Redlands Coast households, schools and community groups are set to join more than 400,000 people across the country on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October as a part of Australia’s ninth annual Garage Sale Trail.
A multi award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is powered by more than 140 local councils nation-wide.
This year’s weekend-long event is expected to involve more Australians than ever before –people who will ‘choose to reuse’ at more than 16,000 garage sale events to be held across the country.
Mayor Karen Williams said that Garage Sale Trail was a fun and social way for Redland City Council to encourage the reuse of goods and help educate the community about the positive impact we can all make when we buy secondhand items.
“The philosophy underpinning Garage Sale Trail – that of sustainable living – is a priority for Council as we partner with Redlands Coast residents and businesses to divert reusable resources from landfill,” Cr Williams said.
“As a society, we need to learn to take responsibility for the waste we create and recognise the value of resources and reusable materials.
“Council will be getting involved with our libraries and RecycleWorld holding their own garage sales.
“Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community while also decluttering and raising money for yourself, your school or charity.
“Last year’s national results showed the average household made over $300, community groups raised an average of $650 and schools made $1500.
“We’re really pleased to be involved in this grass roots national event again and encourage all Redlands Coast residents to consider hosting a sale.
“There’s plenty of time to get organised, register your sale and list your goods before the big weekend in October.
“Those already planning a garage sale may wish to reschedule to take advantage of the free promotion that comes with Garage Sale Trail.
“Sellers will be able to access to online resources including their own webpage, social media tiles as well as digital posters and flyers once they register.”
Garage Sale Trail co-founder Ander Valder said that he expected more than two million items to be listed for sale and reuse nationally.
“The sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town on marketing are the ones who bring home the bacon and sell the most,” Mr Valder said.
Redlands Coast Garage Sale Tail
What: Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail
When: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019
Where: All over Redlands Coast – visit garagesaletrail.com.au/RedlandsCoast before the weekend to map your trail.
Cost: Free to host a sale and shop the trail.
Registration: Now open! Register your garage sale at garagesaletrail.com.au/RedlandsCoast
Host a garage sale or shop the trail at garagesaletrail.com.au/RedlandsCoast