Garage Sale Trail guide for sellers

Tips for a successful day

Each year, more than 13,000 households around Australia take part in the Garage Sale Trail. An average household usually makes about $400 on the day.

We’ve compiled a list of basic guidelines to help you get involved.

Send your pre-loved items to a new home.


Advertise your sale on poster pillars. There are 9 legal spots in the inner city. Not a bad idea to pull out your dad’s best puns here.

Promote your sale on social media. The more mates that come down, the more cash and an all-round great day for you.

Think about bargain bins and irresistible deals. Price things the night before so you’re not scrambling on the day.

Clean up your unsold stuff at the end of the day. Consider selling it online or talk to your local charity about making a donation.

Check the latest health advice to keep you and your customers Covid-safe.

Send your pre-loved items to a new home.


Take it to the street. Create a beautiful shopfront in your garage or front garden instead. If you live in an apartment, make sure you chat to your strata or agent first. Private property is easiest, otherwise you will need to consider permissions and liability. Get creative with signs, streamers and other decorations within your own property.

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