So when TaskRabbit reached out and asked if I wanted to try their services, I said yes. By all intents and purposes, this has been something I have been eagerly working on for the past year; letting go of power. etc Recently, I had a poor experience with another service, so I was more excited than usual to put them to the test. Somehow, I wanted to prove to myself that services like these truly do come in handy, and that it doesn't take knowing your sister's best friend's cousin's handyman or house cleaner to get it done. Just intelligent, reliable, responsible, and handy people.
For our particular task, we hired Dave to paint River and Oak's room. A task Peter and I have been discussing for over a year; we just never found the time or the right person to do it. The great thing about Dave was learning a bit more about him beyond the task. What I found is that most of their taskers have professions, passions, and talents beyond the tasks they do. They're diverse individuals with really interesting backgrounds. For them, working with TaskRabbit provides flexibility. It also provides the opportunity to help others and earn extra money. For example: Dave, our elite tasker, works as a marine engineer / naval architect on boats. Fascinating right?
While Dave painted, I answered emails and shot some other blog photos, and even left for coffee! He had and "old friend" demeanor. I won't lie, the rave reviews in the TaskRabbit app helped a ton too.By the time he was finished, I had gotten on and completed a conference call, images, emails, drafted a post! More importantly, I wasn't tired or bothered when the task was finished. I was able to just say goodbye and move along with my day.
Have you ever used a service like this before? What was your experience? I am feeling so relieved that finally, there is one that actually lives up to it's promotions!
+ If you're interested in trying TaskRabbit, enjoy $15 off any task until 1/15/16 with the code: YVETTE
(Top five images by Juli Teitler for LaTonya Yvette. This post is in partnership with TaskRabbit, a company that I whole heartedly believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that support LaTonya Yvette)