Author: Allison TaskRabbit

Moving Task Descriptions

Planning a move is a big undertaking–and you have our sympathy. You may be surprised by all the ways that Taskers can help. From packing to moving boxes, read on for the range of moving services provided by TaskRabbit and learn how we can support you at any–or every–step of your move. We got your back (literally, we will do the heavy lifting for you!) Once you start chatting with a Tasker, they can help you iron out any missing details! Here are some key considerations: When you book a Help Moving task, your task description is crucial to helping the Tasker understand how to plan. If you need help packing and unpacking, book a Full Service Help Moving task to ensure the expectations are mutual.  Determine if you need 1 or more Taskers. Since Taskers are independent contractors, it is not possible to hire multiple Taskers through one task. If you need multiple Taskers, you can hire them yourself or ask your Tasker for referrals.  Moving an entire home is very different than moving …

Spring Cleaning Tips to Help You Organize Your Life

Has your wanderlust about traveling to exotic places morphed into more practical fantasies about how to uplevel your home storage systems? If this sounds like you, get excited because Organization tasks are a ticket to your dream destination! We want to help you think through how you can make the most of an Organization task–anywhere you need it in your home.  Start somewhere (you can’t boil the ocean!) Taskers offer a wide range of skills to support your Organization goals. For instance, Tasker Susan H. can provide organization, interior design, furniture assembly, and mounting/installation skills. She told us, “I can determine a client’s needs, how to organize the process, choose and purchase solutions for it, install things like shelving and closet systems, assemble furniture solutions, and arrange it all in a way that is visually appealing. I’m a one stop shop.” So: you need all the help? We get it, and we totally understand if your needs feel overwhelming. Here are the most common starting points:  Closets Purge Fold Hang Help make seasonal wardrobe shifts …

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

  For many people during the pandemic, watching sports has been a mental and emotional outlet. Conveniently, it’s actually “normal” to stay home to watch football’s biggest game of the year! But the current limits on social gatherings doesn’t mean you can’t still take in the action with your crew. We’ve put together some tips on throwing a virtual watch party. Here’s how to get ready for kick-off: Send an e-invitation to set the party mood. Lean into football or team themes with the template you choose. Make your lighting game strong. Consider what time of day it will be while you’re watching. You could brighten the room to give off a party vibe, or you keep your lights dim for a theatrical setting. Organize virtual pools/brackets/games. If you’re more interested in the hoopla than the actual game, create or download a scoring sheet to rate the best commercials. Circulate this sheet with your guests beforehand. If you don’t already have your TV mounted on the wall, now’s the time! Plan a festive atmosphere in …

A Lookback At 2020: What We Accomplished, Together

  Despite this year’s challenges, we all still had tasks to tackle. From home repairs to prescription pickup to IKEA assembly, in 2020 Taskers provided over 2 million hours of services in thousands of cities and 7 countries!  Keep reading to find out what else got done in 2020. Popular & New Categories TaskRabbit’s on-demand services help cross off all types of to-do lists, and this year Delivery, Errands, Shopping surged in popularity.  Another popular category in 2020: Moving Help. Taskers helped people move safely, from Packing & Unpacking to Heavy Lifting to Furniture Assembly.  To make everyday life easier at home or for your business, TaskRabbit launched 12 new categories this year! 🎉 You can now hire a Tasker to help with: Babyproofing Car Washing  Furniture Removal Full-Service Help Moving Interior Design Pressure Washing  Project Coordination Rental Unit Management Room Measurement Smart Home Installation Snow Removal TaskRabbit for Good Initiatives The mission of TaskRabbit for Good was perhaps more critical than ever in 2020: to help neighbors in need find work and a place to …

3 Common Winter Tasks for Your Home

New homeowner? Here are three winter tasks you may need to get done. Snow Removal In cold climates, snow is something you can count on every winter. Thankfully, a Tasker can take care of clearing your property of snow for you! All around your property–anywhere pedestrians walk and cars park–is where you can expect you’ll need snow shoveling.  Areas where snow needs to be shoveled include: Driveway Front and side paths Stairs Patio/deck Sidewalk Coupled with this task is chipping ice from the driveway, removing icicles from the gutters, and sidewalk salting. Mention if you have your own supplies or if you need the Tasker to bring them (i.e. snow blower, snow shovels, salt, ladder, etc.) Book Snow Removal task Winterizing Your Home Winterizing your home is one way to achieve energy efficiency. You don’t want drafty windows letting in cool air and letting out heated air! On that note, if you’re considering upgrading any of your appliances, you can also hire a Tasker for Smart Home Installation. Common winterization tasks include: Installing storm windows …

Tips for Communicating With Your Tasker

Like in any relationship, communication is key to a successful experience using TaskRabbit. Writing a detailed task description and using the chat thread to stay in touch about the task will create a smooth process.   No matter what task you’re booking, here is helpful information to include in your task description: Details on what you need done Instructions for entering the space Whether you or someone else (or pets) will be present during the task Any tools/materials you already have Any budget or time constraints Contactless preferences Once a Tasker has accepted the task, you can use the chat thread to follow up, ask and answer questions, share photos, etc.  Using the chat thread Be specific Special tools needed Special cleaning products you will provide  Cleaning products you do not want used Brand, make, and model # of furniture to be assembled Any heirloom items/breakables that need special care Parking instructions Pick-up/drop-off address/es Set expectations Indicate if you’ve hired anyone else to help, or if you plan to help (two Taskers can make tasks like …