Hawkesbury households, community groups, schools, charities and local businesses come and join hundreds of thousands of Australians across the country on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 October and take part in the Garage Sale Trail. Imagination is your only limit on how you can host a garage sale.
For the fifth year in a row, Hawkesbury City Council is proud to be supporting the movement that allows over 10,000 garage sales across the country to be held on one day. It is now one of the largest community and sustainability events in Australia and registration is free.
While the Garage Sale Trail generates local economic activity, it also provides residents with a fun day of buying, selling and connecting with local people, and encourages a novel way for residents to reduce waste and turn their trash into someone else’s treasure.
It is now time to register to be a part of the 2017 Garage Sale Trail at www.garagesaletrail.com.au If you register early enough, you will also receive a FREE Seller Pack, which includes printed posters, flyers and information to help you spread the word about your sale.
Hosts can be as creative as they like to encourage buyers to attend their sales. Last year, there was a record 137 registered garage sales in the Hawkesbury.
Each year, both families and organisations take the opportunity for a ‘spring clean out,’ with a bonus being that many items are reused which otherwise might have ended up in landfill. If selling is not your thing, you can still participate by visiting the many garage sales that will be held on 21 and 22 October throughout the Hawkesbury.
The Garage Sale Trail is supported by over 150 councils nationally with more than 10,000 garage sales expected to run across the country, attracting over 350,000 participants who will be eager to hunt down a bargain.
Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said, “The Garage Sale Trail has become a fun and well-known community event that many local residents take as the perfect opportunity to do a clean out. Across the country 120,000 new neighbourly connections will be made over the weekend long event in October, which is an added bonus”.
For further information about the Garage Sale Trail, to register a sale or find sales in your area, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au