My Garage Rentals is a rent-anything peer-to-peer rental platform. Our services at My Garage Rentals allow you to rent almost anything you can find useful around your home, especially those things lying around your garage.
We’ve created a list to help you utilize our services to your full advantage, stuff you can rent out to make the most of while using My Garage Rentals:
Cameras and Camera Lenses
Cameras are everywhere and the majority of consumers are camera owners, whether that’s a camera from a smartphone or a digital camera. At some point, a person will be interested in a DSLR or mirrorless camera, it will eventually be one of the things your children will ask for when they hit high school or college.
If you’re an owner of a camera and camera lens, you should consider renting out to those just starting out in photography and to those that only need them temporarily. Your camera just might be what inspires them to push their photography dream forward and in the process, you enjoy some monetary gain.
This is especially true if you live in a place that lots of tourists visit. If they can rent a nice camera or even just a nice lens then they don’t have to haul a big camera bag onto the plane to travel with.
Do you still have that old home theater speaker set lying around? Or perhaps that Bluetooth speaker you don’t use anymore?
You’d be surprised, people would definitely rent those and they could be renting them from you. This is especially true if you have a setup that could be used for parties or large get-togethers and is semi-portable. Grab your Bluetooth speaker and list them up for rent today!
DIY and Gardening Tools
If you’re into DIY projects or maybe consider yourself a handyman, renting out your entire toolbox may just fund your next DIY project.
If it’s gardening you’re into, you’re probably an owner of a set of gardening tools. Consider renting your set of tools to earn money for your next yard project.
You have no idea how many times I needed a certain tool for just one specific project then wished I could give that tool returned at the store. Think about those specialty tools that you bought and don’t use very often. Is it an aerator, or a 36-inch rake, or even a plumbing tool to get into that one hard-to-reach spot in the house?
Lawn Mowers, Leaf Blowers and Snow Blowers
Yard maintenance can be hard work, but more than that, it can be expensive work due to the machinery you will need to get your yard the best look it can get.
This is why, when it’s Fall and time to blow away those leaves, rent it out; if it’s Winter, rent out a snowblower. When would you need a lawnmower anyway? Not every day, so rent yours out while it’s sitting in the shack.
Instruments and Amplifiers
The best instruments will most likely cost you a whole lot, and not to mention the equipment that goes along with it, i.e. amplifiers and speakers, will cost you just the same. The problem is it can be such a waste when a person buys an instrument out of excitement only to be tired of it and tosses it aside to collect dust.
This is why it would be more beneficial for a beginner to borrow an instrument first before investing in one. If you own an instrument you no longer regularly use, consider having it rented, and not only will you be earning money, but you’d also be helping out a beginner in need.
Laptops and Computers
Have you ever experienced working on something so important when suddenly your laptop’s screen goes blue and dies? The worst part is, that work is due to be completed the next day. Good thing the document is saved in the cloud. All your problem now is to get your laptop to work.
Maybe you haven’t experienced that, but someone in this world may have and you would be a lifesaver if you had a laptop you barely used lying around your home you could lend out. Your laptop would be a moneymaker and a lifesaver, how about that?
Let’s be honest, the majority of people after they’ve finished reading their books, most likely end up stacking them on top of their shelves, never again to be read; or dump them in the trash, to be later destroyed forever.
But your books don’t have to be wasted space or wasted in the trash. It will save someone a whole lot if you rented out some of the books you have lying around. Bestsellers usually cost a whole lot, so if you own one you could earn from renting it out to others.
You may argue that libraries do this for free, so why should you bother. Well believe it or not even libraries have their limitations. Some are poorly stocked. Some don’t have very good hours for a busy person. And some are just not located within a reasonable distance.
Outdoor Sports Equipment
If you asked me how much a snowboard or a surfboard costs, I would guess it is most likely expensive and that’s because it is. If you’re an owner of a snowboard, surfboard, or any other outdoor sports gear then you know they cost you a ton.
Why not earn back what you spent from all of those expenditures from your outdoor sports gear? I suggest renting out those that you no longer use regularly.
Think again about those people who may not be from the area. They are traveling and may not want to travel with the big and bulky equipment for the one single week they will be in your town on vacation. You could easily service them. They save money compared to renting the equipment from a brick and mortar rental shop and you make some money with almost no work.
Video Game Consoles and Discs
Not everyone can afford the next-gen consoles, as they can be rather expensive these days; therefore, most people would rather borrow a console from their friends or neighbors instead.
Your friend or neighbor might want to borrow your next-gen console, but if you could use the cash, implore them to rent it from you instead. Utilize My Garage Rentals’ services to rent out your gadgets and games.
Kitchen appliances such as microwave ovens, blenders, food processors, portable toasters, portable grills, and even portable stoves are a great idea to rent out.
For this category, your customers may consist mostly of college students. But, if you know anyone in your neighborhood in temporary need of a kitchen appliance, take the opportunity to have them rent yours. Believe it or not, there are entire businesses that revolve around this. Why not join in on some of their profits?
According to an article by GOBankingRates (How Much Do Americans Spend on Halloween?) Americans spent $3.2 billion on costumes in 2019, or around $31 per person, as per the NRF.
These statistics can be overwhelming and it might even make you think twice before buying a new costume for Halloween or for a party. But with the help of My Garage Rentals, you don’t have to feel bad about the old costumes you had to buy and now only have to lie around.
Rent your old costumes to make money or on the other side of the coin, if you’re looking to buying a new costume, you can make the right choice to rent one instead from your neighbor.
Record Player and Vinyls
Record players and vinyl aren’t as popular as they used to be back in the old days but are still widely used especially for music fanatics.
Not everyone will have access to vinyl and record players, but if you have them, you might be doing some of them a favor by renting yours out, and in the process, you’ll be making money.
Lights (Laser Lights, Studio Lights, Fairy Lights, Christmas Lights, etc.)
Everyone needs good light, whether that’s for a photo shoot, a video shoot, or just for decoration, a good light will improve and beautify a place’s ambiance.
Depending on the light, a person may decide to rent them over buying them, this may be true for those that are just looking for temporary use for their photo or film productions, parties, gatherings, and the like.
If you own any type of light you believe could be useful and rentable, by all means, grab them and have them rented today.
Portable Back-up Generator
Portable backup generators can be hard to come by and they can, like most on this list, be rather pricey. So if you just so happen to own one, then this is your ticket to making a few more bucks today!
There are several reasons people rent generators. The most common is parties and events. But then there are the events that require a generator such as longer-term power outages. If you happen to have a spare generator it will be a hot ticket item for anyone who wants to keep power to part of their house.
Projector and Projector Screen
Projectors are a great idea to have rented out since you probably don’t even use them regularly. It will definitely do you more good to list it for rent than to have it sit idly by when you or your family don’t use it.
Projectors are very useful and I can think of a ton of ideas why people would want to rent them, so hesitate no more and get that projector of yours listed right away!
Got stuff for your pets you no longer use but are afraid to throw in the trash? Why don’t you give those out for rent? Here are some examples of pet things your neighbors will find useful to rent for their pets:
- Pet toys
- Cat or dog houses
- Easy-clean litter box
- Food bowls
At this point you would probably be asking, why would anyone want to rent out gym equipment and not just go to the gym? Firstly, not everyone’s confident enough to go to the gym on their first try. So a beginner would preferably want to try things out at home first where they will not be worried.
So if you’ve got a little bit of gym equipment, more preferably for beginners, you’ll be doing novices a great favor by renting those out to them. It’ll save them the fear of a beginner’s embarrassment and benefit your wallet at the same time.
Cooler or Ice Chest
I can’t tell you how many times I went on an outing with the family and suddenly realized we needed a cooler or an ice chest but did not bring one because we didn’t think we would need one.
Some people might just be like me, too stingy to even buy a cooler or ice chest for themselves. Also, think of those who live in a small apartment and don’t have room to store such a bulky item. They still use them when they go to the park or the beach or on vacation. So, it would also be a great idea to throw in your Coleman cooler or whatever branded cooler you have up for rent.
You might not need your bike anymore, but someone might just be looking to use one right now. Bikes are an amazing tool for travel.
The best thing about bikes is you exercise as you use them. But, not only do you promote good health by having them rented out, but you also save the earth a tiny bit from producing any more gas emissions since it doesn’t run on gasoline.
There is a lot more you can rent out, you just have to be creative and look around your home. You might be surprised how many items, tools, and appliances people would rather rent than buy.
List an item for rent today, log in or sign up to www.mygaragerentals.com
Accumulating material possessions has always been an issue of the human heart since the beginning of time.
It has come to a point where we’ve accumulated too much stuff that we no longer know what to do with our things.
And then renting came into the picture. People found a way to make use of the many things they already have at home, with the benefit of earning and saving money in the process.
The first known rental happened in the 1930s when a truck seller rented his truck to a customer who only needed it for a day.
And thus, rental shops emerged and gradually spread around the globe and even evolved to the online rental shops we use today.
If your question is, “Why should I rent? Why don’t I just buy?” We’ve written down 20 reasons that might just convince you to rent.
Why Should I Rent?
1. It’s cheaper to rent than to buy something brand new.
2. And because it is cheaper, renting can help with financial deficiency. For example, if an individual could not afford to buy a house, they should consider renting.
3. Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to experience using expensive and luxurious products that may be difficult to afford.
4. Moreso, renting allows you to save money and can help with your budget planning. Thus, it is considered a frugal practice to rent.
5. When you need something only temporarily, like a tool, a car, a commercial space, and more, we recommend renting.
6. Renting will save you space around the house since the item isn’t yours and will be returned, you wouldn’t have to worry about where to pack it when it is not in use.
7. Less waste is dumped if you choose to rent. About 1,980,262,621 of waste and counting are being dumped worldwide this year.
8. Renting gives you the freedom to try out different hobbies before you truly pursue them. You can rent musical instruments, photography equipment, sports gear, and much more, most of which can be quite costly investments.
9. Maintenance and repairs are not going to be an issue.
10. You don’t have to worry about durability and lifespan either.
11. Renting out your own items will allow for extra income and keep your things from remaining idle at home.
12. It doesn’t just allow for extra income, it will also eventually pay you back and cross over the original value of the product, making it as if you got the item for free, to begin with.
13. Thanks to online rental shops, you can rent at the comfort of your own home and with just the tapping of buttons.
14. Online rental is a big contributor to the sharing economy, which is an important factor to keep in mind since almost everything revolves around the sharing economy these days.
15. If you’re looking to buy something brand new, you might want to review the item first, and renting that item can help you with that. Renting will assist you in deciding whether that particular product is worth purchasing at full price or not.
16. Renting provides you access to a wide collection of media such as books, comics, music, and movies. You can finally read the whole Harry Potter series or watch the whole Matrix trilogy without having to buy them at their standard price.
17. Did you know that renting dogs is a thing? By doing so, you can gauge whether owning one is really for you or if it’s companionship is just something you need occasionally.
18. Thanks to peer-to-peer rentals like Airbnb and VRBO, traveling out of town and finding accommodation elsewhere is made easier.
19. Renting promotes sharing.
20. 43 Million Americans rent, according to a study by Harvard.
Why Should I Use My Garage Rentals?
My Garage Rentals is a neighbor to neighbor online rental shop. Our main focus as a rental company is connecting communities with each other, making renting quicker and more secure.
We also provide a $1,000 guarantee for any unfortunate damages, giving our users the peace of mind knowing that they’re renting with us will be safe.
Unlike other online rental shops, My Garage Rentals doesn’t focus on any specific category of item. You can rent almost anything with us, as long as it’s wholesome and something useful.
Visit www.MyGarageRentals.com and give our services a try. Rent with us today!