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Spot Share: Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot

Today we’re sharing about one of Toronto’s amazing sharing spots: the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot! The Toronto Tool Library has two locations, located in St. Clair West and on Spadina in the new CSI space! The Spadina…

How to Hire a Maid

How To Hire A Maid Without Spending Too Much Money

If you’re one of those people who has recently realised that saving money from not hiring a maid does not match up to the time you spend yourself in cleaning, then you’re probably looking online on how to go…

How to prepare for Thanksgiving

How to prepare for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving can be a stressful family affair with things seeming to get out of hand. However if you prepare in advance, you can be sure to be at the helm of things when the time comes. Here are a…

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How To Get A Perfect Tan

Summertime calls for a perfect tan that leaves you glowing, appear slimmer and hides away any blemishes. Moreover lying in the sun boosts your serotonin levels, making you happier all the while soaking in the good old vitamin D.…

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Are you Calling Help the Right Way?

Have you ever been reluctant to call in a repair man to fix something or call in help when moving something heavy? Is this because you fear while you may be solving one problem, it is equally likely that…

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To Insure or Not To Insure

For a lot of us, the word insurance switched from being a needless expense to a smart precaution against the majority of people who don’t know how to drive, news channels whose weather forecasts are always off, sometimes airplane…

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Places To Visit Within Canada This Summer

Before the perennial winters of Canada set in, make the most of the summers by exploring all that this beautiful country has to offer. Whether you are mesmerized by the ancient European culture, an outdoorsy person who likes soaking…

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Speed Up Your Android Smartphone With A Simple Setting

If you find your Android OS lagging in between functions and app usage, modifying a simple  functionality can help speed it up for a smoother experience. We’ve made a nice little screen grab to show you what to do.…

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Tips for Backyard Cleaning

With summers upon us, now is a good time to tackle the neglected mess that has been our backyard for the past so many months. A complete makeover or a general cleanup around this time of the year will…

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6 Things to Do Together as a Family

Between school activities, social media, crazy working hours and endless household errands, it is often a chore for the entire family to be present at the same place at the same time, both physically and mentally. But summers often…

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Control Shortcuts in Apple EarPods You Probably Didn’t Know

Apple has a knack of including hidden features in their iOS. Simple gestures or shortcuts that allow a user more convenience (shake to undo, drag down to request desktop site and other useful value additions). Similarly, the stock Apple…

3 Mistakes Founders Make In the First 100 Days

Launching a startup can be an exciting and anxious process. In 2012, my brother and I set out to launch our own start-up AskforTask.com, a p2p marketplace for daily errands. In 2 years, we went from 0 to 150,000 active…

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6 Things You Might Need a Handyman For

Some people are naturally handy, some aren’t. Some parents teach their kids how to fix things, others don’t. What jobs should one hire a handyman for, and what should one be able to fix themselves? There is no simple…

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7 Household Products to Avoid

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about products in our home causing us harm, unfortunately, this is not the case. Some of the most common cleaning products contain the harshest chemicals around (like benzene or chlorine),…

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How to Avoid Credit/Debit Fraud

A person bent on committing fraud is likely to put a lot of effort into their crime, therefore it is important to be cautious as well as vigilant in order to ensure it doesn’t happen. Fraudsters are now able…

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Hacking: Is it Ever Necessary?

We’ve seen it in the news lately; hackers release private celebrity photos, Alabama football coach Lane Kiffin’s online profile gets an unwanted update. However in this age of transparency there has actually been an influx of hacking in the…

Finding Employment after Education

The average Canadian is expected to walk away from their post secondary education carrying roughly $25,000 in debt, and the current state of the jobs market doesn’t help. According to a study by CIBC a graduate with a fine arts…

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Make Pet Ownership a Breeze

Pet ownership is a $6.5-Billon industry in Canada. According to Ipsos roughly a third of Canadian households own either  cat or a dog, out of that 35% own a cat and 32% own a dog. As a result of this…

5 Reasons to be an Asker

There are a lot of reasons to be a Tasker. It’s a great way to build your portfolio, earn money at your leisure and make connections in your community. However we couldn’t have Taskers without Askers; there are plenty…

How to Increase Productivity

It’s Friday, you can practically touch the long weekend and the last thing you want to be doing is sitting at your desk, working. On days like these it can be difficult to stay focused and productive; we’ve all…

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How to Ace a Television Interview

The first television interview can be a make or break moment for a startup company and being under the scrutiny of a camera lens can make even the most seasoned spokesperson sweat. Here’s some practical advice to help you…

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Beach Day

For many of us summer-time means sand and surf, and here at AskforTask we believe in spending more than just your average day at the beach. There are plenty of ways you can turn an ordinary day at the…

BBQ Season

The warm weather is finally creeping into the city and we here at AskforTask are beginning to look forward to all the fun that comes along with summer. BBQs are the perfect way to connect with your friends and…

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5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Here at AskforTask, we really love moms. Considering all that they do for us on a regular basis, it’s important to remember to celebrate her and appreciate her love, so we’ve come up with the perfect DIY gift-giving guide…

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Making the Most Out of Your Long Weekend

The weekend may have come and gone too soon, but for those of you who still have this beautiful spring Monday off, this may be your chance to learn how to enjoy time off and recharge for a productive…