The rental market is much like a cage match: Anything goes. Sure, car and apartment rentals aren’t that exciting, but did you know folks today are renting out wedding dresses, designer handbags, and chickens? Crazy, right? But those items are just the tip of the iceberg. Below we’re shared a handful of surprising things you can rent, courtesy of Cameron Huddleston for Kiplinger. Prepare to be wowed.
- Goats: Operating in 11 states, Rent a Goat provides goats to “clear land in an eco-friendly way.” Rates vary depending on the size of the space that needs to be cleared and the company estimates that it’s 50% cheaper to rent goats to clear land versus hiring workers to run machinery to do the same job.
- Kid couture: Wearhop.com lets parents rent designer apparel for children up to age 5. Parents can rent the latest duds for one to six months at up to 70% off retail prices.
- Wedding cakes: Now you can rent your wedding dress AND your wedding cake. CakeRental.com lets the bride and groom rent a fake cake made of foam for $150 to $250. Most couples shell out about $550 for a real cake so fake it and put the savings toward a sheet cake – and your honeymoon.
- Caskets: Skip the expensive price tag of casket – $2,000 to $5,000 – and opt to rent a casket for your deceased loved one. The average price of a rental casket is just $750 to $900 plus the cost of the wooden box used for cremation.
- Christmas trees: Hate chopping down a tree before the holidays? Start a new tradition of renting your Christmas tree each year. Rent a Living Christmas Tree will deliver potted evergreens to select California cities for $65 to $300 and then pick it up in January.
- Crowds: Be the life of the party – or at least look like you are – by renting an entourage from L.A.-based Crowds on Demand. For a fee, you can rent five to 300 people to hang with you at a party, greet you at the airport, or follow you while you shop.
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