AUSTRALIA’S BIG DAY OF GOOD STUFF!
By reusing what we already have in communities across the country, it’s good for us and good for the planet. When lots of people make small everyday actions together, big changes are possible. Celebrate #reuse #community #treasure on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2016.
FOR SALE: JETPACKS, ALPACAS & 2 GRANDPAS
Anything and everything is up for sale in the 2.8 million items listed on the Garage Sale Trail, from alpacas to jetpacks, an entire Star Wars collection, through to two grandpas and a flatmate for sale on the day. It’s the one day of the year when all the weird and wonderful things from any decade are unearthed from sheds, attics and garages across the country. Find something truly unique in your block from a neighbour you pass every day in the street. Shopping locally for stuff is guilt-free soulful retail therapy. Check out these bargains from the 2015 Garage Sale Trail national day of treasure hunting.
#treasure #bargains #reuse
TOGETHER ON ONE BIG DAY WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Australia, our waste is growing six times faster than our population. Eeek! Buying and selling at a garage sale is a great way to reduce and think differently about waste. One garage sale on its own doesn’t make much of a difference, but when the whole country gets on board good stuff translates into big outcomes. If you put all the stuff sold on the Garage Sale Trail last year in to shopping trollies they would stretch over 100km’s. By working hand-in-hand with councils and the good people around Australia, Garage Sale Trail has grown rapidly to become the largest sustainability and community event in the country. Together we make a difference, get involved in Australia’s big weekend of GOOD STUFF on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017.
#australia #reuse #movement
TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBOUR, LIVE A LITTLE MORE.
Human beings are not meant to live just with stuff. In fact, people with stronger social relationships are more likely to live longer, yet only half of all Australians would recognize their neighbour in the street. A review of 148 medical studies found that “the influence of social relationships on the risk of death are comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality such as smoking and alcohol consumption and exceed the influence of other risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity.” So getting to know your neighbours is better than going for a run and up there with quitting cigarettes! Woh. Garage Sale Trail is one way for people to come together, last year 63% of people who joined in felt more connected to their local community after the event. Anyone, any age, anywhere can take part on the day shopping or selling. Get involved Saturday 22 October, strike up a conversation and you might just live a little more – ‘How much for the chicken?’
#community #connections #neighbourhoods #health
MAKE ROOM FOR MORE LIVING
Decluttering isn’t about living without stuff, it’s about living with intention and making room for the good stuff in life. Putting your sale on the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October is a free, easy way to refocus on the things that make us happy, like people that make us laugh and our labors of love. It’s making a choice about the lives we want to lead and having fun doing it… oh and making some pocket money in the process.
The first 1,250 eligible sellers to register and opt-in for a seller pack before September 15 receive a FREE seller pack with posters, flyers and some handy bits and bobs to help you make a great day of it. So gather your stuff, good people and get involved in Australia’s big weekend of GOOD STUFF, the Garage Sale Trail.
#declutter #happyhomes #wellbeing
MAKE ROOM FOR HAPPY
Lots of things contribute to happiness, but stress is a biggie. UCLA Research shows clutter increases the stress hormone cortisol which affects how well you sleep, how well you can concentrate, focus and process information. Decluttering is about finding a balance between the stuff we have and the stuff we need to simplify life, reduce stress to make a little more room for happiness. Join over 350,000 people buying and selling across the country in Australia’s big weekend of GOOD STUFF! Declutter and spark some happy by seeing your stuff reused on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October - it’s good for you and good for the planet.
#declutter #happyhomes #wellbeing