Picking and sticking to New Year’s resolutions

Want to make it a year to remember? Will you finally lose that excess weight, go on the holiday of a lifetime or trade in your old banger for some hot wheels? It’s that time of year again when any dream is yours to fulfil New Year’s resolutions: we all make them, we all break them. That is, of course, apart from those people who are too clever to commit to any resolutions in the first place – simply claiming, “I don’t do them.” Most of us have goals – even if we don’t realise it. Goals are things you want to do with your life. We offer some help in achieving five of the most popular goals. Healthy finances If you have a financial goal for the year, for example a big event that you want to have enough money to pay for, DoneDeal can help you in two ways: Make money by selling unwanted and unused items Save money on any items that you have to buy this year Take a note of the amount you’re looking to save, for example €5,200, and start browsing through DoneDeal’s sections to see what items are for sale and how much they’re selling for. Then take a look around your home or business. What could you sell? Make a list of items and a plan to advertise and sell them throughout the year. More holidays We all need to get away to blow away those cobwebs. Whether you have high disposable income or you’re on the tightest budget in living memory, everyone likes a good bargain. You’ll find a great array of choices in DoneDeal’s Holidays & Tickets section from travel tickets that people can’t use and offers from verified travel agents to accommodation deals both here and abroad. Have a look at our holiday articles to give you some ideas. Growing family This could be the year that you’re going to start a family, or at least think about it. Enjoy a leisurely search of our dedicated Baby & Kids section and get excited about the all the cute baby paraphernalia you’ll need. And don’t forget – if you’re worried about how you’ll afford all the stuff that babies need DoneDeal has an extensive nearly-new and second-hand market to put your mind at ease. Again, read some of our previous articles in our blog to get you started. New wheels Lucky are those among us who get to enjoy a brand new car every year. Well, you can upgrade too by keeping an eye on the great deals on second-hand cars throughout the year. Narrow your search to car makes and models, or a particular county. Is there a certain car on your bucket list? You can always create an email alert. Want to do a deal quickly? You’ve everything at your fingertips to sell your own car privately. If you’d prefer to deal with a garage, car dealerships from all over the country sell on DoneDeal too. Just filter your search to trade ads – you’ll find everything from brand new cars to forecourt bargains. There are a number of in-depth motoring articles worth reading to help prepare you for buying or selling a car. Healthy body Eating less, exercising more and generally leading a healthier, more active lifestyle are the most common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to look hot, or just be healthy, your health is your wealth and DoneDeal can help. Food Homemade is best – whether it’s soups, juices or smoothies – and it’s an easy way to keep down the pounds (and save a few pounds too). DoneDeal has plenty of offers in its Kitchen section on nearly-new or never-used appliances such as blenders and juicers. Exercise Whether you prefer to exercise in the privacy of your own home, or intend to take up an outdoor pursuit, make our Sport & Hobbies section your first stop. There are loads of offers on equipment and gear from field sports, golf, watersports and cycling to equestrian, camping and hobbies. You can also read our article on buying gym equipment and take a look at our Help section before buying sports equipment. Don’t be afraid that you won’t make use of any sports equipment you buy – give your resolution a real chance. You can always sell it on again if it does end up gathering dust after six months. #Electronics #Holidays #HouseampDIY #NewYear #SportampHobbies #BabyampKids #Motor #NewYearsresolution