Things You Could Do With an African Tribal Mask

Posted on | March 6, 2013 | Comments Off

This segment of “Things You Could” features all the things you could do with a creepy African tribal mask. Yes, you could obviously hang them up as room decoration, but would you rather do something more entertaining?
1.) Scare your mom. Imagine how hilarious it would be in you grabbed one of these babies and strapped it on your face, waited until Mom was absentmindedly watching a rerun of “The Golden Girls” and you jumped out from the closet. Word of caution, make sure you can run very fast.
2.) Plaster the entire outside of your home with them. How awesomely creepy would be be to freak out your entire neighborhood and scare all the children away from your house?
3.) Convert them to candy jars during Halloween. This makeover is completely doable and probably involves a bit of plastic wrap and tape, but isn’t this way more interesting than the boring plastic jack-o-lantern?

Things You Could Do With…A Pinata

Posted on | February 14, 2013 | Comments Off

This week’s segment of “Things You Could” features an adorably cute My Little Pony piñata that is sure to make you feel like the world’s most heinous murderer after the piñata beating is over. Here’s a couple of alternatives to the destruction.

1.) Get a bunch of these babies and use them as lawn flamingo alternatives. People will wonder what kind of weirdo lives in that pinkified residence and you’ll get a rise of out of the community. Cute!

2.) Hate your ex-boyfriend? Stuff some decomposing fish and other sea creatures and let Pinkie Pie stew in his garage. Just make sure no one knows, or you will be labeled as the psycho ex girlfriend/attention seeker. No judgements!

3.) Use it to store valuables. No thief would ever think of stealing a piñata, much less a crazily cute pink one. What kind of thief would want to be caught dead running out of a house with a pinkp horse piñata? That’s right. No one.

Things You Could Do With A….Cotton Candy Machine

Posted on | February 6, 2013 | Comments Off

This week’s “Things You Could Do” features the overused staple of fairs, boardwalk amusements, and a cavity waiting to happen — the cotton candy machine! What sort of bizarre (nearly stupid) things can you do with a cotton candy machine rental? All sorts of brainless things, actually!


1.) Instead of putting sugar in the bowl, what if you put pop rocks in it? What oddly bizarre or maybe even anticlimatic surprise would come from your experiment? Only one way to find out! Don’t forget to wear safety goggles just in case. We wouldn’t want any pop rock projectile taking out your right eye.

2.) Make a giant cotton candy ball and try to break the Guinness records. This is probably the most boring suggestion.

3.) Take said giant cotton candy ball leave it in a public parking lot in the dead of the night. Be sure to be back in the morning with your foldable chair and do some people watching. Place bets to see which stranger would try to eat it first.

4.) Or, take that gigantic ball of cotton candy and put a few fireworks in it. Light it up and watch the magic.

5.) Since Valentine’s is coming up, maybe that gigantic cotton ball could be a substitute for the dozen roses. (That is, if you have a s/o with a great sense of humor. This post is not responsible for any subsequent break ups that ensue.)

Things You Could — Tropical Umbrella Rental

Posted on | January 30, 2013 | Comments Off

This week’s “Things You Could” features the seemingly unassuming Tropical Umbrella Rental and all the crafty things you could do with one if you really tried.

1.) Imaginary trip to Hawaii: Say you’re strapped for cash and you really want a tropical vacation. Rent one of these tropical sunbrellas, download “50 Sounds of Hawaii”, steal sand from a playground, and spread out your towel. Bring out that old fan to blow salt in your face. For maximum imitation, invest in a water misting sprayer to go off in intervals.

2.) Gigantic Tiki Torch (but you should probably buy it instead of renting it). This will show all your neighbors that you are a criminally insane pyromaniac and show them who’s really the boss in your community. As an added bonus, you can scare those pesky neighborhood children. (Or inspire them, but let’s hope that’s not the case)

3.) Jazz up your otherwise boring living space and trick people into thinking you’re actually fun to be with. Stick one in your kitchen, one in your bathroom, and one next to the TV for ultimate eccentricity.

4.) Rent 50 of them and live in perpetual shade. Perfect if you’re afraid of sunlight or have an unnatural obsession with vampires. (Or if you are one, no judgement)

5.) String Christmas lights on a couple to create some sort of light show. Perfect for someone who desires to be the center of attention and doesn’t mind paying an atrocious electricity bill.


Things You Could — Palm Tree Rental

Posted on | January 23, 2013 | Comments Off

“Things You Could”  is a new weekly blog that features an item on RC that’s available to rent and some of the possible things you could do with it.



1.) If you’re not in California, you could rent a bunch, lay out on a towel, and turn on that portable tanning contraption.

2.) Annoying in-laws heading your way? No problem! Rent a couple for decoration and if you’re desperate to escape, maybe you could crouch and hide behind some of the trees.

3.) Perhaps you are feeling the Christmas blues in June, but can’t find a suitable Christmas tree. Drown out your sorrows by decorating a palm tree! Much, much more pizazz.

4.) If you’ve got that perverted peeping tom who likes to help himself, rent a couple of palm trees to cover your windows!

5.) Or, if you’re a self-proclaimed hermit who needs some nature in your life, rent a couple of these babies to double as window blockers and as your taste of the outside world.

Weird Rentals — The Morbid

Posted on | January 16, 2013 | Comments Off

This week’s weird rentals borders upon the morbid and creepy. Don’t judge!

  • 1. Body Parts

    Lease Your Body in Miami brings together advertisers and people who are a little short on cash for a collaboration that is just a tiny bit creepy. One woman even auctioned off her forehead and traded her noggin for ten thousand dollars! Of course, she had to walk around with a forehead tattoo for the rest of her life, but to each our own, right? If you’ve got less gusto, the option to get a temporary tattoo is still on the table, but for a meager $200 compensation. If you’ve got a less than flattering forehead, you’ve still got a plethora of other parts for advertisers to abuse.

  • 2. Casket

    This may sound a bit morbid, but the day has come where caskets can finally be rented. Before you shriek obscenities about desecrating the dead or disturbing some thousand year old curse, keep in mind that the economy nowadays is also a kind of death trap.  Aunt Suzy is in another world anyway so having that ornate cherrywood with the pearl lining is probably not one of her concerns.

  • 3. Grave

    A (dead) woman was recently evicted from her tomb in Brazil when her relatives couldn’t keep up with the grave payments. Perhaps a slight plus about grave renting is that one wouldn’t have to worry about clearing out the loved one for the next guest.  If it’s not yours, it’s not your responsibility!

Weird Rentals — Animals

Posted on | December 19, 2012 | Comments Off

This week’s Weird Rentals pays tribute to our friends in the animal kingdom and all the four legged or two legged creatures who are here to make your life a little easier for you.

1.) Pet
Recently dumped? Not sure if you have enough responsibility for a dog? Rent one to soothe your aching heart or maternal instincts! FlexPetz offers well trained dogs for animal lovers and commitment phobes alike, helping to convince you that you’re either ready for your own canine companion or that you have the responsibility of a two year old. Each dog is well trained and provides the most excellent of companionship.











2.) Goat
In dire need of a weedwhacker and fertilizer? Tackle both conundrums by renting one (or many) live goats! These hardy little creatures will eat through all the unwanted pesky weeds and even deliver a little extra fertilizer on top.











3.) Cow
Have some weird, unexplainable urge to own a cow? Farmers in Switzerland have conquered that market, offering their cows for hire. Spend a week on the farm, milk your cow of choice, and at the end of your trip, you get a shipment of cheese and all sorts of cow related goodies for keepsakes.

Hidden Holiday Rental Contest!

Posted on | December 14, 2012 | Comments Off

RentalCompare is happy to announce that we are having a contest where the winner will win $250 cash! Whether it be that you want to get yourself something extra this season or share with others, this is a great opportunity so don’t miss out! Click on the poster for details  and submission! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment. Good luck and happy holidays!

Weird Rentals — Holiday Edition

Posted on | December 12, 2012 | Comments Off

The holidays are just around the corner and perhaps you’re scrambling for those last minute holiday preparations or lazily snoozing through the busiest time of the year. This week’s Weird Rentals focuses on the holidays and some of the things you can rent to be in the holiday spirit or get away from it all.

1. Christmas Tree
If you are set out to buy a Christmas tree every year, you are well aware of how time consuming and costly the whole tree-shopping experience is. Not only that, the clean up is tedious. “I have a fake tree!” you say? Perhaps you remember the setting up of the tree, matching the pieces, putting them in appropriate tiers and what a catastrophic mess that entails. Not to mention, there’s that whole clean-up process that is a potential disaster waiting to happen.

The best case scenario? Rent a tree! Imagine the ease of having a tree delivered to your home and picked up after the holidays. Nearly stress free, with very minimal stress involving where the ornaments go (and other trivial first world problems)












2. Santa/Reindeer
Hate mall crowds but want to cater to Little Timmy’s incessant whining about meeting Santa and his reindeers? Hire your own set of Santa and his reindeers! Fall in love with those furry critters? Some sites even have reindeer available for purchase so you can make up a little white lie about how Prancer mysteriously was sent to live with your family as a Christmas present (use your imagination)












3. Island
If a snowy Christmas doesn’t fill your fancy, then perhaps a private island in the middle of tropical nowhere will get your excited. For a steep price, escape the throngs of humanity and relax on a tropical beach in a Trump-esque splendor. Who says money can’t buy happiness?









4. Camping Trip
If you’re short on cash, but don’t want to be harassed by bell ringing Salvation Army Santas, then maybe a camping trip in the forest would suffice your escape from humanity. Pack your (rented) gear, head off deep into a forest, and eat canned beans. Guaranteed you will return to civilization very appreciative of the bare necessities.  And the best part? Return everything when you’re done and forget about the time you didn’t shower for a week and used leaves as a napkin.

Weird Rentals — Relationships

Posted on | December 4, 2012 | Comments Off

Ever feel like you’re not getting enough holiday love? Need some hand knitted socks from grandma? No wife? No family? No problem! This week’s Weird Rentals features relationships and all the people you could rent if you’re feeling a little lonely and blue.


1. Wife
If you want a wife but aren’t sure of the commitment, feel free to rent a wife who will cook, clean, garden, and all of the other “wifely” duties. For an added bonus, experience nagging, complaining, and maxed out credit cards! This is the best preparation for the real world of marriage that you’d get. For a premium, she might even feign a headache and annoy you to the point where you’d want to bash your head in. And the best part is (for you cheap mongers)… no authentic 2 carat Tiffany diamond engagement/wedding set needed!









2. Family
If living alone has finally taken a toll on your emotional capacity, the holiday season is the perfect time to rent a family! Whip out that Canon DSLR (that you may or may not also have rented) and snap loads of pictures for memories sake. Go on a trip with your new family to Cancun, but be sure to bring pictures and ID, as you don’t want to mistake unfortunate strangers for “family members” and wind up with a massive attempted kidnapping charge. While you’re at it, don’t forget to use Mrs. Wife, Little Sally and Little Billy for your Christmas cards and trick everyone you know into thinking that you’ve got a happy (yet faux) family!







3. Grandma
If cranky cat lady Agnes down the street doesn’t fulfill your overwhelming need to eat warm apple pie and wear a freshly knitted maroon sweater, feel free to rent your very own grandmother. Perhaps you feel the need to walk an old lady across the street so you can announce that you’ve done your civic duty for 2012. Whatever it may be, you will still benefit from some ancient wisdom or age-old traditions. She may be a little bit senile, but nothing compares to having a steady supply of handmade socks and scarves.












4. Friend
Painfully shy? Laden with hives and/or pulsating warts? Embarrassingly putrid, foul breath? Not to worry, your money is sure to give you options, like a fake friend! Go to a pumping nightclub with your new friend (it will be dark so no one will see your warts) and wave stacks of bills for you and your friend to be treated like royalty. Maybe you’ll even amass a groupie! If you are painfully shy, sit in the corner of a coffee shop with your faux friend and just stare at your coffee cup the whole night. Your new friend will adjust to the awkwardness and even stare at his/her own cup too. The possibilities are endless!