Restoration Day is coming

Restoration Day is coming ! Did you know the UK’s first national Restoration Day is taking place on Saturday 22nd August 2015, It is being launched by the UK’s second largest classified ad site, People at Preloved are passionate about everything to do with the second hand market, from finding a bargain in their local area, to hunting out much loved antique treasures nationwide.

Second hand isn’t second best, and Preloved believe it is important to encourage buyers and sellers to re-use and recycle items to help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill every year. We re-use as much as possible or giveaway things instead of throwing them away. Someone is always looking for things whether its spare baking trays or utensils which are still in good condition. Second hand items can be found on Preloved nearly new, but for those that need a little TLC, you can restore items back to value whilst saving yourself money in the process, and this is what Restoration Day is all about, for example, if you find an amazing leather sofa that needs a little bit of tender love and care, you can find the proper way to clean a leather sofa, restoring it to its former glory and ensure that you get the money for your hard work if you decide to sell it.

The community at Preloved already celebrate the joy of second hand every year on National Second Hand Day, and the Preloved team often shares inspiring upcycling ideas, but Preloved wants to promote the value that can be found in restoration. With over 13,000 classic cars, and 12,000 pieces of antique furniture and collectibles advertised for sale, Preloved is keen celebrate the value in restoring, refinishing, refurbishing and “reloving” period items back to their former glory.

During the run up to the day, members and visitors will be able to enjoy:

  • Inspiring restoration articles written by experts in the antiques, property renovation and classic cars industries
  • Annual Preloved membership deals, so members can get a head start in their restoration journey
  • Head over to the Preloved Blog for Heaps of restoration ideas across the Preloved blog and social media.

Preloved has also told us of a special offer, as Restoration Day has been kindly sponsored by leading UK delivery comparison website, Restorers will be able to take advantage of the 10% discount on any delivery arranged through AnyVan on the day. Preloved will also be running a competition in partnership with AnyVan, with an un missable get-away prize – members will simply have to share their restoration successes to enter.

Preloved urges all those interested in Restoration Day to follow them on Twitter and Facebook to ensure they are kept up to date with the exciting upcoming events set to celebrate the UK’s first ever national Restoration Day.

We can’t wait to see what we can pickup on the site, theres something for everyone!

If you’re looking for one of the leading dealers of antique furniture in the UK, don’t hesitate to visit and browse their selection of furniture constructed from the finest quality timbers.


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