Outsource Your Chores With TaskRabbit

The startup allows you to pay “rabbits” a fee to do your most annoying tasks–from buying dog food to setting up furniture–for you. For those without steady work, it provides a constant stream of odd jobs to help pay the bills.

Everybody has a to-do list; most of us don’t have time to check everything off. But what if you had help? Billed as the world’s first “service-networking platform,” TaskRabbit allows busy bees to outsource grocery shopping, laundry, even assembling Ikea furniture — and trust the job will be done with care by a skilled neighbor. Never scream at a hex key again.


This piece is part of Change Generation, our series on young, change-making entrepreneurs. Read the rest here.

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Whitney Pastorek is a writer and photographer based in Los Angeles and/or wherever the bus just dropped her off. She spent six years on staff at Entertainment Weekly, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Details, the Village Voice, and Fast Company, among many others.