About Us

Six Degree Rentals is an online, classified-ad website, where registered Users can save money by easily renting, borrowing or buying nearly anything from people they already know. Additionally, registered Users can make extra money by renting out their personal items to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors or others within their trusted social networks. All transactions occur online, making it safe; no cash ever changes hands.

It’s always FREE to register and renting is as easy as searching, reserving and paying for your rentals via an interactive calendar. To get answers to many frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQs page or contact one of our customer service representatives.

 

Our Story

A few year's ago, I needed a very tall ladder to change a light bulb. So, I turned to some neighbors with the high hope of finding one. After striking out, my only convienient options were to purchase a new or used ladder.  I ended up spending  $229 to buy a one-time use ladder.   I soon learned that a friend of a neighbor had just the ladder I needed, for which I would have gladly paid him for its use.  That got me wondering: what would it be like if all of us — connected in our various trusted social circles — listed for rent the items that are simply collecting dust in our garages, attics, basements and closets.

The notion that people could save lots of money and time, or earn some much-needed extra cash by renting goods to one another, was like the proverbial light bulb in my head. I conceived a way to make this process easy and safe, allowing people to avoid paying retail for a one-time use.

A friend, who had been unemployed for several months, mentioned in confidence that the financial burden was beginning to take a toll on his family. He said he might have to turn off his kids' cell phones in order to earn the last few hundred dollars to make his mortgage payment. My heart sank. 

Perhaps you’re confronting inflated insurance premiums, the rising cost of medications and/or saving for college or retirement. Maybe you just want to earn some extra money for a date night, a much needed vacation or looking for that "side hustle" to get you on the path you were destined to be on, we’re here to help.  

Ultimately, it’s why I started this company — to help everyone help themselves and have a better quality of life.   

“If you own It, someone will rent it” on SixDegreeRentals.com.

Doug Kerzner
Founder, Six Degrees Rentals, Inc
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