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TaskRabbit Announces New Women Leaders on Senior Leadership Team

TaskRabbit is thrilled to announce the recent addition of three amazing women to its senior leadership team, and is proud to share that women leaders now make up 75% of its Senior Leadership Team.  Last fall, Ania Smith joined TaskRabbit as CEO bringing a wealth of experience from her time at companies such as Airbnb and UberEats. As a strong advocate for female empowerment, Ania is passionate about elevating women’s voices in the workplace.  To this end, Ania and the entire TaskRabbit team are excited to have three new powerful women leaders on board, all of whom bring years of valuable knowledge, experience and fresh perspectives. Each will play a critical role as TaskRabbit continues to grow and expand.  Johanna Tzur is TaskRabbit’s new Chief Marketing Officer, and Amy Truong is leading the charge on technical product efforts as the new VP of Engineering. Also joining the team recently is Jessica Davila, the new VP of People Experience.  As the team and company continue to grow, TaskRabbit is excited to welcome these new fearless female …

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 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 …

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 …

Meet the veterans in the TaskRabbit community

Veteran’s Day (US) / Remembrance Day (CA/UK) is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate World War I ending on that day in 1918, and has since become an annual day in many countries to honor those who have served in the military.  With deep gratitude for the service men and women who have been deployed around the world, we also wanted to learn, understand, and share the experiences of veterans in the TaskRabbit community.  – What is your service story?  I joined right after September 11th. It was a calling, it has to be. I was challenged in every aspect. I came across a lot of people from different walks of life. The experience has been quite unique and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. – Esteban A., Tasker I served 4 years in the US Marine Corps. My father and several uncles served in the US Army. After one year in college, I felt a strong calling to serve my country …

2020 Fall decor trends

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home this year. Many of us have also spent a lot of time updating our homes to work for our new routines. From setting up home offices to makeshift classrooms, we’ve learned to adapt to change and make the most of our space.  If you’re ready for a refresh or you haven’t yet found the right set up,  these fall trends will help you elevate your space and up the cozy quotient as temperatures get cooler.  Nothing adds life to your home during the colder months quite like bringing the outside in. From house plants to flowers, this addition of greenery and nature to any home is sure to create a sense of calm and groundedness. Hire a Tasker to help you hang your plants or mount shelves to help you fit more plants into your current decor. Fall is the perfect time to create layered lighting throughout your home as a fail-proof way to set the “hygge” mood. Layered lighting means adding lamps, new light fixtures …

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 …

How to Get Started With Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Installation is becoming popular for homeowners and renters alike. With so many options, we suggest focusing on what fits your lifestyle–and improves it! We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to a smarter home: practical upgrades that can make every day life easier.  Book Smart Home Installation help Utilities If you’re struggling with a higher monthly utility bill since being home more, upgrades to your thermostat and lighting system can make an instant impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Smart thermostat systems are incredibly easy to use. It’s even possible to regulate temperatures throughout your home with remote sensors–a great way to ensure a comfortable temperature in the baby’s nursery. Smart water detectors can monitor kitchen and bathroom appliances, your water heater, pipes, and other possible sources of leaks. This device offers a simple way to get ahead of inevitable home upkeep, can prevent surprises, and elevate your home’s resale value.  Smart smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are obviously valuable to protect your family and home, and are extra useful if you own or maintain multiple …