Hints & Tips

Cheap Ways to Decorate Your Room at University

2016-08-23 09:00:03By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

A History of Allotments. The Grow-Your-Own Revolution

Allotments have also seen a surge in popularity in recent years. In light of National Allotment Week, Preloved wants to look back at how it all began, and to continue to encourage people to grow their own.

2016-08-08 00:00:48By Natalie Reynolds


Alternative Valentines Day Gift Idea

Jelena Pticek, our upcycling ambassador, suggests an easy affordable and thoughtful alternative to overpriced roses and chocolate this Valentine's Day.

2016-02-11 11:50:32By Jelena Pticek


Blue Monday Blues?

Today it is ‘Blue Monday’. Apparently, this means that it’s the most depressing day of the year. We've brought you some of the happiest and most fun items on the Preloved site to make your Blue Monday fabulous!

2016-01-18 10:54:06By Adele Gardner


Uses for Leftover Wrapping Paper

Here at Preloved we hate waste, we love DIY, and above all, we love to provide hints and tips for saving the Preloved community money! Read on to find out how you can recycle your leftover Christmas wrapping paper.

2015-12-26 15:28:26By Adele Gardner


Alternative Christmas Decorations

The incredibly talented artist, Jelena Pticek, tells the Preloved community that this year she won't be filling her home with traditional Christmas decorations. Instead, she uses DIY decorations which perhaps creating more of a personal approach to Christmas.

2015-12-15 10:00:25By Jelena Pticek


DIY Pom Pom Garland

Christmas is nearly upon us and we hope that you’re as excited about the upcoming festivities as we are at Preloved HQ! We’ve been making more decorative Christmas crafts, and this week have put together this Christmas pom pom garland and step by step guide for you to enjoy!

2015-12-14 09:56:15By Adele Gardner


Advent Calendar DIY #PrelovedAdvent

We're feeling especially crafty this Christmas here at Preloved, and in the first of our exciting series of Christmas craft posts, we've brought you a step-by-step guide of how to make a brilliant homemade advent calendar! Read on to find out how to do it!

2015-12-11 09:45:36By Adele Gardner


Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts #PrelovedAdvent

Instead of staying in and buying gifts online this Cyber Monday, why not stay in and make delicious edible gifts for friends and family instead? We're brought you a selection of some of the best edible gift ideas!

2015-11-30 17:34:37By Adele Gardner

Local & Community

From London to Portugal: Searching for Simplicity

As part of our Write for Us series, Fiona Whyte shares her experience of swapping her high-flying career in London for a life of thrifty simplicity in the Portuguese mountains. Read on to experience this truly inspiring story.

2015-11-06 12:28:18By Fiona Whyte