It’s not like anyone ever needs an excuse to go second-hand shopping, but we’ve got one for you anyway. There is a HUGE Garage Sale Trail event happening this weekend with over 23,000 locations Australia-wide and trust us, you do not want to miss this one.
Whether you are after a quirky vintage bicycle or trying to find something to wear to that wedding you have coming up in spring, you can get it all there. Rather make money then spend it? You can still register to hold a garage sale as part of the event. Last year the average household sold 90 items and made $309 – not bad for an opportunity to declutter your home in one weekend.
Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols started Garage Sale Trail back in 2010, and since then it has grown to be the biggest annual reuse and community event in Australia. In 2018, whooping 3 million kilograms of pre-loved items were sold over one weekend saving thousands of items from ending up in landfills.
The research shows that the second-hand economy in Australia is worth $34 billion. Peer-to-peer trading is booming. It is not only going to save you your hard-earned cash, but it can also be one of the most sustainable ways to shop and reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you decided to declutter your home or shop for bargains at the Garage Sale Trail this weekend, you will be helping the reuse movement to grow and that’s an easy climate action right there.
WHEN IS IT ALL HAPPENING?
Date: Saturday, 19 October & Sunday 20 October 2019
Location: All over Australia – search for the garage sale locations in your area here
Buying second-hand is one of many easy-to-implement actions that can help reduce your carbon footprint. Share your sustainable living tips with us on social media – you can find The Overshoot on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.