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
Number 9 is going to shock you!
We’ve entered into an era where the global economy is standing on a thin foundation, swaying back and forth. Not a single soul knows when all of this will end; if we take a look at the previous SARS pandemic, we see that a pandemic can last for more than a year.
Until then, we ought to keep in mind that we may be facing this economic crisis for a little while longer than we think; therefore, we should consider cutting down on unnecessary expenses to save more money in preparing us for this long uncertainty.
Renting instead of buying stuff is a great way to save especially since most of what we buy ends up collecting dust in our garages anyway. Here are 11 things to consider renting over buying. Oh and watch out for number 9, you will surely be surprised!
A growing number of users have gone to My Garage Rentals to rent out tools for their home projects.
Gardening and DIY tools are on the top of our list of things you can rent out instead of buying brand new. Have you ever had a project at home where you ended up needing a certain type of tool, later realizing that you only really need it for that one time?
It wouldn’t just be a waste of your money, it would also be a waste of space around your home. The good news is, you don’t have to buy your tools brand new. My Garage Rentals offers peer-to-peer rental services, allowing you to borrow and lend out DIY and gardening tools you think won’t be needed for more than once.
2. Home and Spaces
You can rent an office space for your emergency conference meetings over at Liquidspace.
You might be planning to move to a new town but aren’t exactly particularly sure yet whether you will stay or not, we suggest that you rent a place first before buying just to see if that town suits you.
Websites like Airbnb, VRBO, and Home Away allow you to take advantage of services like this. Their system gives you the ease of mind knowing that the place you’re renting is secured and owned by good quality folks.
Homes aren’t the only spaces you can rent. Some of us might even need just a small portion of space, maybe for a conference meeting; rent out an office space, or a photoshoot studio with LiquidSpace. Can’t find a place to park? Why not rent a parking space with Just Park.
3. Photography Equipment
Lens Rentals exist for the main purpose of supporting photographers financially, especially beginners.
Entering into photography can be expensive, especially for students with a limited budget. Buying a brand-new camera body alone will cost you about $700, depending on the model and brand; on the other hand, a separate camera lens will cost you about the same price, depending as well on the brand and type of lens you choose.
I haven’t even included yet the rest of the basic gear like a tripod, reflector, flash, stabilizer, and so on. These will cost you a fortune should you choose to buy them brand new.
Fortunately, you don’t have to buy brand new equipment to start your way up to the photography business. Peer-to-peer platforms for camera gear do exist such as Borrow Lenses and Lens Rentals. My Garage Rentals also allows you to rent camera gear of all kinds.
Rent a book instead of buying one. Take to Book Renter for all your book rental needs.
Let’s be honest, the majority of people after they’ve done 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.
A research study on textbook recycling in America by the National Wildlife Federation shows that about 320 million books are sent to the landfill each year; that’s a pretty large sum to be wasted.
But there is a silver lining to this situation; websites like My Garage Rentals, Campus Books, and Book Renter are some of the many platforms that allow you to rent out a book instead of buying one brand new. You can also post your old books up for rent to earn a little extra income.
5. Professional Audio
Professional Audio can be a really expensive investment, but we can always rent through rentals like Capital Audio Rental.
Another thing to consider renting instead of buying is professional audio equipment. Trust me when I say that professional audio gear is tremendously expensive to own. I used to work at a music store that sold professional audio and the cheapest but least recommended speaker you could find will cost you about $800 and that’s just the left speaker.
There are a bunch of trustworthy audio rental services out there including Capital Audio Rental, Hollywood Sound, and soon enough My Garage Rentals. If you’re already a proud owner of a professional audio set, you can even start-up your audio rental by utilizing My Garage Rentals‘ peer-to-peer services which allows you to post your gear online for rent.
6. Sports and Outdoor Gear
Benefit from renting sports and camping gear instead of buying costly equipment.
Sports and other outdoor gear can be pretty pricey. The Pinarello Gan Disk 105 Road Bike, for example, will cost you $2,850; instead, you can rent a Leader 721 Road Bike over at My Garage Rentals for only $30 a day, which will surely save you a ton of money if you will only be using it for a couple of days.
Camping can get pretty expensive too since you will be needing a full set of gear before you’re well-prepared for the woods. Fortunately, there are shops like REI that allow you to rent camping gear such as camping bags, tents, shoes, and other camping and outdoor needs.
Let’s not forget the ride you and your family will be using to get to said camping destination; RVshare connects you with local RV owners who are willing to lend you their RV’s for your long trips, so you wouldn’t have to buy one brand new.
My Garage Rentals also offers rental for both camping gear and other outdoor and sports equipment.
You don’t have to live luxuriously in-order to use a yacht, you can rent one and save yourself from throwing away your money.
This saves you a lot of those expenses that come with buying a brand-new boat. Let’s be real here, do you really need a boat of your own?
Everybody knows that cars are expensive. Luckily there are multiple car rental services across the states and across the web.
The earth can truly benefit from you the moment you decide to rent a car rather than buy one brand-new. Don’t get me wrong, it’s convenient to own a car of your own.
If you live in a high-density city like New York or you’re just heading out of town for a two-day retreat or vacation, it’ll benefit your wallet more if you rent a car instead. Not only do you lessen your carbon footprint, but you also save a ton of money altogether.
Dogs are great companions, we could all use a companion when things get a little too lonely or stressful.
Bet you didn’t think it was possible, did you? Indeed, you can rent your very own canine. This can prove to be beneficial for those who need a furry companion just to get through the blues.
Another reason one would exploit these services would be to treat it as a trial to dog-owning, to see whether or not they can handle owning a dog. Whatever the reason may be, it’s a great way to save yourself from spending big bucks for a canine companion you probably wouldn’t need for more than a couple of days or so.
You can check out Borrow My Doggy if you’re interested.
Fortunately, in this day and age, we can stream and rent our entertainment online.
Gone are the days of Blockbuster where you rent out movies, music, and video games physically. Because of the advancement of the internet, services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Roku have proven to be the much more dominant alternative to renting movies.
The best part is, you wouldn’t even have to leave your home to take advantage of their services, just register your method of payment and you can watch a movie with just a push of a button or two.
But if it’s music you want, I’m sure you’ve heard of Spotify, I mean, who hasn’t? Video games are no exemption to renting too, all thanks to GameFly we can now rent video games online for however long we wish to use it.
Rent a dress or a coat for that upcoming special occasion of yours, it’ll save you a ton of money as compared to buying.
Ever thought of renting out a dress or a coat for that upcoming prestigious double date with the boss and his wife? Or maybe for your son or your daughter’s senior prom?
Dress for Less, Rent the Runway, and The Black Tux makes it possible to rent out dresses and coats. You can now wear that Elizabeth & James dress you’ve always dreamed of without having to spend your entire savings!
If you’re looking for something for the little ones, look no further than Borrowed Boutique, a clothing rental steered towards kids.
Finally, you can rent almost anything. My Garage Rentals is a peer-to-peer rentals website that allows you to rent out almost anything, from power tools like an electric drill or an orbital saw to home appliances like a washing machine or an air conditioner.
Did I forget to mention you could rent out your items as well and make a few extra bucks while you’re at it?
The internet has privileged us with many convenient ways to buy and shop; but more importantly, it has also given us convenient ways to rent and sell almost whatever we want, and to choose the latter and save more money is completely up to us. You choose, would you still rather buy than rent?