Shoppers Set to Uncover Treasures in the Snowy Valleys

Published on 09 October 2019

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There’s no better feeling than finding some pre-loved treasure at a bargain price and this year’s Snowy Valleys Council’s Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, is shaping up to be a good one.

Acting Director Phil Stone said Council was proud to be hosting the Garage Sale Trail for a fifth year in the Snowy Valleys.

“The Garage Sale Trail is a fun and social way to reuse and recycle unwanted items and helps to educate about why we all need to take responsibility for the waste we generate,” he said.

According to the Gumtree’s 2019 Secondhand Economy Report, 89% of Australians have unwanted stuff and 33% admit to throwing unwanted items in the bin. Nationally these unwanted items are valued at over $43 billion.

Mr Stone said local garage sale listings on the website were increasing in number every day with both community groups and individuals hosting sales.

“The Montreal Theatre is hosting a sale with over 300 weird and eccentric items on offer, the Batlow Day View Club is selling a wide range of pre-loved goods and there’s a sale happening in Adelong titled ‘Don’t Tell My Husband’ which sounds intriguing,” he said.

Garage Sale Trail is the biggest sustainable shopping extravaganza in Australia with more than 400,000 people expected to participate across 18,000+ garage sales nationally.

“Whether you’re a household, community group, a whole street, school or even a local business there’s still time to register to host your own garage sale on the SVC garage sale trail website,” said Mr Stone.

“It’s a great way to fundraise for a cause or make yourself a few extra dollars, or simply declutter your space and re-home items that may otherwise end up in landfill”. 

Shoppers can map out sales they’d like to visit over the weekend for free by searching the map and creating a Trail at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/svc

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