Home is Where the Heart Is: Why to Compromise When You Live Only Once
To own a house has been an eternal dream for most people around you, and probably you too. But if you’re living in metro cities, there’s only so much you can own. One keeps working and saving up for things that they’d own once they have their own space, and such dreams often don’t see the light of the day.
Not only a house, people dream to own other things too; like that bike your son had always wanted, perhaps that sofa that you saw in that showroom window the other day which would be perfect for your living room? People dream of owning all of these luxuries and a lot more than sometimes, these dreams run out. Why does it happen that we skip out on one of the most comfortable options available to us? Yes, people forget all about renting when it comes to their dreams.
It’s not foolish to think that renting is not equivalent to owning, it sure isn’t, but what it does for you is far more satisfactory. You get to enjoy the comfort of that luxury which you only had a 30% probability of owning in your life. While dreaming, we often forget that life isn’t endless and that we are short on time. Thinking about the future and saving up to buy something that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford is what everybody does. But what a smart person does is to live the dream that may end unannounced. Why miss out on the years of comfort that that bike would provide you, only if you had it? Why not rent it?
Life in the metro cities can be exhausting. While we save up to own that one piece of furniture, we fail to cater to our other needs, that of travelling, exploring new places in the city etc. Perhaps you had always wanted to invest your money somewhere, but you never had enough to spare. At times like these, the option to be able to rent something that you don’t necessarily need to buy is like a blessing from the heavens.
Recently, I discovered a sustainable option to it, Renjtomojo. Rentomojo helps you rent furniture, appliances, bikes, and what not! They provide you with umpteen options for your choice of product at nominal prices per month. Through Rentomojo, you can choose to rent a product and after your rental period ends, you can either return the product or choose to buy it. Isn’t that so much better than never owning that thing that you always dreamt of? Why should one choose to rent instead of owning?
1. Rentals lower than EMI.
2. Save on Huge Capital Commitments.
3. Variety of Options.
4. Live your otherwise forgotten dreams.
One question that would often strike you while thinking about renting would be the quality of the product. How can rent something so expensive at such a low rental? First things first, the quality of the products that Rentomojo offers is assured. Just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you’ll get a cheap copy of the original you wanted. Also, the people at rentomojo buy their products directly from the manufacturers with no middlemen involved to raise the price. There’s no retail inflation added to the cost, so that’s how you get significantly lower rentals for each month.
Another great option that they provide is that relocation doesn’t mean you have to give up on the product that you rented at your current location. If you change homes or move cities, you can use still their services. They currently operate in 8 major cities in India, namely, Mumbai, Noida, Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. So, if you’re moving from Mumbai to Bangalore for that new job, the product that you’ve rented in Mumbai travels too, that is, your subscriptions travels with you at no extra cost to you.
All Images sourced from Rentomojo.com
So, when the option of renting is available to you right now, why do you have to save up a big amount just to buy those things years later? Also, did you know that the resale value of something you buy drops by 50% once you purchase it? Shocking, but true. Once you buy, the original value of the product drops by half. Even if you want to sell it right after buying, without using, the most you’d get is 75% of the value and that too in the rarest of cases.
Remember, life is too short to wait for opportunities that can be availed right now, so go grab this one. Get that oven that your wife said she wanted last year or that big screen TV that your father always wanted to see his favourite cricket matches on. Get them on rent, and when the time comes, buy it and live your dream a little early. That’s all for today, let me know what you think of renting over buying in the comments below!
Until next time,
be kind to one another.