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Treat Yo’ Home

Like most relationships, it’s easy to take your home for granted, which is precisely why it deserves some good, ol’ fashioned TLC this fall.  We thought it’d be fun to take some of the best love advice and apply it to your home upkeep. After all, houses have feelings too, right?  1.  Make time to talk… about yard work.  Fall brings so much to discuss: snuggly sweater weather, delicious pumpkin lattes and uber pretty foliage. Foliage is beautiful while it lasts, but once the leaves start falling (it’s called fall for a reason), they need to be removed. Ugh. Clearing leaves can be pretty time consuming, but it’s a super important part of maintaining a healthy yard (consider outsourcing if you literally can’t even). A buildup of leaves can block all the things your grass needs to grow: sunlight, airflow, water and nutrients. Kind of like a facial for your yard. 2. Share gratitude and appreciation… for organization.  Staying organized gives much to appreciate, including a decluttered home, increased productivity and reduced stress. The incomparable …

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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 …

Gardening Trends To Jump On This Summer

Summer is here, and now more than ever, it’s marked by excitement and anticipation for what’s to come–warmer weather, longer days, and more time to spend outdoors. While outdoor garden spaces have always been around, this year they’re gaining new popularity as people are looking for ways to spend more time outside while reducing stress after a year stuck at home. Now, even with life inching back towards normality, it’s clear this trend isn’t going anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a new project or just getting your garden started, these trends will transform your outdoor space and be a guaranteed hit this summer. In the past year, many of us turned to outdoor spaces like patios, gardens, and backyards for a much needed respite from the indoors. We saw first-hand how versatile they could be as they provided us with an alternative space to work, a spot to ‘get away,’ and somewhere to relax after being stuck inside. Unsurprisingly, the term Friluftsliv, a Norwegian word that translates to “open air living,” has been trending in …

Fathers Day 2021 Gift Guide

Father’s Day is around the corner and if you’re like us, you might be stumped on what to get Dad this year. This year, ditch the personalized coffee cups – get Dad an experience that will make his life easier. We’ve put together a gift guide that thinks outside the box (literally) and will show Dad how much you care. This one’s for the Dad that never fails to, uh… impress with their seemingly endless trove of “dad jokes”. Gift Dad the true joy of having a cheerful companion who will actually laugh at all their corny “dad jokes” with enthusiasm (and without eye-rolling), no matter how hopelessly embarrassing they might be. They may even come equipped with a dad joke themselves for some back-and-forth banter. Now, you may be asking, when does a regular joke become a dad joke? Trust us, you’ll know…  The best gifts can’t always be wrapped and sometimes what the busy Dads in our life need, is a little extra time. This year give Dad a break and a little …

Memorial Day Task Checklist

Memorial Day is upon us, which means that summer is here. As we all begin to ‘open up’ this weekend, there are naturally various tasks which you might have been neglecting while working from home. To help get you prepared for festivities over the long weekend, we’ve put together this checklist for tasks in and around the house. Book a Tasker today!

April Fools! Learn more about the organizations that helped make TaskRABBITS happen

In the 10+ years that TaskRabbit has been around, one fun thing we’ve learned is how much our community loves animals. That’s why this April Fools’ Day we decided to spark a little laughter and cheer by orchestrating a playful prank where we introduced a new service called “TaskRABBITS”. While this service wasn’t real, we hope all the adorable bunny photos brought a smile to your face.  Now that the fun and games have come to an end, we want to highlight the real bunny heroes— our partner organizations and some of the top rabbit advocates in the US and UK. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing organizations, their missions, and a few important bunny facts that may surprise you. The House Rabbit Society, based in Richmond CA, is an international nonprofit animal welfare organization working to rescue abandoned rabbits. The main focus of their work is to find these rabbits permanent homes and through education, help people better understand these animals and reduce the number of unwanted rabbits. The Los Angeles Rabbit …

TaskRabbit Announces New Women Leaders on Senior Leadership Team

TaskRabbit is thrilled to announce the recent addition of three amazing women to its senior leadership team, and is proud to share that women leaders now make up 75% of its Senior Leadership Team.  Last fall, Ania Smith joined TaskRabbit as CEO bringing a wealth of experience from her time at companies such as Airbnb and UberEats. As a strong advocate for female empowerment, Ania is passionate about elevating women’s voices in the workplace.  To this end, Ania and the entire TaskRabbit team are excited to have three new powerful women leaders on board, all of whom bring years of valuable knowledge, experience and fresh perspectives. Each will play a critical role as TaskRabbit continues to grow and expand.  Johanna Tzur is TaskRabbit’s new Chief Marketing Officer, and Amy Truong is leading the charge on technical product efforts as the new VP of Engineering. Also joining the team recently is Jessica Davila, the new VP of People Experience.  As the team and company continue to grow, TaskRabbit is excited to welcome these new fearless female …

Tasker Spotlight: Den B.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting a conversation we had with Den B., a Tasker who does Moving, Junk Removal, and Delivery tasks for clients throughout the New York City metro area. She joined TaskRabbit as a means to earn a little extra cash in her spare time. Today, she uses the platform to display her whole authentic self and takes pride in providing the services that her clients need. In our sit down, Den shared what Women’s History Month means to her and why she’s proud to be a woman. Read our conversation below! TaskRabbit: What were you doing before you started tasking? Den: Prior to TaskRabbit I was working as an administrative assistant while building GoClutterless Home Organizers. TR: Does TaskRabbit enable you to find better work and/or financial opportunities vs. the “traditional” workforce? If yes, how so?  C: It does! Through TaskRabbit I can connect directly with clients in need of my services. They get the convenience they need and they love it!! There’s no hassle and they are …

TaskRabbit HQ spotlight: Here’s what Women’s History Month means to us

In honor of Women’s History Month we (virtually) sat down with a few of the women of TaskRabbit HQ to learn more about what this month means to them, what advice they would share with other women, and discover what women inspire them. Here’s what they shared! What does Women’s History Month mean to you? “An opportunity to focus on all the achievements that women have made throughout the centuries and highlight the incredible future we have ahead of us.” Ania Smith, CEO, Oakland, CA “A time to learn about the hidden history of womxn’s contributions to tech, art and more. There’s so much not taught in schools!” LeAnne R., CS Advocate, ATX  “I think this is a time to celebrate and uplift womxn while also bringing awareness to the struggles and sacrifices that marginalized womxn are still experiencing.” Lorrisa M., Social Media and Content Manager, Oakland, CA “It’s a chance to learn, recognize and celebrate the women who have paved the way throughout history to open doors and break down barriers.  As a mother …