All posts tagged: errands

When Spring Cleaning Becomes Summer Cleaning

Spring-cleaning. It never seems to happen during spring, does it? Now that summer has officially arrived, our time indoors is likely to decrease while our clutter is likely to grow exponentially. We have a few tips to help refresh your living space so that you have a spick-and-span place to return to after a hot day at the beach.

Task of the Week: Show My Mom Some Love

You know who’s awesome? Your mom. Moms are superheroes that shape our lives, nurture our dreams, and make possible all that we accomplish. Yet when it comes to Mother’s Day, many of us still rely on generic greeting cards or overpriced, impersonal flower deliveries to say “Thank you.” As we traded stories about the amazing moms in our lives around TaskRabbit HQ today, we realized the solution to dishing out an amazing Mother’s Day has been right under our noses this whole time: Why not hire TaskRabbits? Not only can TaskRabbits pick out local flowers for your mom (at a way cheaper price than ordering online), they can help you make this Mother’s Day the most memorable one yet by building a totally unique and personal experience. Here’s what some of us on the TaskRabbit team plan to hire TaskRabbits for this Mother’s Day: “It’s hard living nearly 3000 miles away from your family (I live in SF and my family lives right outside NYC), particularly around holidays. As much as I want to celebrate …

From i-Wait to u-Wait: Outsourcing the Wait for the iPad 2

Have we mentioned how amazing the TaskRabbit Runners are lately?!? Our Runners are all over the launch of Apple’s iPad 2 today. In fact, one of our rockstar Runners, Josh L, arrived at the Apple store in downtown SF at 4:30 this morning and scored himself the first spot in line. Josh is first in line to buy the next-gen iPad for Jonathan B. As he waits (Lord knows…he certainly has some time to kill!),  Josh has made some new friends, recruited folks to be TaskRabbit Runners, helped a Singaporean man use TaskRabbit to get his hands on an iPad 2 so he can be the first one in his country to have one, and been interviewed by a few major news channels, including The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Pure amazingness, Josh!

TaskRabbit Launches Newest Location in San Francisco

It is with deep pride and excitement that TaskRabbit announces the launch of it’s San Francisco services. TaskRabbit has been active throughout the Greater Boston region, encouraging neighbors to help neighbors by posting tasks in an open marketplace. Tasks ranging from yard work to dog sitting are standard fare and members can set their own price or allow TaskRabbit Runners to bid on doing their chores. At TaskRabbit, the saying goes “there’s almost nothing we can’t help with. Challenge us!” With over 300 Runners in the Boston area, and more being added every day to San Francisco, this team of highly professional, background-checked Runners are giving their neighbors a safer and more efficient alternative to other online marketplaces. This simple concept is helping to grow local communities and encourage people to outsource their needs in order to free up time in their day; time that is better spent with family and friends or just embracing a little relaxation. Why work harder when you can work smarter? “Every day TaskRabbit is helping people check things off …

Taking Control of the Mess – The Office

by Jennifer Smith Most of us create an office in our home so that we can keep the chaos out of our living space. All too often, the office becomes a place to dump stuff like bills, magazines, or knick-knacks and before you know it, the place is a cluttered mess. If you don’t have the artistic vision to turn your office supplies into a masterpiece, here are some practical ideas for organizing your workspace. 1. Designate a specific area for repeat clutter offenders such as bills. Depending on your available space, use a folder, tray, or file cabinet to organize and store loose paper so that you know where it is when you need it. 2. Commit to putting things away as soon as you bring them into the office. We like to remember this one as the “ice cream rule.” When you bring ice cream home from the grocery store, you wouldn’t leave it on the table for a few hours, right? Apply the same urgency to your stuff and you’ll find fewer …

The Best Gift You Can Give Dad

Think of all the ways in which a father could enjoy more free time in his day. Free time equates to rewards like: getting to watch that basketball game he’s been looking forward to, catching up on nap time, working on his golf game, reading that book he’s been looking forward to finishing or simply enjoying more time with the family.

Animals love TaskRabbit!

Recently, a dog-walking task inspired us to reach out to the pups of Boston. With summer approaching, we will soon be starting our “Dog Day Afternoon” events where we visit local dog parks equipped with special doggie bags.