In 2016, the Blayney Shire had the most garage sales per head of population within NSW over one big day, and by the look of the numbers listed on page 6, we’re up for a record breaker this weekend.
For one big weekend from Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October, households, schools and community groups in Blayney and the surrounding area are set to break the $13.8 million record of items listed for sale as part of the Australia’s largest reuse community event, the Garage Sale Trail.
As demonstrated last year with a large number of local participants, the event places Blayney and its historic villages on the Garage Sale Trail map where shoppers can search from over 2.8 million items listed for sale at garage sales all over the country.
The Garage Sale Trail gives residents the opportunity to see good things reused and people to snap up a bargain.
It’s a great way for community groups, local schools and charities to fundraise, with past experience locally showing groups can make an average of $795 and one group sale made over $3000 last year.
Now with the Garage Sale Trail being held over the entire weekend, there will be double the fun and organisers Blayney Shire Council are hoping to smash this record by hosting even more garage sales over two big days.
Whether you are buying or selling, there is something for everyone. After all, someone’s trash is another’s treasure.
The project is part of Council’s Waste Management strategy and Community Development program to encourage recycling, reuse and less landfill.
Council also sees the program as a way to bring the community together to fundraise and encourage visitors to travel to the region.
To make the event a success, community groups, local businesses and residents are encouraged to get involved and join over 350,000 participants selling and shopping right across Australia.
There are over 13,000 plus garage sales and stalls expected to participate nationally to declutter excess stuff in their homes, connect with the local community and make some pocket money for themselves or their favourite cause.