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 $50, you get $120 worth of household-chore help from TaskRabbit, servicing all of Los Angeles County and Orange County.
TaskRabbit conveniently eliminates household projects with a unique online process that contacts nearby "TaskRabbits" to complete everyday tasks at reasonable, negotiable prices. Customers post a task and how much they are willing to pay online or via the company's free app, and then they may be contacted by someone—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–$30 each. TaskRabbits swiftly perform deeds and accept payment through the website's account, preventing cash-allergic clients from sprouting unsightly hives from excess wallet contact.
Tasks can include 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 is continuously and publicly reviewed to verify their expertise and moral fortitude. Check the FAQ section for more information.