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Garage Sale Trail 2019: make money or find a second-hand gem in Yass

Pick up a bargain: More than 400,000 households, schools and community groups are expected to join the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail. Photo: supplied
Pick up a bargain: More than 400,000 households, schools and community groups are expected to join the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail. Photo: supplied

Eager to declutter the house and put some cash in your back pocket? Or perhaps you're on the hunt for a bargain, maybe a second-hand pair of designer shoes or a retro vinyl?

If you answered yes to either of the above, mark the weekend of October 19 and 20 in your calendar and join the annual, national Garage Sale Trail.

More than 400,000 households, schools and community groups are expected to put themselves on the map, creating a trail of gems waiting for a new owner, from kids toys to a gold necklace, a barely used juicer or chicken pen.

After all, they say one man's trash is another man's treasure.

The event is free to join and the organisation behind the Garage Sale Trail gives the first 1250 sellers who register before September 10 a free seller pack including posters and price tags.

Last year, on average each household made $309, participants connected with 46 local people and more than 500 kilograms of stuff was sold and re-distributed.

Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey said the Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet neighbours and connect with the community while decluttering and raising money for yourself or a charity.

"Last year we finished in the top ten for most sales and stalls registered in NSW per capita and I know we can do that again," Cr Abbey said.

Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder had a few tips to share for those interested in registering.

"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," Mr Valder said.

"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."

Host a sale or shop the Trail at www.garagesaletrail.com.au