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A Sustainable Rent-friendly Lifestyle:

Do you want change around your home?
By Expert Tips
Date: December 21 2018
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With changing times, people are getting more mobile and flexible than ever before. We travel a lot, move across countries, and are readily adapting to newer environments. The modern employment system provides renewed possibilities for people to easily switch jobs and careers, work from remote locations, relocate to a branch in another city and adopt temporary solutions to life and living.

When such diverse options are available to us, it is wise to choose our lifestyle in a way that enables quicker transitions for a life on the move. As we become more environmentally conscious, we must opt for alternative lifestyles that reduce waste and minimize our ecological footprint. The traditional mindset of excessive consumption and ownership is impractical and dated. Today, people choose to sell their houses, repurpose old furnishings, and rent the things they do not need to own. With minimalism and tiny house culture on the rise, the housing industry is undergoing a drastic change to become more rent-friendly, flexible and cost-effective.

There are several pocket-friendly ways to minimize your environmental impact. Reduce your waste by looking for reusable, upcycled, repurposed and rental options for all your products.

Our consumer mentality needs a new perspective – own less, rent more. You can rent everything from clothing apparel, furniture, and home appliances, to vehicles, office spaces and apartments.

  • Durable furniture – Choose the rental furnishing option for your home and work and look for quality furniture that is sturdy and long-lasting and can take several rounds of usage before its rental life is over. Retail furniture stores sell inexpensive furniture that won’t last you as long and will require maintenance and upkeep before you finally throw it out and go for an upgrade. This adds to the landfill waste and costs more money and state resources on the whole. By repurposing old furniture you’re extending its lifecycle by nearly double the amount of years.

  • Latest home appliances – Similarly, instead of buying extravagant home appliances that will become outdated soon as technology changes, rent appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers etc. and make sustainable lifestyle choices. Rent fridges with Renta Centre and choose from a wide variety of products for students, couples and families alike.

  • Interior decor on a budget – Spend less time and money on interior decor items and keep your home clutter-free. Decorate your home with eco-friendly restored items from thrift shops, secondhand stores and garage sales. Choose refurbished products or those made from renewable wood to save precious resources.

We live in a time of convenience and change. Renting is a great recycling program in itself that allows us to lead simple, clutter-free lives without causing harm to the environment. It saves us the cost of transportation, makes relocating and travel hassle-free and ensures quick delivery, pickup and assembly without all the fuss about storage, maintenance and insurance. It is an affordable and logical alternative to lead more responsible lives by taking green initiatives to fight climate change. Do your bit to reduce consumer waste and save resources for a brighter, greener future.  

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