The idea of spring cleaning is kind of the best, in that it gives you an excuse to buck major scrubbing and dusting duties nine months 0ut of the year. But spring is kind of the worst — in that it's now spring, and your house is a big ol' mess. This is usually the part where we'd tell you about the best Delish-approved sponges and mops, then send you somewhere to buy them. But Amazon has a bigger, better idea: They'll just clean your place for you.
Amazon Deep Cleaning Service, price varies; amazon
The online retailer's best-kept secret is its Home Services section. The site will send someone to your house to complete a whole slew of jobs: furniture assembly, electronics set-up, plumbing, and — our favorite — cleaning. You can choose from a handful of options — including window cleaning, grout cleaning, and move-out cleaning — but the one that screams spring is the deep cleaning service. Right now, Amazon will knock $20 off the total price when you book.
The cost varies from location to location. A studio or one bedroom apartment in New York will set you back about $80, while one in Chicago is closer to $120. Still, those prices are pretty great when you consider the fact that they're for an estimated 5-hour job.
You purchase a cleaning the same way you do any of Amazon's products: Choose the item (the discount only applies to the deep clean), then book the appointment, which is like adding something to your cart. Amazon will ask you the size of your home and whether or not you'd like the inside of the oven and fridge cleaned before you purchase. After, you'll get an email and complete a more detailed questionnaire, where you can address special requests.
The service has more than 8,500 reviews, most of them 4- and 5-star. Book now through April 30 to receive the $20 discount.