Every once in a while everyone needs something they don’t have, but they really only need it for a little while – from a few hours to a week. Rather than buy that something for that short period of time, most just go without it. However, another option is available for those who would like to use an item for a short period of time, and that option is being made available by Paul and Susan Swoboda. As of this March they officially opened S&S?Rental, LLC in Red-wood Falls, and through that business offers the public a chance to borrow an item(s) for a price. “We felt there was a need in town,” said Paul, adding the interest they have already had in items for rent certainly is an indicator of that reality. Rentals can be made for half a day, a full, day, a week or even by the month. Susan Swoboda said the rates for renting depend on the item and its value. She also said more than 90 percent of the items they have for rent are new. There are hundreds of items available for rent from those items for parties/weddings to those a contractor might need on the job. There are also hand tools and lawn and garden items, as well as power tools. S&S?Rental is also the place to go if one needs to rent a U-Haul in Red-wood Falls. Other moving equipment, such as dollies and carts, are also available. Paul said there are a number of things available for those spring projects from garden tillers to lawn aerators and power rakes. Fertilizer spreaders and stump grinders are also among the items one can rent. Interestingly, Paul said the jackhammer and the carpet shampooer have been among those items used most since S&S?Rental opened. While the Swobodas continue to get in new items all of the time they know the key is finding those items which are most in demand and making sure they are available. S&S?Rental is located along Bridge Street next to NAPA. The store is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturdays. Paul said if there is an item not among the things they currently offer one can make a request, and that re-quest would be considered based on demand and frequency of requests from others. Those who would like more information about S&S?Rental, can contact the Swobodas at (507) 627-RENT (7368). One can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.