One big day of buying and selling around Australia
Spring has arrived! Have you started spring cleaning your house? It is the best time to get organised and de-clutter the home and make some pocket money by having a garage sale. As for treasure hunters, be on the lookout for garage sales around your area soon.
Source: The Garage Sale Trail
No matter what your goal is, sellers and buyers should mark their calendar for 26 October 2013 because the Garage Sale Trail 2013 is on! It will be a one big day of selling and buying all around Australia including schools, local community groups, local businesses, households, and cultural institutions.
Started off locally in Bondi Beach four years ago, the Garage Sale Trail event aims to promote sustainability, community networking, and fund raising for self or charities. It has since then evolved into a national event in Australia where communities around the country will hold garage sales on the same day.
The event in 2012 was a success with the involvement of 800,000 people, 1 million items being sold/redistributed and $3 millions raised in local fundraising. Registered local businesses as sellers for the event made twice their regular takings on average during the sale day. It was also an opportunity to connect with their potential future buyers.
Interested sellers and buyers for this year garage sale should visit the official website to register a garage sale for free or create your own sale trail respectively. How-to guides are also available for sellers to make references. The first 5000 sellers will receive participants pack with an official guide, posters and and price tags for the sale.
Many items for sale have already been listed on the official website. Bargain hunters can easily search for their nearest sale locations via sale map or simply check out the sale list. Smartphone users can also visit the official webpage on the day of sale and retrieve their saved trail map for their treasure hunt adventure.
So, wait no further, start cleaning up the house and register a garage sale. Anything can be sold and you'll be surprise to find a potential buyer for something you no longer need or unwanted . Buyers on the other hand should start plotting the map to their potential destinations for treasure.