We have our moms to thank for so many things—lots of love, patience, cheerleading, and teaching us skills and important life lessons to name a few. Let’s be honest: moms truly deserve to be recognized every day, not just on Mother’s Day.
We asked Taskers to share how their mothers have inspired their tasking, and for the many Taskers in our community who are moms themselves, we wanted to know how tasking compliments their full-time job of child rearing.
Since we think tasking can make a mother’s day any day, we also decided to open up a contest to give one U.S. Tasker’s mom and one Canadian Tasker’s mom the gift of time this Mother’s Day. So we asked Taskers, “What task would you treat your mom to and why?”
Read on for the magic that moms have inspired in the Tasker community, and find out whose moms will receive a task on us this Mother’s Day!
How moms have set Taskers up for success:
“She has definitely inspired how I present myself for tasks. She dresses very professionally even for the littlest of things.” – NYC Tasker Kena A.
“Cleaning, organizing, painting, and home decorating are some skills that my mother developed and mastered. I remember that as a child, I would help her around the house, and those skills are valuable and marketable in my life currently.” – Anonymous
“She taught me to put extra trash bags under the one in the trash. Makes trash so easy especially when working an event or bartending by yourself.” – NYC Tasker Nicole D.
“Be polite. You can always add, never take away. (Applies to chiselling as much as a cake mix.) Tidy up as you go along. Say what you mean and mean what you say.” – London Tasker Joshua B.
“My home was the type of home always filled with children, where other parents came looking for their children. I didn’t necessarily understand the values of charity, compassion, and hospitality as a child but as an adult I realized that’s what makes the world go round, and I’m so grateful to my mum for teaching me that.” – Anonymous
Tasks that have helped Client moms to get time back in their days:
“I helped a mother with reorganizing her daughter’s old bedroom to use for her grandson. It was so special to be part of this multi-generational love” – Philadelphia Tasker Jennifer P.
“I help many moms with Organization tasks, especially organizing their homes and children’s rooms. All moms deserve a break sometimes.” – LA Tasker Karreno A.
“I have a task coming up to help a mom child-proof her home for her recently crawling baby. I’m looking forward to playing a role in keeping their family safe and happy.” – Nashville Tasker Carl M.
“Yes, I have assisted moms in the past with Cleaning, Organization and even Packing & Shipping tasks. Always love the end result of smiles and thank you’s.” – NYC Tasker Lizzeth A.
How tasking and motherhood compliment one another:
“Tasking gave me back the feeling of being useful, of doing something else apart from taking care of my baby. It also fits perfectly with being a mum as I can choose my own schedule. It gives me time for myself and time with my baby. 😊” – Anonymous
“I am a mother who tasks and I LOVE IT!!!! It allows me the flexibility to be more available for my daughters without any recourse. The BEST way I can express it is it’s a dream situation come true.” – NYC Tasker Lizzeth A.
“As a single mom of a disabled child, having the flexibility of TaskRabbit means I don’t have to give up my dreams just to make enough money for my family in a 9-5. Also, I love learning, which makes tasking perfect as I can learn to adapt to each one of my Clients’ needs and I never get bored. I can task, take care of my daughter, and dedicate time to my passions without feeling drained. I never thought this type of work could be so rewarding.” – SF Bay Area Tasker Tania M.
Mother’s Day task competition winners and honorable mentions:
While it was extremely hard to choose, we are pleased to announce the two winners of the task competition, whose moms will receive Mother’s Day tasks compliments of TaskRabbit. In addition to their heartfelt responses, check out other Taskers Mother’s Day wishes that stole our hearts!
“Help Moving. My mom just started working again this week after being a stay-at-home mom and supporting our family for the past 19 years. She and my dad both work now and will be moving soon. Since my mom will probably handle most of the packing and unpacking as she’s always done, she’ll need all the help she can get this time around!” – Ebube E., Philadelphia Tasker & winner of Mother’s Day Task competition!
“Cleaning. My mom works so hard to support an ailing husband, my brother, and her mother who is in need of some assistance, all on top of working full time. She spends so much of her time taking care of others, that I’d love to take care of her and give her the gift of a lending hand. A good kitchen cleaning and living room clean would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!” – Kenneth B., Toronto Tasker & winner of Mother’s Day Task competition!
“Organization. She is a hard working single mother of three who still serves her country and finds time to play grandma. My mom could use some help of her own!” – Brandon M., Seattle Tasker
“Yard Work. My mother is in Arizona and I am in Illinois. She had rods put in her back, and can’t keep up with the yard at her condition. I would really love for her to enjoy her Mother’s Day and she deserves it after everything she’s done for me and my daughter.” – Duane C., St. Louis Tasker
“Ironing. She doesn’t like doing it, so I’d love to take it off her to-do list!” – Karreno A., LA/OC TaskerCongratulations to Ebube and Kenneth, and thank you to all who took the time to submit responses. Although we could only choose one winner per country, Taskers made it abundantly clear that the moms within the TaskRabbit community deserve a little extra gratitude. Happy Mother’s Day!