I gave my only ski-appropriate jacket to the Salvation Army in a lack-of-closet-space induced cleaning frenzy last summer. Now I'm going skiing in two weeks and refuse to buy another once-a-year coat. I will be sporting my aunt's hot-pink rabbit fur number from the 80s.
This little episode made me wonder why there aren't more Netflix-style rental businesses for the useful things that clutter up our lives.
I did a little digging and was surprised to find what seems like a novel way for parents to save space and money—rentatoy.com.
Started by a dad of three, it's a national toy rental business run on a monthly membership basis. You keep the toys you rent for as long as your child is interested (just like Netflix!), shipping is free, and there's always an option to buy (at a 20% discount from retail).
Of course safety is an issue. Each time a toy is sent out it is inspected for both mandatory (by international and U.S. laws) and voluntary hazards, cleaned and sanitized.
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