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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 …

Self-employed mother speaking on the phone in her son's play area

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 …