We can thank our moms for a laundry list of gifts: love, patience, support, and teaching us important life skills like confidence and, we’ll admit, how to do laundry. Let’s be honest, moms deserve to be recognized every day for the impact they’ve had on our lives. This Mother’s Day, we asked Taskers and the TaskRabbit HQ team for valuable life lessons they learned from Mom that have stayed with them through the years.
What’s the most valuable life lesson you learned from Mom?
“My mom used to always say that every woman needs two outfits in her closet: one that she can wear if her dream job calls for an interview and another she can wear if a plane ticket to Paris falls in her lap.” – Jamie C., Sr. Operations Associate
“Women are full human beings. They hold up half the sky.” – Tasker Jules L., NYC
“Focus on your education. No one can take what’s in your brain from you.” – Stacy B., CEO
“Say what you mean and mean what you say.” – Tasker Joshua B., London
“My home was the type of home always filled with children, where other parents came looking for their children. I didn’t necessarily understand the values of charity, compassion, and hospitality as a child but as an adult I realized that’s what makes the world go round, and I’m so grateful to my mum for teaching me that.” – Anonymous
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” – Asher B., Product Designer
“Be like a duck. Let it roll off your back.” – Heidi A., Product Manager
What’s a life hack you learned from Mom that you’ll never forget?
“The most valuable thing my mom has taught me is that I will only be treated as well as I treat myself. So to dedicate time every day to making the spaces I work and live in beautiful and reflective of the life that I want and deserve.” – Anna C., Community Manager
“You can always add, but you can never take away. (Applies to chiselling as much as a cake mix.) Tidy up as you go along. Use the right settings on appliances.” – Tasker Joshua B., London
“For super clean windows: equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle, wipe windows with newspaper for no streaks. To deglaze a pan, put a little bit of water in the pan and bring it to a boil. With a spoon, scrape off all the stain.” – Sara B., Recruiting Coordinator
“Put extra trash bags under the one in the trash. Makes trash so easy especially when working an event or bartending by yourself.” – Tasker Nicole D., NYC
“My mom is an interior decorator, so I’ve picked up a lot from her over the years. One of my favorite tips from her is to make furniture ‘puzzle pieces’ when you are trying to figure out a layout for a room. Cut out to-scale renderings of the furniture you want to place in a room, and move them around a to-scale blueprint of the room. This way you can try out several arrangements without the heavy lifting!” – Jamie C., Sr. Operations Associate