Nationwide garage sale
Moreton Bay Region will take part in Australia's biggest ever Garage sale
Holding a garage sale is a great way to get rid of items that don't spark joy, but it's also pretty great for the environment. When you buy a pre-loved item we all save energy from production, reduced emissions from manufacture and transport and we preserve resources and less plastic packaging goes into our bins. Its a multi-win situation.
Next weekend, local households, schools and community groups will join over 400,000 people across the country for the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail.
Council spokesperson for Asset Construction and Maintenance, Cr Adam Hain, said it was multi award-winning community and sustainability event.
“Garage Sale Trail is supported by over 140 local councils nation-wide,” he said.
“It’s expected that this year’s weekend-long event will be the best attended yet, and it’s definitely a fun way to stop waste going to landfill.
“Afterall, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and by getting involved you’ll be helping to educate kids and our community about the impact we can all make when we buy secondhand.
“At the end of the day, it’s our responsibility as a society to take responsibility for the waste we create.”
The Garage Sale Trail weekend also provides a way to meet your neighbours, connect with your community and declutter the house - while raising money for charity or yourself.
Last year, the average participating household not only made $309 from the event, but each rescued more than 500kgs of items from the tip and connected with 46 of their neighbours.
Event organisers project that more than 2 million items will be listed for sale and reuse this year, making it Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, a gigantic weekend of waste-reducing, planet saving, treasure hunting fun.
Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder said the sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town on marketing are the ones who sell the most.
“Garage sale names like Sale Of The Century, The Almost-Deceased Estate Sale, It’s a Divorce, and the Crap & Crepes Sale stick in our minds,” he said.
“At The Crap & Crepes Sale four students from France gave away a crepe with every purchase. You can see how businesses start in garages!”
Garage Sale Trail 2019 is set to take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October. To register a sale or shop the Garage Trail head to www.garagesaletrail.com.au
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