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Rental Tips for Our Valuable Customers

Ideas and suggestions for your party and event rental needs

  1. When you make a reservation be sure to review it thoroughly – date out, date due, & equipment reserved!
  2. Reserve equipment as soon as you have a date (remember that there are cancellation fees if the date changes)
  3. To reserve equipment you’re asking the rental company to make equipment unavailable to anyone else.
  4. Check on vehicle size needed to pick equipment up. Believe it or not, a 5’ round table will NOT fit in any car!
  5. Rental Stores allow you to use equipment for a just a % of the equipments value, expect to show ID & leave deposit unless you have an account.
  6. Did you know that when you sign a rental contract you are agreeing to return the same equipment you picked up by the agreed upon date? Surprise!
  7. Most party equipment rentals are considered EVENT RENTALS – you can pick up most equipment the day of & return it the day after.
  8. Get electrical power requirements for rentals requiring electricity. Equipment with heating elements (coffee maker, popcorn) work best if plugged into their own electrical circuit.
  9. Rental stores are a great resource, a wealth of information! We not only have equipment, but can teach you how to do it yourself!
  10. Sure you can borrow 10 different tables from 8 different people, spend time picking them up & then returning them. Renting will save you time!
  11. Make delivery instructions SPECIFIC! Anytime, literally means ANY-time. Once we’re on your property – EXACTLY WHERE the equipment is going is important information too!  Tailgate delivery & pickup is cheaper than to the backyard, down the path, behind the barn, and over the river!
  12. When you rent equipment expect to return not only the equipment but also the transport containers (boxes, bags) don’t misplace them!
  13. If you rent Chicagoland Event Rentals clean & ready equipment (NOT someone else’s cleaning) Don’t expect to return it dirty without paying a cleaning fee!
  14. When a rental staff delivers with exceptional service, tips are unexpected, but certainly are appreciated!
  15. If looking for something we don’t carry, with enough interest & notice we often add to inventory upon customer request. Ask!  We’ll also gladly refer you to a competitor who may already carry it!
  16. Using our website online ordering gives an idea of what rentals cost. You don't even have to call us!
  17. Got an ugly location? Create a ‘Special’ event right on your own property! RENT a tent, flooring, lights, heating & more!
  18. To schedule a delivery its normal to be given a Time Window. Juggling many locations, trucks, staff, equipment, traffic, and even weather make exact times more difficult and costly.
  19. Want to make an impression on a special guest? Roll out a RENTED Red Carpet Runner! We carry 25′ & 50′!
  20. Do you have the same event every year? Reserve equipment as soon as the dates set – one more thing to cross off your to do list!
  21. Want to look like a pro? Renting gives you the opportunity to use the same equipment the pros use!
  22. Renting equipment reduces your workload. As a renter, you avoid the responsibility of equipment maintenance and storage!
  23. A working RELATIONSHIP makes it easier for a rental company to understand your needs. It’s especially important to have that already established when you have an emergency need!
  24. When having an outdoor event in Illinois ALWAYS have an indoor or tent rental back up plan! Heaters, lights & flooring too!
  25. According to Environmental Professionals, Renting from Chicagoland Event Rentals will even help Save the Planet! ;)
  26. Preparing used or obsolete equipment for resale, advertising, & selling time are factors of ownership you won't have, if you rent!
  27. If frequency of use or versatility is low, RENTING’s the answer! Except for when equipment not used often but needed immediately for emergency.
  28. You can make more room by renting seldom used equipment & save on storage space!
  29. With renting you don’t have to think about managing equipment: repairs, maintenance, upgrading, modernizing, or replacing!
  30. Renting allows you to make equipment changes, at a lower cost, when you have continual changing needs & desires.
  31. Communication is essential for cost-effective rentals!  Always provide your rental professional a clear picture of what your job is, what you want to accomplish, & what you expect for total cost.
  32. A Long Table is impressive with matching China & Glassware!  Having lot’s of company? Consider renting for Thanksgiving!
  33. TRANSUMER defined = current economic climate warming people to idea of renting; not buying items because of cost, ease, or space considerations
  34. Renting party equipment gives the ability to create a ‘new & different’ look each time you throw a party or any event!
  35. If you have only an occasional equipment need check out Chicagoland Event Rentals available rental inventory & know the VALUE of non-ownership!
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