05/25/2012 01:32 pm ET

Renting Out Your House, Sharing Tools And Other Green Money Saving Tips

From Terri Bennett, Founder of

There’s a new movement afoot that could create a wholesale change in how we, as consumers, get what we want.  Here’s what the idea boils down to: creating online frameworks that allow people to share, rent, and swap what they already own directly to other consumers. The possibilities of these person-to-person transactions are endless.  Here are my Top 7 Ways to Swap, Share, and Rent to save money and dramatically reduce waste.

List, photos, and captions courtesy of DoYourPart.

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About the Author:

Terri Bennett is a veteran TV meteorologist, syndicated columnist and author, and founder of DoYourPart, everyday green living ideas that are better for you and the planet. Send questions to and follow DoYourPart on Facebook and Twitter. Terri's new book "Do Your Part: A practical guide for everyday green living" is now available at

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