How to Rent a Dress, a Video Game, or Other Unexpected Items
From party dresses to the latest tech gadgets, save money by renting instead of buying.
Rent or Buy?
A version of this article originally appeared on Learnvest.com.
Renting a home? That we've heard of. Renting tech accessories? Not as much. We know that the younger generation of Americans would rather rent a home than buy one. But it's becoming clear that the rental industry—which was once reserved for tuxedos, cars, and movies—has become much more, covering everything from cameras to power tools.
This new trend has a ton of benefits—for one, renting an item you'll only use once or twice is much cheaper (and more sustainable) than actually buying it. Not only that, sites like Rentalic.com let you tap into nearby resources like neighbors and community members to borrow items. Saving money and staying local? Now that's a movement we can get behind.