I’m a convert. I’ve joined the movement. The rental movement.
And that’s after “week zero” at WhyBuy. What’ll I be like after “week one” has taken place. I’ll let you know next week!
In this movement, we rent the things that we hesitate to buy.
Renting is a big thing these days.
Have a look around. Even Selfridges is renting clothes.
“Extending the lifespan of clothes that already exist is one of the best things you can do to reduce the environmental impact of your wardrobe,” says Victoria Prew, Founder of HURR – who has the clothes rental concession in Selfridges.
I’m not ready to rent clothes just yet. I don’t even wear all the ones I have. I know, that’s the whole point…
Yes, this weekend I started my own new habit: renting the things that I’d never buy.
Rentals fall into two categories: the “for fun” category and the “just need to get it done” category.
I rented a giant Jenga set and played with the kids.
They loved it. And we didn’t just play Jenga with the blocks. Open-ended play at its best. And that was fun.
I rented a Carpet Doctor and sucked the grime and gunk from the rugs that have been with us as a family for years.
What’s more it was much easier – and much more therapeutic – than I would have imagined. And now that job is done.
A good weekend at the end of Week Zero in the new job.
PS – Yes, I have staff rates when I rent at WhyBuy. You can have ‘staff rates’ too as right now we have discount codes for the month of December. Try HOHOHO – that’s 25% off plus free delivery. Please note we’re only in London.