The Airtasker Browse tasks feed is a window into everyday Australia, and we really do see it all. From urgent deliveries to getting things out of trees, heartwarming moments to things that make you go hmmm the community never fails to surprise us, and you’ve come up with some good’uns this year.
In no particular order, these are 100 of our favourite tasks of 2018.
Let’s start with some only-on-Airtasker moments:
When you need to outsource a Nonna.
“My cat had a bad day recently where someone called him ‘a rat looking thing’…”
When you have an urgent need to bring a personal joke to life…
…but how did they get dirty? ?
“I have accidentally cut the cable to my beats whilst in the gym…”
There have been rescue operations…
Damn practicality ruining dramatic “I QUIT” scenes since work was invented.
Drew’s shoe got thrown up on the roof (apparently it’s a long story). Tasker Randy rescued it but next week this popped up…
What are you doing Drew??
Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands:
“Must have own mop.”
If you feel like you’re missing some life skills you can outsource that:
“I have a lovely lady friend who loves going out to live music. She loves dancing, whereas I dance like the proverbial drunken uncle at a wedding and am too embarrassing to be near.”
“The need to recap on past lessons is great. Can you teach me before I forget altogether?”
When you’re at effort level zero, but happy to admit it:
“As above. Very hungover.”
There are specialised skills, then there are specialised skills:
“Please make a fence so it doesn’t come back.”
“How do they pay fuel stations?”
There were tasks that made us go nawwwww:
a few that just broke our hearts:
and it’s evident love has many forms:
It’s not just humans who need to get more done. 2018 saw a record number of pet related tasks including:
Apparently “Parrot Hilton” is a “fancy bird”.
Literally building a chicken run, but points for assuming enough people have seen the animated film (2000) to know what a chicken run actually is.
The community isn’t afraid to tell it like it is in the comments:
General consensus? “Leave it, looks sick.”
Ever wondered how long this would actually take? Read the comments.
Bugs are a polarising category:
“Get it out of my apartment I think it’s a huntsman”
There are plenty of opportunities to bring the vibe to the party:
Yes you CAN get paid to pop balloons.
Someone’s always cooking up a food task:
There are times you just need it NOW:
To be fair, that place DOES do the best crab rice paper rolls.
Sometimes it’s best not to ask:
FYI, we can confirm it was actually a pinecone.
“I’ve got an old, heavy, wooden bed that squeaks super loud when wrestling on it.”
“I know this sounds dodgy but…”
and sometimes, when all else fails, you just need to admit you’re wrong on the internet:
Did Jake win her back??
“I done effed up this morning and need to apologise to my roommate as creatively as possible.”
At the end of the day, we’ve learned that everyone needs a hand sometimes, and that no matter how random your skills are, there are people out there who will pay for them.
Australia, never stop doing what you do. We look forward to a whole new year of people helping each other get more done.