Most people tend to buy things even if their use is seldom. The benefit is that it is always available when required. The disadvantage is that purchasing binds capital, requires space for storage and often also some kind of maintenance.
Have you ever though of renting things instead of buying?
- Media: Books, Music and Videos
- Gardening equipment
- Any kind of machinery
- Vehicles (cars, bicycles, etc.)
- Items for babies and kids
With rental services you will pay only when you use things and you don’t have to take care of maintenance etc. You keep your household, company or balance sheet clean from items that are used rarely only. Another advantage to goods with a long life period is that you often can use a more recent model from rental companies since you have to keep a bought one many years - even if newer technology is available.
I am sure that you find such companies in your town directory.