SPRING cleaners and bargain hunters will cross paths once again as Wagga prepares for the annual Garage Sale Trail.
The city is one of 115 councils across Australia participating in the trail, with a focus of sustainable product use and recycling.
With COIVD-19 restrictions still in place, this year's event will take on a few new elements which Wagga City Council Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent said were an exciting addition.
"This year, while everyone can still host their regular garage sales, there will also be the option for people to host a live-streamed online version if they aren't comfortable being in contact with other people," she said.
"We'll also have a range of online workshops on things like how to declutter and decide what you'd like to sell, how to repair clothes, and then one looking at second hand styling to suit you."
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As people have spent more time at home in recent months, Ms Kent said it was the perfect time to host a sale.
"People are able to go through and declutter their things and find what they might want to onsell, plus it's a great opportunity to make a little extra money as a lot of people are struggling at the moment," she said.
Ms Kent said, while the garage sales would be a great opportunity to find a bargain "if you're in the market for something a bit funky", it also promotes the importance of improving the city's environmental footprint.
"It's all about promoting to buy for longevity, and sourcing quality, well-made items so that we can onsell them and keep things circulating in the community for longer," she said.
With 80 billion new pieces of clothing bought each year across the globe, Ms Kent hoped to see Wagga get on board the movement to reduce, reuse and recycle.
"It's also a great way for schools and community groups to fundraise during these tough times," she said.
To register a sale for November 21-22, visit garagesaletrail.com.au/WaggaWagga