Tuesday, 31 December 2013

How to Save Money by Renting the Weird and Unusual

You always hear people say that you can check online for that odd or unusual thing. Shopping online brings us so many things that we could never normally get in the past. From young to old, people are taking advantage of online shopping but did you ever think about the things that you can rent online? Right now when times are tough, people are trying to save money all over the place, and shopping online is one way to do it. Today there are things that you can rent that are strange and odd, and can even save you money.

Wheel chairs, hospital beds, oxygen tanks, text books, handbags, jewelry and tools are all pretty common things and not that unusual to think about renting, but did you know you could rent a casket? A casket rental is a very smart option for someone that wants to have their loved one cremated but wants to have a viewing first. Renting a casket is not that difficult and is an approved method by the National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board. Very elegant caskets can cost thousands of dollars so renting one for a viewing before a cremation, really is a very smart plan.

Another very odd rental choice is family members. Depending on where you live, you can rent bridesmaids, friends, grandparents, husbands and wives. Renting a loved-one for an event or to do chores is not a bad option and depending on what you need them for is a nice, quick fix for loneliness or an event where you might need a family member. Along the same lines is pet rental. A pet rental can be a great option if you want to try out a breed, just want to see if a pet is right for you and your family, or you need to make sure that you are not allergic to a particular pet.

Gadget rental is something that you don’t often think about. Iphones, smartphones, Ipads can even be rented, too. These can be important in your business interactions but maybe you don’t want the expense of buying one outright. An Ipad or smartphone rental might be a great option if you are traveling overseas or if you are in need of a tablet on a trip and don’t want to lug a laptop around with you. The film industry, news media or someone that is unexpectedly laid up for a medical reason might all take advantage of renting a gadget.

Camping gear and sports equipment can be rented and it might be a very smart rental for you and your family to try out gear before investing lots of money in buying stuff. Experiencing a new sport or outdoor living might be something that looks great on paper, but once you try it you might think differently. Renting gear is a very inexpensive way to try out something you have always wanted to do. Take a look around your garage or storage shed and see the money in outdoor equipment that is brand new and only used once.

Other weird and odd things that can be rented rather than bought are car parts, solar panels, and designer underwear. You can rent someone’s baby bump for advertising or a message; celebrities will rent themselves out, for a handsome price, as well as designer dresses and wedding dresses. We all know you rent a tux for an event, especially if you don’t own one, but did you know you can rent your wedding dress? Going out to a fancy party or a once in a lifetime event can mean a big expense when you think about buying a designer dress but you can find any dress for any event at a great rental price.

Overall, if you can buy something, chances are you can find it to rent someplace. A rental option might just what you are looking for to save money, especially if you are only going to need something short term. Think outside the box the next time you are in need for something big and costly and really don’t want to buy it.

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