For many items, it makes more sense to share than to own. See if there are sharing libraries for tools, toys, and other items in your area. Think about buying larger items from lawnmowers to tools to cars with friends if you need them more frequently.
Toronto Tool Library is one of many tool libraries which started, and now has a Sharing Depot where people can borrow things like camping equipment, kids' toys, party stuff, kitchen stuff, board games, and more! And don't forget your classic local library for books!
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