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How A Home Cleaning Service Like Handy Can Help You Keep Your Life In Order


I'm on a mission to cut out every single unnecessary expense in my life. Ubers, dinners out twice a week, that second latte when the office has free drip coffee - no area of my life is safe!

This new decade, I just want to be a more "together" person overall. I'm going to start meal prepping and not leave my laundry until I have only one pair of socks left, and I'm determined to keep my eternally messy home a lot tidier.

I was discussing my new initiatives with a co-worker, and she told me her goal in 2020 is to keep her home in order, too. She admitted that she is pretty messy (I'm not alone!) and is just too busy so she recently started using Handy to book cleaning services.

I've always wanted a cleaning service, but man are they pricey. My colleague went on to tell me that Handy is actually super affordable, and has helped her become a more organized person overall.

As I said, I'm trying to cut my spending way down, so a cleaning service would have to be incredible if I were to splurge. I still checked out the Handy site because I had a lot of questions...

What is Handy, and why is it better than other options to book cleaning services?

Handy connects you with vetted cleaning professionals in your area. Think of it as Uber for booking a cleaning service. The cleaning plans available through Handy are totally customizable - you can choose from monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly frequencies, and you can schedule an appointment at a time that suits you, sometimes as soon as the next day.

Commitment is scary. How flexible is Handy?

As I said, you can skip and change the date or frequencies of your scheduled cleanings to suit your busy schedule. What caught my eye was how flexible they are - you can tweak your plan whenever you want, and you can even specify the exact type of cleaning you want done before your Cleaning Pro arrives (finally, someone can help me tackle that oven!).

Why would I spend money on a cleaning service when I can just do it myself?

Let's be honest, you don't want to, and you're not going to, either! Having a cleaning professional come to your home every week, 2 weeks, or monthly means that you'll be better able to keep on top of the mess between cleanings.

Plus, I don't know about you, but waking up in a clean bed and coming home to a clean house makes staying on top of my other goals, like meal prepping to save money, so much easier. I'm way more likely to spend an evening at home instead of going out if my living room is a neat, tranquil space, and I know the only chance I have at actually meal prepping for a week is if I'm in a spotless kitchen. A cleaning service booked through Handy will have a positive domino effect on other areas of your life.

Are the Cleaning Professionals available through Handy vetted?

This was a big concern for me, too - I've seen a lot of Netflix documentaries! Handy does background checks on every single one of their cleaning Professionals. Plus if you come across someone you really like, you can request to have that person become your regular Cleaning Pro! Knowing that the person that comes to clean your home has been vetted means that you can go run errands or take a gym class - Handy gives you the gift of time! Plus, you can track the cleaning progress on your phone.

I'm planning on signing up for a cleaning plan through Handy because I really feel that a neat and organized home is my best chance of sticking to all of my other goals this year. It'll entice me to spend more time cooking at home, and less money on dinners out and Ubers home. Investing in a clean home is going to save me precious time and money in the long run. Roll on the new decade!

Update: The folks at Handy are extending a Special offer to our readers. For a limited time follow this link to get a special offer on a cleaning plan!

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