Hills Shire Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Keane, is encouraging residents to hold a sale at the annual Garage Sale Trail on October 22.
The nation-wide initiative, now in its sixth year, promotes community connectedness and provides a novel way for residents to declutter, reduce waste, make money and fundraise for a charity or organisation of their choice.
Mayor Keane said one way people could get involved is to band together with their neighbours and put on a street wide garage sale.
“The more garage sales per street, the greater the response from bargain hunters,” Mayor Keane said.
“This project is a great way of passing on what you don’t want to someone who does want it. It gives local community members the opportunity to grab a bargain and make a few dollars from items they no longer want.
“Hills Shire Council is pleased to join this initiative, which encourages people to rethink the idea of waste through reuse and recycling,” Mayor Keane added.
Homeowners on Mediati Avenue, in Kellyville, are one of 45 sales registered in the area.
They have a range of second-hand goods for sale including books, clothes, tools, kitchen and general household items, toys, furniture and much more.
Mayor Keane said the region was on track to have a fantastic Garage Sale Trail day.
“With almost 50 garage sales already registered in The Sydney Hills, there will be plenty to choose from,” she said.
“My advice for shoppers is to get up early and plan your day – that way you ensure you don’t miss a thing.”
The award-winning sustainability and community campaign was founded in 2010 and has grown from one event in Sydney to a massive national program supported by more than 54 local NSW Councils.
This year, sellers are also encouraged to get creative when it comes to promoting their events; using social media and the promotional ideas suggested on the Garage Sale Trail website.
Registration is free and open to all households, local businesses, schools and community groups.
For more information, visit: www.garagesaletrail.com.au.