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Garage Sale Trail set to go one bigger in 2021

The national trail is dedicated to helping extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.

Ipswich residents can advertise their trash and treasure for free this November, as council partners with the Garage Sale Trail to deliver in-person and online events.

Mayor Teresa Harding said the Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity for residents to get involved in recycling and the circular economy.

“Last year saw almost 28,000 kilograms of items reused locally with over 5,000 Ipswich residents participating as either sellers, shoppers or online attendees,” Mayor Harding said.

“As Ipswich’s favourite pre-loved festival, the Garage Sale Trail is expected to be an even bigger and better opportunity to recycle household goods in 2021.”

What’s so big about this festival?

It is expected more than 250,000 Australians will either shop or sell at over 10,000 garage sales online and in the community over two big weekends, 13-14 and 20-21 November.

This festival is promoted by more than 100 councils across Australia and with so many participants it is anticipated that more than 1.5 million kilograms of items will be sold and saved from landfill.

Think about it as a normal garage sale but with more support and more opportunities to get your message out there.

How can I make my sale red hot?

Like anything, a great name and lots of character are sure fire ways to make sure your garage sale stand out.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive free promotion materials, including posters, bunting, letterbox slips and more, as well as access to tips, tricks and support from the garage sale community via Facebook and email support groups.

Get creative and make sure your buyers will be swiping right on your sale – think special guests, music, entertainment, free giveaways and more.

The flexibility that Garage Sale Trail provides is fantastic, enabling you to edit your sale details at any time, simply by logging in to your Garage Sale Trail account.

Ways to be involved Covid-safe – register a virtual garage sale and take part irrespective of any Covid restrictions. You can also take part safely and easily in your local neighbourhood with a Covid-safe garage sale toolkit and touch-free QR code payments enabled by Paypal.

Setting up your garage sale listing takes less than five minutes, but a good garage sale will live on in the memories of your neighbours for forever. So, in the immortal words of Nickelback, what are you waiting for?

Please check Covid-19 restrictions before hosting a physical garage sale in the community and follow all relevant public health guidelines.

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