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Cash in on your clutter

They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure.

Now’s your chance to put that to the test and turn your unwanted items into cash.

Registrations are now open for Ipswich residents to join the nationwide Garage Sale Trail which will take place over the weekend of 21 to 22 November.

Whether you’re looking to make a little pocket money or bag a bargain, Ipswich’s Garage Sale Trail is the perfect opportunity to get some second-hand savings.

It’s not just the money making and saving that has the community excited, with an estimated two million items set to be diverted from landfill across more than 16,000 Garage Sale Trail events, you can add planet saving to the list as well.

By registering, you will receive tips and tricks from the garage sale experts, as well as marketing material to help achieve the best result from your sale – and it’s all for free thanks to Ipswich City Council.

Environment and Sustainability Committee chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said council was throwing its support behind the Garage Sale Trail to help reduce waste.

“While our region’s focus has understandably shifted to COVID-19 in recent months, the issue of waste has not gone away,” Cr Milligan said.

“To support our community to reuse and reduce waste at home, we’ve teamed up with the Garage Sale Trail to make the event free and accessible for all Ipswich residents.

“We’re encouraging our community to make the most of more time spent at home by decluttering and rehoming items they don’t use anymore through this national event.

“Ipswich households, schools, community groups and local businesses can all take part by registering with the trail and holding a garage sale in person or online.

“Every item sold on the trail is a valuable resource diverted from landfill that can be given a second life.”

For the first time in the event’s history, people can also participate in the Garage Sale Trail online as it goes virtual in response to COVID-19.

The online option will also assist sellers in finding the perfect match for their preloved items – no matter their location.

For those looking to host or shop at physical sales, Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions are adhered to.

To host a sale or shop the trail, register now for free at garagesaletrail.com.au/ipswich

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