When we’re creating our homes, it can seem that there are certain things you must have. Six months later you turn around and your kitchen bench is cluttered with appliances you’ve barely used. But they were expensive, and you do intend to use them… Don’t worry, there are some things you can get rid of without a second thought. The reason? All of these things are easy to borrow or hire.
1. Printer. Be honest — how often do you really print at home? Once a month? Once a year? Save space and print at your local library, or Officeworks. Easy fixed.
2. Tools. Sure, you’ll probably need a hammer and a Phillips head now and then, but as for the sander, or the axe? Nah, you don’t need those. and Coates both offer tools for hire, or you could borrow from a friend. Even better? Hire a handyman.
3. Suitcase. Unless you’re on a plane every month, you don’t need a massive suitcase — just think of how much space they take up! Borrow from a friend, and while you’re at it, see if anyone you know has a spare travel adaptor you can borrow. Chances are, someone will.
4. Air mattress. Again, unless you have friends staying over regularly, it doesn’t make sense to keep this lying around. Someone you know will definitely have one!
5. Sports equipment. Quick question: how often do you ski? Uh-huh. That’s what we thought.
6. Novelty cake pans. Dolly Varden tins for making 80s Barbie cakes, pans in the shapes of Disney characters, and so on — you do not need to own these! Hire these from your local cake shop, rather than letting them take up valuable cupboard real estate.