TASKRABBIT’S FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: HIS VERY OWN MAN CAVE

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re still not sure what to get him this weekend, consider the gift of the man cave. His own space where he can … well, we’re not quite sure what happens in man caves, we just imagine it’s deeply rooted in some kind of masculine mystique that we’ll never understand.

If you need a little help getting Dad’s man cave in order, we’ve got Tasker who are ready to assist with things like:

  • Assembling furniture — because every man cave needs a comfy sofa (to sink into) and a side or coffee table (to hold drinks and snacks).
  • Mounting a television. What man cave is complete without a giant flatscreen TV to watch the game on? Hire a Tasker to make sure that 42″ is mounted properly and securely.
  • Rearranging furniture. Need to move a heavy table or couch or pool table for optimal manly space? A Tasker can help with that!
  • Hanging pictures. Man caves need art too! May we recommend the classic Dogs Playing Poker?

Still not sure what to get dear old Dad? Hire a Tasker to do the research for you.

PAINT IT GREEN: A FRONT DOOR BEFORE AND AFTER

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The Rolling Stones may have painted their red door black, but Barbara in the UK needed her red door painted green. (Our favorite — ahem, we mean favourite color!)

We love the way TaskRabbit has the power to bring neighbors and communities together, and we especially love satisfied Clients and empowered Taskers.

When Barbara needed her front door refinished and painted, she called on Tasker Claudia. Barbara was so pleased with Claudia’s work that she wanted to share the photos with us. Claudia was even able to help Barbara with some other small tasks around the house. Everyone wins!

Do you have a task you’d like to share with us? Any before and after photos? Let us know at tales@taskrabbit.com.

TASKRABBIT’S FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: THE GIFT OF SUMMER BBQS

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This Sunday is not only Father’s Day, it’s the Summer Solstice as well, officially heralding the arrival of longer days and warmer weather. It’s the perfect occasion to get your backyard BBQ ready and give Dad a summer filled with grilling out.

Here are a couple of ways you can surprise Dad with a yard and grill overhaul with the help of TaskRabbit:

Father’s Day is still four days away — schedule a Tasker today!

 

TASK OF THE WEEK: BUY ME A BELT TO REPLACE THE ONE I BROKE AT THE AIRPORT

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Airports are always a stressful place. There’s that whole disrobing-unpacking-your-laptop-taking-your-shoes-off security screening thing, where you scurry to comply and then have to re-pack and get dressed again on the other side of the scanner,hoping you didn’t leave anything behind.

For one Client trying to catch a flight to New York out of SFO, his trip became even more stressful when as he was going through security,, the buckle on his belt broke off. Scheduled to arrive in New York at 11:30p.m. — well after department store closing hours — and with a business meeting the next day at 7:30a.m. — well before opening hours — it was a race against time to come up with a solution.

The unfortunate victim of this wardrobe malfunction had never used TaskRabbit before, but had heard of our services. In the time it took to hustle to his gate and board the plane, he had downloaded the TaskRabbit app and listed his task: Buy the least expensive dress belt in New York and leave it with the concierge at the hotel he would be staying at.

Flight attendants asked passengers to put their phones in airplane mode just as our Client finished texting task details to Tasker Grayson H. The flight ended up being delayed, leaving Tasker Grayson plenty of time to get the belt and leave it at the hotel concierge in New York.

Our Client finally arrived in New York at 3:30a.m., with just a few hours to spare before his meeting, sporting his new belt.

Have a last minute emergency? TaskRabbit is here to save the day!

TASKRABBIT: NOT-SO-SECRET GARDEN BEFORE AND AFTER

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At TaskRabbit we love seeing the many ways we bring people together to help each other out. From last minute party saves to scoring that dream wedding dress, we enjoy connecting people and making their lives easier.

We recently asked Clients to provide before and after photos of projects Taskers helped them with. The results speak to the power of outsourcing things you need done around the home.

When it came time to fix up an overgrown garden, Jennifer hired Tasker Brendan, and was so pleased with his “fine work” that she shared these photos with us. Tasker Brendan transformed a dirt ditch into a pleasant path, and a wall of wild weeds into a tame, trim, trellis. We wish Jennifer many happy summer afternoons in her new garden!

Have any before and after photos you’d like to share? Send us an email at tales@taskrabbit.com — we look forward to hearing your stories!

DIY WEDDING: DO IT YOURSELF WITH HELP FROM TASKRABBIT

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We get it. You’ve avoided the costs of hiring a wedding planner, florist, and super fancy venue to focus on what really matters: Celebrating a lifelong commitment to someone you love.

But that means all the responsibilities of planning and executing a wedding fall on you, and as your wedding date approaches, that can lead to tremendous stress and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Let TaskRabbit take care of some of that for you. Just because it’s a DIY wedding doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone.

With TaskRabbit, you can hire a Tasker to:

  • Bartend. We know your friends can mix a mean mojito, but they are also there to celebrate with you! Let them off the hook with some Tasker assistance.
  • Setup, tear down, and clean your venue. The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is to put up streamers, pack boxes, or clean up after your guests. A dedicated Tasker means there’s someone to get the job done for you.
  • Pickup and deliver. Don’t wear yourself out driving around to make sure you’ve got the cake, the champagne, and the flowers ready when there are so many Taskers available and happy to do this for you.
  • Write thank you notes. Show your guests how much you appreciated their presence at your wedding with timely (and handwritten) thank you notes.

We’ve got a whole category of services dedicated to parties and events, so if you don’t see what you need here, check it out.

RESERVE MY WEDDING LOCATION 365 DAYS IN ADVANCE

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Tucked on the outskirts of San Francisco, Stern Grove is a lovely park that hosts music festivals and events in the shelter of a grove of eucalyptus trees. Next year, it’s also going to be the setting of one lucky couple’s wedding.

Due to its popularity, it’s a challenging spot to book, and reservations are made a year in advance. To ensure Stern Grove is yours for your special day, you must show up exactly 365 days before. A schedule conflict wasn’t going to stop one Client from making sure he secured the venue, and Tasker Mark A was there to help.

Other people hoping to reserve Stern Grove were lined up as early as 6:30a.m., and Tasker Mark was third in line. With a little back and forth over TaskRabbit chat, Mark was able to secure the location.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Need assistance making a reservation? Taskers are ready to help!