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Tasker Spotlight: Den B.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting a conversation we had with Den B., a Tasker who does Moving, Junk Removal, and Delivery tasks for clients throughout the New York City metro area. She joined TaskRabbit as a means to earn a little extra cash in her spare time. Today, she uses the platform to display her whole authentic self and takes pride in providing the services that her clients need. In our sit down, Den shared what Women’s History Month means to her and why she’s proud to be a woman. Read our conversation below! TaskRabbit: What were you doing before you started tasking? Den: Prior to TaskRabbit I was working as an administrative assistant while building GoClutterless Home Organizers. TR: Does TaskRabbit enable you to find better work and/or financial opportunities vs. the “traditional” workforce? If yes, how so?  C: It does! Through TaskRabbit I can connect directly with clients in need of my services. They get the convenience they need and they love it!! There’s no hassle and they are …

TaskRabbit HQ spotlight: Here’s what Women’s History Month means to us

In honor of Women’s History Month we (virtually) sat down with a few of the women of TaskRabbit HQ to learn more about what this month means to them, what advice they would share with other women, and discover what women inspire them. Here’s what they shared! What does Women’s History Month mean to you? “An opportunity to focus on all the achievements that women have made throughout the centuries and highlight the incredible future we have ahead of us.” Ania Smith, CEO, Oakland, CA “A time to learn about the hidden history of womxn’s contributions to tech, art and more. There’s so much not taught in schools!” LeAnne R., CS Advocate, ATX  “I think this is a time to celebrate and uplift womxn while also bringing awareness to the struggles and sacrifices that marginalized womxn are still experiencing.” Lorrisa M., Social Media and Content Manager, Oakland, CA “It’s a chance to learn, recognize and celebrate the women who have paved the way throughout history to open doors and break down barriers.  As a mother …

Tasker Spotlight: Chim U.

In celebration of Women’s History Month we are spotlighting some of the many female Taskers who make our community what it is–a source of help and inspiration for so many people on a daily basis. This week, we sat down with New York City-based Tasker Chim U, who’s been performing Cleaning tasks since last summer. She’s helped her clients keep their spaces clean as they spend most of their time at home due to Covid-19. Read on for Chim’s story! TaskRabbit: What were you doing before you started tasking? Chim: Before TaskRabbit, I worked for another competitor. The work was similar but the level of pay and motivation were very different. I was ready for a change and thank goodness I found TaskRabbit. TR: Does TaskRabbit enable you to find better employment and/or financial opportunities vs. the “traditional” workforce? If yes, how so?  C: With TaskRabbit, I don’t need to go through anyone to get a job. I am my own boss. TaskRabbit gives me financial empowerment and work-life balance because I can choose my …

How to book a grocery shopping task

Grocery shopping is one of those unavoidable tasks that always takes time, effort, and planning. Love it or hate it, it’s something that we have to do, so why not make it as hassle-free as possible? Whether you need a last minute trip to the store, or you want to outsource this part of your life forever – Taskers are here to help. Keep reading to learn how you can book a Tasker to help you easily get your grocery shopping done. Tips & Best Practices Be specific: Because grocery shopping is such a regular activity, you probably don’t have to think too much about what you need from the store. But remember, your Tasker has no idea what you like or don’t like – this includes brands, sizes, amounts, and other options. Make sure you explain exactly what you want your Tasker to pick up. For instance, “4lbs of Granny Smith apples” is better than “please get some apples”.  Share a picture with your Tasker: You can type out your shopping list but to …

Stay at home date night ideas

On the hunt for date night ideas this Valentine’s Day? You’re not the only one. With limited date night options this year, many of us are trying to figure out how we can bring fun and romance–without leaving the house. To help get you inspired, we put together a list of our top 5 stay at home date night ideas that are easy to pull off. Best of all: these don’t involve sitting in front of the TV! 1. Cook-off Spice up the traditional Valentine’s dinner by adding a little competition and fun. Pick a dish or dessert neither of you has made. Next, let the good old fashioned cook-off begin. If you really want to dial up the competition, add a time limit! Taste test and discuss who came out with the better dish after racing against the clock. 2. Design challenge This is a great date idea for couples that enjoy a home project and are looking to refresh their space. Pick a room that you are both ready to transform and work …

Gift ideas for every type of love language

How do you like to receive and show love on Valentine’s Day? For some of us it may look like romantic dinners with a significant other, boxes of chocolate, or a solo night at home watching your favorite romantic comedy. Or maybe you use this day to connect and tell your friends all the things you love about them. Whatever your love language may be TaskRabbit is here to help you celebrate this day of love no matter if it’s romantic, platonic, or anything in between.  Keep reading to find inspiration for every love language 1. Words of affirmation Sometimes the smaller things, such as letting your partner know you admire them, are all that is needed to put a smile on their face. Hire a Tasker to deliver a love letter or serenade them with a romantic poem. 2. Acts of service  For some people, the motivation behind the gift is even more important than the gift itself. Show a friend or partner how much you care by tackling that job or task they’ve …

New year, new home: simple organization tips for your playroom

If you’re a parent then you know that keeping a kids playroom clean, let alone organized, is a tall order. In fact, this might be the one room in your home that you find yourself constantly cleaning or just closing the door when you can’t face the mess. That’s why we pulled together four quick and easy steps to help you get this room organized and help keep it that way.  See part 4 of our new year, new home organization guide, home office, here. If one thing is true about kids and toys, it’s that kids get bored and grow out of their toys as quickly as they do their clothes. So before doing anything, go through toys and other items to see what’s broken, no longer age appropriate, or just collecting dust. Once you’ve gone through everything it’s time to decide what is staying and what can either be donated or thrown away. Separate the items into piles and be sure to put all the toys that will be donated into bags or …

New year, new home: Simple organization tips for your home office

For most people, a cluttered workspace means a cluttered mind. Having an organized, clean, and inviting workspace will motivate you to get your work done efficiently. And since many of us are still working from home, we thought we’d share some tips on organizing your home office. See part 3 of our new year, new home organization guide, garage, here. The first step is to clean your existing workspace: wipe down your desk with disinfectant spray, take out garbage, and neatly organize any loose papers or files. A key component of this process is purging clutter and old files that are no longer needed. Your home office is where you go to be productive and get work done The last thing you want to do is spend valuable time searching for the right supplies, like a charger, calendar, or highlighter. A few quick tips to help you with this: Bring in shelving: Shelves simultaneously increase the amount of space you have to work with and keep your space organized. There are many options to choose …

New year, new home: Simple organization tips for your garage

See part 3 of our new year, new home organization guide, kitchen, here. Cleaning out a garage is a task that many homeowners know they need to do, but one that is often conveniently put off until next month, next season, or next year. It can seem like the most daunting task imaginable, with many people wondering, “where do I even begin?” Fret not, a little thoughtful planning goes a long way. What’s more, we’ve got a simple three-step guide that should get you started with that garage clean-out: First thing’s first. Empty your garage of all the items that are stored inside. This might take some time, and if there are a lot of things to take out it may help to get some help (hint: there’s a Tasker for that!). Once everything is out, it’s easier to segment items into three broad categories: keep, recycle/donate, or toss. As you do this, you might be surprised how much junk accumulates over time). Now that your garage is empty, you can do a full sweep …