Ku-ring-gai Council and its waste contractor Veolia have joined forces to support Australia’s biggest garage sale and are inviting local residents to register at www.garagesaletrail.com.au. Willoughby council have a similar idea, and have said the first step for sellers is to register your sale.
The most successful sales have a creative sale name; eye-catching photos of items up for sale; cool and quirky wares; and good promotion via word of mouth, social media and local advertising. Make a community day of it and band together with your neighbours and networks for a giant street sale or school sale.
Councils a backing the event as part of their push to encourage residents to reuse and recycle more and waste less.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson (Ku-ring-gai) said the Garage Sale Trail was open to individuals who wanted to declutter and make some cash, as well as community groups and schools who could use the day to raise funds. “This is our first year of actively supporting the Garage Sale Trail and we are keen to see households participating in what is a fun event with a serious message,” she said. “If last year’s sales are anything to go by, there are plenty of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered!”
Mayor Anderson said some quirky sales had already been registered, with a ‘what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him’ sale in Roseville being hosted by a wife keen to declutter her husband’s ‘man-cave’. “We also have a similar sale registered in Warawee called ‘Operation Declutter!”
Mayor Anderson said the Garage Sale Trail website was full of useful tips on how to make your sale stand out from the pack through signage and positioning of items. “You can also club together with neighbours to get the most out of the day. The Council will be helping to promote all the garage sales registered in Ku-ring-gai.”
For full details on how to get involved and register your sale visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au