Chance to treasure other people’s trash

It’s a fun and social way to make money, meet your neighbours and help the environment.
Nanjing Night Net

And this year, the Garage Sale Trail will be massive, with more than 400,000 Australians expected to hit the streets on Saturday, October 24, to snap up a bargain and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Founded in 2010 by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols, the not-for-profit award-winning sustainability and community program is now backed by more than 150 councils.

It’s free to get involved.

Registration is now open to households, community groups, schools, businesses and makers/creators – anyone who is up for a day of fun.

Sellers hosting garage sales can put their “sale on the trail” and list key items, while shoppers can plan their day by searching what sales are in their neighbourhood and create a personalised “treasure trail”.

“In 2014, there were 2.9 million pre-loved items from over 8000 garage sales,” Mr Nichols said.

“Up for sale was everything from a rocket-powered jetpack, a beachside apartment and a couple of grandpas looking for a good home.

“The average seller made over $300 and met 13 new locals on the day.”

This year, the number of garage sales is expected to top 10,000.

There will be plenty of bargains to be had but the Garage Sale Trail is about much more.

“The simple act of having a garage sale is a way to encourage re-use and place a value on the world’s resources,” Mr Valder said.

Sellers who register at garagesaletrail南京夜网419论坛 before September 25 will receive a free promotional pack.

Fairfax Media is a media partner of Garage Sale Trail 2015.

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