Do you have a garage filled with sporting equipment, ladders, tools, and all kinds of other items you’ve collected over the years? Or maybe you’re thinking about purchasing a kayak but would like to try one out before you buy.
What if there was a service that would bring Lake Travis area neighbors together to lend and borrow all the things that get stored up in our garages and sheds?
The platform allowing this to happen was thought up and created by two Steiner Ranch residents. It’s called ShedStreet and after launching just over a year ago, Lake Travis area residents have filled the site with a variety of items. You’ll find everything from extension ladders and kayaks to a crawfish boil pot and outdoor movie screen.
While browsing the site, I also came across a couple of other items that caught my attention. There was a wiener-beagle mix named Steve and a French accent for rent. You can borrow either one for $5 a day.
You may not be looking for a dog named Steve or a French accent, but a more likely scenario would go something like this …
You have a home improvement project that requires the use of a table saw but it’s not worth buying one for this small project. Instead of purchasing an expensive tool or running over to Home Depot to rent it, you connect with one of your Lake Travis area neighbors who has a table saw listed on ShedStreet.
If you’re the one that has the garage filled up with everything a person ever needs, you might consider lending some of it out and making a little extra cash. You can post your items on the ShedStreet website and list the daily rate that you would like to charge.
In a nutshell, ShedStreet is a site where Lake Travis area neighbors can come together to share stuff.
ShedStreet requires that you sign up for a free membership. Payments for borrowed items are made directly through the website. A service charge applies to the person lending the item.
To find out more details on exactly how ShedStreet works, why you would use it, how you get paid, examples of people who rent from their neighbors, and tips for using ShedStreet, check out the Frequently Asked Question page.