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Can you teach a good dog new tricks? Yes, you can. You can even teach a dog how to drive. Really.

The Two Happiest Days For A Boat Owner

Most of us have heard the joke about the two happiest days in a boaters life: The first is the day the boat is purchased. The second is the day the boat is sold.

And in between are those days in cooler climates when the boat must be winterized and stored for the off season. Self storage and rental of a self storage unit is a great option on this sad day for a boat owner. At least you know your boat or jet ski is safe and secure. No eyesore for the neighbors to look at all winter, either. Just park it and forget it. Indoor and outdoor storage are both available.

Ideas For Keeping Gifts Local and American Made

As the holidays approach this year Americans can give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!  It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?


Thought of a Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.


Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.


Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.


There are lots of owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.


How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?


Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.


My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running. Did you know you can rent one if you need to while yours is in the shop?


OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.


Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.

How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre?


Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.


Honestly, do you REALLY need to buy another bunch of lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.


Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine. THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.

Motivating Month of Free Self Storage

Get a jump on planning your upcoming move, or just get the gumption to get organized with a nice promotion currently being offered by Extra Space Storage.

From now through the end of 2011, the leader in storage rental will make your first month free when you reserve your storage unit online.

Some restrictions apply. See their website for details.

Extra Space makes self storage rental a moving experience.

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Uniform and Linen Rentals Hit the Blog

Rent It Today is pleased to announce Uniform and Linen rental company Linen Finder has partnered with Rent It Today and is featured on our blog.

Rent It Today is the leader in rental business marketing. Visit our site and discover items which can be rented. Of course properties and cars can be found, and so much more!

Killer Startups Spotlights Rent It Today

RentItToday.com is excited to announce that our business was featured on Friday October 7, 2011 on the web site www.killerstartups.com.

KillerStartups.com is a user driven internet startups community. Entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers stay informed on up-and-coming internet companies using their blog platform. Internet entrepreneurs submit their startup to gauge what others think about it. They review 15+ internet startups per working day and ask site visitors to vote for the one they think will be a “killer”.

As of this writing, RentItToday.com has received feedback from over 100 voters and an overall rating of four out of five points. Rent It Today also sits as the number 1 ranked site for the month.

Please visit the Killer Startup site to see our review and vote for our site.