The award-winning Garage Sale Trail, back for its 10th year this November, is a weekend of simultaneous garage sales nationwide.
Its organisers want to encourage Aussies to think differently about waste – given we produce more than 60 million tonnes of it each year. By putting secondhand first, last year nearly 400,000 sellers and shoppers involved in the event kept an estimated 3.2 million kilos of waste from landfill.
Aside from the sustainability factor, though, garage sales are a sure-fire way to declutter, give your unwanted stuff a second life and make some cash in the process – to keep or donate to charity.
This year, for the first time, there’ll also be the option to host a virtual garage sale via Facebook or Instagram, which means even more ways to nab new or pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, books, toys art, vinyl and more.
Among the star online sellers is Hawkeye Vintage owner Danielle Goodwin, who’ll be hosting a vintage-designer sale on Instagram from 10am on Saturday November 21.