We’re kicking off Women’s History Month, and upcoming International Women’s Day, with Tasker Lidiya K.–who was able to land on her feet after immigrating from Bulgaria to London by tasking.
Tasking, and the Tasker community, helped Lidiya K. settle into her new life in London. Read how Lidiya infuses positivity into her ongoing Client relationships–and never leaves home without her microfiber cloth.
What were you doing before TaskRabbit?
I was an accountant in my country, but when I moved to London I did not speak English. So I started working as a housekeeper for private clients.
What brought you to TaskRabbit initially? Why do you continue to task?
My best friend in London had been tasking for years and she was very happy. I decided to give it a go and I have not looked back! I love the fact that my Clients are from all over the world, and I love the ability to control my schedule and set my own rates. I started tasking 3 years ago and I love the sense of community among Taskers in London.
What was your most memorable task?
All of them! I can’t choose. I love bringing a smile to my Clients’ faces.
What was your most memorable Client interaction?
One of my Clients, whose home I clean every week, always tells me that her favorite time of the week is when I arrive at her house. Being able to share this time at her home feels meaningful to us both. It is very important for me to feel like I contribute to her overall well-being. I love that as a Tasker, I have the effect of making people feel happy and relaxed in their homes.
What do you do when you’re not tasking?
I just finished a florist course! 💐 I have come to realize that I love working and creating things with my hands. I love flowers and making flower arrangements. Other than this new hobby, I always enjoy meeting up with friends for tea or coffee.
If you could task for anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
To be honest, anyone with a happy personality!
What’s one tool you never leave home without?
Microfiber cloths and gloves always come with me when I am out for a task. Also, cleaning products for the bathroom and kitchen. Even if Clients tell me they have their own products, I bring my own for backup.
What’s one item currently on your to-do list?
It’s not exactly on my to-do list, but I really want to go to New York City!
What advice would you give to new Taskers?
Always trying to have a positive attitude is how I operate. It is super important to be kind. For instance, if I go to a Client’s house I try to leave my problems behind and be in a good mood so that we can enjoy a pleasant shared experience.
What’s your superpower?
I never give up! My friends tell me that this is my superpower and I think so, too.
What does it mean to you to be a woman at work?
I’m proud to be a woman. It is important for us not to carry all of life’s responsibilities on our shoulders and by ourselves, but to share them. But being independent is important too. We have to think about ourselves more and to take better care of ourselves.
There is so much to celebrate in Lidiya’s story! We were thrilled to hear that tasking, and the Tasker community, have helped her settle into her new life in London–which Lidiya pays that forward by infusing positivity into her relationships with Clients.