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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 …

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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 …

Can You Paint Bathroom Tiles?

Yes, you can paint bathroom tiles. It’s a great way to up your painting game and repurpose your existing bathroom tiles. As with every painting task, there are special considerations to keep in mind. In this post, we’ll answer these questions: Are there any special considerations when painting bathroom tile? (For example, can you paint porcelain tile, and are there any types of tile you can’t paint?) What types of paint can be used on bathroom tile? Can you paint shower tile or other areas that might be affected by moisture? How do you need to prepare the tiling for paint? Can painted tiles be repainted? Are all tile surfaces (floor vs. shower vs. tub) created equal? What are the benefits of painting tile, and when might it be better to replace it? So, let’s dive into all things bathroom tile, and how paint can breathe new life into a space that you thought was — sometimes literally — set in stone. Special considerations So, can you paint porcelain tiles? The answer is yes. According to …

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Keeping Cool While Staying Green

Summer has always been synonymous with fun – and what’s not to love? Beaches? Fun. Popsicles? Mega fun. Scorching heat and high electric bills? Um… not so much.  If you’re in need of some respite from the heat, check out these tips to help you keep cool, while also lowering your carbon footprint.  Blackout Curtains The genius who invented blackout curtains probably deserves a Nobel prize. Or, at the very least, a high five. Not only do blackout curtains improve your sleep by reducing sunlight, they also do what regular curtains can’t: keep heat out during the summer and trap heat in during the winter. Better yet, they can even reduce your electric footprint significantly – some reports say up to 25% – which makes this tip a no-brainer. If you don’t feel like installing curtains (because let’s face it, who does?), a Tasker can do the job for you, while you sip a deliciously refreshing summer beverage.  Insulation When the Little Prince wisely said, “what is essential is invisible to the eye,” I’m pretty …

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How To Host A Stress-Free BBQ

  Ah, the great outdoors gives us much to celebrate – birds, trees and (most importantly) good company. If you’re in need of a party (aren’t we all nowadays?), why not throw a backyard BBQ? It’s the perfect excuse to eat delicious food while getting together with loved ones.  If the thought of organizing an event kicks your stress meter into overdrive, check out the tips below to make planning a party as easy as cherry pie (with a huge heap of whipped cream, please).  Figure out your guest list. Once you have an idea of what you want to spend, you can figure out how many people you want to invite. A few considerations: how large is your backyard? How many people can you comfortably accommodate? Do you want to focus on close friends and family you see often, or take the opportunity to invite people you haven’t seen in a while? Send out invites. Unleash your inner graphic designer by finding a festive digital invitation (many are free). Make sure to specify an …

6 Ways to Reuse Your Online Shopping Boxes

If you’re like the rest of the internet, the next week will feel a little like Christmas in July as your Prime Day purchases land on your doorstep. Just don’t get trapped with a pile of cardboard after you unbox your goods! Online shopping doesn’t have to generate a ton of waste. We’ve rounded up a few easy ways to repurpose your cardboard boxes.

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 …