Turn trash to treasure at the Garage Sale Trail

For the first time, the nationwide Garage Sale Trail will be a weekend-long event, running on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22. Photo: Charli Shield.

For the first time, the nationwide Garage Sale Trail will be a weekend-long event, running on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22. Photo: Charli Shield.

If the sight of a cardboard sign with ‘garage sale’ scribbled on it makes you giddy with delight, next weekend’s nationwide Garage Sale Trail will have you in a frenzy. 

Happening across Australia, the trail is an opportunity for any household with a bit of extra stuff lying around to declutter and give locals the chance to grant it a new life. 

For the first time, the Garage Sale Trail will be a weekend-long event, running on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

Now in its 7th year, the trail was born in Bondi Beach in 2010 as a way to encourage recycling and to bring the community together. 

Organisers have said, “it’s a great reason to declutter, fundraise or make a little pocket money, meet a few locals, find treasure and have a whole lotta fun!”

“It’s for the treasure-seekers, the bargain hunters, the vintage-lovers, the declutter-ers, the fundraisers and everyone in between.”

The Garage Sale Trail is supported by over 150 Councils and five state and territory government departments Australia-wide. 

Last year's Garage Sale Trail saw 321,000 Australians get involved at 15,151 sales nationally, which represented over 2 million items listed for sale and reuse. 

There are currently 230,252 Australians signed up to host garage sales as part of the trail, and three are registered within the Southern Highlands – at Berrima, Burradoo, and Moss Vale. 

Organisers are hoping to have 350,000 hosts register by the weekend. 

You can register your garage sale online at https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/user/register?destination=register-sale 

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