Make some cash and declutter at the same time.
Make some cash and declutter at the same time. Jim Jurca

Declutter your home and earn cash

RESIDENTS of the Central Coast are again being urged to get involved in this year's Garage Sale Trail.

The trail is an annual event in which thousands of garage sales happen on one day throughout Australia so residents can buy and sell reused treasures.

Local schools, community groups, charity groups, sellers, buyers, creators and everyone else can join with hundreds of Australians to think creatively about how we can reuse items that might otherwise be put out for council collection and end up in landfill.

The event was held in the Central Coast district for the first time last year and attracted enormous interest.

Several nursing homes and retirement villages participated by selling unwanted furniture, clothes and homewares.

The event is sponsored by Central Coast Council and spokesman Ian Reynolds said the council was proud to be involved.

 

CLEAR OUT THE GARAGE: Australia's biggest garage sale comes to the Central Coast in October.
CLEAR OUT THE GARAGE: Australia's biggest garage sale comes to the Central Coast in October.

"The former Wyong Shire Council was ranked second in NSW for sale registrations last year and now we are bigger, we can take the number one spot this year," Mr Reynolds said.

"This is all about making neighbourhood and community connections and doing something positive for the environment at the same time.

"It is a fun, easy way to declutter your home, make some pocket money and turn your trash into someone else's treasure.

"Join us on the Coast to make this year's Garage Sale Trail the best in Australia."

Registered sellers will receive a free seller's pack and access to an interactive website to promote their event.

Shoppers can visit the website to track what events are on in the Central Coast.

For information on how to register your garage sale, visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au.

This year's sale will take place on Saturday, October 22.


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