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Rental Mania: Americans Saving $$$

Posted by Jerry De Luca on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With the recent downturn in the economy, and so many Americans just scraping to get by, renting one’s needs and luxuries is more popular than ever. Here are 12 of the more popular and reliable mainly national web sites for renting everything from homes to jewelry. 

1) Save money on travel by staying in private homes. Rent from people in over 34,000 cities and 192 countries.Make extra money by hosting travelers: https://www.airbnb.com/ 

2) Save money and give your kids more variety – toy rental. http://www.babyplays.com/ 

3) Stylish maternity clothes rental. Pay a fraction of retail. http://www.minefornine.com/ 

4) When travelling park at private areas and save. Rent out your space. http://www.parkatmyhouse.com/ 

5) International cell phone rental while travelling. http://www.intouchusa.com/

6) Rent high end dresses and accessories at up to 90% off. 150 designers and 25,000 dresses. http://www.renttherunway.com/

7) International car sharing. http://www.zipcar.com/

TaskRabbit connects you with friendly, reliable people right in your neighborhood who can help you get the items on your To-Do list done.” Also, become a taskrabbit and make money. https://www.taskrabbit.com/

9) Textbook rentals. http://www.textbookrentals.com/

10) The best and worst U.S. cities for apartment and house renters from Forbes magazine. http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/06/14/the-best-and-worst-cities-for-renters-2/

11) The top 20 appliance and furniture rental sites. http://www.top20sites.com/Top-Appliance-Rental-Sites 

12) Important advice and the two most popular sites for renting wedding jewelry. http://www.ehow.com/how_2228291_rent-wedding-jewelry.html 

Most of the listings from: Roya Wolverson, “Rental Nation”, Time, September 14, 2102

Photo: Christian Montone (flickr)

Jerry De Luca is a Christian freelance writer who loves perusing dozens of interesting and informative publications. When he finds any useful info he summarizes it, taking the main points, and creates a (hopefully) helpful blog post.


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