Thank you to all who participated to make this another fantastic event.
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This year, we had such a brilliant time exploring the region with the Dirtgirl World crew including dirtgirl, scrapboy, Recycle Girl, Chicken Girl and the Green thumbs. And Costa even got in on the action from afar. If anyone knows how to choose to reuse - these guys sure do! Thanks to all who made this event another success, and we look forward to another great event next year.
We asked our sellers and shoppers what was the best thing about Second Hand Saturday?
" Helped teach my great nephews environmental values and work ethics-they were rewarded with 100% of the proceeds."
" We got rid of a lot of stuff and there were plenty of people out looking at all the garage sales "
" The number of garage sales taking place, make this event more popular and more people are out and about."
" The unified approach and the brilliant and colourful advertising made me feel like I was part of something special. It was great to be spreading the reuse message and promoting less waste to landfill."
" Thank you to all the Councils for organising this great event! We sold alot, but we really enjoyed the social aspect and meeting different people. "
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Make some cash
Donate to charity
A second life
Garage sales are a great opportunity to make some extra money from household goods and clothes that you might otherwise have given away or thrown away.
Why not give back to the community by giving some or all of your profit to charity.
By giving your unwanted things a second life, you are prolonging their future, and helping to divert them from landfill where they will be buried forever.
It is cool to be green, and having a garage sale is a great example of reuse and recycling. Getting the kids involved will help them also to understand the environmental benefits of second hand treasures.
Meet the neighbours
A great way to meet the neighbours is by holding a street garage sale. The more garage sales the more shoppers around, and the more fun the vibe on the street.
items for sale
Enjoy the day!
Organise your items for sale and ensure they look good. Some may need a wash and/or wipe. The better they look the more chance they have of being chosen for purchase.
Price your items and have in mind a high and low range for each item, in case your customer may wish to bargain with you. Remember that a garage sale is meant to be a fun way of getting rid of old or unwanted items, so set a realistic price and be happy with seeing your items be loved by another home.
Make sure you have some change handy for the day.
If you advertise in the local paper and around the area (eg. placing a sign at the local shops, school, or around and near your place), people will know where to come and what type of items you may have for sale.
Enjoy the day! and make sure you either save the unsold items for another garage sale, donate to charity or take to your nearest waste management centre's recycle shop.
Make some cash, get rid of unwanted items, and meet the neighbours:
How to hold your own garage sale
A Grand Day Out:
we ventured out to many garage sales in The Green House van last year,
see us in action in this film clip.
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