REGISTRATIONS are open for the 2018 Garage Sale Trail, one of Australia's biggest community events.
This year for the first time, the Trail will be held over two days - Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21.
It will be a weekend of simultaneous garage sales across the country hosted by households, schools, community groups and other organisations.
Inner West Council is encouraging residents to declutter, reuse, meet their neighbours - and make some money at the same time.
Local Inner West Vinnies stores have reported that the Garage Sale Trail coincided with "a heightened awareness of recycling", that their stores were busier than usual and that they saw more quality donations during this time.
As well, the Trail has proved to be an effective community-builder, with Garage Sale Trail participants reporting that they meet lots of neighbours on the day – and stay in touch with around half of them.
Last year 9,106 Inner West Council residents reported participating in the Garage Sale Trail, either as a buyer or a seller, with more than 414 sales and stalls, attracting 8,673 shoppers who spent $57,652.