Author Bio - Katie

Marketing Executive – Airtasker
Katie is bright, bubbly and slightly obsessed with sport whether it's watching or playing in social teams, competing in ocean swims and has recently qualified as a Bondi life saver. She also enjoys music and the fact that she can walk to and from the beach.

Christmas to-do list for this weekend

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It’s December and that means one thing 🎄🎅🏼🎄🎅🏼 That’s right it’s 25 days until Christmas, which children will be overjoyed about but as an adult, December might be an extremely busy time of year. We’d like to help you get as prepared as possible for the silly season, so we’ve put together your Christmas to-do list [Read More]

Christmas Tasks On Airtasker

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It’s a busy time of year with Christmas parties, family gatherings and a lot of shopping. Every year we see more and more people posting tasks on Airtasker to help with gift delivery, food shopping and even Santa requests. Here’s how others are getting help this Christmas: Office Christmas Party Take your office Christmas party [Read More]

Airtasker Feature: Completion Rate

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Whether you’re getting tasks completed or earning more on Airtasker, we’re creating a community where all members can enjoy a safe and rewarding experience. To help achieve this we wanted to highlight the Completion Rate feature, which appears on every member’s profile. The Completion Rate measures how reliable and committed you are to a task. [Read More]

Airtasker Partners With The Good Guys

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We’re very happy to announce that we’ve partnered with The Good Guys to provide a new installation platform, which allows customers of The Good Guys to connect directly with the full network of The Good Guys’ experienced installers. For customers, they’re able to track and coordinate with an installer at a click of the button, [Read More]

Home To-Do List – June

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Winter has arrived and brought a nice chill along with it. Whether you like snuggle up with a good book or would rather jet off to the northern hemisphere to escape the cold, your home will need a bit of love and attention to pull through the chill. Here’s your home to-do list for June: [Read More]

Home Staging Tips When Selling Your Home

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If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the current real estate market, it’s important think about how your house currently presents itself. Home staging can mean all the difference as you aim to appeal to the emotional feelings of potential buyers. Staging your home can make all the difference when you’re hoping to get a [Read More]

Mother’s Day Competition

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Make Mum’s Day! Thank mum for doing your washing, cooking your favourite meal and always being there for you. Mother’s Day Competition Treat your mum by giving her a day off with an Airtasker Gift Card, a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gift voucher to shop online. She’ll love the extra special surprise. With [Read More]

Home To-Do Checklist – April

The days are starting to get shorter and the leaves falling from the trees – Autumn is definitely here. By ticking a few things off every month, you can stay on top of all your household duties. Here’s what you need to get done this month. Daylight savings If you’re in NSW, SA, VIC, TAS [Read More]

Kitchen Island Design Ideas

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A island bench in the middle of the kitchen is one of the most desirable features in a home. It’s true that some kitchen island design ideas are only feasible in a larger space, but there other variations that can work in smaller kitchens too. We’ve pulled together inspirational kitchen island designs that could easily [Read More]

Autumn Gardening Tips

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How lush and amazing your garden will look next Spring relies a lot on what you can get done in Autumn to withstand the harsh winter weather. Planting bulbs, taking out all the weeds and conditioning the soil should be at the top of your list for your garden to flourish. It can be a [Read More]

Top Halloween Costume Ideas

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Gone are the days where it was easy to to go to Big W, buy a white table cloth and cut out two eye holes and become a ghost for Halloween. From matching couple costumes to the latest movie characters, people dressing up for Halloween are looking outside the box this year. Here are the [Read More]

Halloween Tasks

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Halloween is just a few nights away and that means in crunch time if you are still trying to put your halloween costume together or thinking about decorating your house. We see quite a few Halloween tasks on Airtasker for all types of things. Here are some task ideas that you can get help with [Read More]

Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer

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Summer has already been teasing us with its warmer weather and longer days. But whilst you might be ready for summer, your home might not be. Swapping the flannelette sheets is a great starting point, but for a refreshed home for summer make sure you follow these tips. Flooring changes You wont need those woolly [Read More]

Future Of Work – Report

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Are you expecting a pay rise next year? You might want to think again… Less than half of Australian workers received one this year – although that’s not stopping them from getting their hopes up. Airtasker’s second Future of Work study found that 55 per cent of Australian workers expect a pay rise in the [Read More]

Australia’s First Sharing Economy Study – Airtasker

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Thousands of Australians are joining Airtasker each day to reap the benefits of the sharing economy. Busy working Australians are buying back their lives one task at a time, while workers are enjoying the flexibility of being their own boss. There are roughly 320,000 members on Airtasker, triple the amount on the website in March [Read More]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Hanging Washing

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It’s easy to use the dryer but did you know it’s also the second biggest drain on electricity in your home? So, to save money off your next electricity bill buy a clothing horse or start using the washing line – pronto. It might seem like a lot more effort but it really isn’t if [Read More]

How To Save On Your Wedding With Outsourcing

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The biggest day of your life is supposed to be like something out of a fairytale, but what they don’t tell you in fairytales is the cost of a wedding. It’s really REALLY expensive, probably not as much as the recent wedding of Salim Mehajer, which gathered a plethora of media attention for requiring police [Read More]

Wedding Tasks On Airtasker

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As we continue to grow we are always seeing Airtasker used for different outsourcing purposes. One that keeps popping up is weddings. Why? Weddings are one of the most expensive life events that you’ll experience and people are looking to decrease the credit card bill that often accompany weddings these days. There are some costs [Read More]

How To Stay Warm Without Increasing Your Bills

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In case you haven’t heard the temperature is set to drop with the Antarctic Vortex hitting. As stores across the state get down to the last heater stocks, it got me thinking about how to can stay warm without forking out for a new heater, nor increasing my electricity or gas bill. Source: Daily Telegraph [Read More]

DIY Ideas For Your Small Bathroom

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Apartment bathrooms are often small with little to no storage, but something about this compact area definitely makes it easier to navigate. Better yet, the smallest of changes can make the biggest impact to your small bathroom. If you’re looking for a pop of colour, better practicality and something a little different in your bathroom [Read More]

9 Tips You Need To Know About Costco Shopping In Australia

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Costco, an American-based wholesale warehouse, stocks household items at a more reasonable price than your local supermarket. Source: Dailymail Since Costco’s arrival into Australia it’s been ever expanding with stores in South Australia (Kilburn), Queensland (North Lakes), New South Wales (Crossroads, Auburn), Canberra and Victoria (Ringwood, Docklands). Before you even get into your car to [Read More]

9 Amazing Garden Shed DIY Ideas

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Your backyard needs as much love as the inside of your home, so it’s important to look after it with regular maintenance. With a lawn mower, hedge trimmer, shovel you’ll need a garden shed to store all your equipment which can be secured and safe from little hands. Garden sheds can come in all shapes [Read More]

15 Ideas With Pallet Furniture

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Seats, tables, beds, you name it; can be made from recycled pallets. Traditionally used in shipping and airfreight, smart DIYers have been turning these pallets into furniture for homes, restaurants and offices. Source: Scrap Hacker WHY? In addition to looking cool, pallets are cheap and with a bit of know-how can be made as almost [Read More]

Standing Desk IKEA Hacks

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Did you know that prolonged sitting can increase life-threatening diseases? That’s why standing desks have been produced to encourage people to get up and move around. Did I mention that you’ll loose weight by standing – talk about a bonus! Source: Bobvila The only problem is that standing desks can cost from $350 up to [Read More]

Apple Watch Airtasker App

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In case you missed it, yesterday Apple announced that the highly anticipated Apple Watch with hit wrists on April 24th 2015. At Airtasker we’ve been planning how we can integrate the Airtasker platform on the Apple Watch interface, and we’re happy to share the results with you below: Assign Tasks This screen shows a list [Read More]

7 Simple Home Gardening Hacks

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Yay a weekend of gardening… Said no one ever! Seriously if you like to slave away your weekends in the hot sun with dirt under your nails, rose thorn scratches and a back ache to last at least a week, we’re impressed. But if that doesn’t float your boat, don’t worry we’ve got some great [Read More]

Quirky Gardening Ideas

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Whether it’s a place for you to unwind after a busy working week, or an area for kids to run around on the weekend – no home is complete without a garden. Whether it’s big, small or ten stories high there’s always something you can do to create your dream outdoor space. Sure you could [Read More]

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him And Her Under $50

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There can be big expectations on Valentine’s Day – roses, chocolates and the date all quickly add up. So if you’re working with a budget this Valentine’s Day, it’s ok, we’ve got you sorted for great Valentine’s Day gifts under $50. Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him Whisky lovers It might be a bit out of [Read More]

Quirky Valentine’s Day Gifts

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It’s that time of year again where love is in the air, and loved up couples enjoy a special day dedicated to their love for each other. But gone are the days of red roses and teddy bears, make your better half giggle this February the 14th with a quirky Valentine’s Day gift. Not only [Read More]

Wedding Planning Checklist

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First things first, congratulations on your engagement at this special time. Right now you’re floating on cloud nine but also starting to realise that you have an engagement party and wedding to plan in a short space of time. An engagement party will normally take place anywhere up to 3 months post proposal so it’s [Read More]

Cheap Home Renovation Ideas

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Home renovations will transform your house into more liveable modern space and better yet it will also add value to your property. If there’s a lot of work to be done, home improvements can cost a lot and not everyone can afford to spend thousands on a new kitchen or knocking out walls. However there [Read More]

Best Handyman Tools For 2015

Looking to upgrade your handyman shed with some new tools? We’ve collected the latest tools available to bring you the best handyman tools to start 2015. No handyman task on Airtasker will be too big with this equipment in your tool box. Hybrid Shoplight You can shine light in any direction with this world first [Read More]

New Year Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make

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We’ve all been guilty of making unrealistic New Year resolutions such as “lose 10 kilograms” or “complete a marathon” but making resolutions that you’re unable to achieve without pure dedication is setting yourself up for fail. Your resolutions should be something that is a challenge but not unattainable. Here are New Year resolutions that you [Read More]

Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

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Gardeners understand that love, care and devotion are the essential qualities needed to look after a garden all year round. So let’s show the gardener in your life a bit of appreciation with these presents for gardeners. Garden Tools Engraved tools Make them feel special with these engraved wooden tools for digging, planting and raking. [Read More]

Event Planning Checklist

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It’s the time of year for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations and weddings with friends and family. We love nothing more than putting on a good party filled with fun and laughter but it can also stressful. Shopping, cooking, cleaning and putting on a smile can all be a bit exhausting, but being planned [Read More]

Prepare Your House For Christmas

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Christmas time is the busiest time of year with present shopping, cooking and all of the parties. Some people can find it overwhelming, especially if you have family coming to stay for the holidays or even just a lunch. But don’t worry I’ve put together the perfect cheat sheet to save you time on unnecessary [Read More]

Handyman Christmas Gift Ideas

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With plenty of presents to buy at Christmas time, it can be hard to think of gifts people truly need. If you’ve got a DIY fan or handyman in the family, they will agree that you can never have too many tools or equipment. Regardless if it’s the latest gadget or a replacement, you can’t [Read More]

Office Cleaning Tips

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We can all be a little guilty of having a messy office from time to time. However a clean working space should be a top priority as it will help with employee happiness and increase productivity. Most workplace cleaners won’t clean desk spaces and only offer limited office cleaning in breakout spaces and kitchens. This [Read More]

Window Cleaning Tips

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No one looks forward to window cleaning because let’s face it, it can be a huge task if you have big windows across multiple stories without easy accessibility. But don’t worry we’ve got some great window cleaning tips to help you make it as painless as possible. Before we get into the tips though, let’s [Read More]

7 Signs You’re Super Organised

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Being organised means you stress less, know where to find things and are prepared for a curveball if one happens to come your way. Some people are natural organisers however others struggle to coordinate effectively. So which are you? Well if you can mentally tick of these seven signs you are one super organised person, [Read More]

Spring Gardening Hacks

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Getting your garden in shape for summer should be high on your priority list as the weather starts to get warmer. Relaxing in the great outdoors is even better when you can enjoy some great new plants, furniture or landscaping. We’ve discovered some simple and creative hacks that will improve your garden like never before. [Read More]

Guys Guide To Spring Cleaning

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There comes a time in every mans life where he must move out of home to go off to study or move cities for work which means it’s time to start picking up after yourself. You might look the part but your bachelor pad has to match in order to impress your mates. Here’s our [Read More]

IKEA Furniture Hacks

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IKEA furniture comes and goes like the changing of seasons due to moving, different design taste or just broken. However it doesn’t have to end up on the street for council pick-up, instead you could repurpose it for something else. We’ve stumbled across some great IKEA hacks that will breathe life back into your furniture. [Read More]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Cleaning the house from the ceiling to floor can seem like an overwhelming task however if you’re organised and prepared with all your equipment and products the home cleaning will be over before you know it. To help you get started, we’ve created this simple spring cleaning checklist. Hallway/ General area – Dust lighting fixtures [Read More]

5 Foods To Clean Your Home

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It’s hard to believe that cleaning products we’ve come to depend on for home cleaning such as Napisan and Spray n’ Wipe didn’t always exist. These modern products are made up of complex chemical combinations however did you know that some foods can produce similar chemicals reactions. It mainly has to do with acidity levels [Read More]

Easy DIY Costume Ideas

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Everybody loves a good dress up party and wanting to be the best, so with halloween just around the corner I thought I’d find you some of the best DIY dress-up costumes I could find. Here are some of our favourite alternative DIY costumes. 1. Sweet tooth Source: Mommy Testers Yummy enough to eat? Well [Read More]

Competition: Don’t Clean In 2015

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Did you know that on average we spend over 200+ hours cleaning every year? Well in 2015 you won’t have to worry about dusting ceilings or mopping floors as we’re giving one lucky person a year’s worth Airtasker home cleaning to help you reclaim your weekend! PLUS thanks to appliancesonline.com.au two runner’s up won’t have [Read More]

Event Planning with Airtasker

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Putting on the perfect event for a wedding, birthday or even just a dinner party can be fun but also stressful if it’s not something you particularly enjoy. With people leading increasingly busy lives they’re turning to Airtasker for event organisers to help pull off the perfect party. Here is some event planning inspiration for [Read More]

Top 5 Cleaning Blogs

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There are a plethora of blogs on the Internet that are filled with house cleaning tips, stain removal tricks and even how to clean organically. So I thought I’d share some of the ones I love to read and get inspiration from to try at home and also share with Airtaskers. Here are our top [Read More]

House Cleaning With A Toothbrush: How To

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What’s the one item we all use daily that will clean even the trickiest of hard to reach spots? Believe it or not, it’s your toothbrush. Drains, tap fixtures, lampshades and cheese graters… the list is endless. But this handy inexpensive tool will make your house cleaning much simpler. So that you can introduce it [Read More]

Top Productivity Quotes

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Everyday we strive to be more productive than the last but actually finding the motivation to achieve your daily goals can be a struggle in itself. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need a bit of a push here are 10 productivity quotes to get you through your day. “Perform the dreaded task now and [Read More]

15 Ways To Clean with Coca-Cola

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It may come as a surprise to you (or not) that Coca-Cola is highly acidic and while some of you drink it, did you know you can also clean with it? Why? Because of its phosphoric acidity at a pH level of 2.8, it makes Coca-Cola comparable to fresh lemon juice, vinegar and wine. This [Read More]

10 Spring Cleaning Hacks

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The days are longer and a little warmer, yes that’s right it’s finally Spring again! However that also means it’s time to de-clutter and give your house a good spring clean. Although the extra work can make it seem like a monstrous weekend-long chore, we’ve collected a few simple hacks that will see you finished [Read More]

New Airtasker App Launched

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We’re super happy to announce that the highly requested, revamped Airtasker app is now ready for you to download. We’ve completely rebuilt our app from the ground up, making it the best Airtasker App ever. So what’s changed? Well, we’ve added brand-new features… – Private messaging to keep up-to-date with your task – User dashboard [Read More]

10 DIY Office Hacks

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It’s unfortunate and true that we spend majority of our lives at our desks, in workplaces we may or may not like. They could the type of companies that give you all sorts of gadgets or maybe you have to supply everything yourself. It doesn’t matter which because either way there plenty of office hacks [Read More]

4 Natural Kitchen Cleaning Products That Will Clean Your House

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Most people make the switch to natural cleaning products for general house cleaning due to the high amount of chemicals (which may cause health hazards), found in many off-the-shelf products. The benefits of ‘going green’ mean fewer health risks and less impact on the environment. With a little bit of extra effort you’ll be able [Read More]