6 things you should always rent, not buy
Think about all the stuff that accumulates in your household over the years. The tools you bought for the renovation, the expensive skiing equipment you used for that one skiing trip years ago and much more. Why did you buy them, if you could have rented them? We made a list of 6 items you should never buy but always rent and show you where to get them.
1: Special Tools
Special hammers, jigsaws and drills are some of the most underutilized items in every household. At the same time they are super expensive to buy.
See where to rent special tools
2: Outdoor Sporting Equipment
Thinking of an outdoor sports adventure? Skiing, diving, surfing, snowboarding? Add up all the required equipment and you can easily spend thousands of bucks. But how often do you need it? Once, twice or a handful of times every year?
See where to rent sports equipment
Every household needs some kind of basic step ladder, but think about how often you need to climb higher than a few feet. It’s not that many times, right? So save a ton of money and space (ladders are large) and next time rent a ladder. In most cases you can even rent them very spontaneously in case you need the ladder in an emergency.
How often do you need a chainsaw to cut down trees? As long as you don’t produce your own firewood, you probably only need a chainsaw once or twice a year (maybe to cut a christmas tree?).
So save yourself a couple of hundred bucks by just renting a high quality chainsaw.
5: Camping Gear
Are you going camping every weekend? Probably not. If you camp once, twice, a handful of times per year or go for your first camping adventure, it’s best to rent the gear. Think of the costs of purchasing a tent, an air bed, gas stove etc. super expensive, not worth it to buy it. So instead of getting cheap, low quality gear, rather rent high quality gear for cheap from camping enthusiasts or a local camp shop.
See where to rent camping gear
If you don’t travel every week or need a bigger suitcase just for one trip, you are always better off by borrowing it. Suitcases are expensive, a good big suitcase can easily set you back 200 bucks. Not owning big or many luggage items also saves you a ton of space.