We got annoyed at not being able to easily access or rent the things we wanted to use. We also didn’t have the space or money to buy and store all the gear we needed to do the activities we love, and noticed that the things we were storing were never really used.
Traditional rentals are too expensive and inconvenient
Most of your rental fee goes to paying for the overheads of the rental outfit, and your time is wasted going to rent and return the stuff.
That is why, when you rent an item, you often do the quick math, and figure out if you just used it 10 times, you might as well buy it - in which case, if you have the storage, you do just that.
Conversely, owning everything we want to use is not efficient and often not possible for people without unlimited storage or budget.
We realized that we needed to make a rental experience that was better than owning, and that is when Elastic Garage was born.
It had to be much better value, more convenient, and a totally flexible way to rent, and the items needed to be carefully curated and tested, top quality items, in near-perfect condition.
We realized if we could do this, we would also be saving a huge amount of waste in consumer goods. So we feel this is a huge win-win for consumers, and for the planet.
These are people in your local community who make a living by renting out Elastic Garage products. By doing this we have the items closer to where you live, and with no expensive retail space, and profit goes straight to our Garage Entrepreneurs.
This means we can often have an item delivered to you within 2 hours of the request, and for a fraction of a typical cost of renting. For example, we can rent you a pressure washer for less than $10 per day - when a typical pressure washer rental costs upwards of $50.
Interested in becoming a Garage Entrepreneur? Email us at ops@elasticgarage to find out more.
We launched in Fall 2020 with a range of household tools and garden equipment, and are branching out to a range of outdoor goods in Winter 2020 - starting with skis and snowboards.