Gearing up for the garage sale trail


On the market: Frankston residents like Chris are being encouraged to sell what would have been their hard rubbish during the Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Supplied

RESIDENTS in Frankston are getting prepared to say goodbye to old trinkets and knick-knacks with the annual Garage Sale Trail around the corner.

The trail, taking place on 20 and 21 October, encourages people nationwide to hold garage sales.

Chris Exell of Frankston East said she can’t wait to see what the event will bring.

“I have been collecting on and off for years, and some of the items I am selling will be hard to part with, but it’s time for me to pass them on to someone who will appreciate them as much as I have,” she said.

“Many of the items have been in my family for generations, such as the vintage toy cars and children’s rocking duck. I also have tools, garden equipment, books, furniture and loads of other stuff I plan on dragging out of the shed.”

The event aims to encourage people to choose to reuse, reduce waste and minimise their impact on the earth.

Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said “the average household who participated in last year’s event made around $370, and in the lead up to Christmas, every little bit helps.”

“The event is a great way to reduce the waste we as a city send to landfill, but it’s also a fun and easy way to make some great money by choosing to reuse,” he said.

Frankston City’s annual hard rubbish collection has been pushed back by six months, with council instead encouraging residents to use the trail to sell on some of their old things they might have thrown out.

The Garage Sale Trail is in its eight year, and Frankston council is one of 140 signed on to participate.

Over 60 households have registered a sale in Frankston City. To register visit

First published in the Frankston Times – 8 October 2018

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