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Clear the Decks and Declutter – to a Deadline!

Garage Sale Trail now around the corner, spring cleaners everywhere have a fun and creative way to clear the decks, pass on their unwanted items sustainably – and make some extra cash as well. Decluttering is a theme of Garage Sale Trail on Saturday October 25 and co-founder Andrew Valder believes the event’s popularity is due in part to the fact that it provides motivation – and a deadline – for individuals and families who want to declutter. “Garage Sale Trail is a way to liberate the cupboards, garages and attics of Australia that are chock full of all that stuff we have but don’t really need. With Spring in the air it’s the natural time to declutter and re-organise our nests and get our homes in order,” Valder said. “From the time they register for free online at www.garagesaletrail.com.au sellers have about four to six weeks to prepare for the big day of simultaneous garage sales around Australia so there’s the benefit of a deadline in sight – no procrastination allowed!” Valder added. Mebourne-based Lissanne Oliver is Australia’s best-known organisational expert helping people organise their work, life, home and time.  An industry pioneer, Lissanne, who assists households to create more functional, organised living spaces, says many clients also ask for advice about what to do with unwanted items because they want to avoid throwing things away. “I’m a fan of Garage Sale Trail because it provides everyone an annual opportunity to get organised and declutter but also to sell excess belongings to someone else who needs or loves them, instead of throwing things out,” Lissanne said. “My best advice to prepare for Garage Sale Trail?  Planning and preparation are everything – start now!” Lissanne added.   Now in its fourth year, Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s largest annual garage sale, expected to involve upwards of 350,000 participants and reuse 1.5 million items on Saturday 25 October.   Garage Sale Trail is supported by marketplace partners eBay, GoGet and state government partner Sustainability Victoria.  Garage Sale Trail is also proudly supported by 16 Victorian local councils in 2014.]]>

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