Quick Reads

Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

Andy and Adam set up a smallholding in 2011, and 3 years later sought the guidance of Monty Don to make their dream garden. Today, they own a cafe and shop. They told Preloved how they made the decision to up sticks and then to transition to open a business.

2017-03-22 00:00:10By Andy Richards and Adam Willcox

Inspiration

14 Amazing Ways You Could Repurpose a Tin

Extend the life of your tin cans by giving them another purpose! By now you should now you can repurpose pretty much anything, so keep on reading for some inspiration on how to use a tin!

2017-02-27 00:00:02By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Preloved Member: An Eco-friendly wedding

Preloved member Kate Haines not only found her dream wedding dress on Preloved, but she grew her own wedding flowers and made her own confetti! If you are thinking of having an eco-friendly wedding, keep reading for some great tips!

2017-02-25 00:00:54By Kate Haines

Hints & Tips

Green Cleaning: an eco-friendly way of living

"Most of our exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs indoors, and a primary source of these pollutants is our every-day consumer products." Pretty worrying, isn't it? Cue Green Cleaning. Click through to read all about how to keep your home clean, cost-effective and kind towards the environment.

2017-02-06 00:00:43By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Veganuary

Ellie explores the notion of New Year Resolutions and talks about her efforts to go vegan in January (aka Veganuary) , along with why people (including herself) find it difficult to transition and the reasons for doing so.

2017-01-28 00:00:32By Ellie Gowrie

Hints & Tips

The Eternal Christmas Battle – Real Tree vs Artificial Tree

The Christmas tree. Every year we are faced with the same dinner table discussion: do we buy a real tree this time round, or would it be best to invest in a plastic one? We discuss which might be the best option for you.

2016-12-02 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Find Your Own National Trust Winter Wonderland

If you want to get away from the maddening crowd this weekend, why not get back in touch with nature? There's something very special about country walks in the colder months, with wellies and a woolly hat. Take a thermos with you and have pit stops while the dog round around sending crunchy leaves flying everywhere. Here's what the National Trust recommends.

2016-11-25 00:00:35By National Trust

Quick Reads

13 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Their aim of the Big Energy Saving Week is to raise awareness and help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to in order to ultimately make homes more energy efficient. Keep reading to find out how you can save energy at home!

2016-11-05 00:00:25By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Making Your University Life More Sustainable

You can figure out your career later on, but living sustainably? That is something we can start doing now. Preloved have put together some tips so you can start living sustainably at university today.

2016-09-02 00:00:10By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Not for Profit Affordable Housing: Rebuilt4U

We spoke to the people behind Rebuilt4U, an not for profit organisation that aim to provide affordable housing to those in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.

2016-05-25 17:06:26By Liv Serrage