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Updated on May 30, 2016
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Rent Out Your Household And Garden Items That You Don't Use Often

Do you have idle lawn equipment just waiting for you to use? How about that paint sprayer you have only used once in two years? Did you know you can now rent out items now through various companies on the internet? Did you know if you need an item and don't want to buy it you can do that too! I guess I’ve been living under a rock! A neighbor told me about this company on the Internet that would help you rent out items. She said if I have an item that I’m not using, rent it to someone who could use it. I couldn’t believe it. I have lots of things around my house that just sit there and get in the way. Things like lawn mowers, power washers, power tools, and many more. What an interesting concept. Do you mean to tell me I could be making money on these things that I am not using??? These companies are different from the popular site that has been around for a long time, namely: Craig’s List. These newer companies help people connect with each other, helping them to rent goods they need or want. I am not endorsing these businesses. I am only making people aware that they exist. I think it is a wonderful idea. I wish I had thought of starting an online business that allows people to rent out their household items or to be able to rent items they need.

I Rent Out My Power Washer

I have a power washer that I use about every two months to clean my driveway. The rest of the time it just sits around. So, for my first venture into this new concept I decided to try to rent out my power washer by the day. It really worked very well for me. I was able to rent out my washer for $10.00 a day. I rented it out for two days to a nice man who lived five miles away from me. He came and picked up the washer, used it for the two days, and returned it just like he got it. I gave him positive feedback on the site. He gave me positive feedback, too. This is very similar to the eBay system they use for feedback between seller and buyer.

The Site Is Very Easy To Navigate To Rent Items

It is a very easy to use site. Let’s say you need a bike for just a short period of time, and you don’t want to buy one, you can go there and just rent a bike for the period you want. Need a power washer for the day? Is your lawn mower broken, but the grass needs to be cut and you don’t have the money for a new one??? This is the place for you. The feature I really like is that you can deal with local people. This company allows you to post not only on their site, but also on your Facebook or any other Meet up group. If the person you want to deal with has done business with the company before, they will have feedback. That gives you the opportunity to know whether or not they are honest in their dealing with other people. I like it because I can deal with local people. When you first sign up, you indicate your location and how far you would be willing to travel to obtain an item or to deliver an item if you need to do that.

The Sign Up Is Very Simple For These Companies Who Help You Rent Household Items

The sign up is very simple. They just ask for your name, email address, and phone number. If you want to rent an item, you would just browse the site and look at what is available for the time you need. Then you go to that item and reserve it for the time you want. You get a response within 24 hours from the owner of the item. You will know how much the deposit is and the price to reserve the item. You would then check that person’s feedback to see what kind of person you are dealing with. Once your offer is accepted, you wll receive an email. You have up to 24 hours to respond. After that time the offer will expire. The company makes it easy for you to be paid. The other party pays by credit card, and the money is deposited in your PayPal account.

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How You Would Rent Out An Item

If you want to rent out an item, you would just post your item, post a picture of the item, give a description, and how much you want to collect to reserve the item. You also indicate how much security you require. When the item is returned in good condition, the security money is refunded to your customer. As soon as the reservation is requested, you receive an email so you can accept or decline the offer. You have up to 24 hours to respond to a reservation before it will expire. Within that 24 hour time frame, if you change your mind, you just cancel the reservation. Here again, the company makes it easy for you to get paid by credit card as soon as your item is picked up. The person who rented your item gets an email to remind them when they should return your property. After you sign up, you post and browse the site; there is no charge at that time. The site itself will charge you about 10% of the transaction.

What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?

What happens if my stuff gets damaged while it is rented out? You can specify a security deposit to cover loss or damage. The company assists you with any disagreement. How much should I charge for a security deposit? That should be the amount of money that would cost you to replace your item in its current condition, if it is totally destroyed or damaged. If there is any dispute between the lender and borrower, the company will serve as arbitrator. This is something that is set forth in the agreement you make with the company when you sign up for their services.

As the company warns: every now and then there will be a person who is not honest or is unscrupulous. That person should be reported to the company in the way of a negative feedback so that other people will know not to do business with them.

There will be times when you are running late for an appointment to pick up an item or to return an item. Common courtesy should come into play at all times. You would notify the other person, apologize, and try to make the situation right. If you run into a situation that you can’t handle yourself, you would contact the company. They would then handle the problem. The company is in business solely to connect you with people who have stuff you want and need, and to help you lend or rent out stuff you are not using. Before you can participate in the company’s services, you must agree to their Terms of Service, and their Rental Agreement Terms. Basically, you are just declaring that items you share are in working condition, and that you are accepting all risk associated with using another member’s item (in other words, you are accepting the item “as is”) You are also saying that in the event there is a disagreement that cannot be worked out between the parties, you will allow the company to arbitrate.

This Is A Win-Win Situation For Me To Use A Company Who Helps People Rent Out Their Household Items

This is a win-win situation for me. Instead of having items just sitting around, I can put them to good use by renting them out. If I need an item and don’t want to purchase that item, I can go to this site, locate, and obtain that item for a small fee.

I used the option to post my power washer on my Facebook page. That way all my friends knew I had a power washer for rent. That enabled anyone interested to go directly to the site that handled the transaction. I am not going to recommend the company I dealt with, but if you are interested in this concept (and I think you will be), search for companies that buy, sell, or rent household items. (Hint: Search for companies who rent household items)

I really don’t know how many of these businesses there are now on the Internet. Why did't I think of this concept? There are probably many more by now. I wish one of them was owned by me!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Jackie Lynnley. You will be amazed when you start looking for companies who are renting out equipment. The nice thing about these companies is that they do all the paper work, etc. It's a win-win situation.

      So glad if I inspired you to rent your tiller instead of buying one. Mary

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I will sure check this out! I want a tiller for my flowers this year and I just hate to buy one so I will go hunting! Thank you so much!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Eddy. I'm so glad you like my Hub on renting out items. It really has worked for me. When I need something I don't want to buy, I just rent the item for the time I need it.

      Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and sharing, I appreciate that, Mary

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub by you mary;so easy, original and I shall be passing this gem onto my friends as well as sharing on my FB page.

      Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Well, Hi, wheelinallover! So nice to see you today! Yes, I just think this is a great idea, to rent out lawn and household items. It has worked for me. I think people are a little afraid of the whole concept, but all a person has to do is supply the items; these companies do the rest.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and for the share on FB.

      BTW: I apologize for "neglecting" you lately. I don't know where my time goes.....

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      Now why didn't I think of that. There are many tools here which are not used often. The women could rent them out to make extra money. A site like this would be a great addition to the business too.

      I will share this on a few of my Facebook groups because this is a great business concept which isn't over populated at the moment.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, midget38 Thanks for reading my Hub on renting out household items. I still rent out stuff from time to time to make a little extra money. I have some power tools that are rented out often.

      Goodnight, Mary

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      This hub certainly deserves the HOTD it got!! A great way to make money using what you already have with you, and quite seamlessly. Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Millionaire Tips. Thanks for the congrats. I was really surprised to get HOTD for my Hub on renting out household items. It really has worked well for me to make some extra money. Maybe you'd like to consider renting out some of your stuff you don't use often.

      Thanks for reading, and taking the time to comment. Mary

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on HOTD - don't know how I missed this. What a great concept, being able to get money for your items when you are not using them. I often think about all the stuff around the house that rarely gets used. Some things I share with other family members (we borrow from each other), but it would be nice to be able to do that on a bigger scale.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Cogerson, Glad you found my HOTD. I was SO surprised when I got that honor. Contrats on your winning a Hubbie award, too.

      This is a good way to rent out and to rent items you need.

      I hope you have a wonderful day, Mary

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      I was checking out your profile and saw that this hub was a Hubbie of Day winner....so I had to check it out....and I can easily see why it earned that honor....you have written an excellent hub. Some wonderful ideas that are perfect for these tough economic times....from both the renters and those that want to rent.....I have rented a power washer many many times....I will be sure to check out Craig's List next time for a better deal....thanks for sharing this information....it is greatly appreciated.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      HI monicamelendez, I'm glad my hub on rent out household and lawn items gave you something to think about! I enjoy doing it, and I make some extra money.

      Thanks for reading, Mary

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      monicamelendez 5 years ago from Salt Lake City

      That's super interesting! I've never thought of renting stuff out!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, dwachira. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about renting out items to make some money. My friends laugh at me for doing this, but it works! This weekend, I have rented out my saber saw.

      Thanks so much for the votes and the share. I appreciate that.

      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday in Kenya.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      These are great tips, sometimes we just buy items and equipment and rarely do we use them. with hard economic situations, this article is of great help, thanks. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, lord. Good to see you today! Are you ready to start renting out your stuff you don't use often? Really, it will bring in some quick cash.

      So keep this info handy, you just never know....

      Thanks for the share!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Woderful tips Mary. So needed nowadays, when we need to stretch our dollars. I will keep this hub handy. Sharing!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, StephenCowry, thanks for reading my Hub on renting out household and lawn items. I understand your concern,but the companies who handle the transaction takes care of getting a deposit (to cover the cost if the item is damaged, etc.). They take a small percentage in exchange for their work. There are many companies who are doing this now. If you are interested, just search for companies. You'll probably find one in your area. I have not had any bad experiences doing this. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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      StephenCowry 5 years ago

      I've never heard of a site that's offering rental services on a certain item. I think it's an interesting business to start with, but, I think the owner must really make a way that items are returned on time and still in good condition. Great information here.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, sammimills. So nice to see you today! I had never heard of this concept till my neighbor told me about it, and now I rent out almost everything! No kidding! It's a great way to earn some extra money without working. Thanks for the nice compliment and for the votes! I appreciate that. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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      sammimills 5 years ago from California, USA

      Thank you for sharing the ideas! It really didn't cross my mind at all. It's perfect especially for students who wants to earn extra money during summer or even on weekends. Great hub! Voted Up!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Sinea Pies. I'm so glad you like my idea of renting out household and lawn items. Last weekend I made $100.00 renting out my paint sprayer and power saw. Not bad, huh? It's kind of fun, too because I meet new people with similar interests. Thanks so much for the votes. Have a wonderful day.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Mary, this is such a nifty idea! Knowing that the rental company covers liability is helpful. I've got to get my thinking cap on and see how I can get in on this. Voted up and useful.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi cloverleaffarm, good to see you! Oh, yes, I'm sure you could rent out a tractor! Check it out. That tractor could be making you some money. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about renting out household and garden items.

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      What a great idea. Maybe I could rent out my tractor. I am trying to rent out some of the land we aren't using for our gardens this year. Never thought about advertising it beyond word of mouth.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      nachgaana, I don't understand, sorry.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi alifeofdesign, I'm so glad you like my idea of renting out household and lawn items. This is an ideal solution when you need an item and don't want to purchase it. Try researching companies in your area that do this type of business, and I'll bet you can rent the item from a local person. The one good thing about using these companyies, is they "cover all bases" and you are protected. Have a wonderful day.

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      Graham Gifford 5 years ago from New Hamphire

      Mary615, that is a brilliant idea! I recently called a local rental shop hoping they had a Ladybug vapor cleaner I could rent. When they told me that they didn't, I was surprised. I thought that perhaps I should just buy one, but they are expensive. This would e a solution for me and for others. As for posting rentals on Facebook, again, I think that idea is great. This is a wonderful idea to save money, build a community and share resources. Thanks!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi truthfornow, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about renting household and lawn items. I'm glad you agree it is a good idea. Sometimes you may need an item for your own use, and you can use this idea for that. Thanks for the vote, I appreciate that. Goodnight.

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This is a great idea. I know people who are always looking to rent something or another on a temporary basis, especially painting stuff. I wish I had some stuff to rent out but I live in an apartment so all that is taken care of. Voted up.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi veggie-mom, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub on renting household and lawn equipment, and for the congrats. I didn't mention a name of a service because there are so many of them now. Just search (I like ask.com) for a company who deals in renting items in your area. That way you will be dealing with local people who will rent out your stuff. The site will ask you for your location, and will put you in touch with a company in your area. Good Luck. I hope you'll try this concept, I enjoy it, and it does make me some extra $. Goodnight.

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your HOTD, Mary! I think this is such a great idea. Can you share the name of the online service you used, I did not see it anywhere in the hub? Thanks!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Why, Keeley Shea, what a nice thing to say! As I said in the Hub the concept of renting out household and garden items was new to me. Yes, do search the sites available in your area. There are more and more of these sites popping up. Wish I had done it. Hope to see you again.....

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Natashalh, I'm glad you found my Hub interesting. Thanks for the vote, I appreciate that. These places seem to have all the bases covered, like if something goes wrong, etc. They have thought of everything, it seems. It works for me! Nice to see you, and I hope I'll see you again soon. Goodnight.

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      Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      This hub is very deserving of Hub of the Day! Congratulations and thank you for sharing this concept. This is the first I have heard of rental sites such as this and definitely plan to investigate what is going on in my area! Great writing - very informational!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Interesting. My first thought when I saw the hub title was "what if something goes wrong?" Then I saw you covered this in the piece! Voted up and useful.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hey there, tammyswallow! Good to see you today.Thanks for reading and for the congrats on my Hub about renting out household and lawn items. I wish I had know about this idea long ago. See you.....

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, moonlake. Thanks for the nice congrats on my HOTD. I can't tell you how thrilled I was. Thanks for reading about how to rent out household and lawn items. If you're interested, search for companies; you may have one in your area. Thanks for the votes, too!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool hub and some great ideas that help everyone. Congratulations on your well deserved hub of the day! Way to go!!!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Congrats on Hub of the Day. This is a good idea. Never thought about it I have never heard of it being done here. It's expensive to rent items from companies.

      Voted Up.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, urmilashukla23. Thanks for reading and for the congrats on my getting Hub of the Day about renting household and lawn equiptment. Thanks for the vote, too. I appreciate that. I think it's a great idea to make some extra money. It has worked for me. Have a wonderful day.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hey, techygran! Good to see you today. Thanks for reading and for the congrats on my Hub of the Day on renting out household and lawn items. Thanks for the votes, I appreciate that. I truly believe it's a good concept. I enjoy making some extra money and saving some money at the same time. Have a great day.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Vinaya Ghimire. Always good to see you! Thanks for the congrats on my Hub of the Day on renting out household and lawn items. It was such a thrill for me to win this honor. Have a wonderful day!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, pstraubie48, Thanks for reading and for the congrats on my Hub of the Day about renting out household and lawn items. Yes, do pass this along to your son in law. Sounds like he has a lot of stuff that could be producing some income for him. It has really helped me out! See you again, soon, I hope.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Great idea. Voted up.

      Congratulations on getting Hub of the day award!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, StephanieHenke. It's always nice to see you! Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub on renting out household equipment. Just search for companies who deal in renting out your household and lawn equipment. Good luck! They are easy to find. I would suggest you only do business with folks in your area, though. Thanks for the congrats, too.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi dmop, good to see you! I'm sorry your site didn't make it like you planned. You know, with the economy as bad as it now, your idea might just take off. These companies get a percentage of all the transactions. I'm thinking seriously about it, but now we have a good one in my area. I wish I had known about it first! Thanks for the votes and the congrats.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hello, pinto2011, thanks so much for reading my Hub on renting out household items. It's amazing when you start to think about all the "stuff" just laying around not being used. It's a good way to earn some $. nice to see you today, hope to see you again, soon.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Vespawoolf, so nice to see you today. Thanks for your congrats on my Hub of the Day. I am so thrilled. Glad you like the idea. I am glad I found out about this concept. Hope to see you again, soon.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Emma Harvey. So glad you liked my Hub about renting out household and lawn equipment. The companies who do this are very reputable, they seem to "cover all bases", and I only deal with local people. Thanks so much for the votes, too. I appreciate that. Hope your day is great.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hello, Emilybee. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about renting out household items. I'm glad you like the idea. It has really worked well for me. Have a wonderful day.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Pamela N Red, I can understand your concern. The companies who handle these transactions cover ALL the bases, as far as liability, etc.etc. I charge a security deposit equal to the value of the equiptment, so that if it becomes damaged or destroyed, the other guy would be responsible to pay me. Since I only do business with local people, I have found them to be trustworthy and they have cared for my stuff very well. The idea is certainly not for everyone, but I really like it and I'm making extra money. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      I love this idea. Great way to use household items. Thanks for sharing it. Useful and voted up.

      Congrats on HOTD!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Robertgillbert, thanks for reading and commenting. This idea has really worked for me. It's become like a sideline job! Have a great day.

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      Cynthia 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      What a great idea! Thanks for writing about it in a way that makes it seem simple enough for even the busiest householder to take on. I love knowing about ways to reduce consumerism and work together in community! Congrats on being Hub of the Day-- I also voted you up!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Hello Mary

      Congrats for well deserved hub of the day.

      Your ideas are not only interesting but also useful.

      Cheers

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great Hub. Thanks for sharing this. I am passing this along to my son-in-law as he has a workshop filled with so many tools. This would be a great way to make some extra money. Congratulations, too!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This sounds like a wonderful idea! I never thought of doing this, but it would be worthwhile to rent out some items like bikes and power washers that are seldom used. Now I'm going to do a search to see if there is something like this rental program going in my area. Thanks for the tips and congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I actually have been doing this for years as I have lots of expensive specialized equipment. I built a site several years ago just for this purpose almost exactly as you have explained, but it was one of my first sites and never seemed to catch on. I am really disappointed now. This was a great article about a great idea, thanks for sharing. Voted up, useful, and congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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      Subhas 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      U have paved the way for us. Now, we do not need to go out and search for ideas to make money. It is in our house and are willing to help us earn some bucks. Very generous idea for sharing this with us all.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Congratulations on a well-deserved Hub of the Day! What great ideas...might as well make money instead of letting your stuff sit around!

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      Emma Harvey 5 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Oh wow, great hub with a fantastic idea!

      I had heard about renting out your car but hadn't heard about renting out garden equipment and bikes. Seems great for something which wouldn't cost as much as a car in the first place, and doing it through an organized site seems a lot safer.

      Voting up :)

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      Wow, aren't you up with the times! :) I had never heard of this, but it seems so smart and really is sensible. Especially with lawn tools like mowers which are pretty pricy and don't get a whole lot of use. That is a cool little side income :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I can see a few potential problems with this idea. Americans are sue happy and if they get hurt who is liable? Equipment can be very expensive so if they steal it or ruin it beyond repair who pays to replace it? There are many reputable rental companies that will rent commercial grade machines and tools for a day or however long you need something if you seldom need that type of equipment, rent don't buy.

      Not to blow a hole in your idea, just issues people need to think about before trying this. I've been burnt on Ebay and a few other websites like Craig's List so I am overcautious.

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      Robertgillbert 5 years ago from UK

      Nice concept to renting the household products.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, BRIAN SLATER, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my Hub about renting out your household items, and for the congrats! This concept really works for me. This past weekend I rented out my riding lawn mower. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from England

      Congrats on hub of the day, Good job Mary - never thought about this but it makes good sense. Just having all these expensive items sitting the garage could be making me some money, thanks for the tips.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Bazmak, this idea of renting out your household and garden items was new to me, too, but it works. I'm renting out more and more stuff. Yesterday I rent out my extension laddder for two days for 25.00. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Bazmak 5 years ago from Michigan

      New to me, interesting read. Thanks Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, randomcreative. So nice to see you! Thanks for reading my Hub on renting out household items. It works. Goodnight.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Nell Rose, This is a concept that I had never heard of, but now I'm loving it! So far, I'd had really good luck renting out my household items. Wish I had thought of this. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, drbj. There must be something you could rent out. How about your clothes when you aren't wearing them? Glad you think it's a good idea, though. I'm really getting into this thing of renting out my household items. I'm going to rent out my food processor that I never use. Thanks for reading, friend.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, mary, what a great idea on renting out your household items, we all have things stores away that are more or less new, and never ever use them, fantastic idea, rated up!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      What a great idea for making some extra money, mary. I could rent out my power sprayer, lawn mower and power tools. Yay! Oh, wait a minute, I forgot. I SOLD my house with the sprayer, the mower and the lawn tools. Oh, well, it's still a great idea. Thanks.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, prasetio30. So nice to see you today. Thanks for reading my Hub on renting out your household items. I'm glad I discovered this way of making some extra money. I think it's a great idea. Thanks for the vote up, I appreciate that. I haven't done it yet, but I see people renting out their blenders, food processors, and all kinds of things. I hope your day is a great one for you!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I had never rent anything related with household. But I have a plan to rent many things for my sister wedding party. Very informative hub. Thanks for share with us. Good job, Mary. Rated up and have a nice weekend!

      Blessing,

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      teaches12345, good morning! Thanks for reading about renting out household items. It really does work. Yesterday, I rented out my circular saw for 3 days. I'll get 30.00 for that. Give it a try on your air compressor. Have a wonderful day.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is a good option, Mary. We do have some equipment around here that sits unused, like our air compressor, that could be useful as a money bank. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi oceansnsunsets, before I forget: I see you have a 100 author score! Wow! Congrats! I'm not surprised at all. Thanks for reading my Hub about renting out your household items. I think it's a great idea, and I'm going to rent out more stuff to local folks. Goodnight.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Mary, I had to chuckle when you said you must have been living under a rock! Don't feel bad, I am still finding these things out too, and it is wonderful isn't it? I haven't yet done anything like that, but there is no reason why not, especially now after reading this hub.

      Making even a little bit of money on things can help during hard times. I think for me, I wonder, "What if I need it, or might use it in the future?" Those turn out to always be pointless thoughts, as I don't ever come back to them as of yet! Make a little money on them, why not?

      Great hub and comes at a great time with this economy! Have a good night.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi writer20, I probably won't make a lot of money, but every little bit helps, right? You remember my Hub on baking and selling Amish Friendship Bread! Yes, I did really good on that idea. I have lots of stuff around here that I'm going to rent out, starting with the bike in the photo. Thanks for reading and commenting. Goodnight.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Mary, I hope you make lots of money renting your items out just like you made I think bread... let us know how you to. Voted up, Intesresting and useful, Joyce

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W, Yes, I think it is a wonderful idea of renting out unused household items or renting them when you need something. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the vote, I appreciate that. Regards, Mary

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Interesting concept of renting out things that are not used often. Hope that your power washer is bringing in some good dollars for you, Mary. Whoever set up that company was brilliant! Voted useful and interesting.