Clive Thompson highlights the evolution of peer-to-peer renting and sharing in his September article “Other People’s Property” in Wired. Peer renting isn’t a new concept but the Internet and social media have provided a platform that makes it a very plausible reality. The benefits of this type of collaboration are infinite. It’s convenient and efficient, environmentally responsible and economically viable…just to name a few.

Inspired? Dust off all those purchases that are sitting unused in your guest room closet or basement and start rehearsing the “what’s mine is yours” mantra.