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These Are A Few of Our Favorite Tasks

When life happens, we’re there for you — especially during this holiday season. Homes need to be prepped for winter, gifts need to be wrapped, and celebrations are awaiting. So we thought it would be fun to play a little round of “TaskRabbit Tic Tac Toe: Holiday Edition.” Here’s how it works: Too busy to purchase holiday decorations at a party store, or unpack and hang the decorations from last year? Hire a Tasker to help make your space cheery for the season. Don’t have a tall enough ladder to hang lights around the perimeter of your roof? Hire a Tasker to do it — and then take them all down (whether you’re the type of person who un-decks the halls a day after Christmas or well into spring!) Real task inspiration: “I need someone to install large multi-color Christmas lights on our new home. My fiancee and I are busy moving into the home and getting ready for our wedding, and as this is our new home she has dreams of lighting up the …

Mounting Tips & Tricks: Getting Started

If you go by the artfully hung gallery walls, shelves, art, and TVs you see on Instagram, everyone seems to be blessed with impeccable mounting skills. But for most of us, securely hanging and aligning everything just right involves a never-ending series of desperate maneuvering. That’s why mounting is one of the most popular tasks on TaskRabbit. We asked elite Taskers Isaac S. and Nick C. to share their top mounting tips and tricks. In part 1, Isaac and Nick cover what you should have in your toolbox, how to determine your wall type, the basic structure of a wall, and what to tell your Tasker to make your mounting task a breeze. Here’s what you need in your toolbox: Safety first! Eye protection and a face mask rated N95 or higher, as these have a strong filter to help protect from dust that can come from drywall drilling. Ear protection (if drilling through concrete). A stud finder — a more reliable tool thank the knuckles-on-wall method. Drill and bits. Different wall types will require different drills and bits, which …