Planning a garage sale at your place? Register it before September 25 to join the national Garage Sale Trail!

Now in its fourth year, the Garage Sale Trail is a national event that organises communities to hold garage sales on the same day each year. It’s all about sustainability, community, commerce and fun — the aim is to promote reuse, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections and provide a platform for fundraising and local economic growth.

Last year’s event involved 100 Councils Australia-wide and 360,000 participants across 7,000 garage sales. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest community and sustainability event Australia has ever seen.

The Garage Sale Trail is for buyers, sellers, makers and creators — absolutely everyone can get involved. It’s the perfect opportunity for treasure hunters to search for second-hand bargains at garage sales listed across the city.

You can join in the Garage Sale Trail fun by challenging yourself to find a second-hand treasure and ‘upcycle’ it — add value to it, repurpose it or reuse it for your home.

Tip shops in Geebung and Acacia Ridge will be registered as the biggest garage sales in Brisbane as part of this year’s event. Both tip shops are open on weekends between 8am and 4pm and sell quality reusable household items donated via Council’s transfer stations instead of contributing to unnecessary landfill waste. Since the tip shops opened, 830 tonnes of unwanted goods have been diverted from landfill and prepared for sale by the Endeavour Foundation.

You can also register your own garage sale in the Garage Sale Trail; if you register before 25 September, you’ll receive a free participant pack, including posters, to help promote your sale.

This year’s Garage Sale Trail will be held on Saturday 25 October. You can share your finds and show off your revamped treasures on Instagram on the day by using the hashtags #reusebne and #garagesaletrail; visit garagesaletrail.com.au for more information.

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