SAVOR YOUR SUMMER – LET TASKRABBIT CLEAN HOUSE

Seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for our first long weekend of the warmer season…

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But the summer is positively zipping by!  Don’t let errands and tasks get in the way of enjoying your last few weeks of carefree sunshine.  Spend a day outdoors while TaskRabbit cleans house.

  • Let a Tasker spiff up your bathroom, while you head out to catch some rays.
  • Make sure you can really take in the view. A Tasker will leave your windows crystal clear.
  • Perhaps you’re overwhelmed by dishes post-BBQ?  We can help.
  • Has the return from a big beach day left your place a sandy mess?  Don’t stress – Taskers are available to give your place a thorough cleaning.

What else can we help you with?

TASK OF THE WEEK: TEACHER ON THE MOVE

Here at TaskRabbit, we are big fans of education.  After all, the children are our future.  But we also love to help our teachers out when we can.

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When one teacher moved from St. Louis to Chicago this summer, she wasn’t just moving house – she was moving classrooms as well.

After 5 years of teaching Elementary and Special Education in St. Louis, our Client, Kristen, found that she’d built up a vast collection of personal teaching items and tools.  She had family help to move these hundreds of books, educational games, school supplies, and more from St. Louis to Chicago, but she knew she needed extra help to get it all into her new classroom.

That’s where TaskRabbit comes in. With dolly in hand, Tasker Steve M. made the process easy for the Client.  He coordinated the unload, and efficiently carried all the items up the several flights of stairs well within the agreed upon time.

Here’s to Kristen and all the hard-working educators, students, and parents out there.  TaskRabbit hopes we can help you prep for a great start this school year.

Kristen tells us that Steve, “exceeded [her] expectations!”  How can we exceed yours?

ARE YOU READY FOR THE BURN?

We’re talking about Burning Man — naturally.

It’s nearly time to “return home” to the desert — throw off your corporate trappings and get freaky in Black Rock City where everyone knows your Playa name. But are you ready? Are you really ready?

Let TaskRabbit help you have the best time at Burning Man.

LET TASKRABBIT HELP YOU GET OVER THE HUMP

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It’s the middle of the week and you find yourself flagging. You had started the week so full of enthusiasm, positive you would charge through your list of things to get done. Now it’s Wednesday and your energy has waned while your to do list seems to have only expanded.

Let TaskRabbit help you over the hump.

It’s always the tedious errands that pose the biggest obstacles. Fortunately, Taskers are on hand to pick up the slack.

  • Finally organize and clear all that paperwork that’s been sitting stacked on your desk. Bills, contracts, and receipts — you know you need to save them, yet somehow they never manage to make it into your filing system. Hire a Tasker to help get everything finally filed away.
  • Demolish the dirty dishes in the sink. No matter how diligent you are about washing dishes, sometimes they just stack up, and then just the thought alone of tackling the task becomes daunting. Leave it to a Tasker to wash, dry, and put the dishes away so you have one less thing to worry about.
  • Get the grocery shopping out of the way. Is your fridge stocked with nothing but condiments at the moment? Have you found yourself eating out more than your financial and caloric budgets allow because there’s nothing to eat at home? Enlist a Tasker to take care of the grocery shopping for you.

What else can we help you with?

TASK OF THE WEEK: JUST A LITTLE TASTE OF KOKO

Photo via A Taste of Koko

Photo via A Taste of Koko

Jane Ko is a social media strategist, photographer, and blogger living in Austin, Texas who has a penchant for fine food, fine aesthetics, and never turning down a glass of champagne.

Photo via A Taste of Koko

Photo via A Taste of Koko

On her blog, A Taste of Koko, Jane demonstrates the magic that can happen when creative visionaries and crafty Taskers combine their powers.

With the help of Tasker Carley, Jane assembled and installed a set of IKEA BESTA cabinets, customizing them into a beautiful DIY wine and coffee bar. We didn’t know IKEA could look so grownup and stylish!

Check out Jane’s blog for details on how she and Carley worked together to reinvent Jane’s living room. Feeling inspired? Let us help make your decor dreams come true!

RECLAIM YOUR SUNDAY AND LET TASKRABBIT TAKE CARE OF THE LAUNDRY

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The worst day of the week is probably Laundry Day.

If you don’t move quickly, someone else will claim the building’s sole washer and dryer for six loads of towels — that’s if you’re lucky enough to live in a building with laundry facilities. Otherwise you have to drag your dirty clothes to the corner laundromat and stand guard all day. And even if you have your own private machines at home, washing, folding, and putting everything away is a daunting task.

Fortunately, we can help you every step of the way.

  • If your pile of laundry has grown so big that it’s started to cultivate its own civilization, it’s time to call a Tasker. Sorting the lights from the darks, moving laundry from the washer to the dryer, and finally folding it all — leave it to a Tasker to take care of.
  • What about all that “dry clean only” clothing? A Tasker can handle that too! Just hire someone for a pickup and delivery, and that’s one more thing you can check off your weekend to do list.
  • The final — and often most challenging — step of laundry day is actually getting your clothes out of the basket and into your closet and dresser. That’s where you can enlist the help of a Tasker to make sure your freshly cleaned laundry doesn’t just end up sitting in the basket all week.

How else can we help you reclaim your free time?

LET’S GET RETRO FOR VINYL RECORD DAY

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Today is National Vinyl Record Day and whether you’re a hipster with a retro fetish or can actually recall with nostalgia using your parents’ record player, today is the perfect day to get your vinyl collection back in shape.

  • Assemble furniture: A good home entertainment system starts with the right furniture. If you’ve recently purchased a console to house your sound system, you can hire a Tasker to help with its assembly so you don’t end up with mysterious “extra” pieces and a wobbly table.
  • Organize your records : Trying to find your favorite record among your vinyl collection is not as easy as just searching for the title on your computer, so having your music physically organized is the best way to keep your tunes at your fingertips. A Tasker can help you put your vinyl in easy, accessible order.
  • Setup your record player: If you’ve got all the pieces but just haven’t set them all up yet, a Tasker can help you wire up your sound system. Next all you’ll need to do is invite everyone over for a listening party.

Happy National Vinyl Record Day! How will you be celebrating?