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26/08/2019 10:00 a.m.
26 August 2019
Garage Sale Trail is back on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October 2019. Kwinana households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country as a part of the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail.
A multi award-winning community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail is supported by over 140 local councils nation-wide.
Mayor Carol Adams said that Garage Sale Trail presented a fun and social way for Kwinana to encourage reuse and help educate the community about the impact we make when we buy secondhand.
"We're really pleased to be involved in this national event again this year. Garage Sale Trail provides a great way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community, while also decluttering and raising money for yourself or charity."
Last year participants of household garage sales made on average $309. 46 local people participated and more than 500kgs of items were sold and re-distributed at each garage sale.
Event organisers estimate that more than 2 million items will be listed for sale and reuse this year.
Garage Sale Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder said "the sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town on marketing are the ones who bring home the bacon and sell the most"
"Garage sale names like Sale of the Century, The Almost-Deceased Estate Sale, It's a Divorce, and the Crap & Crepes Sale stick in our minds. At The Crap & Crepes Sale four students from France gave away a crepe with every purchase." Andrew Valder said.
The first 1,250 sellers who register before the 10 September will receive a free seller pack with posters, price tags and more to help them have a winning garage sale.
Register to host a sale at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/City-of-Kwinana or to find out where there will be sales happening in the local community visit garagesaletrail.com.au.