All posts tagged: moving

The Moving Survival Guide: Moving Day Tips

Even if you’re on top of packing, transferring utilities, and changing your address, moving is a daunting ordeal. We’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from getting your couch stuck in the doorway and make sure you get your security deposit back. In part 3, read on for tips to make moving day go as smoothly as possible.

The Moving Survival Guide: Cleaning & Repairs

Even if you’re on top of packing, transferring utilities, and setting up wifi, moving is a daunting ordeal. We’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from getting your couch stuck in the doorway and make sure you get your security deposit back. In part 2, we tackle cleaning and repairs. Read on for tips for leaving your home or rental in pristine condition before your move.

The Moving Survival Guide: Packing

As moving season gets into full swing, we’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from drowning in boxes or getting your couch stuck in the doorway. First up, perhaps the most dreaded part: packing. Read on for tips to stay organized and sane before the big move.

Spring Moving & Cleaning: How Have You Been Tasking?

  Ahh…spring…an extra hour of daylight, warmer temps and a chance to start fresh. Though the birds start chirping and the flowers are beginning to bloom, spring means different things to different people — for some, it’s finally decluttering that messy closet, scrubbing the shower tile (if we really must), or cleaning out the garage. For others, it might mean finally deciding to move to that new neighborhood you’ve been dreaming about. To celebrate fresh starts, we sprung into action and took a look at cleaning and moving stats in some of our largest cities, neighborhood by neighborhood. How have you really been tasking? NYC New Yorkers want help now (no surprise there). In the city that never sleeps, it should be no surprise that New Yorkers want everything right away. This March, a third of all NYC moving tasks have been same-day requests – up from only 19% in March 2015. Almost 70% more people want same-day moving now than a year ago. We’re darn good at stairs. Couches too. The struggle of finding the perfect apartment in …

Help me Find Some Free Moving Boxes

Moving’s tough. You have to organize and pack up everything in your house — everything! — and then physically transfer it to some whole other place before setting it all back up again (just typing that makes me tired). That’s a huge amount of work. While TaskRabbits are out in droves helping people pack up their kitchens, lug dressers down stairs, and dispose of unwanted furniture, some TaskPosters are realizing that there are other ways to streamline the moving process and save time. Who thinks of securing moving supplies, for instance? You know – the boxes you need to get in order to actually start the whole packing process? TaskPoster Gwen D., for one. She had TaskRabbit Michele P. hunt down free moving boxes for her so she could focus on the more pressing parts of her move. Smart and speedy! Michele was “Prompt and accommodating,” according to Gwen — let’s hope the rest of her move goes as smoothly!

Best Way to Move Ikea Furniture

I just joined Task Rabbit as software engineer #2, so naturally I wanted to try us out. My recent apartment move provided the perfect opportunity to do just that and I soon discovered the BEST way to move Ikea furniture. Now, I don’t have much, but I do have a few large pieces from big box stores like Ikea and Office Max. The advantage of furniture from these places is that you can break them down into small pieces and move it with a hot, sporty car like my ’92 Toyota Camry. Normally, I would struggle with a buddy and blow an entire day disassembling, moving, and reassembling furniture, but with Task Rabbit – I brought on 2 runners for about 50 bucks who disassembled my Ikea bed, helped move all my stuff, reassembled the bed, and assembled a new desk I just picked up. A couple hours after we started, I laid down on my bed in the new place! Getting a TR runner to disassemble your furniture before moving is the best way …