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Used: looking forward in 2016!

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At Used, we are looking forward to an exciting new year with big things ahead! In preparation for what will be a busy year we have compiled some ideas on how to make the most of each month in 2016. Cheers!

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Get organized

The start of the new year is a great time to de-clutter and organize your life. In January, arrange the clothes in your closet with the hangers facing backwards. When you wear something, turn the hanger around. In September, as fall approaches, if items are still backwards, they probably doesn’t deserve the space in your closet! Think about selling them on Used to get some extra cash.

 

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Spread the love

Help support registered Canadian charities by buying and selling with #UsedHelps. Proceeds from sales will go directly to the charity of the seller’s choice through a secure credit card payment.

 

 

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Spring break toy audit

Give your kids a money making project over spring break and have them go through their toys to find ones they no longer play with. Toys in good condition can be sold on Used or donated to local charities. Some items may need a little sprucing up before they hit the classifieds; learn some tips for getting them in shape here!

 

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DIY Spring projects

The snow is hopefully melting by now and flowers are popping up! It’s a perfect time to get your outdoor space ready for those warm spring evenings. Check out some low cost DIY ideas on our UsedBlog and get your green thumbs warmed up!

 

 

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Hop on a bike

Cities across Canada hold Bike Week in May; a chance for commuters to trade in four wheels for two! It’s a fun way to get some exercise, enjoy the warmer weather and reduce carbon footprints. Your local Used site has a wide selection of bikes and accessories to get you on the right path!

 

 

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Make a splash

June is a great month to get ready to head out on the water and enjoy Canada’s natural abundance. Kayaks are one of the top searches on Used year after year so if you have one laying around your garage that you aren’t using, place an ad to sell it!

 

 

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Get outside

Get outside every chance you can while the weather is great and the days are long! Read some tips on making the best of the summer sunshine, relax and enjoy!

 

 

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Back to school

Heading off to university for the first time can be difficult. The student’s guide to moving offers some useful info to help ease the transition. Used furniture, textbooks and kitchen appliances can help cut down on expenses and turn your dorm/apartment into a funky space!

 

 

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Get re-organized

September is another big transition month and a good time to organized and purge! Remember those hangers you turned backwards in January? Assess your closet and sell what you haven’t worn. Clean and de-clutter with these up-cycling ideas for your office or home.

 

 

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Trick or treat

It’s no trick that you can save a lot of money by buying on Used for Halloween! Start searching early in the month so you can dress to impress this year. Need a little inspiration? Check out our Used costume ideas for adults and search for the perfect accessories on your local Used site.

 

 

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Winter is coming

Time to hunker down and brace for the colder months ahead. Winter can be long and treacherous calling for winter tires, snowblowers and parkas. But it can also be tons of fun with opportunities to ski, snowboard, snowshoe and surf – if you are brave enough to jump in the water! Get out there!

 

 

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Make room for Christmas

This month is all about spending time with family and friends and spreading joy. Early in the month, think about good quality items you have lying around the house that are not being used. Make some extra cash before the holidays, by selling them on Used and make room for Santa’s incoming gifts! Win-win!

 

 

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