If there was ever a time to get around Garage Sales, it’s now. This Saturday on the 25th of October over 8000 garage sales will be held across Australia as part of the Garage Sale Trail.
It’s a national event started back in 2010 by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols; two mates sick of seeing illegal dumping and hard rubbish around Bondi. Fast forward 4 years and the event is a hugely successful national event that raises awareness about reuse, sustainability and waste management. They encourage everyone around Australia to declutter their houses, schools or business and hold a Garage Sale to give their unwanted items new homes, get to know their neighbours, and pocket a bit of cash!
“Garage Sale Trail is a day that liberates the cupboards, garages and attics of Australia that are rammed full of stuff we don’t really need,” said Andrew Valder co-founder of Garage Sale Trail said.
Need another reason it’s such an awesome event? Well, do you know who your neighbours are? Probably not I’d say! Garage Sales are a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours. You may not know it but your next-door neighbour could be a killer sewer, artist or up-cycler of furniture.
“I love that Garage Sale Trail participants share stories about the things being bought and sold. It makes the purchase more interesting and buyers then add their own history to the piece,” said Darryl Nicols.
“It’s a day where we can come together, have some fun, make a few dollars and think about how we can all play our part to live more sustainably, ” Valder added.
There will be over 300 sales occurring around Adelaide on the day, including a very special event in the City.
This Saturday, Leigh St will transform into a Street Garage Sale, hosting Adelaide retailers Australian Fashion Labels, Naomi Murrell jewellery, and ELM paper and stationary. All 3 labels will be ‘clearing out their closets’ as such, and selling their amazing products. If you haven’t ever been to an Australian Fashion Labels sample sale, I strongly advise you to attend this one. You can score amazing $10 pieces from Cameo, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, Jaggar and Fifth the Label. It will be a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday in the city, and you’ll be supporting a really awesome national event. Winning!
If you get tired from all the fashion, the brilliant boys from Coffee Branch will be on hand to satisfy your coffee cravings as well as holding a sale of their own!
The Leigh St Garage Sale is on from 10am-3pm on the 25th of October- check out the Facebook event here.
Jump onto garagesaletrail.com.au to find an amazing Garage Sale near you - or even register your own!
Photos courtesy of Garage Sale Trail