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I Didn't Think I Needed A Home Cleaning Service Until I Discovered Handy

I'm not one to indulge on unnecessary services, which seem to be the norm these days. You name it, you can believe that there is a service or an app for it. So when my friend started raving about Handy, an app that lets you book home cleaning services, my immediate thought was that it's an unnecessary indulgence. I didn't really like the idea of a stranger coming to my home to clean, and figured I'd have to be in the house while they were there, so why couldn't I be cleaning myself? But my friend went on to tell me about how her recurring cleaning plan with Handy had made her life so much less stressful. Trusting her advice, I decided to check out Handy for myself. Here are 5 things I was surprised to learn:


All cleaning pros on Handy are thoroughly vetted and go through background checks. I like the idea of being able to leave the house while they're there.


The recurring cleaning plan is totally customizable. You can have a cleaner come weekly, bi-monthly or monthly and you can change this schedule at any time. I travel a lot and work unpredictable hours, so this level of flexibility is reassuring.


You can schedule bookings for as soon as the next day. I loved the idea of being able to have a cleaner come the next day if I was having last-minute visitors or if I couldn't face cleaning my kitchen!


You can choose to have the same cleaner come every time. I really like this. If you love a particular cleaner on Handy, you can have them become your regular cleaner


You can specify the exact tasks you want tackled in advance. I prefer cleaning my own bedroom, and hate kitchen chores, so I like that you can specify exactly what you want to have cleaned in advance, so your cleaner arrives prepared and knowing exactly what to do.

Handy's recurring cleaning plan is the service you didn't know you needed. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how flexible their plan is and how experienced cleaners on Handy are. I can't wait to sign up for a Handy cleaning plan when I'm back from my vacation next month!

Update: The folks at Handy are extending a Special offer to our readers. For a limited time follow this link to get 50% off on your first home cleaning!*


* 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 offers (s). Visit handy.com/terms for full terms.