It's pretty common to hire a car or a skip bin. About a quarter of the population live in rented accommodation, but did you know you can hire things like fish tanks, a red carpet or even a personal assistant?
Here are some of the more unusual things you can hire in Perth:
Get your own personal assistant, image courtesy Lifestyle Assistance
Do you wish someone would organise your Christmas shopping for you? Get your car serviced? Take the dog to the groomer? Plan your mother-in-law's funeral? With your very own personal assistant, now all this and more can be delegated to someone else. Purchase a block of time, hand over your list of chores and relax. Find a personal assistant at Lifestyle Assistance.
Hire a fish tank to liven up your bedroom, image courtesy Atlantis Industries
Are you a fish fancier but don't want to outlay thousands of dollars on a huge tropical tank? You can hire fully equipped and serviced fish tanks (fish included) for a flat monthly fee. Not only are the tanks built here in Perth but the fish are bred here too. Now everyone can have a Nemo of their own.
Hire a fairy floss machine, image courtesy FlossNPop
Fairy Floss Machine Have you dreamed of making a fairy floss wand so big you could live in it? With these commercial machines for hire you can probably do just that. Whether you're throwing a birthday party or major event, or you just really really like fairy floss, you can find a machine that is right for you, and hire usually includes all the sugar, colours, flavours and sticks you need. Find a fairy floss machine at Floss N Pop.
Hire a red carpet, image courtesy Hire Society
Red Carpet and Barricade
Do you want to feel special when you get home from work at the end of the day? Do you want to open the car door and step onto a plush red carpet, while hordes of screaming neighbourhood children reach for you from behind silver staunchions and plush red velvet ropes? You can hire a red carpet and all you need for your Hollywood entrance. Screaming children not included.
A Husband Maybe you're married already but your man is a bit useless around the house. Maybe you're the useless man! Whatever the reason, you can hire a capable husband by the hour (it's not what you think) to do all the sort of odd jobs husbands are (allegedly) meant to be able to do. Whether you want him to paint the bedroom ceiling, fix the broken lock on the door, or you just want to watch a man wash the dishes*, you can hire a hubby and sit back with a cuppa and relax.
Find a hubby at Hire a Hubby. *I'm not sure you will be able to find a man to wash the dishes
Hire a designer gown
Designer Ball Gown
So the prince finally invited you to the ball and you have nothing to wear. Don't fret, you don't need to import a cheap gown from China, you can hire a top quality, national or international designer dress and be the belle of the ball you deserve to be. You can hire stunning cocktail dresses or ball gowns to wear to weddings, formals or just around the house. We won't judge you.
A Karaoke Machine
Have you been asked to organise a friend's bucks party? 40th birthday? Holy Communion? Then why not make it a party to remember with a super awesome karaoke machine complete with flashing lights and your choice of music.
Hire a string quartet, image courtesy Les Trois Amies
A String Quartet
Planning on popping the question? Make it even more special by having a traditional string quartet with violin, flute and cello playing in the background as you get down on one knee. How can she say no?
Bean Bag Chairs
You're having a party and you don't have enough chairs. You could go to the local hardware store and buy some hideous plastic ones which tip over and aren't friendly to big bottoms or you could throw the hippest party ever and hire bean bag chairs. Available in singles and doubles, people will think they are in retro heaven, and they may never want to leave.
So you are down on the fake grass on one knee, the string quartet (triplet really) is playing in the background, she is wearing her hired ball gown, your friends are all watching from the bean bag chairs eating fairy floss, screaming neighbourhood children are behind the barricade wishing they had fairyfloss and the whole event was managed by your personal concierge and put together by your hubby. What is missing?
Confetti! When the big moment comes what better way to celebrate than by shooting tons of confetti over everyone. You can even have the wireless remote in your pocket. Congratulations.