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6 Tips For Downsizing Before A Move

Moving can be very exciting. It marks the start of a new chapter full of fun and exciting possibilities. That said it can also be a bit overwhelming. Did you know that moving happens to be one of the life events that people find most stressful? A big part of that is the process of packing up your entire home and getting it ready to move. If you’re gearing up for a move you may be wondering, how do I take the stress and anxiety out of this process? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together a list of tips and tricks to make downsizing before your move a bit more organized and a lot less stressful. First thing’s first. You should know that Moving Day will creep up on you fast, so it’s best to get organized ahead of time. Create a timeline and map out what you need to accomplish before moving day. This will help you stay on top of what to get done and ensure that nothing gets overlooked. …

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 …

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 …

Tips To Make Your Yard More “Green”

Most homeowners are surprised to learn that the products and practices they use to maintain their yards can negatively impact the health of the soil, surrounding plants, animals, and people nearby. The same way using non-toxic cleaning products in your home can make a difference, there are steps you can take outside your home to “go green”. Here are a few tips to make your yard more sustainable.  Use Water Responsibly We’re lucky: we turn on a hose or sprinklers, and water comes out. But becoming conscious of how much water it takes to maintain your yard is a major step toward more sustainable gardening. Here are some ways to reduce your water usage: Reduce frequency of watering: Whenever you do decide to water your grass or garden, make sure the water goes deep into the soil. Shallow watering leads to shallow root growth. This makes your lawn susceptible to drought and insect problems.  Xeriscape: This is the process of gardening or landscaping that uses minimal water. You can xeriscape by using rocks where possible …

Here’s What People Are Saying About Their Spring Cleaning Taskers

We all know that spring cleaning is a chance to purge clutter, organize, and transition your home for the season. But it’s not always so easy to get it done yourself. Enter, Taskers! We could explain all the reasons why you should book a Tasker for spring cleaning, but don’t take our word for it. These clients shared reviews praising their Taskers for crossing off their spring cleaning checklists. Here’s what they had to say. If you can’t tackle all of your spring cleaning tasks yourself, get them done with a little help from Taskers like these!

How to book a grocery shopping task

Grocery shopping is one of those unavoidable tasks that always takes time, effort, and planning. Love it or hate it, it’s something that we have to do, so why not make it as hassle-free as possible? Whether you need a last minute trip to the store, or you want to outsource this part of your life forever – Taskers are here to help. Keep reading to learn how you can book a Tasker to help you easily get your grocery shopping done. Tips & Best Practices Be specific: Because grocery shopping is such a regular activity, you probably don’t have to think too much about what you need from the store. But remember, your Tasker has no idea what you like or don’t like – this includes brands, sizes, amounts, and other options. Make sure you explain exactly what you want your Tasker to pick up. For instance, “4lbs of Granny Smith apples” is better than “please get some apples”.  Share a picture with your Tasker: You can type out your shopping list but to …

New year, new home: Simple organization tips for your home office

For most people, a cluttered workspace means a cluttered mind. Having an organized, clean, and inviting workspace will motivate you to get your work done efficiently. And since many of us are still working from home, we thought we’d share some tips on organizing your home office. See part 3 of our new year, new home organization guide, garage, here. The first step is to clean your existing workspace: wipe down your desk with disinfectant spray, take out garbage, and neatly organize any loose papers or files. A key component of this process is purging clutter and old files that are no longer needed. Your home office is where you go to be productive and get work done The last thing you want to do is spend valuable time searching for the right supplies, like a charger, calendar, or highlighter. A few quick tips to help you with this: Bring in shelving: Shelves simultaneously increase the amount of space you have to work with and keep your space organized. There are many options to choose …

New year, new home: Simple organization tips for your garage

See part 3 of our new year, new home organization guide, kitchen, here. Cleaning out a garage is a task that many homeowners know they need to do, but one that is often conveniently put off until next month, next season, or next year. It can seem like the most daunting task imaginable, with many people wondering, “where do I even begin?” Fret not, a little thoughtful planning goes a long way. What’s more, we’ve got a simple three-step guide that should get you started with that garage clean-out: First thing’s first. Empty your garage of all the items that are stored inside. This might take some time, and if there are a lot of things to take out it may help to get some help (hint: there’s a Tasker for that!). Once everything is out, it’s easier to segment items into three broad categories: keep, recycle/donate, or toss. As you do this, you might be surprised how much junk accumulates over time). Now that your garage is empty, you can do a full sweep …

Giving back to communities in need with $1 easy donations

Here at TaskRabbit we’re passionate about our communities and giving back locally through TaskRabbit for Good and now we’ve made it easier for you to get involved and support our mission. Through our easy $1 donation feature, you can help us give back to local organizations across the globe that are helping their neighbors in need through our TaskRabbit for Good Fund Grants.  Here’s how it works: Log into your TaskRabbit account on your computer or phone (we’re not available via the app — yet!), fill out your task description and select your Tasker. Before booking your Tasker, you’ll have the option to check the $1 donation box. By checking this box you’re adding $1 to your task total. Each $1 donated will go to our TaskRabbit for Good Fund, which gives out grants to small non-profit organizations. Past grant recipients like The First 72+ and Homes Not Borders have used these grants to fund programs that help neighbors looking to find work and a place to call home.    Want to check off your …