Garage Sale Trail 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

It has been 4 years since the first Garage Sale Trail kicked off in Bondi in May 2010, encouraging Australian households, schools and community groups to declutter, reuse, recycle, meet their neighbours and make some cash.

:: "The Stylist's Closet" Garage Sale, Bondi.  Image c/o ::

According to a recent Newspoll survey commissioned by Garage Sale Trail, two thirds of Aussies aged 18-64 say they have “too much stuff at home and not enough space for it all”. The survey also found that 86% of Australians have at some point either “bought things they end up not using or hardly using at all” (87%) and “bought things on impulse and then regret it”. Ouch!

On Sunday 25 October 2014, it is expected that upwards of 350,000 Australians will take part in the 4th annual Garage Sale Trail. With the support of over 120 councils, this is an opportunity to see millions of pre-loved items sold across the country, generating an average income of $323 per seller, and a chance to connect local sellers and buyers in local neighbourhoods.

Garage Sale Trail 2014

Do you have a bunch of old gear worth selling? Would you like to partake in a little guilt-free local community shopping? If you do, you can register your garage sale and check out the sales that will take place in your area here.

Want to see my favourite garage sale purchase? This gorgeous skirt for a dollar:

That I refashioned into:


More on that project, here.



Patti said...

Ah wish I could be there! And that's a fabulous skirt (and top) at any price, xox

SB said...

This sounds so awesome! I wish we had something like this in Adelaide. Love what you've done with that skirt :)


Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, it's on in Adelaide too!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait. I won't be holding a garage sale, but I'll definitely be out in the trail. I did it for the first time last year and did very well. Glorious skirt upcycle. Hope you are well.

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