TASK OF THE WEEK: DELIVER THE NEW YORK TIMES TO MY HUSBAND FOR OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (1ST YEAR: PAPER)

The practice of giving a specific gift for a specific wedding anniversary is centuries old. For the 1st anniversary, you give paper, for the 25th anniversary something silver, for the 50th anniversary – gold! In this spirit, Emily decided to surprise her husband on their first anniversary by having the Sunday New York Times delivered to their porch. Tasker Gloria fought her way through the bustling streets of Brooklyn to her “one house paper route” in time for the couple to spend hours reading the paper and reminiscing about their first year of marriage. Congratulations to you and your husband, Emily!

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TASK OF THE WEEK: DELIVER SURPRISE TO A SAD BASEBALL FAN

It’s October, which means crisp air and baseball playoff season! This week’s Task of the Week features a surprise delivery to cheer up a lamenting fan whose team didn’t make the playoffs.

Client Henry turned to TaskRabbit to spread some cheer to a friend who was bummed when her baseball team got knocked out of playoff contention. Tasker Carrie came to the rescue, delivering a 3-pack of canned whipped cream to Henry’s friend Dominique when she was at work. The hardest part of the task was getting Dominique to smile and pose for pictures with the surprise gift, photos that Henry plans to unveil at her future wedding ceremony. We’re sure there’s an inside joke here somewhere, and we always love seeing the creative ways people use TaskRabbit!

How can we help you during playoff season? Let us know.

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TASK OF THE WEEK: HAND-WRITE THANK YOU CARDS (I JUST HAD A BABY!)

When you’re a new mom, you have a great appreciation for the small things: the little one’s smile, a quick nap, an instant of free time, an extra pair of hands. Shara M. recently gave birth to a baby girl and realized she needed a second pair of hands to help out with various tasks that were piling up. Reaching out to TaskRabbit, she knocked out several errands that would have otherwise taken precious time away from the baby. Tasker Diane wrote thank you cards, returned gifts for store credit, and filed paperwork for Shara, helping return her New York apartment to a manageable state. New moms take note: we can also help out with laundry, house-cleaning, deliveries and more. Still no progress on outsourcing your naps to us, though.

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TASK OF THE WEEK: SURPRISE MY BRIDE WITH A VISIT FROM OUR DOGS

Dogs are a big part of the TaskRabbit family, so we totally understand the sweetness of this task. Getting married at a hotel miles away from home, Andrew wanted to surprise his bride-to-be with a visit from their dogs. Tasker Mona frequently handles pet-sitting tasks, but this one was unique. The dogs, staying in the backyard of the bride’s parents’ house on the wedding day, were picked up and delivered to the bride for a few minutes of attention before being whisked back to the yard. The bride was incredibly happy to snuggle with her beloved four-legged friends at such an emotional time, and the dogs got to be a small part of the big day. We wonder if this task was posted under “Delivery” or “Pet-sitting.” Congratulations Andrew!

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TASK OF THE WEEK: EXTRA HANDS FOR FASHION WEEK

The glitter and glamour of Fashion Week is wrapping up in NYC, but it’s been a hectic scramble of last-minute sewing and fittings and a whirlwind of events! One harried and slightly overwhelmed designer worked smarter by hiring a TaskRabbit to carefully move samples and fabric from a downtown loft up to sewing factories in the Garment Center for a frenzy of final production. Tasker Paloma T.’s profile caught the designer’s eye with a killer combination of organization skills and creativity, with plenty of great reviews. Paloma also helped the designer choose models and send invites out for her show. Whenever it’s crunch time in your line of work, TaskRabbit can offer an extra pair of hands to obliterate your to-do list. Pssst, London! Fashion Week moves across the pond next week, and we can help you with everything you need to have a stress-free experience.

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Task of the Week: Attend A Party For Me (And Skype Me In)

Photo Credits: maltman23

Photo Credit: maltman23

 

David found a creative answer to the age-old problem of wanting to be in two places at the same time. While he was hanging out in Seattle, some friends were having a party in San Francisco, and David wanted to attend. He hired a Tasker, Tony, to walk around the party with an iPad so David could Skype with his friends while he was in Seattle. Tony made a sign that had David’s face on it and David’s friends flocked to him to share a conversation with their missing pal via video chat. Meanwhile, David got to soak in the ambiance of the party and feel like he was a part of the crowd. Nice work!

Task of the Week: Bring Me Spare Car Key After I Jumped In A Lake

Bring Me Spare Car Key After I Jumped In A Lake

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It’s the lazy, hazy days of summer and we hope you’re squeezing in some quality vacation time before buckling down to work and school. The Task of the Week reminds us that sometimes our mind checks out on vacation, too. Know that TaskRabbit has your back if you ever need us.

Enjoying a week off with the family, Rob jumped into the lake with his car key, rendering the transponder useless. Stuck 150 miles from home and needing to get his kids back for swim practice the next day, Rob put out an SOS signal to TaskRabbit. Tasker Greg picked up the spare car key from Rob’s house and drove it out to the stranded family with gorgeous scenery keeping him company on the long drive.

Remember to empty your pockets before diving in, and be safe out there! Especially if someone tells you to go jump in a lake. Or take a long walk off a short pier. Or, yeah. Happy Tasking!