I’m all about vintage, eco, and making the old new again. Heck, I love vintage clothes, live and work in a solar-powered converted shed, and even my jewellery is made from recycled sterling silver.
My favourite places to shop for clothes are the local Vinnies and Etsy.
So – when the Garage Sale Trail team got in touch and asked me to help spread the word, I jumped at the chance!
What is the Garage Sale Trail?
In their own words:
Whether youâ€™re looking for some retro bargains, want to de-clutter, or just to get to know the neighbours,Â Garage Sale TrailÂ is for you.
Garage Sale Trail, now it’s in third year as a national Australian event.Â Garage Sale TrailÂ organises communities around Australia to hold Garage Sales on the same day, this yearÂ Saturday October 26th.
Weâ€™re into sustainability, by redistributing great stuff and saving it from landfill.
Weâ€™re into community, by making a great occasion for you to connect with people in your neighbourhood.
Weâ€™re into you making some moneyÂ from stuff you would otherwise have thrown away, for you or your favourite charity.
So far Garage Sale has redistributed one million items from potential landfill, helped raise $3 million in local fundraising, and helped 800,000 people to meet their neighbours in Australia.
As I write this post, there are over 8,000 garage sales registered for this weekend – that’s pretty phenomenal!
You can find sales near you on the Garage Sale Trail website here.
Or – if you want to turn your potential trash into someone else’s treasure, you can still add your sale to the trail.