4 steps to taking better photos

OLX Tips By February 1, 2017 No Comments

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Did you know that ads with great photos sell 5 times faster? Luckily, you don’t need an expensive camera to take good photos anymore. These days phone cameras are so good that stunning pictures are literally at your fingertips. Plus, we’ve got 4 simple steps to help make taking amazing photos child’s play.

Your photos are a vital part of your ad; they should clearly show the item you’re selling. People are much more likely to click on your advert if you have photos, so the more clear your photos are, the better your chance of selling.


5 Tips to save water… And money!

OLX Tips By January 25, 2017 1 Comment

water, restrictions, garden, waterless, carwash, OLX, South Africa, drought, money, tips, saving,Water restrictions have been on everyone’s minds lately, especially with the worrying footage of our drying dams and the less than normal rainfall.

And on top of that, there are the hefty fines you’d have to pay if you were caught not meeting the new rules on water use. Well, one of the values we firmly stand by is that everyone should be empowered, so we’d like to empower you with these water-saving tips.

Cut your bill down by up to half with grey water
Not familiar with grey water? It’s water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs and washing machine that may have a little food or hair in it from gentle use.


7 tips to nail this year’s back to school season

OLX Tips By January 20, 2017 No Comments

OLX, school, budget, saving, tips, south africaStationery and books don’t come cheap, and don’t get us started on the fees! But there are few better ways to move up in life than through education. Why not try these tips to make preparing for the new school year a breeze?

You might be stumped on how you can afford the latest Ben10 bag or Trolls space case. OLX is teeming with great deals on barely used items that may fit the bill.

Books tend to be cheaper online than in hard copy. See if you can find some that you can download onto a Kindle or tablet. It’s easy as that!


DIY ideas to survive January’s tight budget

OLX Tips By January 11, 2017 No Comments

blog_insert_450x450___diyThere’s no denying that money can be pretty tight in January, especially after all the braais, parties and gifts during the festive season. All the more reason to get creative with making your money stretch!

Keeping up with the Joneses or Gumedes can be a lot easier on the pocket if you pick up a few DIY projects like a rope basket to amp up your home decor, rain barrel to ease the water bill or shoe hangers to make space for your next shopping spree.

First things first
If you’re a DIY noobie, you’ll need to stock up on some basic tools to get going – like pliers, drills, glue guns and so on. For those, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the tools available at OLX that won’t break the bank.


Happy New You!

#MoveUp By January 2, 2017 2 Comments

blog_insert_450x450It’s 2017 and time to hit the floor running. You don’t want to repeat the mistakes of 2016 so soon, right?

New year resolutions are hard to keep, but with some simple tips, you could sail right through them.

Take it easy on yourself
When it comes to keeping resolutions, no matter what they are, there’s nothing to it but to do it. Start small and set mini resolutions along the way.


Your simple outdoor New Year’s Eve Party checklist

In The Know By December 20, 2016 No Comments

blog_insert_450x450_festivalIt’s that time of the year again. The line-ups to New Year’s Eve parties  are revealed, sending all of us into a social media frenzy over our favourite local and international acts. From indie to deep house, there is no denying that we’re spoiled for choice, especially to ring in the new year.

Why not enjoy the last of 2016 with fantastic music and great company in our naturally beautiful countryside? Traffic getting into the city can be a nightmare. Plus, you don’t want to arrive in your Uber just as the countdown starts. Here are some tips and a useful checklist of what you’ll need to make the most of your weekend away.


When it’s time to hit the road

#MoveUp By November 30, 2016 No Comments

blog_insert_450x450Are you planning a road trip for the upcoming December holidays or a local music festival? Well, you’re in for a treat because we’re quite lucky here in South Africa with our unrivalled, beautiful scenic drives.

Travelling by road is the best way to see what the country has to offer. Whether it be breath-taking beaches, beautiful countryside or buzzing city life, you won’t be disappointed! It’s all the more reason to take your time while driving to your destination.
We’ve put together a few tips for a memorable South African road trip:

1.Choose your travel companions carefully
You will have to spend a lot of time with them, so make sure everyone gets along with each other. If you’re travelling a long distance, this will be a great bonding experience.


8 tips to nail your first race

#MoveUp By November 21, 2016 No Comments

blog_insert_450x450_raceIt’s time to enjoy the sun while getting out and being active. South Africa has a lot of running and cycling events on offer to enjoy with family.

From the parkruns across the country, Telkom 947 10km family and kiddies cycling race in Gauteng, to the Baywest Mall 10km and 5km road race in the Eastern Cape. If this is your first time running or cycling, we thought we could help you out with a few tips.

1.Throw any time goals out the window
The aim of these races should be reaching the finish line rather than beating a specific time. It’s better to enjoy the experience and take it all in.

2.When race day nerves start to set in
Calm the nerves by visualising the race and practise some relaxing breathing techniques. Remember everyone gets a little nervous in the beginning, and you’ve won just by making it to the starting line!


Our social experiment unlocks cash & declutters

#MoveUp By November 1, 2016 No Comments


Reading the daily headlines makes us all a little anxious when we think about how the economy is performing and how that affects our pocket.

The sad reality is our rand doesn’t go as far as it used to, even on daily groceries. So, we set out to prove that most households have money tied up in all those things that clutter up our cupboards and are no longer needed. That money could go a long way this festive season.

We surveyed six households and pointed out some preloved and unused items valued at over forty thousand rands, thanks to the help of a professional evaluator. In all cases, the families were pleasantly surprised by the combined value of the household items. And, given the current economic climate, it came as welcome news.