reCrib and TaskRabbit Join Forces To Make Life Easier For New Parents

Two awesome sharing services, TaskRabbit and reCrib, recently joined forces to make it easier for parents of small children to reduce waste and save time without adding a million extra errands to their day.

Kids and Toys in Living Room

With a wide variety of services and online communities, there are lots of easy ways to embrace the collaborative consumption movement without drastically changing your life. What really takes the sharing economy to the next level, however, is when people start to connect and combine these concepts so that drastic changes start to happen organically.

That’s why I was so pleased to learn that two awesome sharing services, TaskRabbit and reCrib, recently joined forces to make it easier for parents of small children to reduce waste and save time without adding a million extra errands to their day.

reCrib LogoIn case you’re not familiar, reCrib is an online marketplace where parents can buy and sell the best designed, gently used baby and kids gear. TaskRabbit, on the other hand, is a web community that provides people and businesses with a simple and trusted way to get everyday tasks done.

So what does it look like when these two sites get together for a playdate?

“This new partnership with TaskRabbit will enable reCrib to offer delivery and other timesaving services to parents, including pre-screening of the merchandise they are interested in, assembly and disassembly, cleaning of the products, the purchase of additional accessories, and more,” said Michelle Lehman, mom and co-founder of reCrib.

Here’s how it will work:

Parents can shop for and buy a stroller, baby car seat, or other kid-friendly gear from a local family on reCrib. Then, instead of having to find time to pick it up and/or clean and assemble it before use, they can post a free Task! on TaskRabbit. The background-checked TaskRabbit who makes the lowest bid will automatically be assigned and run the task. The TaskRabbit is paid securely online, so no cash needs to change hands upon delivery. Parents get peace of mind, kids get the gear, and the TaskRabbit makes a few extra dollars. It’s a triple win!

“We are incredibly excited to partner with TaskRabbit, a company we not only admire, but also use frequently in our own busy lives,” said Daniel and Michelle Lehmann, the husband and wife co-founders of reCrib. “As working parents, we understand the need for making things easier and more efficient. Our reCrib customers want the best for their children, as well as a simple and successful experience. Thanks to TaskRabbit, parents no longer need to worry about how they are going to pick up their new purchases, how they are going to put it all together or when they will have time to clean it. Buying and selling the best, gently used baby and kids gear just got a whole lot easier.”

To celebrate this new service, reCrib is hosting a photo contest on Facebook and Twitter. Participants are asked to post a winning shot of their little one with their gear. reCrib will award its favorites with a free Task from TaskRabbit.

Note: Currently, TaskRabbit can only deliver in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County (CA), San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland (OR).

Image Credit: Flickr – {N}Duran

Written by Beth Buczynski

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