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What’s in your garage?



Do you still have the kids stuff they out grew but your still not ready to part with?

Do you have lots of tools but not the one you need right now?

A garage full of things you might use again one day?

Today is the day you get to put them to use. Dust them off, check they works and list them on Hire Things for people in your neighbourhood to hire. You don’t need to sell it and your neighbour doesn’t need to buy one.

You make money, he saves money and you both do positive things for the environment!

So, what are you waiting for? List your lawnmower, hedge trimmer, tent, pram and surfboard – pretty much anything really!

The next time you plan a project, think about your wallet and the environment, check out what you can hire before rushing off to buy and add to that already very full garage….

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Hire Things Launches it’s Connecting Communities Programme

We have just launched our Connecting Communities Programme. The programme allows schools, clubs, community groups and charities to raise funds with Hire Things. As mother with 3 kids at 3 different schools, I know the difficulties faced by many groups continually having to fundraise. Personally I’m all sausage sizzled out and dread the chocolates coming home to be eaten mainly by me…

We wanted to come up with something that worked for everyone, that wasn’t continually dipping into members pockets; we all have lots of expenses. When I took over recently as CEO it was one of my goals to find a way we could work with community groups to help this problem.

So we are now donating 1.5% of hire fees to community groups. Anyone listing things for hire with us will be able to select the school/group they support and that’s where our donation will go. The more supporters a group gets the greater the potential income for them.

Churton Park School will be running our pilot for schools and we are very excited to be working with them

We feel the Connecting Communities Programme fits well with our overall strategy to build the concept of hiring and sharing resources within communities. That by hiring in what they need and hiring out what they have, people can make and save money as well as doing something positive for the environment and their community.

We are very pleased to welcome Enviroschools to our programme. As a group teaching our children how to care for our planet we felt they were very aligned with our company values.

We are also working with Plunket to list their car seats nationwide through Hire Things completely free of charge.

Anyone interested in this programme can contact me directly iona@hirethings.co.nz

We plan to make a difference, one community at a time.

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Make money from your things – without having to sell them!

You no longer have to sell the things you own to make money out of them!

Now you can make extra dollars and keep your stuff by hiring out your things online.

Many of us have “things” sitting round waiting to be used. Hiring them out in your community gives you some extra income, saves someone else having to buy one, keeps the cash in your local area and is great for the environment. Benefits all around.

You can hire out pretty much any thing you own – tools, sports equipment, kitchen equipment, baby gear, toys, camping gear, clothes, a spare room etc etc.

things to hire

Sam listed his camera gear a few months ago and has already made over $200 just form hiring out things he wasn’t using all the time.

Rhonda is a mum who has had over 160 hire transactions

Here’s an example of what you could hire out.

$10 Drill             $40 Tent                  $10 Sander            $15 Hedge trimmer

$30 Trailer         $90 Roof Box            $10 Toys                 $40 water blaster

$20 Bikes            $30 Baby gear           $30 Camera          $20 Sewing machine

Hiring out a few things like this and you could start making  money every month – easy extra income!

Start listing on www.hirethings.co.nz today and  make  some extra $$.

Tell your neighbors/friends/colleagues so they can list stuff you might want to hire!

Happy listing!

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