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Taskrabbit Supports Equitable Reproductive Healthcare

Taskrabbit is a woman-led and values-driven company, and over the past few weeks, we’ve put serious thought into what is right for our employees. We pride ourselves on being a diverse community with varying viewpoints. But one value remains universal: we support the health and wellbeing of everyone, however that may be defined for them. We believe that the tools and resources needed to make personal decisions about one’s body and health should be accessible to all. We also believe the lack of abortion and reproductive healthcare access will always have the biggest impact on low-income communities and people of color, making restrictions and bans a huge step back in the fight for an equitable world. What we’re dealing with is not only a cisgendered women’s issue – it is a fundamental human rights issue. For these reasons, we’ve added abortion and vasectomy services, as well as necessary travel to seek services where legally available, to our Reproductive Health Stipend. We’ve also signed onto the Don’t Ban Equality letter. We agree with the letter’s core message …

10 affordable ways to style your outdoor space this year

Here comes the sun… and with it a flourishing garden and a newfound desire to spend time outside. If you want an inviting backyard, where you can relax, dine or just contemplate the greenery, follow our guide to style your garden without breaking the bank. 1. Upcycle wood pallets A table and chairs are a must for a patio, whether it’s to work outside or for after-work drinks on a summer night. But backyard furniture can be very expensive. Your best bet is to upcycle what you can easily find, like wood pallets. You can buy some online but you can also ask your local grocery, furniture, or hardware stores, which often toss them. Once you’ve sourced your pallets, book a Tasker to clean, sand, and paint them and you’ve got yourself a charming, rustic dining outdoor area. 2. Repurpose to add decorative touches Old tires, wine bottles, barrels, egg cartons, shoe racks, tin cans, and many more objects can be turned into flower pots or planters. Plastic is not fantastic when it comes to …

Small vegetable garden with risen beds in the fenced backyard

Sustainability at Home

Sustainability at home is a hot topic, and with good reason: green living is not only great for the environment, but for our pockets as well. With World Environmental Day this month, we wanted to share some of our favorite tips for living sustainably at home.  Plant A Backyard Vegetable Garden One of the most delicious ways to practice sustainability at home is by planting your own backyard vegetable garden. If you’re new to gardening, there are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that are easy to grow, according to GardenTech. The list is extensive: bell peppers, blackberries, raspberries, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini, and squash. If you’re not the green-thumb kind, book a Tasker to make your home-grown produce dreams come true. Yum! Eat More Plant-Based Foods Now that you’re growing your own produce, why not take advantage and, well, eat it? Plant-based diets have a myriad of benefits: they’re healthy, they significantly reduce carbon emissions, and they save you money. Don’t worry about going fully plant-based – even a moderate reduction …

Behind our Brand Refresh

You might have noticed things look a bit different around here. You’re not the only one updating your space; we decided it was time to give our brand a fresh coat of paint in line with the times and where we’re heading.  Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of our brand refresh and, most importantly, the reasons behind it. Evolving the logo  In 2008, Taskrabbit started as a platform for getting household tasks and errands done in a pinch. Speed was the name of the game—hello rabbit—but over the years, Taskrabbit has evolved. Today, it’s a platform that connects you with reliable, skilled experts who can help complete home projects when you lack either the time or confidence to do them yourself. Whether you need electrical work, furniture assembly, organizing, or something in between, using Taskrabbit allows you to work with independent contractors and compensate them fairly for their work. Taskers choose their own rates—and 100% of their rates go to them—which means when you use Taskrabbit, you are helping individuals work …

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This is What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

This year at Taskrabbit, we conducted a survey* to gather information on what moms really want for Mother’s Day.  The results may surprise you: they don’t want flowers. They don’t want candy. And they definitely don’t want balloons.  The answer? They. 👏  Want. 👏  HELP. 👏   Preferably around the house.  Check out three easy ways you can help make Mother’s Day extra special this year.  Gift her lovely smelling clothes. Laundry is one of those tasks that appear harmless on the surface. Sure, it might seem easy enough to pop clothes in the washing machine, but there’s one small plot twist we all overlook: inertia. And don’t even get us started on the “f-word” of laundry… FOLDING. In the words of our favorite Friend, Chandler – could folding laundry BE any more boring? In a word? Nope. So do your mama a favor and book her a Tasker who not only is great at doing laundry but actually enjoys it too. Crazy, right? Gift her help with home organization. Have you noticed that moms are …

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TaskRabbit Supports ICRC Aid in Ukraine

TaskRabbit is committed to supporting the International Committee of the Red Cross and its humanitarian efforts in service of the people affected by the war in Ukraine. Your support will help cover medical aid, food, water, and relief items, among many other efforts. Please join us – 100% of donations go to people in need. Here’s how it works: TaskRabbit will donate $1 for every task booked through March 31 TaskRabbit will match $1 for every customer who donates $1 through March 31 (via mobile and desktop web only)* TaskRabbit will match employee donations of varying amounts* through March 31 Our donation partner: International Committee of the Red Cross International Committee of the Red Cross water engineers and doctors aim to help more than 3 million people access clean water and improve the living conditions of more than 66,000 whose homes have been damaged by heavy fighting. The International Committee of the Red Cross – together with its partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – remains active in Ukraine, saving and protecting …

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 …