Residents are getting ready to clear out the clutter and bag a bargain as the first weekend of the Garage Sale Trail kicks off in the Bundaberg Region, with free registration still open.
Bundaberg Regional Council has proudly partnered with Garage Sale Trail, the nationwide community-based initiative which aims to embrace sustainability, reduce waste and promote a culture of reusing and recycling.
Held over two weekends, 11-12 and 18-19 November, the community can get involved as buyers or sellers for one day or all four days of the trail.
Free registration is still open for locals to join the 40 other second hand sellers currently listed throughout the region and includes how-to guides, tips and promotional resources.
Garage Sale Trail Trail has also partnered with PayPal to offer safe, cashless payments with no special equipment required.
Shoppers can download the PayPal app and scan the seller’s PayPal QR code to make protected payments.
The Garage Sale Trail also serves as a way for locals to reduce waste by being a part of the circular economy, with the nationwide movement estimating it saves over 3 million kgs from landfill every year.
Garage Sail Trail Co-Founder Andrew Valder said the idea for the trail was born in 2010 when they saw an opportunity to connect with their community while reducing waste and making some money.
“Once again people are having fun with the humble garage sale,” Andrew said.
“At the same time cost of living issues are being tackled too.
“We’ve seen people hosting garage sales to raise money from everything for their wedding to funding a back deck.”