What is the Garage Sale Trail?

They say everything old is new again – and right now the ‘new black’ is definitely pre-loved!

October is Buy Nothing New Month. It’s also the when the mighty Garage Sale Trail takes place. 

Garage Sale Trail brings the community together

So what is the Garage Sale Trail?

It’s a national weekend of action designed to encourage people to ‘choose to reuse’.

In Western Australia there will be more than 800 different events hosted across Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. More than 100,000 people around the state are expected to get involved over the two days – either by buying or selling items.

Who’s it for?

It’s for everyone!

Registering an event is free. It’s also worth checking out if your local Council or Shire is hosting a Garage Sale Trail event as you might be able to set up a pop-up stall there (particularly helpful if you don’t have your own garage!)

You can find an event near you using the Garage Sale Trail locator tool. 

Why should you participate?

It's quite simple really - buying second hand is one of the best ways that you can help to own your impact! You’ll be preventing valuable resources from ending up in landfill too soon and avoid the creation of new waste - and that, when a whole lot of people do it on mass, makes a huge difference! 

There’s also a pretty good chance that you have items around your home – from furniture and ornaments, to clothes and outdoor items – that you no longer need. And you’re not alone!  

89 percent of australians have junk at home

Decluttering isn’t the only advantage of getting involved, there’s also potential to make some extra cash.

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