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Scour the Internet, and you will be amazed to find you can rent pretty much anything. It’s beyond textbooks and DVDs these days. Renting is not just frugal, it’s practical as well. The best (and sometimes weirdest) part is that you can find and rent so many of these useful items online without ever having to leave the house.
Fancy sports cars
If you have dreams of masquerading as millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne – with or without all the Batman-masked crime fighting by night – Gotham Dream Cars is here to help. Rent Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more. Enjoy drop-off and pickup service, a GPS, roadside assistance, and a full tank of gas to fly off with.
Puppies and kittens
This isn’t exactly called “renting,” but you can temporarily foster homeless puppies, kittens or grown dogs and cats from your local animal shelter. Rescue puppies and kittens often need foster parents to provide for their basic baby needs, when shelters lack enough resources to give them the extra attention they need at this stage. Fostering any animal is the ideal way to determine whether you’re ready to permanently adopt a pet— sort of a trial run for pet parenting. Plus, your foster friends will be so appreciative of your loving halfway home.
Carrie did it on Sex in the City, and so can you. Through websites like BagBorrowSteal, you can get the latest Chanel clutch on loan for a measly $400 per month; or for those less willing to shell out a small fortune, a new Kate Spade handbag for only $50 per month. Rent by the week, month or season, then trade it back in for something new.
For the temporary environmentalist, rent a set of solar panels. Leasing this renewable energy source is actually pretty common, and may help your business save on monthly electric bills. Companies like SolarCity will even take care of repairs, insurance and system monitoring.
An online self-storage finder allows you find storage without leaving the comfort of your couch, and if you have ever needed self-storage before, you know how valuable that is. Instead of going to individual storage facility websites for locations, pricing, and customer reviews, a little service called SpareFoot does the work for you by consolidating all that information into a single source. Then, with just a click, you can reserve the space you need as a second closet or shed for your extra stuff.
CORT furniture rental is one of several businesses that cater to those with non-permanent furniture needs. Finding furniture for your home, office, event or dorm room becomes instantly simplified. Once you find the closest CORT location, browsing online is an easy way to view total packages of furniture and check clearance items. If you are looking for something specific, sites like CORT let you shop by package, room or item. Once you have narrowed down your choices, you can see an item’s pricing and click to get a quote.
For the aspiring Jimmy Page, businesses like Rock N Roll Rentals in Austin will rent you a weekend axe and amp for a reasonable price. Google around for the rock instrument rental company in your city, and choose from any number of acoustic, electric and bass guitars, as well as recording gear, DJ gear, keyboards and drums. Perfect for learning a new instrument or replacing broken gear last-minute before a gig.
What? Goats are notorious for eating everything— weeds, flowers, cardboard, you name it. But did you know they can also act as furry little lawnmowers? Services like Rent-a-Ruminant in Seattle will send a herd of goats in to clear invasive plants from your property, no joke.
CORT Furniture is a Berkshire Hathaway company that provides rental furniture to individuals and businesses worldwide. From office relocation to finding a furnished apartment, CORT is there every step of the way to make life transitions seamless and stress-free.