Thank you to everyone that participated
The Garage Sale Trail 2022 event was well received by those who participated across the shire helping to divert waste from landfill and in turn generating income for local households.
Passing on your secondhand items to op shops or selling them through garage sales or the use of online sales platforms can provide a range of benefits.
- A good incentive to declutter your home.
- "One persons trash is another persons treasure." Items that are no longer of use to you may be that special item that someone else is looking for.
- In a world of increasing living costs it is a great way to support the local economy through providing items that are affordable on a budget, and help generate income for local charities and households. It's a Win / Win for all involved.
- Often when items aren't of use anymore the inclination can be to throw them out, adding to the ever increasing landfill at our tip sites. Why not send them on to a home where they will be used by somebody else, helping reduce the amount of waste we produce in our homes.
Check out the "Cull Your Stuff" page in our sustainable living guide for more ideas.
Here are some highlights of the positive outcomes generated by Garage Sale Trail 2022. Stay tuned for the 2023 dates.
As Yoda once famously said, "Change your habits, decluttering can." How living with less can spark joy for you and the planet.
Garage sales are just one side of a very sexy, consumption-friendly dice. So we say get rolling. Good old fashioned game of Yahtzee, anyone?
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Think about it as a normal garage sale, but bigger, better and more connected. Sounds damn good, huh?
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We're bringing you new ways to be involved this year, both online and in the real world and are dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all involved. From taking part in an online masterclass to hosting a virtual garage sale from the safety of your home, there’s something for everyone. Read more about the plans we have made to keep you safe here.
Registrations are open now. Setting up your sale listing takes no more than five minutes of your time and once completed you’ll get access to free promotional materials including posters, bunting and a Covid-safe toolkit, created to help make your sale a rip-roaring success and keep you safe on the Trail.
The most successful sales get creative with their sale name and tell people what they're offering at their sale – think special guests, music, entertainment and free giveaways.
And fear not, if things change, you can edit your sale at any time, simply by logging in to your Garage Sale Trail account.
This year we're all about providing you with as much support as possible to help keep you safe on the Trail. From a Covid-safe toolkit of resources and tips for those hosting real life events to ways you can be involved online.
However you choose to get involved it's important you comply with the relevant Public Health Orders or other laws and regulations made by your local or state government.
There's more on the steps we're taking here.
Garage Sale Trail is Australia's festival of pre-loved stuff, dedicated to helping you extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.
In 2021, over 200,000 Australians hosted a garage sale or shopped the Trail. Together, they extended the life of over 1.5 million kgs of stuff saving these items from landfill and maximising the value of all the energy and resources that goes in to making the stuff we buy. It's the circular economy in action!
The best thing about Garage Sale Trail is that it’sfor everybody. Households, community groups, charities, schools, local businesses, even whole streets get involved! It’s also a great event for makers and creators to showcase their wares and for good causes to raise a quid or two to support their work.
Garage Sale Trail is one of a number of council initiatives designed to reduce waste to landfill and provide the community with ways to dispose of unwanted items responsibly.