It’s officially springtime! You all know what that means — yes, another ubiquitous spring cleaning article! But let’s not mistake this for just any spring cleaning article where we give you tips on how to clean — instead, we’ll show you how to enlist others to clean for you! While sites such as Craigslist, HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List are well-known resources for finding cleaning services, we’ll take a look at a few alternatives. These following 5 options all have the same core-mission statement at heart: to provide users with an array of local professionals that specialize in a variety of home services in a convenient, easy-to-use app. From cleaning, junk removal, organizational, handyman, and moving services, these apps will help you get your home Spring-ready in no time!
(Free to download on iOS, Android; available on desktop at www.takl.com)
What sets it apart: Boasting over 400 pre-priced chores and jobs, TAKL is likely to have a professional capable of completing almost any household need. But if by chance you have a very specific task that’s not included on TAKL’s extensive list, they have a “Build-Your-Own-Job” option that allows you to set parameters for your custom job.
(Free to download on iOS, Android; available on desktop at www.taskrabbit.com)
What set it apart: While TaskRabbit is capable of completing a laundry list of tasks and chores (no pun intended), it’s perhaps best known for its furniture assembly services. You may have heard of TaskRabbit before, as they are owned by parent company, IKEA, and are their exclusive furniture-assembly provider at many of their locations.
(Free to download on iOS, Android; available on desktop at www.handy.com)
What sets it apart: Handy’s bread and butter are cleaning, handyman, and repair services, but they also have the unique advantage of providing moving and storage services via a third-party self storage contractor. Another interesting feature through Handy is the ability to purchase new furniture directly through their app or website (through their partnerships with retailers such as Wayfair and Walmart), which comes with assembly and installation costs all inclusive in the price of your purchase.
(Free to download on iOS, Android; available on desktop at www.thumbtack.com)
What sets it apart: Thumbtack likely has the most diverse and varied selection of services available, not just limited to cleaning and repairs. Other services include wedding planning, DJs, music lessons, personal trainers, legal counsel, photographers, and life coaching to name just a few. As of this publication, Thumbtack is also the only option on this list to have service provider coverage in all 50 states.
Amazon Home Services
(Free to download on iOS, Android; available on desktop at www.amazon.com)
What sets it apart: Amazon is a household name, that goes without saying, and is easily the largest brand on this list. Offering almost every conceivable item known to man is Amazon’s strength, and now they can add home services to their already-overwhelming slate of products. And of course, being a part of Amazon means being able to schedule services via Amazon Alexa and researching, booking, and paying for services through an Amazon account, which most people already have at this point.
With this array of options, spring cleaning has never been easier! Happy Spring!
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