By: Carolyn Fitchard
Whether you’re on a spring cleaning kick or thinking about an all-out kitchen rehab, don’t let the lack of tools hold you back from your DIY dreams. Home Depot rents out a huge inventory of tools so you can do it yourself for a fraction of the cost of buying the tools. (And bonus, you don’t have to store them either.)
Carpets can attract loads of dirt, dust, and allergens, so a deep cleaning is needed from time to time. While the national average for a carpet cleaning service is $200, we found you could save yourself at least $100 by renting a carpet cleaner, carpet detailer, and carpet blower from Home Depot.
Comes with a vibrating brush and powerful motor to tackle most rooms in 20 minutes.
Rental Cost: ~$37/day
Carpeted stairs and stubborn upholstery stains are no problem with this detailer rental.
Rental Cost: ~$25/day
This compact blower speed-dries carpets in all directions at once so you can go back to walking on them sooner.
Rental Cost: ~$9/day
A seasonal clean-up service for your yard can be pricey, with the national average coming in at about $500. But you can cut down costs by at least $350 by renting a leaf blower, pressure washer, and chainsaw from Home Depot and doing it yourself.
Makita Backpack Blower
Padded backpack straps provide extra comfort while you clear away leaves, grass clippings, and debris.
Rental Cost: ~$46/day
Decks, fences, and patio furniture all come out squeaky clean after a blast from a pressure washer.
Rental Cost: ~$41/day
Make quick work of pruning shrubs and trimming branches with a chainsaw rental.
Rental Cost: ~$49/day
The national average to refinish hardwood floors is $1,600, but if you don’t mind putting in the time and elbow grease, you can get floors sanded and buffed for at least $1,400 less.
Work with or against the wood grain, and the built-in high efficiency dust collection system minimizes mess.
Rental Cost: ~$69/day
Sand down hard-to-reach areas, such as corners or closet floors, with a floor edger rental.
Rental Cost: ~$48/day
Smooth out uneven surfaces and buff away scratches with a floor polisher rental.
Rental Cost: ~$49/day