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
Money never comes easily, especially for college students, or any kind of student for that matter.
Usually only living off of minimum wage salaries or off of parent’s allowance, it can be quite the challenge for the average student to budget and save.
Nothing screams economical more than renting. In contrast to buying, renting is most certainly the cheaper approach.
Whether you’re a college student or a parent of one, this list might just be for you. As you read on, we hope that you find something useful to take away from this article.
1. Laptop and Tablet
An obvious essential for every student; and yes, laptops and tablets can be rented.
If you already own a laptop and/or a tablet, renting may not come to you as something useful yet at the moment.
But when the time comes and your device unfortunately breaks down, you may want to consider renting, just until you get your old one repaired or have enough to spend on a new one.
Every student will eventually have to read and study a book, whether that’s for reference or just for something to enjoy and pass the time.
While books can be conveniently read digitally nowadays, there are still plentiful benefits to reading them the old-fashioned way.
For instance, there is no UV lighting to expose your eyes to radiation; and then there’s the satisfyingly smooth feel of the ivory paper texture and the crisp sound of every page flip.
3. Musical Instruments
Whether your course revolves around music or not, it’s always a good idea to have a personal musical instrument within arm’s reach.
Learning to play a musical instrument exercises the brain by creating new neural pathways to help improve brain growth, which can result in creativity and motivation for productivity.
Playing the guitar and other musical instruments can also help calm the mind, alleviating stress, and depression.
4. DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are expensive and don’t even get me started on lenses and the vast variety of camera accessories.
Owning a camera is a real investment, it’s not something you just throw your money at willy-nilly. You have to make an extensive thought first before pursuing photography or film.
While you’re still saving up for a camera of your own, perhaps consider renting first and observe whether or not this field certainly captures your passion.
5. Gym, Sports and Athletic Gear
The expenses that come with buying sports gear might discourage a lot of students, especially those looking to get fit and try out sports for the first time.
You shouldn’t let this hindrance stop you from getting in shape and staying healthy. You can always opt to rent sports equipment first until you can finally afford to invest in your own gear.
6. Live-stream Gear
We’re living in an age of streaming. We stream our movies, concerts, music, and our favorite shows; students even now have to attend their classes through live-streaming.
With the help of platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming, students can stream their creative content online with the potential of earning.
Full live-stream equipment can be costly overall, but with the help of renting, students can begin their live-streaming dreams much sooner than they think.
7. Video Game Console
We can argue all we want on whether or not video games are a bad influence on the youth, but it won’t dismiss the fact that a ton of research shows there are great benefits in gaming.
Other than some of the mental and emotional benefits of playing video games, students can also profit from it by pursuing a career in E-sports and video game live-streaming.
8. Portable Fridge, AC, Microwave, Vacuum, and Other Appliances
Some dorms and apartments may already provide appliances like microwaves and refrigerators, but this is not true for others, those that don’t may encourage you to rent appliances.
If you’re one of those, already provided with these appliances, you may resort to renting when the time comes that these machines suddenly give in and break.
When this unfortunate event does occur, do not go and buy one brand-new right away. Having it sent to the repairman and renting one as you wait for it can help you save more.
Decorating is a great way for students to express their creativity in their own respective dorm rooms. Tell me, when was the last time you saw a dorm room without any decorations on it?
The only hassle in constantly decorating is that it’ll cost you, especially when there’s another holiday coming up in the succeeding month, or if you suddenly needed a new backdrop for a vlog you were recording.
Thankfully, there are websites like My Garage Rentals that offer neighbor to neighbor rentals, making it easy and affordable to switch from one holiday decoration to another.
10. Bike or Car for Transportation
Just because your friends have cars doesn’t mean you should go and spend all your savings on one in one fell swoop.
You have to consider your priorities first and if buying a car isn’t on the top of your list, you might want to re-think getting one right away.
Fortunately, you can still enjoy good and comfortable transportation without having to compromise your savings, and yes, that’s by renting.
My Garage Rentals is an online platform that offers neighbor to neighbor rentals, allowing its users to connect with a community of lenders within their local area, making finding the perfect item to rent easy.
Unlike the rest of the rental platforms mentioned in this article, My Garage Rentals offers its users the ability to rent almost anything, boasting not just one specific category but a wide variety to rent from.
You can also earn and start your own rental service with us by enlisting your items up for rent. You control the duration and the amount of security deposit, owners are eligible for a $1000 guarantee for damaged items, and sign up is absolutely free!
Start looking around for things that are just lying around your room wasting precious space and start earning from them!