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Fathers Day 2021 Gift Guide

Father’s Day is around the corner and if you’re like us, you might be stumped on what to get Dad this year. This year, ditch the personalized coffee cups – get Dad an experience that will make his life easier. We’ve put together a gift guide that thinks outside the box (literally) and will show Dad how much you care. This one’s for the Dad that never fails to, uh… impress with their seemingly endless trove of “dad jokes”. Gift Dad the true joy of having a cheerful companion who will actually laugh at all their corny “dad jokes” with enthusiasm (and without eye-rolling), no matter how hopelessly embarrassing they might be. They may even come equipped with a dad joke themselves for some back-and-forth banter. Now, you may be asking, when does a regular joke become a dad joke? Trust us, you’ll know…  The best gifts can’t always be wrapped and sometimes what the busy Dads in our life need, is a little extra time. This year give Dad a break and a little …

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 …

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 …

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 …