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  • Writer's pictureMarley Alles

How I make money renting out my clothes

Picture this: you get your fifth wedding invite of the season and simply can't imagine buying another dress just to wear it once. Or you're going on vacation and want the latest trends to wear. Or maybe you're going on a girls trip to Vegas and want all the sparkly outfits!


No matter the occasion, it's no secret how quickly trends go in and out of style and how we often purchase clothes just to wear them once. Enter rax, Canada's peer-to-peer wardrobe rental app. You can make money lending out your wardrobe OR save money borrowing other people's closets. It's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while finally giving you access to the closet of your dreams, without the cost associated. On the flip side, fashion rental is an awesome way to monetize the items in your closet. And the best part, it's completely free to use! rax just takes a 20% commission from lenders on all items lended out.


Sounds pretty great right? Okay, so how does this all work?

  1. List an item in less than a minute: fill out brand, size, colour, details, images, cost

  2. Wait for the borrows to come through! Borrowers can choose to rent the item for 4 days, 10 days, 20 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months (the cost of the rental automatically goes up for each increase in borrow period)

  3. Borrowers can choose either local pick-up or shipping

  4. If they choose local pick-up use the chat section of the app to discuss time / place to meet

  5. If they choose shipping, simply print out the pre-paid shipping label and ship out the item on day 1 of the borrow period

  6. If local pick-up, you will meet up again on the last day of the borrow period or if shipping, the borrower will ship it back on the last day of the borrow period

  7. Make sure you clean the item before lending it out to another borrower

  8. Once the borrow period is complete, click get payout in the my lends section of the app to get paid!

  1. Browse listings. Once you find your favourite listing, choose your rental period: 4 days, 10 days, 20 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months (the cost of the rental automatically goes up for each increase in borrow period)

  2. If you live nearby the lender, choose local pick-up and message the lender in the chat section of the app to agree on a time/place to meet (we suggest a secure, public location!). If not, choose shipping

  3. If local pick-up, you will meet up on day 1 of the borrow period. If shipping, your lender will ship it out on day 1 of the borrow period to arrive in 1-5 days

  4. Wear the item and drop it off (if local pick-up) / ship it out (if shipping) on the last day of the borrow period

  5. Don't worry about cleaning the item before returning it - the lender will handle that!

  6. Make sure to review the item & upload a picture of yourself in it to let other borrowers see how the item looks on


If you're in Canada you can download rax on iOS and Android


Have questions? Message us in the chat section of the app or email info@raxapp.ca.


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