Garage Sale Trail 2018 in Yass

The countdown is on to the national Garage Sale Trail, Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, and you’re invited.

Sign-up your sale sooner rather than later and increase your chances of shoppers finding you.

Right now, thousands are working out where they’re buying from next weekend, using the trail creator on the event’s website. Are you on there?

Sign-up is free and anyone can be involved, whether you’re wanting to declutter, earn some extra cash or raise money for charity.

Every dollar counts and last year, household sales made $387 and group sales made $840 on average.

Over 400,000 people are expected to take part this year, from households to schools and even community groups. 

For those in search of a few bargains and collectables, already 19 households and groups have put their sales on the Yass trail.

You can also hit the road and explore local neighbourhoods, such as Canberra or Goulburn, with Garage Sale Trail organisers expecting two million items to go on sale across the country. 

Get ready to get rummaging; from rabbits to designer clothing, you can find pretty much everything.

Garage Sale Trail relies on the support of local councils and has a strong sustainability focus, hoping to highlight how much we waste.

Last year, the average sale redistributed 250kgs worth of stuff to new homes.

Mayor Rowena Abbey said the Garage Sale Trail presents a fun and social way for council to encourage sustainability and help educate the community about why we all need to take responsibility for our waste.

“Garage Sale Trail also provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community,” she said.

“We're really pleased to be involved in this grassroots event.”

Join the upcoming national Garage Sale Trail, October 20-21. Head to garagesaletrail.com.au to plan your trail or sign-up your sale. Photo: supplied

Join the upcoming national Garage Sale Trail, October 20-21. Head to garagesaletrail.com.au to plan your trail or sign-up your sale. Photo: supplied