More than 70,000 bargains are just waiting to be snapped up at the 2019 annual Redlands Coast Garage Sale Trail to be held this weekend.
The number of garage sales registered for the trail are so far more than double the amount last year and include residents, schools and community groups all offering pre-loved reusable goods.
Mayor Karen Williams said more than 3,000 Redlands Coast residents are expected to hit the trail this year to buy good quality cheap items.
“Everyone loves a bargain and we know from past Garage Trails that the most popular goods are furniture, baby items, toys, garden equipment, clothes, sporting gear and collectables like old vinyl records,” she said.
“I urge all shoppers to start mapping their sale trail now and get in early to find the best bargains.
“Many of those who have registered will list items they have up for sale so shoppers can get a good idea of what’s available.
‘Every item that finds a second life is one less item going to landfill, and that’s a win for everyone.”
Cr Williams said it’s great to see so many community groups get involved this year in what is set to be the largest ever second hand event for Redlands Coast.
“Some of the registered groups include Lions and Rotary Clubs, Redland District Committee on the Ageing and Macleay Island’s Renegades Men’s Shed.
“Every garage sale makes a difference with more than 34,000 kilograms of items expected to be diverted from landfill.”
Shoppers can search for local sales at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/redlandscoast