ONE MAN’S TRASH, IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big day of GOOD STUFF with over 10,000 garage sales happening around the country on Saturday 22 October 2016.

Now in its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail, is a free, council-powered day of garage sales that attracts over 300 000  bargain-loving shoppers  nationally.  With over 2 million pre-loved treasures expected to be up for sale for many its Australia’s national day of haggling.

The day exists to do more than help people sell  their unwanted stuff and hone the skills of bargain hunters. The simple act of buying and selling at a garage sale does a whole lot of ‘good stuff’ beyond making extra cash and finding treasure. It’s a simple way to bring communities together, reuse and rethink the idea of what waste really is… while having an excuse to get dressed up, bake and barbeque.

Registrations are open online for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail for residents keen to join in. Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said residents, groups and organisations interested in participating could register for free at www.garagesaletrail.com.au

“This national initiative has grown to become the biggest reuse and community event in the country with 73 sellers registered last year across the Gladstone Region,” Councillor Burnett said.

Council’s Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said early promotional packs would be sent to the first 2500 sellers who register on the Garage Sale Trail website by September 25.

“Residents who register early will receive posters, flyers and promotional materials to help them promote their garage sale, as well as have access to tips and tools to make their sale successful,”Cr Bush said.

She said the Garage Sale Trail would be promoted locally, regionally and nationally with thousands of garage sales occurring around the nation on the one day. Sellers and buyers have the ability to utilise useful online and digital resources which makes it easy to host or attend a garage sale.”

For more information or to register a Garage Sale head to www.garagesaletrail.com.au