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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 …

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

One of the most used areas in our home is easily the kitchen. Not a day goes by that we don’t spend time here and that’s why this is also one of the rooms that can get easily disorganized. From the fridge to the pantry we’ve put together some simple steps to help you start your kitchen organization journey. See part 1 of our new year, new home organization guide, closets, here. From shelves, mason jars, drawer organizers, and many other options, storage systems are key to getting your kitchen organized. That’s why we recommend figuring out what kind of storage systems you might need as a first step. This may require that you first take inventory of what you have in your cabinets, drawers, pantry, fridge, etc. Once you know what storage systems are best for your kitchen, you can start tackling the smaller areas like your silverware drawers or that dreaded Tupperware cabinet. And don’t worry, as you start organizing your kitchen you might find that you overlooked an area that could benefit …

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

It’s a new year and for some of us, we’ve spent the majority of the last 10 months at home working, binge-watching tv shows, and online shopping. So as 2021 kicks off you might be feeling ready to get your space fresh and organized and what better place to start than your closet. We know it’s overwhelming but have no fear. We’ve put together 4 simple organizational tips for tackling any closet in your home.  It’s easy to forget what’s hiding in our closets. That dress you bought but never wore, an old box of keepsakes, the endless supply of reusable shopping bags. All these things can slip our minds until we decide to roll up our sleeves and declutter. That’s why we suggest you pull everything out and take inventory of just what’s hiding in your closet, before starting your organization journey. Once you’ve reacquainted yourself with your items it’s time to start deciding what you can’t bear to part with and what needs to go. To make this process a bit easier we …

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 …

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 …