Photo: Heidi Lau for Lark & Linen
I think it’s safe to say that for the vast majority of us, the holidays are always such a whirlwind. Despite promising myself I’m going to take it slowly each year, I still find myself blissfully pooped by the end of all the hoopla. And the very last thing I typically have the bandwidth to tackle is getting our home back in order after the holidays. And for my type-A personality, the ever-growing to-do list, and my zapped energy can feel a little daunting. Throw in some post-holiday blues, as well as a series of seemingly grey-wintry days, and, well, this month just usually isn’t my favourite.
But you guys? I’ve found the secret to maintaining my sanity and getting my home back together quickly after the holidays. And that secret is TaskRabbit. I hope you know by now that I only ever partner with companies I really and truly love, and this one has very quickly risen to the tippy top of that list.
Essentially, they’re your to-do list heroes, and I just wish I had discovered them sooner. How it works is you start by logging in to the site to pick a date and time, as well as describe the tasks you’re looking for help with. In our case: take down our exterior Christmas lights, help pack and organize all our holiday decor, get rid of our brittle tree, and touch up a chunk of paint that a command strip ripped off *shakes fist at command strips*. All little things in theory, but they seem to end up on the backburner for weeks before we ever get around to tackling them ourselves, and they’re not exactly to-do list items I want to martyr myself over (nor should you, for the record!)
TaskRabbit will then match you with a handful of fully vetted (background checks and all) “Taskers” who will complete said jobs for you. You then select someone whose rate appeals to you (note: I work with a LOT of contractors, and these rates are actually super reasonable), and they’ll swing by to complete your to-do list items without question. And, because the 21st century is great for so many reasons, all of the payments are completed through the app, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Photo: Heidi Lau for Lark & Linen
You guys, I feel like this discovery is going to change everything. Not only have I quickly realized the importance of hiring guilt-free help when help is required, but I also know how difficult it can be to get a contractor to help you with these small menial tasks (I cannot tell you how often I’ve had to call in a contractor favour just to hang a client’s toilet paper holder). From installing floating shelves to wiring a new light fixture, to finallyyyy figuring out why that electrical socket only works sometimes (what even is that!?) I know with certainty that TaskRabbit is going to be a game changer for our home, and my clients’ homes alike.
A recent study actually revealed that 54% of Canadians rank packing and moving as their most dreaded chore. So for anyone moving this year, or looking to renovate, these guys are your life savers. In addition, for my IKEA-loving readers, TaskRabbit works closely with them so that you can shop on-line and then visit TaskRabbit.ca/IKEA to book a Tasker to assemble and mount all your new furniture.
I’m a fan and I feel confident you will be too!
Thank you to TaskRabbit for partnering with me on this post. And a big thank you to YOU for supporting my partners. It means the world, truly.
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