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Preloved Member: A Handmade Wedding

Preloved member Sally Crossley combined creativity and thrifty tendencies to create the decorations for her son's wedding. Having been given the brief of Village Fête, she got to work immediately! Here's Sally's take on a handmade wedding.

2017-02-11 00:00:40By Sally Crossley

Hints & Tips

Thinking of Buying a Pram? Read our 5 Top Tips First!

Buying a pram is like buying a car…well…sort of. Both markets are overcrowded and over-priced, which makes decision making very difficult. Rachel has extensive experience when it comes to researching the baby products market.

2017-02-09 00:00:24By Rachel Savage

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

What to Do in the Garden in February

Most of Britain is still submerged in winter weather in February, but the things you can do and sow are multiplying! Snowdrops have appeared, and hellebores are well on their way, as are crocuses. Make the most of frost-free days and keep reading if you want to know what do to in the garden in February.

2017-02-02 00:00:48By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

14 Ways to Make Your Rented House a Home

Unfortunately, more and more adults are finding it increasingly more difficult to save up enough money for a house, thus they spend a long time renting before they gather a deposit. So, here at Preloved we have collated the best ideas to make the most of your rented accommodation, from visible storage to decor. Here are 14 ideas to make your rented house a home.

2017-01-26 00:00:59By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Colour Pop: 16 Ways to Add Brass to Your Home

Adding a pop of colour to a room can get out of hand, especially if you really, REALLY like that colour. Today we're concentrating on different ways of adding brass (or gold) to your home; so may surprise you, but we love every single idea.

2017-01-21 00:00:15By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Dream Garden: From a New Build to a Japanese Garden

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies among Brits. We have long advocated for the benefits gardens bring not only to our physical and mental wellbeing, but also our environment. BBC Big Dreams Small Spaces tells us about life after Monty, the trials and tribulations of getting a garden done in time, what they sourced locally and his tips for buyers of a new build.

2017-01-19 00:00:11By Anthony Grimley

Quick Reads

11 Kitchen Utensils from Around the World You Need in Your Life

If you have visited friends and family who live abroad, you will have probably come across unusual objects which are staples in the country they live in but that you haven’t seen before. We have selected our favourite kitchen utensils from around the world

2017-01-16 00:00:42By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

How to Look after an Orchid

Orchids might just well be the most gifted plant at house-warmings with the ability to fill the giftee with dread. We all know someone who had an orchid in bloom, time passed, the plant lost its flowers to never flower again. So, is it our fault? Or are orchids just a hard plant to keep? Click through to learn how to look after your orchid!

2017-01-12 00:00:53By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

9 Ways You Can Repurpose a Radiator

If you want to try your hand at repurposing something different that forces you to think outside the box, how about a radiator? Click through to find 9 different ways you can reuse them.

2017-01-09 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds