05/25/2012 01:32 pm ET

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

From Terri Bennett, Founder of DoYourPart.com:

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 terri@doyourpart.com 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 DoYourPart.com.

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