Garage Sale Trail a success

GLENORCHY buyers, sellers, hagglers and bargain hunters stood at attention in late October when they took part in the nation-wide Garage Sale Trail.

This year’s event saw more than 15,000 sales around the country with more than $12 million worth of bargains up for grabs, including a range of items from plants to plush toys and everything in between.

Leading the charge in Glenorchy’s local sale were the residents of Garden Villages in Vieste Drive, who all jumped at the chance to sell some of their crafty creations and meet new people.

Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder said that buying or selling at a garage sale was a simple act that could help reduce waste and ultimately change people’s attitude toward what they chose to throw out.

“Every year, the average Australian family produces enough waste to fill a three-bedroom house,” he said.

“With this in mind, it’s important that people start to take responsibility for their waste.

“By participating in the Garage Sale Trail, people help to redistribute millions of pre-loved items that may have otherwise ended up in landfill while also having a bit of fun.”

Caption: Garden Villages resident Fay Eastgate showcases some of the wares available for sale at the Glenorchy Sale Trail, held in late October.

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