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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 …

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Get Stuff Done While Also Celebrating Christmas

Huh? You can celebrate Christmas and get stuff done at the same time? Yep, you read correctly. ‘Tis the season of being festive and efficient – hallelujah!  This year, why not throw a fun party that also lets you check an item off your “to-do” list? Gift Wrapping Party Getting presents is fun but does anyone really want to wrap them? (Spoiler alert: no!). Make this tedious task enjoyable by sharing it with friends. Set up a table with wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags, while gossiping about the latest season of your favorite TV show. If you prefer to outsource, hire a Tasker to wrap your gifts for you.  Christmas Ornament Making Party Nothing screams “Christmas” like curating the perfect ornament collection, so why not start by creating your own? Grab some sparkly cardstock or turn pictures of loved ones into ornaments by busting out your hot glue gun. Let the bedazzling begin!  Pampering Christmas Party You work hard during the holiday season, so don’t think twice about celebrating Christmas with some well-earned pampering. …

Dramatic Christmas Decoration

Christmas Tree Decoration Inspo For Every Personality

It’s officially December, which means it’s time to start decorating your Christmas tree. Just like snowflakes, every tree is unique – why not make yours a reflection of your personality?  Dramatic Do you love watching soap operas and slamming doors? How about tossing a martini in an ex’s face? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a dramatically decorated tree might be right for you.  Understated If you’re a believer that less is more, then an understated Christmas tree might be the decorating route for you. Pick a beautiful pine, fir, or spruce tree and add strategically selected decorations to enhance your tree’s natural beauty. Pretty in Pink If you like making a singular, soft statement, then pastel pink is a winner. It’s a delicate yet bold color that’s sure to have a “wow” factor. Heavy Metal Are you a rock n’ roller who also loves snuggling on the couch with a cuddly blanket? Then gold and silver metallic tones are the way to go. Extravagant Do you think bigger and bolder …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Meet the veterans in the TaskRabbit community

Veteran’s Day (US) / Remembrance Day (CA/UK) is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate World War I ending on that day in 1918, and has since become an annual day in many countries to honor those who have served in the military.  With deep gratitude for the service men and women who have been deployed around the world, we also wanted to learn, understand, and share the experiences of veterans in the TaskRabbit community.  – What is your service story?  I joined right after September 11th. It was a calling, it has to be. I was challenged in every aspect. I came across a lot of people from different walks of life. The experience has been quite unique and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. – Esteban A., Tasker I served 4 years in the US Marine Corps. My father and several uncles served in the US Army. After one year in college, I felt a strong calling to serve my country …