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12 Ways To Upcycle

Being more eco friendly around the home is a goal that many households are trying to achieve. From eliminating plastic to using all natural cleaning products, there are many ways we can “go green” by switching up what we buy and use. But what about the items you already have around the house?  Upcycling is about getting creative with items headed for landfill, and giving them a new purpose. Not sure where to get started? We’ve put together 12 ideas to inspire you. Refurbish your furniture: Give your furniture a new look and functionality with a few small tweaks! Update old furniture by sanding, painting, and varnishing. Repair your furniture: Give older or damaged items a second chance by hiring a Tasker to come fix it. Given Taskers’ expertise with assembling IKEA furniture, they are also knowledgeable about making minor repairs to your IKEA furniture. Share: If you’re a parent, you know kids grow out of stuff almost as soon as they start using it. Instead of buying new kids’ items, upcycle within your group of friends …

12 Spring Cleaning Tasks For Your Outdoor Space

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to brush the literal cobwebs off your outdoor spaces. If you need help, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 12 spring cleaning tasks to get your outdoor space ready for max chillaxing.  For ongoing tasks like yard or garden maintenance, have your Tasker leave the task open so you can chat with them whenever you’re ready for them to come back–or set the task to repeat when you book.  Don’t see the task you need done on the list? Search now for what you need done!

Tips to Make Your Yard More “Green”

Most homeowners are surprised to learn that the products and practices they use to maintain their yards can negatively impact the health of the soil, surrounding plants, animals, and people nearby. The same way using non-toxic cleaning products in your home can make a difference, there are steps you can take outside your home to “go green”. Here are a few tips to make your yard more sustainable.  Use Water Responsibly We’re lucky: we turn on a hose or sprinklers, and water comes out. But becoming conscious of how much water it takes to maintain your yard is a major step toward more sustainable gardening. Here are some ways to reduce your water usage: Reduce frequency of watering: Whenever you do decide to water your grass or garden, make sure the water goes deep into the soil. Shallow watering leads to shallow root growth. This makes your lawn susceptible to drought and insect problems.  Xeriscape: This is the process of gardening or landscaping that uses minimal water. You can xeriscape by using rocks where possible …

Here’s What People Are Saying About Their Spring Cleaning Taskers

We all know that spring cleaning is a chance to purge clutter, organize, and transition your home for the season. But it’s not always so easy to get it done yourself. Enter, Taskers! We could explain all the reasons why you should book a Tasker for spring cleaning, but don’t take our word for it. These clients shared reviews praising their Taskers for crossing off their spring cleaning checklists. Here’s what they had to say. If you can’t tackle all of your spring cleaning tasks yourself, get them done with a little help from Taskers like these!

3 Ways Spring Cleaning Can Benefit Your Mind, Body, and Home

Spring is in full swing and spring cleaning is happening! Sure, it’s  a great way to get rid of junk and refresh your home–but did you know there are other great benefits beyond just refreshing your living space? Here are a few: Getting rid of dust around your home makes the air that you breathe cleaner. Cleaning high-touch surfaces and objects also helps minimize the spread of germs and bacteria. Most of us think, feel, and sleep better when our space is clean and free of clutter. Not only that, but the process of sorting through items and getting rid of excess junk is mentally refreshing. If you’re working from home, it’s easy to get distracted by household tasks. A clutter-free environment is not only freeing but it can also foster your ability to focus on work. One to-do list at a time! From boosting your productivity to improving your health, spring cleaning can benefit the mind, body, and home. Need help getting started? Book spring cleaning services. If there are other benefits that you’ve …

April Fools! Learn more about the organizations that helped make TaskRABBITS happen

In the 10+ years that TaskRabbit has been around, one fun thing we’ve learned is how much our community loves animals. That’s why this April Fools’ Day we decided to spark a little laughter and cheer by orchestrating a playful prank where we introduced a new service called “TaskRABBITS”. While this service wasn’t real, we hope all the adorable bunny photos brought a smile to your face.  Now that the fun and games have come to an end, we want to highlight the real bunny heroes— our partner organizations and some of the top rabbit advocates in the US and UK. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing organizations, their missions, and a few important bunny facts that may surprise you. The House Rabbit Society, based in Richmond CA, is an international nonprofit animal welfare organization working to rescue abandoned rabbits. The main focus of their work is to find these rabbits permanent homes and through education, help people better understand these animals and reduce the number of unwanted rabbits. The Los Angeles Rabbit …

TaskRabbit Announces New Women Leaders on Senior Leadership Team

TaskRabbit is thrilled to announce the recent addition of three amazing women to its senior leadership team, and is proud to share that women leaders now make up 75% of its Senior Leadership Team.  Last fall, Ania Smith joined TaskRabbit as CEO bringing a wealth of experience from her time at companies such as Airbnb and UberEats. As a strong advocate for female empowerment, Ania is passionate about elevating women’s voices in the workplace.  To this end, Ania and the entire TaskRabbit team are excited to have three new powerful women leaders on board, all of whom bring years of valuable knowledge, experience and fresh perspectives. Each will play a critical role as TaskRabbit continues to grow and expand.  Johanna Tzur is TaskRabbit’s new Chief Marketing Officer, and Amy Truong is leading the charge on technical product efforts as the new VP of Engineering. Also joining the team recently is Jessica Davila, the new VP of People Experience.  As the team and company continue to grow, TaskRabbit is excited to welcome these new fearless female …