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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 …

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 …