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The best apartment cleaning services in NYC

Whether you need help scrubbing your floors or clearing out your closet, these cleaning services in NYC have you covered

By Tolly Wright and Annalise Mantz |
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Forget DIY spring cleaning: Leave your dirty dishes, grimy showers and cluttered closets to the pros at the best cleaning services in NYC. There are so many awesome things to do in spring—from outdoor adventures to drinking at rooftop bars—that no one should spend their time dusting or vacuuming. And don’t forget, you work hard for that (barely) affordable apartment. So why not book one of these professional organizers or cleaning services in NYC to do your dirty work for you? You deserve a relaxing day at one of the best spas in NYC, anyway.  

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Anna’s Cleaning Service

Anna Harasim started this service six years ago after demand for her solo cleaning work became so high that she had to expand. Her company offers many specialized options, such as emergency spruce-ups for last-minute parental visits ($25 per hour), but those looking to vacate their apartments graciously (read: without ticking off their landlords) can opt for the move out service ($35 per hour with a three-hour minimum; a one- or two-bedroom takes four to six hours). After you’ve cleared all your crap out, a staffer will scrub and sanitize inside, on top of and behind everything, room by room. It’s well worth the price, especially if it means getting your deposit back before you make your exit. The service is also handy if you’re just moving in and the previous tenants have left behind any unsavory mementos. 853 Woodward Ave, Queens (347-432-6199, annascleaningserviceny.com)

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Fresch Style

Stylist and personal shopper Jessie Freschl takes closet-organizing to a new level. After a consultation where the company learns about your clothing needs—for work, dating and lifestyle—they’ll dig through your wardrobe and discover the hidden gems you should be featuring more often and the beloved old pieces that need to go. After putting up items for sale or donating to your favorite clothing charity, the stylists will maximize efficiency and space within your closet and offer a diagnostic consultation for personal shopping and styling suggestions. Long-standing clients can even opt for an “outfit pairing” service, which provides a custom look-book built from items in your collection. (212-634-7270, freschstyle.com)

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Genius Organizing

Sometimes, it isn’t the dirt that’s the problem—it’s the clutter. If your closet is overflowing and your dresser is about to burst, check out Nicole Abramovici and Julia Wright’s Genius Organizing. Their services are customizable, whether you just need one room decluttered or your entire apartment. Over a four-hour-plus session ($350), GO staffers bring their systemizing skills to bear on your walk-in, drawers, kitchen cabinets and any other area of your home that’s crying out for order. They can even help you set up a tag sale or list items on eBay and Craigslist to make bank on all of that stuff you’re finally getting rid of. And don’t worry: No matter your current state of disarray, these ladies won’t judge. (929-777-8420, geniusorganizing.com)

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Handy

Tap this app for the easiest way to book in-home cleaning. With incredibly affordable hourly rates (the suggested three hours will set you back just $87) given at a discount to loyal customers who sign up for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly services, the basic cleaning will cover—or uncover, depending on grime and dust levels—all those surfaces. For an extra fee, the background-checked professional will tackle the insides of your cabinets, oven and fridge. If you’re new to your place or just want to redecorate, check out the app’s furniture assembly, wall-painting and picture- and shelf-hanging services. (handy.com)

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Klean Freaks

For a freakin’ clean apartment, look no further than this company. The comprehensive pricing guide (studios for $119 to four bedrooms for $179) includes dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing all of those nooks and crannies and taking care of those chores your parents made you do for your allowance (emptying the trash, making the bed, etc). New Yorkers on the go (or with an entrepreneurial spirit) appreciate them for their Airbnb services, which makes a stranger sleeping in your bed or using your bathroom seem a whole lot more sanitary. 48 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn (347-889-6336, kleanfreaksnyc.com)

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Maid Sailors

When it comes to getting a sparkling-clean abode, trust these insured, well-trained professionals with your regular weekly or bi-weekly needs. Plans range from studio ($94 per week) to six-bedroom ($158 per week) and include all of the cleaning supplies needed—green and eco-friendly products are used at no additional cost. If you do want to splurge for that truly spotless apartment, you can also add on a load of laundry ($30), clean closets ($20) or an hour of organizing ($60) to boot. 257 Water St (212-299-5170, maidsailors.com)

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MyClean

MyClean brought the standard house cleaning service to the 21st century. After you booking your service online, MyClean will send one of their insured, bonded professional cleaners to scrub every inch of your apartment. Cleaners follow a 50-point checklist, so you know they mean business. The rates are reasonable, as well: Standard cleaning of a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment will run you $129 and move out service costs $269. (myclean.com)

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TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit isn’t a dedicated cleaning service, but its army of helpers can certainly deep clean your apartment, pack up your dishes or install a new bookshelf. Just describe your job and voila—the website brings up a list of qualified Taskers available. The hourly rate varies per Tasker and per job, but our search for standard cleaning services for a one-bedroom apartment generated quotes in the $35 to $39 an hour range. (taskrabbit.com)

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Wizard of Homes

The Wizards help make the political situation in your apartment a little brighter: If you and your roomies have been fighting a war of attrition over the dishes piling up in the kitchen or that ominous ring around the toilet bowl, these folks will establish a détente. Their deep cleaning service will allow you to start fresh for $175 for a one-bedroom, which includes everything from scrubbing the walls and polishing the faucets to doing the dishes and reorganizing the contents of the fridge. All you have to do is provide your own vacuum cleaner. (646-415-4948, wizardofhomesnyc.com)

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