It’s the ideal way to spend a Saturday morning in spring: grab a friend or three and while away few leisurely hours visiting garage sales around the neighbourhood.
Most Saturdays there are usually a few garage sales (also known as yard sales) happening around Melbourne, but they’re often spread out and difficult to find. But on Saturday 26 October, that’s going to change as the country explodes into one big garage-sale smorgasbord extravaganza.
… Ok. That may be a slight exaggeration. But there will be an unusually high number of sales happening in Melbourne on this day, thanks to the Garage Sale Trail.
This initiative started three years ago in the suburb of Bondi in Sydney, and has since spread across the country. The GST is all about fostering sustainability and creating a better sense of community by encouraging households to hold garage sales rather than throw unwanted bits and bobs into the tip. Already there are 898 sales registered in the Melbourne region, over 200 of which are in the city’s inner suburbs. The best part is you can find the exact location of all these sales via the GST website; just enter your nearest postcode and the participating households will pop up. Here you can even find out what time the sales will be held and what each sale will be offering.
If you want to hold a garage sale yourself, just click on the ‘Get involved’ tab on the GST website and register your details.
Now let’s just cross our fingers for some lovely spring sunshine!
Date: 26 October 2013
When: Various times. Check participating sales for details.