Professional Cleaning and Gardening Company
An Extra Pair of Hands is a New Zealand professional cleaning and gardening company launched by owner Jane Richardson in 2003. We’re your one-stop shop for home and office services, and no job is too big or too small for our team.
Our services are available in and around Palmerston North, Feilding, Kapiti Coast, Hutt Valley, Wellington, and Christchurch,
Our professional cleaning and gardening teams can keep your residence and garden, investment property, office and grounds at their best. Let us take care of your tasks so you can enjoy life, whether it’s a one-off or seasonal tidy-up, or a regular maintenance programme.
We provide services tailored to meet your needs. All our people are security checked, trained, and insured, and wear our uniform when on the job. The most important part of this business is the calibre and professionalism of our team.
Regular home cleaning is our most sought-after offering. As well, we provide a spring-clean service to give your residence a thorough refresh for important occasions. You can personalise this by choosing what tasks you want us to complete, on our spring cleaning selection menu. Our in-home services include cleaning your oven (that frequently unpleasant chore you can leave to us), and your windows. We’ll even take care of your ironing. To arrange in-home services, we offer a free consultation at your place with one of our managers.
Our qualified gardening teams will keep your garden looking at its best throughout the seasons. Services include weeding, pruning, planting and spraying. This can be on a regular basis or just when required throughout the seasons. As is customary, we offer a free consultation at your home with our head gardener to arrange the exact service and schedule that you require. We also provide a water blasting service to keep your paths and driveways, patios, fences and outdoor areas shipshape.
We introduced gardening and cleaning at offices in response to requests from our clients who were using our services at their homes, and wanted the same level of service at their places of work. Office cleaning is a reliable service provided by our security-checked team. If you have green areas around your office, our gardening team can take care of those so your premises are always looking smart. We’ll arrange for a team leader to meet you on site to discuss your requirements.
Help a friend or relative
We provide a tailored service to support clients so that they can enjoy the independence of living in their home. Popular requests are cleaning on a one-off, or regular basis, as well as household tasks such as laundry. We provide peace of mind to family and friends who can’t always be there, with regular updates via email following our visits. Gift vouchers for this service can be purchased and posted directly to the recipient with your personalised note.
Jane Richardson started An Extra Pair of Hands from her own needs. Jane says:
“I wanted to deal with one reliable company to provide cleaning and gardening services at my home, so that is exactly what we do. Our team are security checked and trained. I personally guarantee that they are honest and reliable.”
What we get asked about
We’re easy to get hold of
Our administration centre covers all our service areas around the country. When you get in touch with our office team, you’re not contacting a call centre. You’ll receive relevant information immediately. They can help with a new enquiry, quote request, or check your existing booking.