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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: A stronger immune system: 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. Lower stress levels: 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. More productivity: 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 …

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 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 …

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 …

How to transition your closet for fall

Keeping your clothes on a seasonal rotation can help you fall back in love with what you already own, or make space for new stuff by getting rid of old stuff! Having an organized closet is a form of self-care that we can really get behind. While this article focuses on your clothes closet, you can go through the same seasonal audit for any closet or storage space in your home.  Start With the Sort It may seem daunting, but taking most of your pieces out and sorting them into categories can really give you a sense of what needs to go—and what needs to go into your rotation.  Curate Your Pieces Being intentional about your wardrobe can reduce the analysis paralysis of being unsure of what to wear. Depending on your profession, working from home may have you dressing like a party on top, and casual on the bottom. So if you haven’t already made your Monday-Friday wardrobe accessible and easy to choose from, now’s as a good time as any to optimize your …