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Top 10 Holiday Rentals

• Tables               • String Lights

• Chairs               • Projector / Screen

• Linens               • Karaoke

• Dishware          • Heaters

• Chafers             • Beds

Remember, that these and many other of our seasonal items get booked early. Start planning your holiday parties and family gatherings now. We look forward to partnering with you to help make this upcoming holiday season as stress-free as as possible! Contact us today.

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Holidays Are Just Around the Corner

Let the Holiday season begin! Many seasonal items get booked early. Better start planning all your holiday parties and family gatherings now, before it’s too late. Rental Stop is here to help!  Let us partner with you to make your holiday parties stress free!

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Odd Items. Who Knew!?

Rental Stop has so many random items that most customers can’t believe we have when they call to ask.  So, we thought it would be fun to start an “Odd Items ” listing. Over the next few editions of the Rental Stop News and Views, we will have some fun sharing our most Random Items that we rent to our customers.

Items include : Hole Hawg Drill, Coffin, Water Bed Pump, Piano Dolly, Stilts

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We Are Your Tailgate Party Headquarters

The beginning of Fall means Tailgate parties are in full swing.  With football starting and baseball coming to an end, Rental Stop can help you with all your Tailgate needs today!  Here is just a sneak peek of what we have to make your tailgate party the one people talk about.

 

From tents, tables, and chairs to grills, generators, fans, and coolers. Give us a call today.

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Snow and Ice Removal Techniques for Small Parking Lots

Snowy roads and parking lots create dangerous driving conditions and increase the likelihood of traffic accidents. Maintaining safe driving conditions on the parking lot and driveway of a home or business is easy if you use household items you may already have on hand. Here at Rental Stop, we have a lot of traffic in front of and around our building with customers’ vehicles and our own vehicles and equipment.  Here in North Texas we do not get a lot of winter weather, but when we do have frozen precipitation it can disrupt everyone’s daily routine. Ice is the thing that really causes all the problems. The following are a few things that Rental Stop uses to prevent the slips and falls.

Use one or two boxes of ice cream salt over the surface of the parking lot. Begin sprinkling the salt in any corner of the parking lot. Work your way through the entire surface of the lot. As the salt begins to melt the snow, you will notice some water begins to run toward the storm drain if the parking lot has one. Use a shovel or snow blower to remove large amounts of snow. Depending on the size of the parking lot you may want to rent a spreader to distribute the pellets quickly over the surface of the parking lot.

You can do the same thing with cat liter. Sprinkle cat litter across the parking lot. Cat litter begins to melt the snow while working to improve driving conditions by providing better traction. As the snow begins to melt, you may want to use a snow shovel or snow blower to remove large patches of snow to facilitate better melting of the smaller patches of snow on the sidewalk. While cat litter works to melt the snow, it is a bit of a challenge to clean up after a snow or ice melts, but your local Rental Stop store can also help you with equipment and tools to do the clean up.

In a pinch household bleach can be used to melt the ice and snow. But if you want to have someone to professionally remove the ice and snow, Rental Stop recommends that you contact Shane’s Lawn Maintenance or McKnight Yeary Landscaping. Most importantly be prepared for the changing weather and call Rental Stop for all your party and equipment rental needs.

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RENT THE TABLE TOP FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY PARTY

The Holiday’s can be fun, but a stressful time of year. There are gifts to wrap, parties to attend, cooking, planning, a never ending list of to do’s.   Let Rental Stop be your partner in the planning.

Start by renting the table top.

The water goblets, wine glasses, china, flatware and linens (table cloths and napkins). This will create a style that will make your home and table setting look amazing. Another nice touch would be to add the gold chiavari chairs with the cream colored cushions. How about children’s tables and chairs for “the kid’s table.”

Why not dine in style after spending hours in the kitchen preparing the meal.

Simply scrape the plates, rinse, and put all items back in crates. Set in garage and Rental Stop will come and pick up your rentals.

Make your Holiday one to remember.

Visit us on line at www.rentalstops.com or call us at (817 or 972) 336 0059.

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Things to consider when planning an outdoor event.

When you consider having an outdoor event, the most important thing to remember is that the weather conditions can change here in Texas very quickly. Everyone envisions the weather will be 78 degrees, bright sunshine and no appreciable wind, but that is not usually the case. So, you really need someone who has experience in planning these type of events, like Rental Stop. I have used them in the past and they have saved my bacon several times. If you are having an outdoor wedding, birthday party or corporate event, you will probably want to include renting a tent. That means you really need to have a site evaluation to determine where the tent can be placed. Rental Stop will come to your site location to walk the property and ascertain the proper placement of the tent. The planning expert will look for what is above, around and below the site. He will take measurements and look for obvious signs  of trouble such as overhead wires, underground utilities and sprinkler systems, signs of poor drainage , the slope and lay of the ground, prevailing wind direction, trees and shrubs and the accessibility to the area. Be sure you are open to alternative ideas.

If there are issues with the site, it is important to find out as far in advance as possible. This would allow for alterations to be made to the location that can accommodate the activity that is being planned. Rental Stop not only does events, they also have equipment rentals that the property owner could use to correct the issues. The property owner should know where the buried utilities are and can give the site survey team the answers to most of the questions about the site as he develops the site plan for the event. Rental Stop’s site surveyors welcome not only the customers, outside event planners and caterers at the site evaluations, but also code inspectors from all affected civil jurisdictions which aids in speeding up the permitting process. Also, if everyone that is providing services or products for the event are involved early on, it will make the coordination of deliveries, setup and striking much simpler and efficient.

The majority of Rental Stop clients only need one site inspection, but occasionally there may need to be more than one. The site surveyor will take his notes and measurements from the site visit and produce a site plan using CAD drawings on an overhead view of the property obtained from GoogleEarth. This will give the installation crew a visual map of where each tent, stage, lighting and power generation units should be placed. A schedule will be developed for when each piece of equipment should be erected to coincide with the start of the event. In the end Rental Stop’s goal is for the event to proceed without a hitch, and the customer , event planner and attendees will have a great experience.

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