We are witnessing the beginnings of a mega shift towards the Rental Society in which the unsustainable growth in production and consumption will be reversed
Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2009
At one time or another, most people have rented a car or rented a hotel room. But now, courtesy of the new website RentCharlie.com, consumers can rent just about anything, from tools and equipment to property and party supplies.
If you don't need to buy it, rent it! Thanks to the new 100 percent free website, users save money and space while lessening the impact of production, distribution and product marketing on the environment. In today's economy, businesses and the general public are looking for ways to save. We are all more conscience of not only our bank account balances, but also saving ourselves time and space whilst trying to best limit our environmental footprint. Surprisingly, making slight changes - like renting over purchasing - can help address these issues and dramatically change the way we live and spend our hard earned dollars.
Renting Saves Money
When considering the cost of a new drill ($59-$159) compared to the cost of renting one ($5-$10 a day), it makes fiscal sense to rent. As a society, we accumulate unnecessary "stuff" constantly when, especially during times of recession, there is money to be saved through renting. Dr. Frank Shaw, Foresight Director at the Centre for Future Studies says the catalyst is the current financial turmoil, but the implications will be more far reaching, extending well beyond the recession.
"We are witnessing the beginnings of a mega shift towards the Rental Society in which the unsustainable growth in production and consumption will be reversed," he affirms. "The disposable mentality' will give way to efficient use and this will serve to reduce the adverse impacts on the environment."
Renting Saves Space
It's usually during spring cleaning when one notices all the "stuff" piling in garages and basements. Some have so much "stuff" that they have to put some of it in storage. Alexandria, Virginia-based Self Storage Association (SSA) indicates that the number of primary self storage facilities in the United States has nearly doubled since 2000. At the end of 2006, more than 51,000 primary self storage facilities dotted the country, with 23,075 of those facilities added between 2000 and 2006. Renting what one needs will stop some of that "stuff" from piling up, which will consequently save space, time and the cost of storing belongings.
Renting Helps the Environment
Every time something is purchased, there is considerable waste - manufacturing, distribution and packaging have a serious and negative impact on the environment. According to The Earth Group, 30 percent of landfill waste is created by plastic and paper bag packaging. Renting re-uses products as opposed to over-consuming products unnecessarily. The less "stuff" being made is better for our planet which is better for all of us.
RentCharlie.com was created in order to save money, space and the environment. With so many general search engines on the Internet today, niche search engines are providing better and more specific information to those who need it. Given that the North American rental market is a $39 billion industry, the creators of RentCharlie.com felt a niche search engine was appropriate. Their vision was to launch a search engine to provide reliable and accurate search results, making it easier for people, businesses and rental companies to connect with one another.
In June of 2009, RentCharlie.com went live and the next generation rental tool was made available to the public. Involvement from some of the biggest names in the rental industry, like Home Depot, United Rentals, Budge Rent-A-Car and The Cat Rental Store, along with 1000's of other rental companies, property managers and individuals have helped make RentCharlie.com the premier destination for rental seekers and the largest rental search engine in North America, with over 1,000,000 rental products. Listing rentals on RentCharlie.com is 100 percent free, making it the only rental search engine to provide free online advertising. Finding rentals has never been easier. Everything from hand tools and heavy equipment to wedding, party and property rentals can be found at RentCharlie.com.