This gift planning and buying tips may as well say your life!… or at least your wallet. Go about Xmas shopping the smart way and have your eggnog too.
Has a “Bring your own device” policy been recently introduced in your child’s school and you need some BYOD recommendations asap? Have you received a sheet of requirements and a list of preferred suppliers and now you need to take care of the rest?
Are you thinking of renting with Direct Appliance Rentals? Is it your first time and you are weighing your options? Or have you got burned elsewhere and are looking for an alternative? Make sure you do your research as that can save you time, money and the headache of choosing poorly.
When you try your hardest every day to be the best parent possible, it can be beyond frustrating when your child goes through a phase of acting out. For many parents, disciplining children is a daily challenge.
It’s so exciting getting a brand new rental appliance! It’s all shiny and new and hopefully a massive upgrade from what you had before. But sooner or later (hopefully later!) the shine starts to wear off if you don’t regularly clean and maintain the appliance.
Keeping the kid’s packed school lunches cool…if you’re like me then you’ve tried absolutely EVERYTHING in the book! From fancy insulated school lunch boxes to those flexible gel ice packs that have been known to on occasion spontaneously burst and spill throughout your child’s whole backpack (grr, that clean-up!)
When you have young children, the idea of getting in the car and travelling to the local supermarket with the clan can be overwhelming – let alone flying with kids to the other side of the country or the world!
In this fast-paced world, we are often overwhelmed with choices. So, what are the most popular rental appliances? Well, every brand fights to make sure they have the latest and greatest items on the market.
In this day and age, kids online are exposed to all kinds of things and monitoring their internet access is both harder and more important than ever. Between extensive school, home, and on-the-go use, most children are now even more tech savvy than their parents.
Convincing your kids to eat their vegetables can be a real challenge! Research shows that as little as 8.6% of four to eight-year-olds in Australia eat the recommended serving of vegetables on a daily basis (2-4.5 serves) and this percentage gets even lower as age increases.
If you’re a serious gamer and love computers then you’ll know that a regular one (as opposed to a gaming computer) just won’t cut it. Especially when playing games like World of Warcraft or Call of Duty.
Quite the opposite – It’ll be rather slow, sluggish, and simply doesn’t make for an enjoyable experience…
Two ordinary school weeks can fly by like you wouldn’t believe, but two weeks of school holidays (or the seemingly never-ending six or seven weeks in summer!) can drag on forever when you’re trying to keep the kids entertained.
If you’re after a laptop alternative that is practical, stylish, and portable (plus you want to avoid that dreaded laptop burn!) then the Apple iPad is the perfect rental option for you. Ideal for yourself or the kids and for both on-the-go or at home use, our great range of iPads are available to rent on 12 or 24-month contracts and you may be able to own the device for as little as $1 at the end of the rental term.
As much as we all seem to dread it, unfortunately grocery shopping is something that needs to be done if we don’t want to go hungry!! What should be simple can turn out to be quite a stressful task, especially when you have to take the kids along.
When I was a kid, I had the same old vegemite sandwich in my lunchbox every single day. Not very inventive! So I can safely say that, from personal experience, eating the same school lunch on the daily isn’t exactly exciting. Not being exposed to many different foods resulted in me growing up to be quite a picky eater as a teenager and young adult– not a fun thing for any parent to have to deal with!
The hardest thing in the world is watching your child go through something difficult and upsetting, and you feeling absolutely helpless to help them through or keep them safe.
If you’ve ever rented a stainless steel appliance then you’ll know that they only stay ‘stainless’ for about two seconds! Then come the dreaded kid’s fingerprints, and suddenly sleek is a thing of the past!! Stainless steel can be tricky – not all companies use the same grade or type, so different cleaning methods may be required. However, there are some general things that are tried and true – one of these are sure to work for your household rental appliance!.
Continue reading How to Clean Your Stainless Steel Household Rental Appliances
Whether we like it or not, the times are changing. Gone are the days of being awarded your pen license at school and getting hand cramps from copying lines off the blackboard. Kids these days are tech savvy and schools are following suit!
Many schools now ask or even require children to bring their own devices to the class. They’re becoming an essential appliance rather than a luxury item.
Continue reading Best Rentals for School – Tablet or Laptop?
Remember thinking how hard it was to get by week-to-week when you were young and childless? Then kids happened, and life got better, but you suddenly had a whole new perspective on scraping by!
Continue reading Raising Kids: 5 Money Saving Tips for Your Family
No matter how good of a deal you get on your rental appliance, the amount you truly spend overall depends on how you effectively you use the product once you have it. Energy conservation is a hot topic and everyone can do their bit – you’ll not only be helping the environment but also helping to cut your electricity bill by a considerable amount! Below we outline 10 easy ways you can limit the energy footprint of your rental appliances.
Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Save Household Energy with Your Rental Appliances
If you’re human then I’m sure you’ve opened your fridge and had to ask ‘where is that funky smell coming from?!’ at least once in your life! We lead such busy lives these days that it is easy to forget that our fridges need a little (or a lot!) tender loving care every now and then. And especially if you have chosen to rent one of our beautiful side-by-side or French door rental fridges, you want to keep it looking at its best.
Continue reading 10 Handy Organisation and Cleaning Tips for Your Rental Fridge
Front loaders vs top loaders has to be the oldest appliance battle in the book. If you’ve ever asked for someone’s opinion on which washing machine to rent then you will know just how just how passionate people can be about which kind they rally for!
Australia is well known for its crazy heatwaves and this summer has been no exception to the rule. There’s no better time than the present to prepare for the (inevitable) next wave of 30+ degree days ahead! You can apply on our website to rent a brand new portable air conditioner for as little as $12 per week over 24 months with no deposit, up-front costs, or delivery fees.
If you want to learn a little more about portable air conditioners before you commit to renting one, just keep reading!
Vacuuming…no one really likes it (unless you’re my cleaning obsessed mother!) but it has to be done. Sigh.
An annoying household chore is made at least a million times worse when you’re lugging around a heavy old cheapo vacuum cleaner that stopped sucking anything up in 2005. You know that feeling after you’ve just done the floors when you take a step back to admire your handiwork and somehow everything ends up looking EXACTLY THE SAME?? Yep. Me too. Don’t worry, we have you covered!
Just moved in and things are feeling a little bare? Or been in your place for a while and desperately need to update a room or two? Whether you’re a homebody who loves cuddling up on the couch with a good movie or a social butterfly who is always entertaining guests, it’s important that you feel at home.
Buying furniture and appliances can be a time consuming and costly hassle, especially when moving frequently or wanting to update regularly to the latest goods.
As the world gets globalized and the need for travelling grows, a well-furnished home is something we all look forward to, no matter how long or short the stay is or where in the world we might be.
It’s that time of year again – the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining…on all those dreaded winter cobwebs! You just can’t wait to invite your friends over, set up the backyard cricket pitch, and enjoy the longer days. But where do you start?! It can be super overwhelming thinking about the costs of reinventing a space, so why not consider a rent-to-own plan to create your dream backyard with no upfront costs? We offer a range of items essential to your summer entertaining plans including barbeques, outdoor settings and furniture, gardening equipment and more.
Where do you start? You need a computer, but money is a little tight right now. Or your kids are just starting a new school year and they need a laptop and you are not sure how you are going to come up with the money along with all the other costs?
Why not rent to own a NEW Laptop, tablet or Desktop and have latest model?
While you might think yah I have freedom and I FINALLY get my own place. Reality soon sets in. Many young people who are leaving home can find themselves with a lack of available funds with which to purchase the appliances and goods they need.