Garage Sale Trail

Time Out (Melbourne) - - THINGS TO DO -

AS FAR AS shop­ping sprees go, there’s noth­ing quite like rum­mag­ing through pre-loved good­ies at a garage sale. Part of the joy is never know­ing what you’ll find (and not re­al­is­ing how badly you wanted that pair of neon pink parachute pants un­til you res­cue them from a card­board box).

These days, a good garage sale is as rare as an orig­i­nal 1960s troll doll – which is where the Garage Sale Trail comes in. What started on the front lawns of Bondi in 2010 is now a na­tion­wide cam­paign that sees more than 10,000 garage sales run across the coun­try for one mas­sive week­end. Its or­gan­is­ers are on a mis­sion to re­duce waste and en­cour­age reusing among lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties; this year, their goal is to find new homes for two mil­lion items.

So here’s how it works: to run your own garage sale, visit the web­site and reg­is­ter your event. If you live within one of the par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­cal coun­cils (most of Mel­bourne’s coun­cils are in­volved), then it’s free to reg­is­ter. Garage Sale Trail will then send you promo ma­te­ri­als to help put the word out, plus they’ll list your sale on their web­site. Keen shop­pers can then use the web­site as a guide to all the sales in their area.

For heaps of ideas on how to host the ul­ti­mate garage sale, visit the web­site. Our tip: bake! Lur­ing shop­pers in with su­gar al­ways works a treat. Rose John­stone

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