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Have a Safe and Hassle-free Sale

Garage Sale Trail is all about fun. Here's some of our best tips to make sure your sale is big on fun and low on any fun-ruining risks.


DON’T BE TRIPPIN, FALLING OVER OR GETTING RUN OVER


Make sure you keep everything on your own property, off the footpath and keep driveways clear. If you're using the nature strip, be sure to set up items so they are facing the footpath – this means shoppers won’t have to venture on the road to explore your treasures. They’ll be safe and stay longer! And remember, there are some places garage sales just don’t belong…

WEAR PROTECTION


We've been doing lots of sunshine dances in the office to make it a bright and sunny day for you. Slap on the sunscreen and get your hat and sunnies at the ready. If it's super sunny, consider putting up a shade so you have somewhere cool to hang out.


STAY HYDRATED


Have a bottle of water on hand and keep it topped up. If it's a scorcher, you might want to offer shoppers a thirst quenching drink too. Since when could anyone resist a homemade lemonade stand?


GRAB A BUDDY


Everything’s better as a two. Get the family involved or get a mate along to help out.


GET YOURSELF A BUM BAG


Keep all that lovely moola safe in a bum bag or purse that you can keep on you. Make sure your any treasured possessions you’re not selling are safely under lock and key inside your property.

ONLY SET UP ON THE MORNING OF THE SALE


Keep your pre-loved goodies inside your property until the morning of your sale and bring them in overnight if you're planning a two day Garage Sale Trail event.


LET YOUR NEIGHBOURS KNOW YOU’RE GETTING INVOLVED


Use the letterbox slips we’ve provided here or do an old-fashioned door knock.

AND IF THE SUNSHINE GODS AREN’T IN YOUR FAVOUR…


Have a plan in place for what’ll you do in the event of bad weather. Consider: changing the day of your sale (from Saturday to Sunday or vice versa), moving inside the garage or if it’s extreme weather, postponing to another time.