Earth Day has come and gone, but in our opinion here at Ruckify, being mindful of the earth should be everyday! And with all the craziness going on with global warming, climate change, human and animal illness due to pollution, as well as a variety of other important issues, we all need to do our part to lower our carbon footprint. It may not seem like it, but every single bit helps!
We know breaking old habits can be a pain in the ass, so start off small by switching up one or two things on the list below, and gradually working towards including more ways to be energy efficient and earth-friendly!
We at Ruckify hope we have inspired you with these tips and tricks you can easily implement in your home. If you have any tips you want to add, drop them below n the comments! We would also love to hear about what you are doing to help reduce your carbon footprint!
By now we all know the story of where the inspiration for Ruckify came from; our
Founder Steve Cody’s neighbour, and now partner, Bruce Linton, was looking to clean up some fallen trees and
needed a chainsaw. As much his neighbour wanted to buy one, he knew better than
to risk marital discord over a piece of equipment he really only needed for a short
while. But Steve’s neighbour didn’t know where he could get a chainsaw for a few
A light bulb went on in Steve’s mind and the idea was born for a marketplace app
that allows people to share assets on a short-term basis. Ruckify allows those with
under-used assets to make them available to people who need those asset for a
short period to time without having to buy them. Someone makes money, someone
It makes perfect sense and is a natural next phase in today’s sharing economy. Baby
Boomers and Gen X-ers are at a point in their lives where they want to simplify their
lives and own fewer things. Millennials and Gen Zs are avoiding or delaying buying
things for as long as possible. They still want the experiences from using those
things (cars, homes, camping equipment, sporting equipment, a/v equipment, etc…),
but they don’t want to own them. Ruckify is the perfect place to find those things
from a trusted source, use them for a while and return them.
Oh and by the way, every time you rent something using the Ruckify app, Ruckify
will plant a tree on your behalf.
Make some money, save some money, help the environment.
wirtten by: Shail P.
Take a look around your house. Why have everything just sitting there when it can be making your money?! The Ruckify myStore platform allows you to pretty much put up anything you own for rent (Such as; your university textbooks, power drill, portable piano, extra storage space or even the four-wheeler collecting dust in the garage). Needless to say, you have about a million options.
Your myStore will allow you to connect with those in search of what you offer and make you some extra cash that can go into your "Australian Backpacking Adventure Fund" jar. We make sure everything you list is insured and you can rest easy knowing everyone who joins Ruckify is verified and security checked to ensure the process is safe (Unlike the uncertainty of buying something off craigslist).
You can make your myStore your own by customizing your categories, uploading a nifty profile picture and choosing one of our pre-made backdrops to give it a splash of personality! and guess what?! Creating your myStore is completely free!! How great is that?!
Just find things you want to rent to others, snap some awesome pictures (click HERE for tips on taking product photos on a budget), follow our "posting" steps, and VOILA! Your item is ready to be Ruckified!
If you are interested in creating a new myStore side hustle for yourself, connect with a Ruckify tech today so you can learn more & get started! Oh, and did I mention that we plant a tree for every transaction made through your myStore? Not only are you making some extra money, but you are helping the planet as well! #letsruckify
Own less, experience more. That is the unofficial motto to those who live a minimalistic lifestyle. In it's essence, minimalism is all about owning only what you need and use on a daily or seasonal basis. They believe that by living an uncluttered life, they experience a high level of zen, mindfulness and appreciation for the little things.
Being free from unneeded possessions is a beautiful thing. Take me for example. I was quite a hoarder. Not in a TLC "get-this-girl-a-flamethrower" kind of way, but let's just say my bar was set pretty low on what I considered a possession with "sentimental" value. I kept everything from passable family heirlooms, old pet collars, all five of my failed G1 drivers written tests and pretty much any kind of "art" my children created.
And don't even get me started on the drawers and cupboards full of hair products, makeup, and cans of food I never used, or all the clothes I told myself "Oh, I'll totally wear this someday..." or the hopeful "This will fit again eventually...". Needless to say, my home was a hub full of accumulated crap I truly didn't need.
One day I read a pretty good article about the magic of minimalism. I discovered that it was not only beneficial to your state of mind, but your physical health as well. You don't feel as stressed. You're continually feeling refreshed. You save time from not having to clean the onslaught of clothes and/or toys that slowly become an infestation on your living space. You save money because you get it in your head that you don't truly "need" that new flower arrangement from Homesense. You're self esteem goes up and you aren't as cautious about having your mother come over for a visit.
I have a few tips and tricks for you to free up your lifestyle through the practice of de-cluttering/minimalism.
I hope these tips can help you take your first steps towards an uncluttered lifestyle! If de-cluttering drives you nuts, there are many professional de-clutters out there that can help you through the process! Either way, I highly recommend giving it a try because it can really improve your quality of life and give you more time/money to spend on things that matter!
And at the risk of sounding too "salesy", Ruckify is a platform that can help those who wish to save space, rent the things they need temporarily! So don't worry, the next time you hold "mommy-and-me yoga" at your house, you can rent a juicer on Ruckify!