REGISTRATIONS have poured in for the highly anticipated Garage Sale Trail - Australia's biggest community and sustainability event.
Set to take place on October 19-20, the gigantic weekend will be filled with waste-reducing, planet saving, treasure hunting fun.
This year's Garage Sale Trail is set to be the biggest yet with 400,000 people expected to take part at more than 18,000 sale events across the country - diverting upwards of three million kilos from landfill.
Now in its ninth year, the multi award-winning national initiative seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse and the need to take individual responsibility for the impact of our consumption habits whilst building stronger, more connected and resilient communities.
Proud media partner Australian Community Media, publisher of this newspaper, is supporting the Garage Sale Trail by offering special rates for participants to advertise in their local classifieds section. Garage Sale Trail will be returning the favour by communicating this offer to their participants, allowing the trail to grow and incorporate as many events as possible.
From a self-described "showgirl" selling her vintage wares to get to Hollywood, to a Queensland family offloading the contents of a "mystery room" they uncovered in their new home. Here's a taste of what's on offer:
- Showgirl Showdown- outrageously glamorous showgirl Jessi Leigh is hell bent on getting to Hollywood. So she's downsizing drastically, selling her prized show gowns, shoes and second hand designer fashion.
- River Downs Next Biggest Garage Sale - More than 30 Helensvale households are working together to create this huge sale with thousands of bargains up for grabs including 500 costumes from Showbiz Circus and Dance Studio.
- Woden CSC - This sale at the Canberra Southern Cross Club will feature items from the city's iconic Golden Grille.
- Ten Things I Hate About New - A bunch of childhood mates from Woollahra with a shared love of vintage and reuse are preparing to pass on their treasures.
- The Joy Exchange - Convict City Roller Derby League are hosting Hobart's biggest garage sale on October 19 with a multitude of stalls and items on offer.
So, what are you waiting for? Get involved with your community and do your bit for the planet by heading along to a Garage Sale Trail near you.
- To find your nearest garage sale, visit garagesaletrail.com.au