My friend is on a teensy, miniscule budget for her new house renovation. She’s having to try and figure out how to stretch aproximately $10K to remodel two bathrooms, install new flooring for three rooms, and make sure to have enough to cover any other miscellaneous along the way. I admire her dedication to sticking to it and getting creative on her making her dollars s.t.r.e.t.c.h. One of the things I learned from her recently is that there is a “tool library
” in Philadelphia. Apparently for only $20 per year membership fee, you can “check out” a huge variety of tools as simple as a crowbar all the way up to things like an angle grinder or a table saw.
I think this is a spectacular idea! If I end up doing any major renovaitons myself (ie. with my bare hands) then I’ll consider using it. Here’s a link to the West Philadelphia Tool Library.
And just in case you don’t live in Philly, it turns out there are locations across the country that do tool sharing. Go HERE for a list of one that could possibly be near you!
Photo taken by Chris Lombardi via flickr.