Garage Sale Trail encourages schools, community groups and neighbours to join the reuse movement and register a group sale on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019.
Last year 218 sellers and an estimated 5,400 shoppers from 2,734 households enjoyed the Garage Sale Trail, helping contribute to keeping the City clean and green by reducing and repurposing their household waste. This year, more than 400,000 Australians across the country are set to visit approximately 15,000 garage sales.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey discussed the importance of decluttering and the statistics stated in the Gumtree Second-hand Economy Report.
“According to the Gumtree Second Hand Economy Report, 89% of Australians have unwanted items in their home with around 25 unwanted or unused items per household and 65% of that being clothing,” said Mayor Aubrey.
“What better way to do some spring cleaning and declutter your home than to join 400,000 Australians in selling your unwanted treasures for someone else to enjoy, and to earn a share of the $34 billion second hand economy.
“Approximately 424kg of items were reused per sale last year, which is fantastic to see and hopefully will see even more items reused this year.”
Garage Sale Trail are still taking free registrations online and encourage those who are interested in shopping rather than hosting their own sale to visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au/city-of-melville and map out a shopping treasure trail.
With just under 200 sales already registered in the City of Melville, the weekend is set to be packed with many opportunities for the community to buy, sell or swap preloved and owned items and reduce the amount that would instead be tossed away.
For more information, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au/city-of-melville or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.