Monday, December 8, 2014

4 Unusual Things You Can Rent Instead of Buying

ugly holiday sweater

If there's something you seldom use — or plan to use just once — it often makes sense to rent or borrow it rather than buy it. This can save money, and it definitely saves on storage space. Let’s look at just a few of the many things you might choose to rent.

The ugly holiday sweaters from Rent the Runway are some of the most unusual rentals I’ve seen. [via Maria Konnikova and Business Insider]

living Christmas tree being delivered to a home

Don’t want to store an artificial Christmas tree, but also don’t want to go cut down a live one? In some areas, you can rent a living Christmas tree.

Polaroid camera

If you live in the San Francisco area and want to rent photographic equipment — including a Polaroid camera, a Phantom 2 drone and much more — you can do that at Photojojo. Other cities may have similar rental services.

Pley - Netflix for Lego Sets

And then there’s Pley, which lets you rent Lego sets. [via Megan Panatier and io9]

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