TaskRabbit allows you to compare services and prices for multiple taskers. Unlike the challenge of getting estimates for full-service moves, TaskRabbit gives you all the information in one place and even lets you read tasker reviews.
It’s hard to overstate how helpful it is to see a list of all your bids at once. You say what you want done and then pick a price from the bids you receive. It’s that simple.
There are four steps to soliciting bids:
1. List your current address.
- If you’re moving, there’s also an option to include your new address.
2. Specify the size of your task.
- Small load: An hour or less
- Medium-sized load: Two to three hours
- Large load: At least four hours
3. Select your tasker vehicle requirements.
- Not required
- Task requires a car
- Task requires a pickup truck
4. Detail the specifics of your move.
- For example, “I need help moving my studio across town.”
Once you’ve entered your responses, you’ll get a list of taskers in your area. If you click on the individual tasker profiles, TaskRabbit shows you the following information:
- Profile pic
- Tenure as a tasker
- Hourly rate
- Features and additional services (e.g., if they offer next-day help)
- Type of vehicle
Note: Top-rated taskers appear first in the order of search results, so you can vet your options top-down based on who has the best customer reviews.
We recommend you read tasker reviews closely and pay attention to their rankings. If a tasker is highly rated and has done quite a few jobs, the odds are pretty high that you’ll have a good experience.
TaskRabbit vets all prospective taskers much like a full-service moving company examines its employees, including putting each tasker through an identity check and a background check.2 The process is similar to the one used by on-demand services like Uber and Lyft—but TaskRabbit takes it a step further and interviews each candidate.
If a tasker makes the cut, their status on the site is then dependent on user reviews. Taskers need a combination of experience and good reviews to remain on TaskRabbit. When the experience or quality drops, so does their ranking on the site. Over time, they rise to the top or can completely fall off the list.
By the time a tasker responds to your bid, you know they’ve been vetted by both TaskRabbit and the people who hired them.
Of course, no matter how high a tasker is ranked, problems can creep in. Taskers could potentially show up late, fail to provide the promised services, or even be unprofessional. These are risks that come with hiring taskers by the job instead of full-service movers.
Your risk can’t be entirely eliminated, but TaskRabbit goes to impressive lengths to give you as much information as possible.
Have you ever found yourself sitting in the middle of your living room surrounded by rogue IKEA furniture parts? Us too. That’s why we appreciate TaskRabbit’s IKEA furniture assembly services.
Thanks to a direct partnership with IKEA, you can book taskers to assemble your furniture when you make a purchase online or in an IKEA store. If the hardest part of buying furniture is putting it together when you get home, outsource that process to TaskRabbit.
IKEA furniture assembly services start at $27 per item and rises based on the difficulty of assembly.
TaskRabbit offers furniture assembly regardless of the brand, but you can expect to pay more for the same work if the furniture doesn’t say IKEA on the box.
As great as it is to plan ahead, sometimes circumstances—your friends bail or you run out of time to clean—don’t leave you that option. TaskRabbit is a great fit for last-minute help thanks to its same-day service.
Once you choose a task, TaskRabbit will ask you for your timeline (basically, when you need your task completed) and give you an option for same-day service. Just put down the time you need help and wait for the bids from same-day taskers to come rolling in.
Expect to pay more for faster service, but know it’s available if needed.