MORE than 400,000 people are set to take part in the Garage Sale Trail on October 19 and 20, with a number of sales already registered in the Redlands.
Redland City mayor Karen Williams said the council would be involved with libraries and RecycleWorld holding their own garage sales.
Cr Williams said the Garage Sale Trail was a fun and social way for the council to encourage the reuse of goods and help educate the community about the positive impact we can make when we buy secondhand items.
"The philosophy underpinning Garage Sale Trail - that of sustainable living - is a priority for council as we partner with Redlands Coast residents and businesses to divert reusable resources from landfill," Cr Williams said.
"As a society, we need to learn to take responsibility for the waste we create and recognise the value of resources and reusable materials.
"Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community while also decluttering and raising money for yourself, your school or charity."
Cr Williams said the results from last year showed the average household made more than $300, community groups $650 and schools $1500.
"We're really pleased to be involved in this grass roots national event again and encourage all Redlands Coast residents to consider hosting a sale," she said.
"Sellers will be able to access to online resources including their own webpage, social media tiles as well as digital posters and flyers once they register."
Garage Sale Trail co-founder Ander Valder said that he expected more than two million items to be listed for sale and reuse nationally.
"The sellers who have a bit of fun with their garage sale name and go to town on marketing are the ones who bring home the bacon and sell the most," Mr Valder said.
Visit garagesaletrail.com.au/RedlandsCoast to register your sale or map your trail.
It is free to host a sale.
See what else is on in the Redlands here.
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