This time next year… New Year’s resolutions

With DoneDeal you can give your New Year’s resolution a helping hand without over-straining your meagre post-Christmas finances Eating healthily, getting fit, taking up a hobby, learning something new, quitting smoking or cutting down on alcohol consumption and being more careful with money are often top of people’s New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately for many, wishes, plans and hopes for the year ahead falter after a short time, and money pumped into shiny new items to help achieve these resolutions go to waste. If you’re the type of person who starts jotting down your resolutions for the year ahead and heads out to the shops the moment they open to buy something to help along the way, maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy. Make your to-do list work for you Photo: Rob and Stephanie Levy, all rights reserved Instead of spending what money is left after Christmas on brand new goods, why not have a trawl through DoneDeal’s listings to see if there’s anything that meets your needs there? If eating healthy foods is top of your list, helpful kitchen items such as juicers and food processors can be found on our website. Perhaps the latest fad in get-fit equipment may be just what you think you need for the start of the New Year. If so, there is always plenty to choose from – often sold by people who found they didn’t have the time to work out or the space in their homes for the equipment. If it’s a new hobby you’re after, for which you need specific items, DoneDeal is the place to look. Search Instruments for that ‘new-to-you’ guitar or drum kit, keyboard, accordion, piano or harp – there’s a wide range of instruments to browse through in many regions of Ireland. If you fancy yourself as more of an outdoorsy person, take a look at the Bicycles, Golf, Sailing and Watersports sections. And if you’ve the emotional and financial resources to commit to bringing a horse or a pony into your family’s life, our Horses section may be for you. You can also search DoneDeal for all the accompanying bits and pieces you’ll need for your new equestrian way of life. The idea of learning something new appeals to many of us at the beginning of a new year, and in our Training & Courses section there’s always plenty to choose from. Find lessons in subjects as varied as foreign languages, driving skills, CPR and make-up techniques advertised on DoneDeal. Of course, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s always the option of placing a wanted ad to see if anyone who has such an item for sale gets in touch. On that note, with New Year’s resolutions in mind, the New Year is as good a time as any to have a look at failed resolutions of past years. If you have items that you no longer use gathering dust, maybe it’s time to try to get some return on your investment by selling them to enthusiastic buyers. After all, with some extra money in your pocket, maybe you’ll look out for a hobby on DoneDeal that you really think you’ll stick with for the coming year! #NewYearsresolution #SportampHobbies