Claire at the ReadyForZero blog has it right: don't bother buying items that you'll use only once. And who wants to store things that take up space but get use rarely? Instead of buying, borrow!
The Tool Shed has items to borrow that are large or expensive that you may not want cluttering your home such as a generator, a fleet of reel lawn mowers, an air compressor and a large drill. Borrow anything you would like!
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