At the risk of being judged, I'll admit that I just can't stand cleaning. Getting on the floor to scrub the toilet just isn't for me. Besides, I don't have the time to clean during the work week, and on weekends I'd rather be at brunch than in my apartment with a broom in hand.
That's why I was excited when I discovered Handy, which is kind of like the Uber of home cleaning. Handy connects you to top-rated, vetted professionals that will tackle the mess in your home so you don't have to. Whether you need a sauce-stained refrigerator cleaned out or a thorough bathroom deep-clean, they'll come over at a time that's convenient for you.
I always thought working with a cleaner would be complicated and expensive until I used Handy. Everything I needed to book a cleaner was literally one click away. Since the site was so easy to use, I scheduled my cleaning in less than 5 minutes. At first, the site asked me the basic questions, like how many bedrooms my place has, the time and date I'd like the cleaning pro to come over, and whether I wanted to include some cleaning add-ons, like laundry. You can schedule weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cleanings, which I think would be a great future option so my home will never get to disaster-level again. Right away, I was given an upfront price that was more affordable than I was expecting, without having to call a bunch of companies asking for quotes and a reliable person. The convenience sold me.
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For each booking, Handy lets you see what cleaning professionals are available, including their reviews and ratings, but you can also build out a pro team. The pro team is like a roster of your preferred professionals you've already worked with and liked, so those pros can claim your cleaning jobs first. The app also lets you message them directly, which is super helpful for someone forgetful like me. If I forget to tell my cleaner I won't be home one day, I can message him from the app. Since Handy guides you through the entire process of booking a home cleaning, scheduling and payment were a total breeze. You don't have to worry about awkwardly dealing in cash or negotiating, you just pay with your card through the app.
My first Handy experience exceeded my expectations. Getting a cleaner through Handy was one of the best decisions I've made this year. I received a free cleaning from Handy in exchange for giving an honest review, but I loved the service so much I'm telling all my friends about it. Now I'm looking into signing up for cleanings every other week, so I won't have to make excuses about why I haven't had time to clean the microwave every time a friend comes over. The cleaning pro left my place sparkling clean, and I want to have that refreshed-home feeling every week so I can spend more time doing the things I love.
* Valid only for new customers and expires 12/31/2019. Customers must sign up for a minimum term cleaning plan that will be charged on a recurring basis. Early plan cancellation will result in a $99 fee. Bookings can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance. Price excludes Handy's Trust & Support fee and is only valid for the first 3 hours booked; additional services and time are extra. Offer cannot be applied retroactively or combined with other offer(s). Visit handy.com/terms for full terms.