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This is What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

This year at Taskrabbit, we conducted a survey* to gather information on what moms really want for Mother’s Day.  The results may surprise you: they don’t want flowers. They don’t want candy. And they definitely don’t want balloons.  The answer? They. 👏  Want. 👏  HELP. 👏   Preferably around the house.  Check out three easy ways you can help make Mother’s Day extra special this year.  Gift her lovely smelling clothes. Laundry is one of those tasks that appear harmless on the surface. Sure, it might seem easy enough to pop clothes in the washing machine, but there’s one small plot twist we all overlook: inertia. And don’t even get us started on the “f-word” of laundry… FOLDING. In the words of our favorite Friend, Chandler – could folding laundry BE any more boring? In a word? Nope. So do your mama a favor and book her a Tasker who not only is great at doing laundry but actually enjoys it too. Crazy, right? Gift her help with home organization. Have you noticed that moms are …

International Committee of the Red Cross

TaskRabbit Supports ICRC Aid in Ukraine

TaskRabbit is committed to supporting the International Committee of the Red Cross and its humanitarian efforts in service of the people affected by the war in Ukraine. Your support will help cover medical aid, food, water, and relief items, among many other efforts. Please join us – 100% of donations go to people in need. Here’s how it works: TaskRabbit will donate $1 for every task booked through March 31 TaskRabbit will match $1 for every customer who donates $1 through March 31 (via mobile and desktop web only)* TaskRabbit will match employee donations of varying amounts* through March 31 Our donation partner: International Committee of the Red Cross International Committee of the Red Cross water engineers and doctors aim to help more than 3 million people access clean water and improve the living conditions of more than 66,000 whose homes have been damaged by heavy fighting. The International Committee of the Red Cross – together with its partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – remains active in Ukraine, saving and protecting …

Ikea products

IKEA Home Organization Tips

We like to think of IKEA as our personal adult playground. The attractive, modern designs, endless storage options, and a stop by the food court – really, what’s not to love? With Spring 2022 right around the corner, we’ve put together some of IKEA’s must-have pieces to organize your home like a pro. We’re not just helping you clean up the trouble spots either (we’re looking at you, messy closet) – these tips are solutions to everyday home issues.  RÅSKOG Utility cart  We love a good utility cart, and this one checks all the boxes. It’s sleek, easy to use, and adds a little style to your space. Featuring organization and style on wheels, use the cart as extra storage in your kitchen, office, bathroom, bedroom – wherever! NISSAFORS Utility cart While we have utility carts on the brain, NISSAFORS Utility cart is another sleek utility cart that fits perfectly, even into the tiniest of places. Move it wherever you need to amp up your origination game.  Tip: The ​​SUNNERSTA Container hanging containers are great …

Pigs in a Blanket appetizer

Super Bowl Appetizers (Mmm…)

This Super Bowl, the Rams will face the Bengals in a sure-to-be exciting game. Whether you’re a Cincinnati fan or a Los Angeles fan, you’ll be the real winner by serving these fun and delicious Super Bowl appetizers. Don’t forget to book a Tasker for all your post-party cleaning needs! Pigs In a Blanket Ingredients: One 8-ounce can original crescent dough 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 20 mini hot dogs or cocktail franks 1 egg, lightly beaten Poppy seeds or sesame seeds Instructions:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each triangle of crescent roll dough into thirds lengthwise, making 3 small strips from each roll. Brush the dough strips lightly with Dijon mustard. Put the mini hot dogs on 1 end of the dough and roll up. Arrange them, seam side down, on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with the dipping sauce. Tangy Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise …

IKEA dining items

This Perfectly Mismatched IKEA Dining Set Is Our Holiday Everything

It’s no secret that we’re kinda-sorta-majorly obsessed with IKEA. And who can blame us? That furniture, that flatware, those meatballs… (*wipes drool off face*). This holiday season, why not celebrate by giving your dining experience a fun and festive refresh? ODGER The ODGER chair has everything we love rolled into one piece of furniture. A classic, mid-century modern design with a contemporary twist. If you want to make a statement without trying too hard, then this chair will do it.  EKEDALEN There’s a reason why the EKEDALEN table is a top-seller: it’s sleek, functional, and easy. With a simple adjustment, a single person can extend the table and seat eight people – perfect for your holiday brunch or dinner. FÄRGKLAR Pale pink is having a moment and we hope it never ends. So what could be better than a 24-piece dinnerware set in soft, matte pink? Dinner just got way prettier.   TILLAGD Is it possible to drool over flatware? This 20-piece flatware set will make any table setting look über sophisticated.  TILLSTÄLLNING Metallic gold isn’t just …

group of famale friends in spa have fun, celebrate bachelorette party

Get Stuff Done While Also Celebrating Christmas

Huh? You can celebrate Christmas and get stuff done at the same time? Yep, you read correctly. ‘Tis the season of being festive and efficient – hallelujah!  This year, why not throw a fun party that also lets you check an item off your “to-do” list? Gift Wrapping Party Getting presents is fun but does anyone really want to wrap them? (Spoiler alert: no!). Make this tedious task enjoyable by sharing it with friends. Set up a table with wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags, while gossiping about the latest season of your favorite TV show. If you prefer to outsource, hire a Tasker to wrap your gifts for you.  Christmas Ornament Making Party Nothing screams “Christmas” like curating the perfect ornament collection, so why not start by creating your own? Grab some sparkly cardstock or turn pictures of loved ones into ornaments by busting out your hot glue gun. Let the bedazzling begin!  Pampering Christmas Party You work hard during the holiday season, so don’t think twice about celebrating Christmas with some well-earned pampering. …

Dramatic Christmas Decoration

Christmas Tree Decoration Inspo For Every Personality

It’s officially December, which means it’s time to start decorating your Christmas tree. Just like snowflakes, every tree is unique – why not make yours a reflection of your personality?  Dramatic Do you love watching soap operas and slamming doors? How about tossing a martini in an ex’s face? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a dramatically decorated tree might be right for you.  Understated If you’re a believer that less is more, then an understated Christmas tree might be the decorating route for you. Pick a beautiful pine, fir, or spruce tree and add strategically selected decorations to enhance your tree’s natural beauty. Pretty in Pink If you like making a singular, soft statement, then pastel pink is a winner. It’s a delicate yet bold color that’s sure to have a “wow” factor. Heavy Metal Are you a rock n’ roller who also loves snuggling on the couch with a cuddly blanket? Then gold and silver metallic tones are the way to go. Extravagant Do you think bigger and bolder …

YOY growth

TaskRabbit’s 2021 Life at Home Trend Report

HOUSE | hous/ | noun | a place built for people to live in HOME | /hōm/ | noun | an environment offering security and happiness This year at TaskRabbit, one question was on everyone’s mind: how do I turn my house into a home?  We dove deep into the data and thankfully, there are about a million ways to do so. Home isn’t just where the heart is – it’s where the office, the gym, and the movie theater is. It’s where we meditate, throw dance parties, grow our own vegetables and make art.  In 2021, we learned that home isn’t just a place; it’s a verb.  2021 At a Glance We experienced unprecedented growth in tasks – our best year yet. Bonjour! Hola! Guten Tag! Oi! Ciao!  Globally, we expanded into 57 cities across 5 countries: France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, and Italy. We operate in thousands of cities across eight countries. The clients we helped this year grew substantially. 1.1 million+ clients served 70% increase YOY  As did our community of Taskers, which …

Moving Task Descriptions

Planning a move is a big undertaking–and you have our sympathy. You may be surprised by all the ways that Taskers can help. From packing to moving boxes, read on for the range of moving services provided by TaskRabbit and learn how we can support you at any–or every–step of your move. We got your back (literally, we will do the heavy lifting for you!) Once you start chatting with a Tasker, they can help you iron out any missing details! Here are some key considerations: When you book a Help Moving task, your task description is crucial to helping the Tasker understand how to plan. If you need help packing and unpacking, book a Full Service Help Moving task to ensure the expectations are mutual.  Determine if you need 1 or more Taskers. Since Taskers are independent contractors, it is not possible to hire multiple Taskers through one task. If you need multiple Taskers, you can hire them yourself or ask your Tasker for referrals.  Moving an entire home is very different than moving …