Sometimes there are things that you just need for a short period of time. It doesn’t make sense to buy everything brand new, and with the sharing economy growing, there are more things that you can rent or borrow just for as long as you need them. Toronto has lots of companies and organizations that are working to offer the rental of everything from moving boxes to bicycles. Save money, and create less waste in the process by trying these rentals!
Rent tools from the Toronto Tool Library
With two locations in downtown Toronto, the Toronto Tool Library is helping people to save money and build skills in repairing and renovating their homes. Membership gives you access to a wide range of tools and the expertise of their tool ninjas, who can help you learn how to use the tools and support you in working on your projects! They also offer a maker space if your new apartment doesn’t have enough space for your creative project or your side-hustle.
Rent formal dresses from Rent Frock Repeat
Instead of buying expensive formal dresses and accessories, work with the team at Rent Frock Repeat. They have everything from prom dresses, to the dress to wear to the 9th wedding you were invited to this summer. You can also rent matching accessories! Perhaps best of all, you don’t even have to worry about keeping the dress spotless or taking it to the dry cleaner. Just drop it off and they take care of the rest!
Rent a bike for an hour or a day with Bike Share Toronto
If you don’t have somewhere to store a bicycle, or if you don’t use one very often, taking advantage of Bike Share Toronto just makes sense. You can find locations to pick up a bike all over the city. All you need to bring is your own helmet. You can drop the bike off at your destination and pick up a new one wherever you find yourself.
Borrow something to read, watch, or listen to from the Toronto Public Library
People sometimes forget that the library has more than just books! You can stop by a location to pick up a book and borrow a computer at the same time. If you’ve just moved and your internet hasn’t been set up yet, all Toronto Public Library branches offer internet access, as well as services like resume review and job searching. You can also borrow, CDs, DVDs, and a wide variety of other things. And if you need to borrow a comfortable space to read before your furniture arrives, the library has you covered.
Rent musical instruments from Long and McQuade
Musical instruments are expensive, and if you or one of your kids is trying a new one, it might be a good idea to rent before you invest in a shiny new French Horn. Long and McQuade offers rentals of just about any instrument you might need, from violins to guitars to keyboards to clarinets. Rent for a few weeks or for half a year and try your hand at something new!
Rent moving boxes in Toronto from Blue Bins
Instead of buying cardboard boxes or stacks of plastic bins, you can rent your moving boxes from Blue Bins. Reserve your moving boxes online and we’ll drop them off and pick them up for you. Our moving boxes are made of sturdy plastic to keep your belongings safe, but you don’t end up with a lot of waste at the end of the process,
You don’t need to buy everything. Save space in your new home, take care of the environment, and save money, all at the same time. To start your move to Toronto off on the right foot, contact Blue Bins today to rent moving boxes and any other supplies in Toronto that you might need!