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Urban Company Is the New App Taking Care of End-of-Lease Cleans and Other Painful Chores

You can hire professional cleaners to do your washing, assembly your IKEA feature and mow the lawn.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 28, 2020
By Marissa Ciampi
July 28, 2020

You know that feeling of walking into your hotel room after a long day to find everything spick and span — without any effort on your part whatsoever. Now, you can have that exact feeling at home, thanks to Urban Company.

The cleaning app recently launched in Sydney and boasts direct access to heaps of Sydney's top cleaning professionals, making it easier than ever to keep on top of household chores, without actually having to do them yourself. Change the bed linens? Sure. Fold your clothes? Of course. Assembling your IKEA furniture? Can do. Cleaning up your house at the end of a lease so you don't have to spend days doing it (and procrastinating doing it) with your housemates? Yep, that too.

Each cleaner has been qualified through an in-person boot camp and Urban Company keeps each side honest with its rating and review system. To stay on the app, professionals need to maintain a 4.7 or above star rating, similar to most rideshare and food delivery apps.

Instead of paying per hour, the app is set up as a pay-per-room system, with bedrooms starting from $15, and kitchens and bathrooms from $19. Carpet cleans will set you back around $30 a room and end-of-lease cleans from $249 for a studio apartment. You can also easily view availability through in-app calendars and re-book with preferred professionals.

Apart from hotel-level cleaning, Urban Company also offers services like gardening, carpet and sofa steam cleaning, window cleaning and help with plenty of other domestic chores. The app can also connect you with trade professionals for additional odd-jobs, such as furniture building and TV mounting.

Urban Company is already operating across 22 cities in India, Singapore and the UAE, with over 30,000 individual professionals available on the platform at any given time.

You can sign up to Urban Company and download the app


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Published on July 28, 2020 by Marissa Ciampi


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