A new innovative concept has recently sparked a lot of excitement here in Austin.
Need to borrow a neighbor's truck to haul that mattress set you just purchased? Thinking about throwing an outdoor party with an outdoor movie screen? How about topping that hot party off with a snow cone maker? Want to hit the waves at the lake with a wake board?
One no longer needs to purchase these items themselves or rent from companies in obscure locations.
ShedStreet is changing the way neighbors use their stuff by providing a platform for neighbors to borrow each other's stuff without having to go through the hassle of adding more clutter to one's garage.
The concept spins on the premise that everyone has too much stuff.
The top five categories one can borrow or lend include: home and garden, sports and outdoors, party, entertainment, and services.
According to its website, "Let’s say for example you have an inkling to take up Kayaking. Your choices are: go to the local sporting goods store and buy one or go to the only rental shop in town that is located 20 miles away. Now, with ShedStreet, you can find neighbors that have a kayak that they use maybe once or twice a year. Try it out before you buy it or better yet try it out and then decide it is not for you. Or best, only rent it when you feel the need to get down to the lake."
The more neighborhoods get in on this, the greater the benefit for the whole community! Membership is free.