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7 Eco-Conscious Gift Wrap Alternatives

With the holidays around the corner it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping and of course, wrapping presents. Want to make your gift wrapping more eco-conscious this year? We’ve pulled together 7 gift wrapping alternatives to help you take your gift wrapping to the next eco-friendly level.   1. Upcycle catalogs and flyers. Did you know that glittery and metallic wrapping paper can’t be recycled? Same with ribbons or bows. Rather than purchasing those items, you can turn to paper that you already have at home! We all get catalogs and flyers in the mail and rather than beelining for the recycle bin, you can re-use this colorful and easy to use material as wrapping paper. Once the gift is unwrapped then the paper can go into the recycle bin. 2. Look to your donation pile. Reimagine one of the pieces pf clothing you’re tossing as gift wrap! This would work especially well with any garment that’s silky, sequined, or has some other colorful or fun flare. The recipient may be excited to receive …

TaskRabbit 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

From young to old, buyer to renter, urban to suburban–we could all use a little help. Give the gift of time this holiday season! Read on for the many ways in which your relatives, friends, and neighbors can get things done with the gift of TaskRabbit.  The housewarming gift that keeps on giving Many people have moved this year, and we know that anyone moving into a new home has a long to-do list. Thankfully, Taskers are here for it. From moving into a new place to settling in, TaskRabbit’s services cover the range of new renter or homeowner needs.  Best gift categories for gifting to anyone who recently moved: Help Moving Mounting Painting/Wallpapering Interior Design Organize Closet Yard & Garden Work Help your grandparents from afar This year has made it more challenging for grandparents to see their families. Not only is TaskRabbit great for getting your grandparents set up with new gadgets, Taskers can also provide helpful seasonal services like holiday decorating and snow shoveling. Even if you can’t be together in person, …

TaskRabbit for Good gives back: meet our fall 2020 grantee winners

Giving back and supporting the communities we serve is integral to TaskRabbit’s mission. That’s why we’re continuing to give back to small grassroots organizations this Giving Tuesday through TaskRabbit For Good’s (TR4G) community grant program.  Recipients of this grant are all closely aligned with TR4G’s mission of helping neighbors in need find work and a place to call home, and we’re excited to award them each a $10,000 grant to continue their great work. Keep reading to learn more about our winners. Meet our fall 2020 grant recipients Hearts & Homes for Refugees is a nonprofit grassroots humanitarian organization that works with U.S. State Department-designated agencies to welcome, assist and advocate for refugees. They lead a growing network of partners and volunteers, families, neighbors, community organizations, faith and civic groups, committed to the time-honored tradition of welcoming refugees. Hearts & Homes educates, inspires and equips people of goodwill to create safe and inclusive communities for those fleeing violence and persecution. Shelter Movers Toronto is a volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no …

Giving back to communities in need with $1 easy donations

Here at TaskRabbit we’re passionate about our communities and giving back locally through TaskRabbit for Good and now we’ve made it easier for you to get involved and support our mission. Through our easy $1 donation feature, you can help us give back to local organizations across the globe that are helping their neighbors in need through our TaskRabbit for Good Fund Grants.  Here’s how it works: Log into your TaskRabbit account on your computer or phone (we’re not available via the app — yet!), fill out your task description and select your Tasker. Before booking your Tasker, you’ll have the option to check the $1 donation box. By checking this box you’re adding $1 to your task total. Each $1 donated will go to our TaskRabbit for Good Fund, which gives out grants to small non-profit organizations. Past grant recipients like The First 72+ and Homes Not Borders have used these grants to fund programs that help neighbors looking to find work and a place to call home.    Want to check off your …

Babyproofing Basics

There are many resources for babyproofing your home, and this list is by no means exhaustive. But these babyproofing basics can help you get started, or provide a great punch list for a Tasker who can do it all for you. When is the right time to get started with babyproofing your home?  Anytime between finding out that you’re pregnant and when the baby starts sitting up on their own and can pull themselves up on furniture–but definitely by the time they are crawling. Once they’re mobile, you will feel more comfortable knowing you’ve taken precautions to keep them safe.  Babyproofing basics: Living spaces Secure furniture Mount/secure to the wall all furniture that your baby may attempt to pull up on or climb, including but not limited to: Bookshelves Dressers Entertainment centers TVs  You may want to temporarily store away or donate items that can be easily knocked over or that the baby may be tempted to use as a walker, such as: Tall lamps Bar stools Freestanding coat rack Bar cart Any exposed musical …

Meet the veterans in the TaskRabbit community

Veteran’s Day (US) / Remembrance Day (CA/UK) is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate World War I ending on that day in 1918, and has since become an annual day in many countries to honor those who have served in the military.  With deep gratitude for the service men and women who have been deployed around the world, we also wanted to learn, understand, and share the experiences of veterans in the TaskRabbit community.  – What is your service story?  I joined right after September 11th. It was a calling, it has to be. I was challenged in every aspect. I came across a lot of people from different walks of life. The experience has been quite unique and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. – Esteban A., Tasker I served 4 years in the US Marine Corps. My father and several uncles served in the US Army. After one year in college, I felt a strong calling to serve my country …