My home is my sanctuary. I've always kept it super organized, clean, and clear - a great oasis where I can relax, restore, and regenerate.
But, thanks to circumstances beyond our control, it's now my office, gym, board room, Zoom Room, doctor's office, and social space. What with all devices, laptops, phones, and tablets there's a tangle of cords and messy piles of junk everywhere. Yesterday I found my mail in the fridge - what!?!
The line between the personal and the professional has blurred. So, I feel out of sorts, confused, and overwhelmed by the disorganization and clutter. I start to make a list of things to do … and I've got to jump on a call.
So I decided to find some well-needed support. I'm planning to sign up for a Handy cleaning plan.
Handy is an app that connects me to vetted and background checked cleaning professionals, or "Pro's", local to my area. I can sign up for monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly plans, and scheduling is super flexible with booking availability 7 days a week from 7am-11pm. I can schedule an appointment whenever it works for me, sometimes as soon as the next day. Wow, so I could get going immediately.
With the Handy app, I can leave special instructions and add on extra services like laundry, deep cleanings, cleaning interior windows, even inside fridges and stoves. I'm thinking that I'd like a deep cleaning and to scrub out the fridge as an extra. I simply select those tasks and extras that I want to tackle before my appointment. Plus, if I want to track a cleaning while it's in progress, I can follow it on the Handy app.
I wondered if the cleaning Pro's booked through the Handy app are reliable. So, before booking, I read through tons of outstanding reviews and checked into the ratings of Pro's in my area. Also, with a Handy plan, if there's someone I particularly like I can request to have them become my regular Pro.
I was really reassured to see that Handy has been prioritizing the health and safety of the customers and professionals above all else. The Handy Safety Standard outlines a number of efforts to help create a safe environment to better serve customers and cleaning professionals. Handy requires all Pros to wear face coverings during bookings as well as completing daily, in-app check-ups to confirm that they're in good health before claiming a booking.
If you have any questions, Handy customer service is there 24/7. What I appreciate most is the Handy Happiness Guarantee. If I'm not happy with a service, Handy will work to make it right.
Handy's cleaning prices are truly affordable for us. And they give you a fixed, upfront price before you book so there's no negotiating and you don't have to deal with cash. They make the whole process as transparent as possible. It looks super easy to set up an appointment and I can always reschedule if things change.
Just knowing my home will return to being my sanctuary is a huge help. I can't wait for that exquisite feeling that comes when you walk into a newly cleaned and organized home when I feel reinforced, balanced, and invincible.
I'm sure that Handy will take me there.