Be honest. You’re gonna binge watch Arrested Development this weekend. You’ll knock back three seasons of never nudes (there are dozens of them), chicken dances (has anyone in this family ever seen a chicken?), and hop-ons (because you’re gonna get hop-ons) before settling in for the long-awaited Season Four. Don’t wait for The Cornballer to make its first appearance before you realize that you’re famished. TaskRabbits can keep you nourished all weekend with food, drink, even chocolate-covered bananas. Place your delivery orders now — anything else would be a huge mistake.
Did you know that more than one billion people around the world are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year? That’s a whole lot of lightbulbs changed, solar panels installed, and new trees planted. If, like a lot of us here at TaskRabbit HQ, you need a little help getting an actual tree to your domicile to celebrate, have no fear — TaskRabbits can help. Hire a TaskRabbit to go to the local nursery or home store to find you a tiny little orange, maple, fig, or whatever type of tree your heart desires. They can also grab shovels, soil, and whatever else you need to plant and protect your little tree. And yes, they can even help with the planting itself if you need. Once your little tree matures, it can produce up to 260 pounds of oxygen, remove ozone pollutants from the lower atmosphere, and cut between 35 and 800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year. And all you have to do is post a tree delivery task today. Need …
Ah, the grand tradition of lugging a Christmas tree home. Sap sticking to your hands and hair, needles flying out all over the place, you hoping hard it doesn’t slide from the roof of your car on the way home. TaskPosters from LA to Chicago know it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow the lead of Erik B. in Los Angeles — he hired Wesley H. to pick out a tree and stand and deliver it to his home in Marina Del Ray. Now all he has to do is decorate. Wouldn’t it be great to let someone else handle the evergreen this year? Stay tuned for more updates on how TaskRabbits can help out this holiday season.
Okay, confession time. The ladies of the TaskRabbit office are a wee bit obsessed with POPSUGAR Must Have. To be honest, so are a few of our dudes. A monthly box full of a surprising variety of awesome (and full size) products for only 35 bucks? Sign us up. TaskRabbits in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York were tickled pink (seriously, right down to their sneakers) this week to help spread the word about Must Have. Outfitted in crisp white shirts and hot pink bow-ties and Converse sneakers, these TaskRabbits Must Have boxes and luxury gifts to select members in each city. They even passed out cupcakes to the office mates of each recipient. Now that’s how you make Mondays (and Tuesdays) sweeter.
You know that old cliche about college students surviving on ramen noodles? It doesn’t have to be that way. If someone you love is heading off to campus this fall, don’t send a tired old care package. Make like Theresa C. and send a delivery of healthy groceries instead. As a Level 20 TaskRabbit, Theresa knows a thing or two about how to make people’s lives easier. So when her sister started school in Chicago this week, Theresa (who lives in San Francisco) hired Chicago TaskRabbit Tanitah T. to pick up groceries from Whole Foods and personally deliver them. We love this Task for so many reasons: 1. It’s a great way to send some comfort to college students far from home. 2. It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to eat healthy foods (hey, it could even help stave off that freshman fifteen). 3. Many college students are on campuses without access to a car and this Task saves them a long trek. 4. This simple gift saves busy and broke students time and money. 5. We …
This week, we’re feeding our inner children with gooey, oozy, buttery, cheesy goodness. Where do you get your grilled cheese fix in San Francisco? We dig The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, The Melt, Mission Cheese, and the croque monsieur from The Butler & The Chef. In case you missed the banh mi kickoff or last week’s Philly cheesesteak goodness, the mission of Sandwich Club is to eat sandwiches. We’ll be carrying out this mission all month long using the exclusive-to-San Francisco Deliver Now feature on the free TaskRabbit iPhone app. Wanna join us? San Franciscans who use Deliver Now for sandwich delivery four times will receive the 5th delivery on us. That’s a pretty tasty deal.
Sometimes you just have a bad week. And sometimes you have a really, really bad week. That’s the kind of week a friend of Seattle TaskPoster Gayle M. was having, so Gayle decided to do something about it. She hired a TaskRabbit to cheer up her friend by delivering a surprise bottle of wine. Trish C. picked out a great bottle, dressed it up with a gift bag and card, and delivered it to Gayle’s buddy. Do you have a pal that’s going through a rough spot? Post a Task now to send that person a little cheer. We suggest cupcakes, chocolate, wine, or your friend’s favorite comfort food. Hey, that’s what friends are for.
We’ll be celebrating by shoving greasy, gooey, delicious Philly cheesesteaks into our faces. [pullthis]Now, we’re not going to take sides in the whole provolone vs. Cheez Whiz Debate.[/pullthis] We’re not even going to offer an opinion on raw vs. cooked onions. And peppers? Well, you’re on your own for that decision. [pullshow]What we are going to do, however, is let you in on our favorite cheesesteak joints in San Francisco. We love The Cheesesteak Shop, Jake’s Steaks, and Metro Caffe (with tater tots on the side, naturally). In case you missed the banh mi kickoff last week, the mission of Sandwich Club is to eat sandwiches. We’ll be carrying out this mission all month long using the exclusive-to-San Francisco Deliver Now feature on the free TaskRabbit iPhone app. Wanna join us? San Franciscans who use Deliver Now for sandwich delivery four times will receive the 5th delivery on us. That’s a pretty tasty deal.
It’s no secret that we’re dog lovers here at TaskRabbit. Not only was a dog crucial to the founding of our company (that would be Kobe, a 100-pound yellow lab and our Chief Inspiration Officer), a TaskRabbit even helped one New York family find their perfect pup. But as much as we love canines, we also love kitties. That’s why a collective and audible “Awwwww” swept through the TaskRabbit offices when TaskPoster Caroline G. posted a cat delivery Task this week. To help a friend in San Francisco through a difficult time, Caroline decided to send a kitten — via a Virgin America flight from New York. TaskRabbit Edward D. met the kitten at San Francisco International Airport, picked up litter and cat food, and delivered her (with a bow, naturally) right to Caroline’s friend. What an incredible way to show you care from afar.
Why should a silly thing like geography keep coworkers from celebrating a great week? TaskPoster Jenn D. doesn’t think it should. Her company is based in San Francisco, but they have three employees working virtually from Austin. These Texas-based brethren don’t get to attend coworker happy hours, participate in office beer pong tournaments, or toast company accomplishments in the office with their coworkers. So Jenn created a Task detailing their favorite beers and Austin TaskRabbit Judy H. delivered happy hour right to their doors. We love this Task for so many reasons. First, as a mission-oriented startup we know how important it is that people working hard for the same purpose get the opportunity to celebrate, commiserate, and chill out together. We also love this Task because it reminds us that we can buy any awesome person in any TaskRabbit market a drink whenever it occurs to us. And of course, it’s pretty cool that TaskRabbit makes the concept of happy hour transcend space and time. Stephen Hawking would be proud of us.