The Garage Sale Trail doesn't get over 300,000 people getting each year for nothing. And this year, for the first time, it's a whole weekend of celebrating reuse and community on October 21 and 22. Here are just a few of the reasons for hosting your own garage sale on the trail.
Make some money - for you or something you care about
In 2016, Garage Sale Trail sellers made around $300, and 25% of sellers donated their takings. Whether you're saving up for your next holiday or making money for a cause or organisation, Garage Sale Trail is a great way to fundraise!
There's a growing trend around the world where people are overwhelmed by their stuff, to the point where they can't function or find things so they just buy more. Free yourself of your clutter and you'll have more space for awesome.
Join the reuse movement
Garage Sale Trail is fast becoming a national movement of reuse-loving, community-minded people who come together on one weekend to clear out their pre-loved stuff, find second hand treasure, meet the neighbours and have some fun. Recycling is great but reuse is even better. It extends the life and value of the stuff we buy and takes pressure off the planet’s precious resources.
Get to know your neighbours
Get to know your neighbours and join over 350,000 fellow Australians as part of the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales. Connected communities are the happiest, healthiest and bounce back better when bad stuff happens. Our goal for 2017 is to enable 120,000 new neighbourly connections in communities across Australia - be part of it!
Garage Sale Trail is like a festival of good vibes as well as garage sales. Hosting a sale on the trail is a great excuse to share your fave tunes with the neighbourhood, share some stories about your stuff, and unleash your creativity!
It's easy, and we're here to help
We make it easy. Register your sale for free get a dedicated sale listing on our website, and promotional materials and tips and tricks to make your garage sale a smash hit. If you don’t sell everything on the day, we’ll make easy for you to find a new home for your pre-loved stuff, from selling high value items on eBay to accessing local council services.
Get in quick from 10 August 2017 to get one of 1250 free seller goodie packs up for grabs, if you're in a participating council area.