All posts tagged: Getting Things Done

A History (and Economics) Lesson in Service Networking

  As one of our loyal blog readers, we hope that you’ve already discovered the power of TaskRabbit and agree that our service marketplace is revolutionizing the way that people get things done.  Many of you may know the TaskRabbit story – it all started when our CEO and founder, Leah Busque, and her husband, Kevin ran out of dog food for the 100 lb yellow lab on a cold night in Boston. Leah and Kevin decided to create  a way of allowing busy people to outsource their Tasks and services to others in their community. Thus, the concept of Service Networking and TaskRabbit were born. TaskRabbit is continuing to lead the way in this exciting space. Before TaskRabbit, if you wanted to get something done, you either simply did it yourself, asked a friend for a favor, hired a professional, or threw something up on Craigslist and prayed for a response.  Of those options, hiring a professional specializing in your Task was clearly the best choice due to the benefits of “comparative advantage.” But, as we …

Earth Day Tips: Save Time, Save Money and, while your at it, Save the Earth!

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share some tips and tricks that’ll help reduce your carbon footprint, but also can save you time and money – a win for you and this planet we call home! What is a carbon footprint anyway? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact an individual has on the environment. We leave a larger footprint if we pollute or consume many natural resources. Carbon emissions are pollutants and are dangerous to people, our pets and the environment. Earth Day serves as a friendly reminder that we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. You don’t need to install solar panels or buy an electric vehicle to better the environment. If you use gasoline, water or electricity (and really, who doesn’t?), you can make an impact today. Below are a few tips to get you going: Gasoline Driving is time consuming, costly and produces a high volume of carbon emissions. The average American spends over 100 hours commuting to work each year. Couple that with …

TaskRabbit RoundUp: How To Be Productive Morning, Noon & Night

Have you ever felt like you just don’t have the energy to be productive throughout the day? Believe it or not, there are a lot of little things you can do that can lead to some big changes in your stress and productivity levels. Last week, several blogs gave great ideas on how to stay productive morning, noon and night. When you wake up in the morning, you already feel stressed and anxious about the day ahead. You have so many things to do and so many places to be! If you can relate, it is definitely worth reading How to Lift the Stress Out of Your Morning from The Positivity Blog. These 7 tips will help you feel more refreshed so you can fight off that nasty morning stress. You’ll be in good shape if you can start off your day on a positive note! As you approach lunch time you realize that you’re getting hungry, but you’d really like to finish the project you’re working on before taking a break. TIME OUT! You …