Washington Post's article on renting, rather than buying, things that you'll only need for a little while. What a great idea! The article mentions well-known rentals, such as Netflix, Capital Bikeshare or Zipcar, and lesser known rental opportunities like renting designer neckties, kids educational toys, and moving boxes. This idea really got me curious, so I tried to find some other rental opportunities. I knew one could rent Halloween costumes, but I also found out that you can rent handbags and clothing, lawn equipment (or you can buy big-ticket items with your neighbors and share them), jewelry, and wedding jewelry, Students can rent textbooks from a number of websites. Just another way of putting the "reduce" in pollution prevention.
Anyone else have ideas for items to rent?
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