Even Our Smart Homes Need A Human Touch

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These days, technology runs everything in our lives. Our homes are filled with smart refrigerators, coffee makers that hook up to your phone, and light fixtures that talk back to you. And yet when it comes to cleaning your home, there's nothing quite as useful as a pair of human hands. Some robotic vacuums have tried to replace the power of hard work, but there's a reason grandma was always scrubbing the kitchen—she knew how important a clean house was to the entire family dynamic.

We all know that getting down to the nitty-gritty of a messy home requires a bit of elbow grease, but few of us have the time or energy to actually do it. Luckily, there's at least one piece of tech that can make the whole cleaning process easier. Handy is an app that directly connects you with cleaning professionals to offer the best, most efficient deep clean for your entire house or apartment. Handy's app makes the whole process super convenient, and people are even calling it the Uber of Home Cleaning. The cleaning pros booked through Handy work seamlessly with your personal schedule and can handle everything from dusting to sweeping plus garbage removal, scrubbing, and more.

Handy connects you to the right cleaning pro for you based on a thorough vetting process — they do extensive background checks so you can feel totally confident with your cleaning pro, even if you don't want to be home when they clean. You can tell the cleaner exactly what you want before their arrival, so they're prepared for an after-party clean up or major bathroom scrub down, which is way better than relying on the one-size-fits-all approach. Aside from access to top rated pros, Handy also offers flexible scheduling 7 days a week so you can book a cleaning when it works best for you.

Handy also takes the hassle out of the financial side of cleaning. You'll see exactly what you'll pay up front, so you never have to worry about negotiation or whether you're paying too much. A three-hour cleaning costs about as much as eating dinner out and drinks. You'll wind up paying a fraction of the cost each month to have a pro vacuum your floors (plus services like mopping and scrubbing the bathroom), compared to a $500 automated vacuum that always misses the corners.

They also offer convenient weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning plans. That means your cleanings will be scheduled consistently, so you don't have to worry about forgetting to book until your apartment is in total disaster mode. And if you love working with a specific Pro, you can request them for all your cleanings.

So, picture this: It's Sunday afternoon; you're wrapping up an eventful weekend at home. Yesterday, you had a big family party at your house—it was a blast, but your house was turned upside down, to say the least. The thought of jumping into a cleaning session right now sounds exhausting, but you also don't want to go into the work week ahead with a messy house. This is where Handy would be extremely useful—your scheduled appointment would take all the stress off your back and give you the real cleaning you're looking for. A top-rated cleaner could wipe down all the mirrors that somehow got fingerprints on them during the party, take out loads of empty bottles, and scrub every nook and cranny in the kitchen while you nurse a hangover in bed.

Handy's cleaning plans don't just give you your time back, they're proving that even the best equipped smart home needs a little human help now and then.

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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