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Walls Just Wanna Have Fun

Wallpaper is a decorative element that can instantly transform your home. Whether you own or rent, wallpaper offers some pretty awesome benefits: it’s available in about a gazillion different patterns (something for everyone!) and it’s low commitment (no pressure if you don’t like it!). With a pop of punchy wallpaper, giving your home the “wow” factor has never been easier. Check out the brilliant inspiration below! Magnificently Mod When Emily Auffrey wanted to take her bedroom wall from “blah to wow” she originally tried to change the wallpaper herself. She spent hours trying to secure peel-and-stick wallpaper, only to “fail miserably” (her words, not ours). Not to mention, the wallpaper turned out crooked and her arms hurt. Not fun.  That’s when she decided to call for backup (aka a Tasker). The next day, a Tasker arrived and put up her wallpaper within an hour. As Emily puts it, “hiring a Tasker makes your to-do list so much easier.” We hope she loves the end result as much as we do. Flower Frenzy Krystal Smit was …

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Simple and Delicious Recipes for a No-Labor Labor Day Menu

Labor Day is known for its festivities: barbecues, picnics, fireworks, and storing away your white clothing. But let us not forget the real reason we celebrate Labor Day: to honor the contributions of American workers. This Labor Day, take part in the ultimate act of patriotism by not working too hard. We’ve sourced two recipes that are as healthy and tasty as they are easy.  Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Chickpea is a pretty dainty name for this heavy-hitter ingredient. Did you know that chickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, manganese, folate, copper, iron, and zinc, just to name a few? When paired with the rest of the ingredients in the salad, you’ll get a well-balanced dish that’s chock-full of flavor.  Ingredients 2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large cucumber, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup red onion, diced 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley lemon vinaigrette Instructions Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl Pour the lemon vinaigrette …

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Don’t Make a Mountain Out of Mounting

When Austin-based interior designer Krystal Smit renovated her living room, she needed a quick and easy way to mount her TV before she could finally make it feel like home. The TV she purchased was large, and she had struggled to mount her previous one, so knew she needed someone to help her do it properly and securely.  She booked Tasker Michael, who demonstrated his expertise by finding the perfect place to mount her TV. Before drilling, he mapped out the exact dimensions of where the TV would be mounted, which eliminated the risk of error. He also showed Krystal how to properly use a stud finder, and explained why he chose which hardware to use based on her wall type. As Michael quickly worked, Krystal was able to do what she loves – styling homes (including her own!). Get ready to drool when you see how it all turned out! Looking for a quick and easy way to mount your TV? Just task.

10 affordable ways to style your outdoor space this year

Here comes the sun… and with it a flourishing garden and a newfound desire to spend time outside. If you want an inviting backyard, where you can relax, dine or just contemplate the greenery, follow our guide to style your garden without breaking the bank. 1. Upcycle wood pallets A table and chairs are a must for a patio, whether it’s to work outside or for after-work drinks on a summer night. But backyard furniture can be very expensive. Your best bet is to upcycle what you can easily find, like wood pallets. You can buy some online but you can also ask your local grocery, furniture, or hardware stores, which often toss them. Once you’ve sourced your pallets, book a Tasker to clean, sand, and paint them and you’ve got yourself a charming, rustic dining outdoor area. 2. Repurpose to add decorative touches Old tires, wine bottles, barrels, egg cartons, shoe racks, tin cans, and many more objects can be turned into flower pots or planters. Plastic is not fantastic when it comes to …

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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 …

Can you paint vinyl siding?

You might be wondering: can I paint the vinyl siding at my home? Yes you can paint vinyl siding, but there are a number of considerations you should be aware of before doing so. Here are a few things to consider before painting your vinyl siding. Considerations before painting vinyl siding: Your warranty may not cover it Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes, but check your warranty first. Most siding manufacturers void your warranty upon painting, so this is something to consider before starting the painting process.  Costs of painting your home’s vinyl siding The cost of painting siding depends on how large your home is and the paint you choose. Painting vinyl siding can cost up to $14,000 depending on the size of your home, the paint you select, and if you choose to DIY or hire a painter. Overall it’s often worthwhile to paint vinyl siding as it’s cheaper to paint it than replace it entirely. However, if your siding is damaged you may want to look at replacing it. Painting Vinyl Siding …

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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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How To Use A Tasker This Valentine’s Day 

It looks like this year’s Valentine’s Day festivities will be (once again) celebrated at home. And that’s ok – because there are plenty of fun and romantic stay-at-home Valentine’s date options. But what about the logistics like setting up your TV for movie night or making sure your house is date-ready?  This year, use a Tasker to help make your holiday memorable when celebrating at home.  Movie Date Night You can’t “Netflix and chill” without the proper setup. For those of us who aren’t so technologically inclined, use a Tasker to install your TV. Instead of spending hours watching a YouTube tutorial on how to install a TV, spend that time creating a lineup of your honey’s favorite movies.  Don’t forget to load up on the essentials – popcorn, chocolate, and candy!  Cleaning  If you plan on cooking up a romantic dinner for two, you’re probably not going to want to clean up after, and we don’t blame you. Wouldn’t you rather be enjoying dessert and hot cocoa on the sofa instead of doing the …

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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 …