All posts tagged: task inspiraiton

Task of the Week: Tame This Garage

Did you know that 87% of people who have a garage, attic, or storage space are afraid to open the door due to fear of avalanche? That’s a totally fabricated statistic, but it illustrates something we all know to be true: our garages are out of control. It starts innocently enough, a few stray boxes here and neglected tennis racket there, and then snowballs into a wild and growing heap of crap that just screams, “Minimize me! Please, oh please, won’t you minimize me already?” San Francisco TaskPoster Dan M. has the right idea — he hired a TaskRabbit to tame the clutter. Kymberli J. cleaned and organized Dan’s entire garage, hauled a load to the dump, and even built shelves to help corral items in the future. Ready to make a dent in your storage space? Post a Garage Cleaning and Organizing Task now.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Tasks for Dad

Mother’s Day trumps all other days in long-distance calling, flower delivery, mail volume, and restaurant reservations. It’s pretty much the “mother” of all holidays. By comparison, it seems like Father’s Day always gets second billing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Be he friend, significant other, relative, or your very own dear old Dad, show some love to the father in your life this weekend with a little help from TaskRabbit. He’ll appreciate it more than a tie. Here are some of our favorite ways TaskRabbits can help you delight Dad: Do his chores. A TaskRabbit can take care of mowing the lawn, cleaning the garage, washing the car, and anything else on the chore list this weekend. Fire up the grill. Going to the game? Consider hiring a TaskRabbit to pick up the groceries and man the grill for the tailgating party. Plan a last-minute getaway. Post a virtual Task to plan a weekend of rafting, hiking, camping, or touring a local brewery. Bring him a sandwich. Everyone knows Dads love sandwiches. …

Task of the Week: Sew Me This

We’ve seen plenty of Tasks posted for basic clothing repair and alterations. There’ve also been many seamstress Tasks about curtains: making them, shortening them, splitting one panel into two. Yep, the TaskPoster community has long tapped into the sewing talent of their TaskRabbit neighbors, but lately we’re seeing an evolution of sorts. TaskPosters like Michelle F. are finding inspiration — like this gorgeous (but sold-out) tutu-esque skirt from Shabby Apple she spotted on Pinterest — and hiring crafty TaskRabbits to sew similar pieces with personal touches from scratch. Boston TaskRabbit Jennifer R. tackled Michelle’s tutu with style and grace (just like a ballerina). Likewise, TaskPoster Alfred M. was impressed by a jacket with LED turn signals sewn into the back for biking, so he hired Sarah W. to build a T-shirt that functioned in the same way. Knowing that so many TaskRabbits are masters of needles and thread gives way to endless possibilities: Imagine, every time we see some covetable piece of clothing on a blog, in a magazine, or gracing our favorite Pinboards we …

Task of the Week: Tie Lots of Little Knots

Geoffrey had knots. Chronic knots. Like most of us, his earbuds were constantly tangling up in his pocket, so when he stumbled upon the perfect solution via an Apartment Therapy blog post, he was thrilled. The only problem? The solution involved tying more knots. Lots of them. You see, that Apartment Therapy post told how Ada, a crafty Pinterest Pinner, whipped her own earbuds into shape by tying a Chinese Staircase friendship bracelet around them. The design, made out of embroidery floss, called to mind long afternoon bus rides and gave her buds enough heft to stay unknotted for life. Understandably, Geoffrey bemoaned the time commitment and irony of tying lots of little knots to solve his chronic knot problem. That’s where TaskRabbit Natalie came in. Geoffrey posted a Task, provided the headphones and a link to the Apartment Therapy post, and Natalie took the “Y” out of DIY for him. Image via Pinterest user Ada