I’m not a technology superstar so I’ve partnered up with someone who is in order to bring you the latest and greatest in the technology world as it relates to organizing and time management. Every couple of weeks Carley Knobloch, a technology lifestyle expert from Digitwirl, visits us to share some fun yet informative videos on various technology products and services that can help you get organized and simplify your busy life.
TaskRabbit connects you with friendly, reliable people right in your neighborhood who can help you get the items on your To-Do list done. I really love the idea of this service! Currently it’s only available in the areas of Boston, SF Bay Area, San Antonio, Austin, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, LA & OC and New York City but more cities are coming soon. Need an extra set of hands to help you out with nagging chores and projects? Then this service might be just what you need to help you get things done now, rather than later. Check it out!
Notes from Carley:
Empty fridge. Piles of laundry. Unassembled Ikea furniture and a leaky bathroom faucet. When the odd jobs and errands pile up around Casa Knobloch, I dream of a legion of personal assistants who can take care of it all for me. We’ve talked about apps that help you delegate to friends, and services that deliver your groceries, but it all falls short of delivering a real, live human to do your bidding a an affordable price.
The stuff of dreams and celebrities, right? Or is it?
TaskRabbit offers a more affordable way to delegate all the tasks you’d rather not do. Post a job on their website and eager contenders will try to outbid each other for the job so you can get that swedish furniture assembled for the absolute lowest price. Want your work shirts ironed every week? Set up a recurring task, and a kindly neighbor looking to make a little extra cash might step up to help you out for less than a few lattes. You can breathe easy knowing everyone has been pre-screened and thoroughly background-checked. And if you’re looking to make a little extra cash yourself, becoming a rabbit is an easy way to find jobs that you’ll enjoy doing.
Hey, if you can swing a full-time personal assistant, all the power to ya, baby. For everyone else, check out TaskRabbit.
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