Founded by a team of Harvard and Duke grads, Handybook is an online booking service for professional cleaners and handymen. Based in Boston and New York City, Handybook claims to be “the easiest way to get stuff done around the house.” Instead of going through several classifieds or websites to find help, you can book pre-approved professionals on Handybook in under two minutes. Just select the services, date, and time, and a provider will arrive at your house as scheduled, complete with all the necessary supplies. Handybook also handles the payment process, releasing the funds to the provider only after you’re happy with the job.
Whether you need assistance with home cleaning, air conditioner repair, IKEA furniture assembly, yardwork, or odd jobs, Handybook has a network of verified providers that can get it done. All cleaners, handymen, and general laborers are background checked, in-person interviewed, and reference checked. Recently, the company announced that it has gone green; all cleaners now use eco-friendly, organic cleaning supplies.