Archive for the ‘space’ Category

You do the math

November 6, 2008

Below is a photo of two items which are regular rental items: A family car vs a paint spray gun.


We don’t have to be a maths genious to work out that it’s a far better return on investment renting out the spray gun. It’s a wopping 50% Return on Investment…. versus a too small to calculate return on investment for the car.

The point is the renter is still getting a massive benefit in renting out the Spray gun even though ther ROI is very high for the owner who is renting it out.

The benefits to the person who rents the spray gun instead of buying it include:

– Still saves 50% of the cash to buy one

– Doesn’t have to store it and let it gather dust

– It’s better for the environment to have one less spray gun

– They get to meet someone in their local area

– Both parties win financially.

So the point to all you rentoiders out there is. Put some stuff up there to rent and you’ll be surprised at the returns on investment you can get. Some are very, very good. And everyone still wins.  It’d be worth checking out the prices to buy some items and do a mini entrpreneurial project.

And of course if you need any help and ideas on how to do it call us any time

Cheers, rentoid team.


Free vending machine!

May 24, 2008

We reckon we know a good deal when we see one at rentoid… and here’s one worth talking about. Get the use of a snack vending machine for free.

They give you the vending machine for the use of your ‘space’. Sure there’s some conditions, but it’s a good way to keep employees happy and make a bit of spare cash with the extra 2 meter’s squared you have in your office or workshop. We’re pretty sure you’d be able to cut a profit share too.

Click the photo or here to see more info.

Rentoid says – get on it while it’s still available.


New years resolutions

January 3, 2008

Here’s a list we prepared earlier… 

ü                Set personal goals

ü                Exercise daily

ü                Be nice to family

ü                Create and stick to budget

ü                Clean out garage and spare room

ü                Sell unwanted stuff on ebay / buy wanted stuff on ebay

ü                Be more eco friendly

ü                List all the stuff I can’t sell on ebay and need to keep, on Rentoid

ü                Rent stuff off others instead of buying it  

The cool thing about this list is that by using we can: 

Help the household budget – we can make extra cash renting out our stuff or save cash by renting things instead of buying

Clean out or organise the spare room or garage – renting out items not being used saves space. renting items we don’t own also saves space.

Be more eco friendly – every time we rent something out, or rent an item from someone we are doing our bit for the environment. Simply because it reduces the amount of resources we consume. We are using exisitng resources to serve our needs. Which is way better than offsetting carbon emissions.

So from where we sit, we can’t see why rentoid shouldn’t be on any good New Years Resolution list!

Happy New Year – from the rentoid team.

Wikipedia &

November 28, 2007

We were quite chuffed to learn that rentoid has been featured in a wikipedia article on peer to peer renting.


It also points to the reasons why we believe rentoid will have continue to provide a service members love. From the article: 

Peer-to-peer renting services and Platforms are often referred to as Ebay for rentals…

The fast development of this market is due to a combination of the following trends:

  • Networking infrastructure and high-bandwith penetration reaching a level allowing Social Networks and Consumer-to-consumer marketplaces,
  • Limited storage space in dense urban environment preventing consumers to keep all the goods they occasionally use,
  • Increasing environmental concerns of consumers leading towards limitations of waste of resources and overconsumption,
  • Evolution of consuming behaviors from owners to users.

We couldn’t agree more. You can read the Wiki entry by clicking here.

Although it also points out we’re not on our own, (some other similar sites recently started) it also tells us we providing a service people want the world over!

Storage solutions

October 13, 2007

We just thought we’d let our Australian members know about a great store called ‘Howards Storage World’. It is really a store that defines life in 2007.

 So much stuff, nowhere to put it!


The good news is Howards Storage has gadgets, ideas and integrated solutions that you’d never imagine.

Even though we reckon renting stuff is a great way to solve storage issues, we’re still  realistic enough to know that humans will always have a tendency to hoard a little.

Does anyone know of any other stores or tips for the storage challenges we all face?

Apartment Therapy

October 8, 2007

Apartment Therapy is an uber cool blog that we highly recommend at

Put simply, it has plenty of great ideas to improve apartment living. They really know ‘space management’ and maximising living environs. The site is big in major US cities like New York, and San Francisco where the general populous is high up the learning curve as far as apartment living is concerned.


They have some great photos of apartment furniture, apartment layouts, kitchens, green living and even ideas on how to grow your own organic herbs and vegetables in your apartment.

Given the modern day issue is often “space” and making the most of it, seems rentoid and Apartment therapy have the same philosophy.

Storage problems & rentoid

August 8, 2007

Put your hand up if you have a spare room full of stuff!

Would it be nice to be able to fit your car in your garage?


A comment on ‘What color is rentoid’ correctly points out that rentoid might be a way to get our houses back – renting stuff when needed rather than storing it the far-too- common “junk room”.  It might also save us from having to move to a bigger house to store more stuff.  Stuff which we often use only a few times a year.

That’s why we’re here at rentoid – so we can have access to stuff only when we need it.