We’ve all seen the stores that rent household furniture and electronics. You may also rent a carpet cleaner, movies or even a car. But it never occurred to me that you could rent a tie. Well, now there is an internet business that allows you to do just that. For a beginning price of $10.95 a month for one tie up to $49.95 a month for 10 ties, Tie Society (http://www.tiesociety.com) will send you a professional looking sanitized tie. If you get tired of the one you have, you can send it back and exchange it for another. It makes sense for someone starting out in their career who doesn’t want to make a big investment right away. Or, maybe you want one for that all important job interview or even a wedding.
Another novel rental idea is in the area of children’s toys. Spark Box (www.sparkboxtoys.com) supplies you with a selection of sanitized educational toys for your 0-4 year old. Boxes start at $22.95 for 4 toys for 8 weeks. It’s a nice way to get good quality items without having to buy a lot of toys that your child will soon outgrow.