IT’S time to channel your inner Marie Kondo and get decluttering for Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, the Garage Sale Trail.
This year Town of Victoria Park households, schools and community groups are set to join over 140 local councils across the country for the event .
Deputy Mayor Vicki Potter said the Garage Sale Trail is a fun and social way for the Town of Victoria Park to encourage reuse and help educate the community about the impact we can all make when we buy second-hand.
“At the end of the day we need to learn as a society to take responsibility for the waste we create,” she said.
“The Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community whilst also decluttering and raising money for yourself or charity.
“We’re really pleased to be involved in this grassroots national event as reducing waste and bringing community together are priorities for both council and residents.”
Last year on average household garage sales made $309 and more than 500kgs of stuff was sold and re-distributed at each garage sale.
Event co-founder Andrew Valder said sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town
on marketing are the ones who bring home the bacon and sell the most.
“Garage sale names like Sale of the Century, The Almost-Deceased Estate Sale, It’s a Divorce, and the Crap & Crepes Sale stick in our minds.
“At the Crap & Crepes Sale four students from France gave away a crepe with every purchase.
“You can see how businesses start in garages.”
The Garage Sale Trail is on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20.
Register at garagesaletrail.com.au
Jojo’s Vintage Pop in Carlisle will be hosting an event over the weekend.
Owners Fran and Ken said the vintage home goods store had become popular in the area since it opened its doors 18 months ago.
“We sell antiques, vintage, quirky and kitsch items and have developed quite a big following,” she said.
“The idea to open the store came from my daughter and I’s passion for recycling beautifully made furniture which was getting thrown away.
“Jojo and I love anything from the 1910s to the 80s.”