July 15, 2015 15:02 ET to Provide GTA Residents With the Ultimate Summer Gift: More Free Time

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - With summer well underway, the leading online platform for professional household cleaners,, is encouraging its customers to get outside and #SeizeSummer! During the months of July and August 2015, Helpling will be rewarding participating social media users weekly with four hours of free home cleaning through a Twitter and Instagram hosted #SeizeSummer photo challenge. Helpling's goal is to encourage Greater Toronto Area residents to get out and enjoy their summer, rather than spending precious down time trapped inside cleaning.

Tweet to win four hours of free cleaning!

Helpling is challenging both Twitter and Instagram users to share a their favourite summer activity (1 entry) or a photo of themselves (2 entries) participating in an activity outside of their homes (examples include: enjoying a picnic, walk, or afternoon on the island). Participants are then asked to post their photo on their social network of choice, making sure to tag @HelplingCA and include the hashtag #SeizeSummer. Each week through the months of July and August, Helpling will randomly select one participant to receive four hours of free home cleaning, providing the winner with the gift of free time to enjoy more of the gorgeous summer weather!

"As we finally enter the warm months of summer, we wanted to do something special for Torontonians that allowed them to take advantage of their recreational time over the season," says Helpling managing director Blake Connoy. "After being forced to spend a majority of the winter trapped indoors, we feel the last thing Canadians should have to do is spend their summer worrying about monotonous chores like cleaning."

Since launching in Toronto in December 2014, has provided consumers with the easiest online solution to conquering their home cleaning, serving a few thousand satisfied customers in the Greater Toronto Area. With a 4.72 star (out of 5) rating from their loyal customer base, the $25/hour service connects customers with Helpling's local registered cleaners in a matter of minutes. Often referred to as the "Uber of household cleaning", Helpling's extensive cleaner registration process (which includes a cleaning test, background check and personal interviews), ensures customers receive excellent service from trusted cleaning partners in their area.

In addition to launching an online platform, Helpling has also made themselves available through a mobile app, which boasts features such as connecting with calendar apps, allowing for single or recurring bookings, identifying when a preferred cleaner is available and featuring payment via credit card and direct debit. Users can download the Helpling app for iOS by clicking here, or for Android, by clicking here.

About Helpling:

Helpling is the leading global online platform for professional home cleaners. On the website or the mobile app customers can book a vetted and insured service provider within a couple of click. The innovative online service gives people more time to enjoy the nice things in life: family, friends and leisure activities.

Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke, Philip Huffman and Rocket Internet in January 2014. The company now has more than 300 employees and offers its service in more than 200 cities in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. This makes Helpling the most widely available online marketplace for household services in the world.





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