use it for another month. Fantastic work

Annie K.

Best cleaning I have had in a long time. I want to request her for all my cleaning. According to my husband, she paid a lot of attention to detail and I could see it when I got home. Thanks Elyssa

Jeffrey A.

Was running late but let us know ahead of time by both text and phone call. Good job on cleaning. Thanks!

Veronica y.

Parts of the kitchen weren't cleaned including the sink but I'd still recommend the services and just note exactly what you want cleaned.

Ray C.

Carlos has been really helpful for handling the chaotse situation adter renovation. Thanks to him for cleaning the window as well.

Anne C.

Henry did a great job! We were very pleased with his thorough cleaning. He was also extremely friendly. Thanks Henry!

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.