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Friendship, Gratitude, Peace of Mind: All in a Day’s Gig

Introduction Outsourcing Help Number of Americans who outsource help with life tasks The pandemic increased Americans’ need to outsource Helping your Community How often Americans outsource for help Americans are building long-lasting relationships within their communities How Customers Show Their Appreciation Overall satisfaction level with independent contractors How appreciative are Americans toward independent contractors, and how do they show it? Gratitude Most polite states Best tipping states Impact of Independent Contractors on Customers’ Lives It’s Okay to Ask for Help Methodology Introduction The sharing economy is large and growing. To understand the experiences of the people who make up this two-sided marketplace, Taskrabbit, a digital platform connecting people to skilled, reliable Taskers who provide quality services around the home, conducted a study to recognize the impact that these relationships have on customers’ lives.  The study showed how often and why Americans outsource tasks to gig workers—the independent contractors who work within their communities—exploring what they’ve gained by the people they turn to for help. Outsourcing Help Number of Americans who outsource help with life tasks …

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Taskrabbit Supports Equitable Reproductive Healthcare

Taskrabbit is a woman-led and values-driven company, and over the past few weeks, we’ve put serious thought into what is right for our employees. We pride ourselves on being a diverse community with varying viewpoints. But one value remains universal: we support the health and wellbeing of everyone, however that may be defined for them. We believe that the tools and resources needed to make personal decisions about one’s body and health should be accessible to all. We also believe the lack of abortion and reproductive healthcare access will always have the biggest impact on low-income communities and people of color, making restrictions and bans a huge step back in the fight for an equitable world. What we’re dealing with is not only a cisgendered women’s issue – it is a fundamental human rights issue. For these reasons, we’ve added abortion and vasectomy services, as well as necessary travel to seek services where legally available, to our Reproductive Health Stipend. We’ve also signed onto the Don’t Ban Equality letter. We agree with the letter’s core message …

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IKEA Outdoor Furniture for Summer

Summer is officially here, which equates to tons of fun in the sun. If you’re looking to step up your outdoor furniture game, look no further than these clutch pieces from IKEA. Just don’t forget to invite us to the party, k? VINGSÖN Wing chair Medieval fiction fans, listen up! This awe-inspiring chair will give you all the fantasy feels. One part impressive design, one part comfort, the VINGSÖN Wing chair is sure to take your breath away. Just luxuriate and wait for your royal subjects to appear – don’t blame us if people randomly start bowing at your feet and referring to you as “your majesty.” TÄRNÖ Table+2 chairs This classic bistro set is so stylish, you’d think it was plucked straight off the streets of Montmartre. Set it up on your balcony for prime people-watching, while you sip on a cafe au lait and croissant from your local French bakery. Très chic, non? BONDHOLMEN Bar table and bar stools If you feel like hosting this summer, why not bring the bar experience to …

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Sustainability at Home

Sustainability at home is a hot topic, and with good reason: green living is not only great for the environment, but for our pockets as well. With World Environmental Day this month, we wanted to share some of our favorite tips for living sustainably at home.  Plant A Backyard Vegetable Garden One of the most delicious ways to practice sustainability at home is by planting your own backyard vegetable garden. If you’re new to gardening, there are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that are easy to grow, according to GardenTech. The list is extensive: bell peppers, blackberries, raspberries, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini, and squash. If you’re not the green-thumb kind, book a Tasker to make your home-grown produce dreams come true. Yum! Eat More Plant-Based Foods Now that you’re growing your own produce, why not take advantage and, well, eat it? Plant-based diets have a myriad of benefits: they’re healthy, they significantly reduce carbon emissions, and they save you money. Don’t worry about going fully plant-based – even a moderate reduction …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

12 Ways To Upcycle

Being more eco friendly around the home is a goal that many households are trying to achieve. From eliminating plastic to using all natural cleaning products, there are many ways we can “go green” by switching up what we buy and use. But what about the items you already have around the house?  Upcycling is about getting creative with items headed for landfill, and giving them a new purpose. Not sure where to get started? We’ve put together 12 ideas to inspire you. Refurbish your furniture: Give your furniture a new look and functionality with a few small tweaks! Update old furniture by sanding, painting, and varnishing. Repair your furniture: Give older or damaged items a second chance by hiring a Tasker to come fix it. Given Taskers’ expertise with assembling IKEA furniture, they are also knowledgeable about making minor repairs to your IKEA furniture. Share: If you’re a parent, you know kids grow out of stuff almost as soon as they start using it. Instead of buying new kids’ items, upcycle within your group of friends …

3 Ways Spring Cleaning Can Benefit Your Mind, Body, and Home

Spring is in full swing and spring cleaning is happening! Sure, it’s  a great way to get rid of junk and refresh your home–but did you know there are other great benefits beyond just refreshing your living space? Here are a few: Getting rid of dust around your home makes the air that you breathe cleaner. Cleaning high-touch surfaces and objects also helps minimize the spread of germs and bacteria. Most of us think, feel, and sleep better when our space is clean and free of clutter. Not only that, but the process of sorting through items and getting rid of excess junk is mentally refreshing. If you’re working from home, it’s easy to get distracted by household tasks. A clutter-free environment is not only freeing but it can also foster your ability to focus on work. One to-do list at a time! From boosting your productivity to improving your health, spring cleaning can benefit the mind, body, and home. Need help getting started? Book spring cleaning services. If there are other benefits that you’ve …