PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED
The Poowong Pickers Festival is held between 8.30am – 2pm on Saturday 21st October 2017.
Why should I hold a garage sale?
Maybe you need to de-clutter or spring clean. Perhaps you are moving house and want to start fresh. Make some extra cash for Christmas and feel good about diverting items from landfill by sending them to a good home where they’ll be given new life. Forget about postage and shipping rates associated with other selling methods.
Don’t think you have anything to sell, think again…
Growing awareness of environmental responsibility and financial pressures means all sorts of people are looking for all sorts of things. Also think of artists, collectors, hobbyists, antique and relic hunters, recyclers; someone out there wants your stuff for the right price.
If you take your sale seriously, with a bit of organisation you can make some good money. The average earnings for sellers is $275 – but remember, it all depends on if you have what people are looking for, at the right price.
How does the Poowong Pickers Festival work?
The Poowong Pickers Festival is coordinated by Tammy Logan from the popular zero waste living blog, Gippsland Unwrapped, on behalf of the Poowong community. The proceeds from the registration fees are donated to the Poowong Consolidated School for outdoor and environmental projects.
Sellers and community groups keep the proceeds from their sale, but please consider a further donation back to the school as thanks for the effort that has been put into benefitting the whole town.
The event has proven to be a great way for individuals to declutter and make some extra cash, and for community groups to raise some much needed funds.
You must register your garage sale by completing the form below and paying a $20 fee by the 15th October 2017.
In return, you benefit from all the marketing and promotion undertaken to attract ‘pickers’ to the town. Your sale details are added to the Poowong Pickers Festival website, shared on social media, and collated into a ‘sale trail map or listing’ so that buyers can easily find you. The listing will be posted in key locations around town but buyers can use their mobile devices to refer to sales as well.
The website and map/listing will also indicate the types of things you have for sale, so the better the detail you provide, the more attractive your sale will be to potential buyers.
Once you have registered, check out these tips for a successful garage sale, then all you have to do is set up for the day and make some money!
Don’t want to sell from home or don’t live in Poowong?
We will allow people to register, but bring their items to the Poowong Consolidated School. You will be responsible for setting up and selling your items. All un-sold items MUST be taken home or appropriately donated to charity.
Why can’t I register my sale on the Garage Sale Trail Website?
The Garage Sale Trail is powered by Council sponsorship, so two years ago they decided to limit their web support to residents living in sponsoring council areas. Unfortunately South Gippsland Shire is unable to sponsor the Garage Sale Trail, so only 10 people can register a sale. The Poowong Pickers Festival has many more sellers than this.
Register your sale!
Registrations are now open for home owners and community groups in Poowong to join the Poowong Pickers Festival. Please complete the form below and provide payment by Electronic Funds Transfer. Use your name and PPF as the reference description e.g. MWallacePPF.
Your registration will be confirmed when the above details and payment have been received. You will then be able to provide photos of you sale. Registrations close Sunday 15th October 2017!
Advice for participants
Please check that the public liability on your home insurance is current. Any incident which occurs on private property is the responsibility of the owner. Gippsland Unwrapped nor Poowong Consolidated School will not be held liable for any incidents which occur on private property has part of the Poowong Pickers Festival.
Also, please make sure you keep your house and other areas you do not want the public to have access to locked up. If you have a nice garden that you do not want trampled, use some string to fence off the area. Make sure your sale is outside, visible and has easy access so people do not need to wander around your property. Close curtains to your home if you wish.