I've never been one to buy into seasonal trends. Especially ones that involve doing something I hate – like cleaning, for example. So I've never been into the whole "Spring Clean" thing.
Every year, when Springtime begins, my sister, Anna, always does a big clean of her entire house – she literally clears everything out and ends up giving away lots of her things.
I'll admit it, my house is definitely more cluttered than Anna's. I do feel envious when I visit her sometimes (which I'll never tell her), but I find cleaning super tiring, and I never know where to start. I usually only do it when the house gets really messy or dirty.
That was until I came across Handy. Handy is an app that connects you to cleaning professionals in your area. You can sign up for plans for monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly frequencies, and you can schedule an appointment at a time that suits you.
At first, I was skeptical about it - I mean, who would I be letting into my home? Then I read that Handy does a background check on each of their Cleaning Pros. So I decided to try it out.
Here are 4 reasons why I'm glad I found Handy:
1. It helps my allergies
Looking back, I was always sneezing in my house, but I didn't think anything of it. After the Cleaning Pro had finished with their first cleaning of my home, I noticed my sneezing decreased enormously.
I didn't even think my house was that dusty, but the cleaning professionals did such a thorough job.
2. It's a good measure of self-care
After the Cleaning Pro tidied and decluttered my house, I had a new lease of life. I really underestimated how much a clean house can affect your psyche. It motivated me to create better habits – like making my bed every day.
Plus, not having to tidy myself gives me some extra free time to put into prepping meals, etc.
3. I can give to people in need
I didn't know how much stuff I had stored around the house until it was decluttered during my Handy appointment.
After the Cleaning Pro did a huge decluttering for me, I took it a step further and went through my closets and cupboards and cleared out anything I didn't use anymore - and gave it all to charity. If it wasn't for Handy, I definitely couldn't have achieved this.
4. Bring on the social events
Now that my house is nice and tidy, I can finally be the one who hosts. My turn to host dinner and drinks with friends had been looong overdue. I avoided inviting people over because of the clutter and mess, but now I don't have to worry about that anymore, I invite people over all the time.
Handy's cleaning plans are flexible, so you can change the frequency of your scheduled cleaning or book an appointment for a time that works for you. Sometimes as soon as the next day.
I'm signing up for bi-weekly appointments and I'm looking forward to seeing how much my Handy plan has a positive impact on my life. I'm super excited to reap all the benefits of a clean house thanks to Handy!