Hobsons Bay is set to stickybeak at Garage Sale Trail 2018

With spring in the air, it’s time to put winter behind us and prepare for the warmer weather ahead. At this time of year, we’re naturally inclined towards a good spring clean of our homes and part of this tradition is to pay extra attention to items we no longer use.

With Garage Sale Trail right around the corner, spring cleaners everywhere have a fun and creative way to pass on their unwanted items sustainably – and make some extra cash as well.

According to data released by the Australian Institute, 88% of Australians have at least one cluttered room. Decluttering is a central theme of Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales, happening on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018.

These four ladies along with their pampered pooch are ready for Garage Sale Trail 2018.

The latest findings from the Gumtree Second Hand Economy Report 2018 reveal the average Australian household has $4,200 in unwanted items and a staggering 50% admit to throwing their unwanted items away.

Garage Sale Trail presents the perfect opportunity to not only reuse, but to realise the responsibility we have for the waste we generate – as individuals, and as communities – in a fun and social way.

Garage Sale Trail started in Bondi Beach in 2010 and event co-founder Darryl Nichols said it is anticipated 400,000 Australians will list over 2 million items for sale and reuse at over 15,000 garage sales and stalls across the country this year.

Garage Sale Trail founders Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols.

“Garage sales are a great way to clear out your old stuff, make some money and connect with your local community. What’s more, passing on what you no longer want to someone who does, is a great way to act more sustainably,” Mr Nichols said.

For more information including how to put your sale on the trail, as well as how to shop the trail, visit the Garage Sale Trail website. You can also follow the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Hobsons Bay Garage Sale Trail 2018

Saturday 20 October

Williamstown Hospital Opportunity Shop – 1/2 price sale
47 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/3148

Out with the old garage sale
140 Cecil Street, Williamstown
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/425

J & Js Stanley St Williamstown
1 Stanley Street, Williamstown
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2915

Sydney Street Newport Sale
12 Sydney Street, Newport
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1209

Unfortunately, we’re all out of garages
4 Laurie Street, Newport
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1575

Yoohoo! Big Birthday Blowout!
109 River Street, Newport
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2923

Reuse reuse reuse!!
21A Hansen Street, Altona North
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/140

Bits and bobs
79 Paxton Street, South Kingsville
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2589

Pastel drawing
76 Rose Street, Altona
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2118

Declutter sale
63 Orville Street, Altona Meadows
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2581

It has to go
27 Seabrook Boulevard, Seabrook
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1085

Sunday 21 October

Loom Room Williamstown de-stash and preloved toys
109 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1940

Minimalist repurpose
175 Melbourne Road, Williamstown
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/3330

Unique pieces
12 Inglis Street, Williamstown North
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2527

Out with the old garage sale
140 Cecil Street, Williamstown
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/425

J & Js Stanley St Williamstown
1 Stanley Street, Williamstown
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/2915

Unfortunately, we’re all out of garages
4 Laurie Street, Newport
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/1575

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