Ever seen an IKEA furniture assembly come together seamlessly at high-speed? Well, after viewing Danielle H.’s assembly videos on Instagram (follow her at @daniellesassembly), you can say you have! Danielle has truly earned the title of Furniture Assembly Superhero, having once assembled 11 PAX wardrobe units over a two-day span!
Furniture assembly aside, Danielle is also talented at building relationships with her Clients. She takes regular strolls with her favorite Client where they catch up and discuss history lessons together! If that’s not #taskinggoals, we don’t know what is.
Read on to discover more about Danielle’s journey on TaskRabbit.
What did you do for a living before becoming a Tasker?
I was a line cook.
What is the primary reason why you joined TaskRabbit?
I enjoy assembling and working with my hands, which I could do as a line cook assembling tasty meals, but I also wanted to work for myself, which TaskRabbit allows me to do!
How do you market yourself to Clients?
I use social media and word of mouth. Follow my instagram @daniellesassembly to see me assembling furniture in high-speed, and on occasion, catch me busting out a dance move or two!
What is your best tasking memory?
It would have to be the time I successfully assembled 11 PAX wardrobe units by myself in about 18 hours over 2 days. The Clients were super nice and although it was hard work, it was such a great overall experience! And a fun fact: I’ve assembled IKEA showrooms in multiple locations!
What’s your top ice-breaker question you ask Clients? (If they’re present at the task)
I keep it simple and just ask about their day or how long they’ve been living in their house. If it’s a new house I will ask them about why they moved, which usually prompts an interesting story and allows for conversation to flow.
What is the most meaningful connection you’ve made through tasking?
Through tasking I met the most lovely older gentleman who taught me some history lessons. Our friendship has extended beyond tasking and I sometimes join him on his afternoon walks during which we catch up and discuss history.. I call to check on him every once in a while because he doesn’t have any family in the area. It’s blossomed into a really wonderful friendship, and I can tell he really enjoys having the company.
How has TaskRabbit impacted your life?
TaskRabbit has given me the freedom to work for myself. I was able to quit my full time job and invest my newfound free time in myself and my future goals.
What’s your hidden talent?
Besides my super amazing talent for dancing while assembling furniture? I can also do a walking handstand.
What do you do to unwind?
I love to spend my unwind time by chilling out and watching TV or playing some video games.
Danielle’s story, like so many others, is an inspiring tale of breaking the mold of traditional work by becoming self-employed through TaskRabbit. It’s clear that Danielle brings 100% of herself to her tasks, and it shows in the relationships she’s created with her Clients. We hope that Danielle’s story inspires others to believe in themselves, and have fun while doing it!