It hurts to waste money. Many items, like your furniture and washer/dryer, warrant a purchase. Some things, however, will save you money and time if you rent them. These are all the items you should rent, not buy — some of them are quite shocking!

1. A casket

Casket on the way to a burial
A casket on the way to a burial | Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images
  • Cost to buy: $2,000-$10,000
  • Cost to rent: less than $1,000

Yes, we’re serious. “A casket often is the single most expensive item you’ll buy if you plan a ‘traditional’ full-service funeral,” explains the FTC. Although they vary in cost and style, casket choices add stress during an already difficult time. Since the main purpose of a casket is to move the body before burial, a simple box works just fine.

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