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6 Tips For Downsizing Before A Move

Moving can be very exciting. It marks the start of a new chapter full of fun and exciting possibilities. That said it can also be a bit overwhelming. Did you know that moving happens to be one of the life events that people find most stressful? A big part of that is the process of packing up your entire home and getting it ready to move. If you’re gearing up for a move you may be wondering, how do I take the stress and anxiety out of this process? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together a list of tips and tricks to make downsizing before your move a bit more organized and a lot less stressful. First thing’s first. You should know that Moving Day will creep up on you fast, so it’s best to get organized ahead of time. Create a timeline and map out what you need to accomplish before moving day. This will help you stay on top of what to get done and ensure that nothing gets overlooked. …

Gardening Trends To Jump On This Summer

Summer is here, and now more than ever, it’s marked by excitement and anticipation for what’s to come–warmer weather, longer days, and more time to spend outdoors. While outdoor garden spaces have always been around, this year they’re gaining new popularity as people are looking for ways to spend more time outside while reducing stress after a year stuck at home. Now, even with life inching back towards normality, it’s clear this trend isn’t going anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a new project or just getting your garden started, these trends will transform your outdoor space and be a guaranteed hit this summer. In the past year, many of us turned to outdoor spaces like patios, gardens, and backyards for a much needed respite from the indoors. We saw first-hand how versatile they could be as they provided us with an alternative space to work, a spot to ‘get away,’ and somewhere to relax after being stuck inside. Unsurprisingly, the term Friluftsliv, a Norwegian word that translates to “open air living,” has been trending in …

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 …

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 …

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 …