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.


Are You Team Charcoal or Team Gas?

Competitions By September 20, 2016 No Comments


Heritage Day is fast approaching. Delicious meat and veggies cooking on an open flame have become the most popular way to celebrate the diverse, rich heritage in this beautiful country we call home.

We couldn’t decide whether a wood or charcoal braai is better than gas, so we asked BraaiBoy to weigh in with his expert opinion.

Wood or Charcoal
It takes a while to be ready to braai… but sometimes that’s exactly what you want, especially for friends to huddle around a lekker wood fire in winter. The rising smoke of fat dripping onto the coals gives food that delicious smoky flavour. Wood or charcoal flames reach a higher temperature for an epic sear, but requires constant attention for longer roasts.


Trade in & trade up

OLX Tips By September 15, 2016 No Comments

blog_insert_450x450_carLooking for a new ride? Well OLX has the perfect solution for you. All you need to do is download the free OLX app!

If your old car could do with a little fixing up before trading it in, you can search for great deals on OLX. You can even trade your spare parts for ones you need.

When it’s time to sell the OLX app makes it easy in three hassle-free steps:

1. Snap a photo of your car.

2. Write a catchy description to attract eager buyers.

3. Post your ad for free.


Your office furniture is more important than you think!

Best Of By September 8, 2016 No Comments

BLOGsize_450x450Whether you spend your working days in an office building or at home, office furniture plays a key role in your productivity, your focus and the quality of your work.

When shopping around for furniture, you have to make sure that the items are functional and comfortable, because you will be spending the majority of your day in your office.

When you do go out and choose your office furniture, you have to take into account that you will be working in this space, so it has to fit your personality and the type of work that you do.

The first thing you would need to sort out is your office chair, because comfortable seating is a key element in improving productivity.


Springtime is here!

Best Of By September 1, 2016 No Comments

BLOGsize_450x450_31AugWhile the dreaded winter month is finishing up, we all welcome the month of spring with open arms.

Springtime refers to rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth. It allows us to put away our electric blankets, thick coats and rain jackets and take out our camping gear. It’s the first time in a while that we will be able to explore and get out in nature without having to wear multiple layers!

We have put together a checklist of all the key items one would need in order to have a well organised camping trip away.

The most important three items that you absolutely need when camping are: a tent, a sleeping bag and we’d recommend a camping chair.



The top 3 selling smartphones on OLX at the moment

Best Of By August 10, 2016 No Comments

BLOGsize_450x450___04AugHere it is, the top 3 most popular smartphones on OLX at the moment, let’s take a step closer and review the pros of each phone.

1.Apple iPhone 5: 
On the day the iPhone 5 was released, the iPhone fans were already lining up hours before to make sure they got their hands on one. According to every iPhone user, they feel like they have the best phone. But let’s dig a bit deeper and find out what the pros are so we can make that judgement call?

The pros: Firstly the iPhone 5 is much thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4, making it easier to fit in your pocket, another pro would be that it has way more features than the iPhone 4. These include a 4-inch display, an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for those very important selfies.


How to keep warm and reduce your bills

In The Know By July 12, 2016 No Comments

post18__blogWinter is officially here. For many this means adopting a number of new habits that run up electricity costs. There are alternative ways of staying toasty without having to break the bank, so we’ve decided to put together a few cost-effective suggestions that’ll help you keep warm this winter.

Adjust door thresholds or get a draft blocker
Door thresholds normally have four or five screws that you can adjust. If you turn these screws counterclockwise, the threshold should lift. You’ll want to raise the height of the threshold until the gap between the door and the threshold is minimal. This will ensure that the indoor air you’ve paid to heat, doesn’t get lost. Alternatively, you could opt for a simpler option and get yourself a draft stopper to block the gap under the door.    Click here to find draft blockers on OLX >>


Are you baby ready?

In The Know By July 5, 2016 No Comments

post17_blogSo you’re an expecting parent…​
​Congratulations!​​ ​As you know there are many things to take care of before your gorgeous baby can make his/her way into this world. That’s why we’ve created a simple, yet efficient​ ​check list, to help you make sure you’re prepared for your​ ​baby’s​ ​arrival.

1. Know the baby basics
It’s important to know what to expect before & after giving birth. Childbirth classes can help you here as there’s a lot more to holding, feeding and changing babies than meets the eye. Learning these basics before the baby arrives will also help new mothers ease into motherhood, and avoid unnecessary stress.  Find baby books on OLX >>