Unlike dust, dishes, and leaf-clogged gutters, not all domestic drudgery can be hidden under the bed to be dealt with later. Excavate to-dos with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 credit for household help from TaskRabbit.
TaskRabbit conveniently eliminates household projects with a unique online process that contacts nearby runners to complete everyday tasks at reasonable, negotiable prices. Customers post a task online and how much they are willing to pay, and then they may be contacted by a "runner"—often within 30 minutes— who is willing to offer his or her skills as a seamstress, notary, writer, handyman, plumber, and amateur secret agent, among other skills. Jobs vary in price based on difficulty or the amount of work involved, with average assignments running $20 to $30 each. Runners swiftly perform deeds and accept payment through the website's account, preventing cash-allergic clients from sprouting unsightly hives from excess wallet contact.
Task a runner with everyday assignments that are hard to fit into busy schedules, such as grocery lugging and dry-cleaning retrieval, or toss them an onerous to-do list filled with instructions like "Organize closet," "Repair old shoes," and "Take the fern for a walk." Each member of TaskRabbit's online network must pass a multilayer, national background check by Acxiom and are continuously and publicly reviewed to verify their expertise and moral fortitude. Check the FAQ section for more information.