Spring is usually a time of celebration and expectation. Warming sun and clear skies always make people eager to rush out and enjoy it. But there’s one thing that always stands in the way of spring festivities. Everyone knows that spring cleaning is something that needs to be done every year. Cold weather almost always means putting off chores.
Nobody wants to host yard sales in the middle of a snowstorm. And it’s easy to put off cleaning gutters when the roof is covered in ice. But the warm weather has a way of making household chores ever more apparent. And the burden of them is enough to make fun in the sun quite a bit less entertaining. It’s hard to have fun when one knows he or she should be taking care of chores at home. It’s been that way for generations. And there’s never seemed to be even a glimmer of hope that things could change. Spring cleaning just seemed to be something that’s inherently linked with areas which have real seasons. But some people think they may well have found a way to take the sting out of spring cleaning.
A company called Handy is rapidly becoming a jack of all trades for household chores. And this expansive service seems to be the perfect match for spring cleaning. One of the things that’s kept spring cleaning from ever being fully delegated to a specific paid service is the sheer scope of it. Spring cleaning can involve cleaning, laundry, light carpentry, plumbing, and any number of other tasks. But Handy is able to offer up a match of talent to task among any of those issues. Handy itself is located in New York and has around 50 employees. This might not seem anywhere close to enough people to solve the issue of spring cleaning for an entire country. But the real power of Handy is in contracting out work.
Handy can almost be seen as a large, paid, chore list. People can browse offers that people make to have them handle general tasks around the house. If someone feels up to the task and thinks the price is right, they can take on the posted chore through the Handy service. Handy manages the payment and scheduling in order to keep everything properly recorded and accounted for. And other than that it’s just a process of some people posting chores they want done and other people deciding to take on that challenge. There’s thousands of contractors constantly browsing the estimated 10,000 jobs that are posted every month. And with that wide an audience it’s usually trivial to match someone up to every single chore involved with spring cleaning.
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