Preloved News

Unwanted Gifts: #PrelovedGifts is here!

What to do with the unwanted gifts you received over the festive season? Why, take part in the #PrelovedGifts, of course! Last year over 500 adverts were placed as unwanted gifts in January alone, so this year we want even more people to find what they really want. Keep on reading to learn how to make the most of this campaign!

2017-01-07 00:00:48By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

Where’s Mum? – Puppies and their mothers

For anyone who loves dogs, you will know that in order for dogs to have the best start in life, puppies should stay with their mother until they are 8 weeks old. Preloved strongly oppose puppy trafficking and want to show its members what to do if you want to sell, buy or rehome a puppy. Remember to always ask "where's mum?"

2016-12-14 00:00:16By Justine Dench

Inspiration

Find the Ideal Gift on Preloved this Christmas - The Stigma of Second Hand

We have discussed previously how a word can be very harming. To many, the term “second hand” often is tainted with images of something being broken, dirty or frumpy; but while that may be true in some cases, in many situations it just isn’t the case. At Preloved, we believe second hand items can make excellent gifts, it's just a question of finding the perfect one! Click through to see what we have found onsite.

2016-12-07 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

Preloved News

Get into The Christmas Spirit with Preloved’s Advent Calendar

Preloved’s Advent Calendar is back! Hooray! We love this time of year as it’s our chance to give back and say thank you for choosing Preloved to give second chances. We have an advent full of goodies! Stay tuned :)

2016-12-01 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

Local & Community

Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

When you find out you’re expecting, the first thing you start to notice is just how much baby stuff is in shops. And then when you’ve noticed that, you start to notice how much is on TV, in magazines, billboards… And, especially when it’s your first, you want everything new. Rachael tells us how they decided to buy second hand for their daughter.

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin

Local & Community

Miniature Tudor House - Recreating a Bygone Age in the World of Miniature

Mike's hobby started by chance. With an interest in carpentry, he found himself taking up a part-finished miniature Tudor house belonging to his late father-in-law. Today he builds miniature Tudor houses, and he tells Preloved all about it!

2016-09-28 00:00:03By Mike Scott

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Rocking Horse

Beth has quite the interesting hobby; she restores rocking horses. Today she tells us how this niche interest came about and showcases some of her latest work.

2016-08-16 00:00:45By Beth Pritchard

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring a Banjo

Mike is a Preloved member who has restored several musical instruments over the years. We asked him to talk about how it all started, and to share why he thinks restored items are important.

2016-08-15 00:00:16By Mike Clark