Do you have lots of 'junk' just lying around the house just waiting for the next hard rubbish collection date? Or have you been wanting to sell old household goods but just haven't gotten around to it? Well here's your chance to sell all your goods and for bargain hunters, this is going to be heaven.
On Sunday April 10th pull out all your old clothes, printers, laptops etc. and become a part of the nation-wide Garage Sale Trail. The event is organised by environmental NGOs and eco-conscious individuals whose aims are to decrease the amount of rubbish going into our landfills and to raise the profile of second-hand goods as a viable alternative to purchasing new products.
In 2010, The Garage Sale Trail ran a pilot project in Bondi, Sydney with 126 participating households across the entire city which resulted in 15 shipping containers worth of goods being sold with the average household making $750 on that day. Above all else, it's a great way to meet the rest of the community and to mingle with the neighbours.
This year, more than 1000 garage sales have already been listed and with major sponsors like channel 10 and local Councils, it's going to be even bigger. To find your nearest participating garage sale, simply log on to the website and type in your postcode and the site will list all the garage sales in your vicinity. Alternatively, if you want to organise a garage sale, just put in the address of the garage sale on the website and the site will list your garage sale free of charge. You can even personalise your garage sale by listing what products you'll be selling and can even put up pictures of your goods to draw in more crowds. There is also a Vodafone mobile app that you can download for free that lists all the participating garage sales.
this is a brilliant idea that more states should give a go.
Canberra has Second Hand Sunday and it's all free, it's about saving landfill not profit.
Would love to see either plan implemented in Melbourne
By dodki - reader Wednesday, 6th of April @ 10:19 pm
That sounds awesome. Do you know who organises the Canberra event? It's great seeing the awareness of waste avoidance and the profile of second hand goods becoming more mainstream. We are producing unviable amounts of waste and need to do everything we can to prevent it. Thanks for the comment =)
By Virginia Wong - senior reviewer Thursday, 7th of April @ 11:38 am
sounds like a wonderful idea. I do like the photo of your bunny!