Shop Barossa's Trail of Treasures

Photo: File

Photo: File

There's no better feeling than finding some pre-loved treasure at a bargain price and this weekend's Garage Sale Trail in the Barossa is shaping up to be the biggest sustainable shopping extravaganza ever.

More than 400,000 people expected to participate across 18,000-plus garage sales nationally.

The national reuse and community initiative now in its ninth year is offering up a wealth of practical, quirky, collectable and colourful secondhand finds for shoppers across the nation.

The program is made possible in the region by The Barossa Council and this year will support over 107 garage sales by local residents and community groups.

Garage Sale Trail provides thousands of Australians with a chance to re-home items that may otherwise end up in landfill.

According to the Gumtree's 2019 Second Hand Economy Report, 89 per cent of Australians have unwanted stuff and 33 per cent admit to throwing unwanted items in the bin.

Nationally these unwanted items are valued at over $43 billion.

Barossa's youngest residents have already jumped into the Garage Sale Trail spirit through the regional libraries Garage Sale Trail colouring competition. Congratulations goes to Emily Thompson (12), Brock Thompson (10) and Rachael Wilson (5) on their winning entries.

"Selling things you no longer need at a Garage Sale Trail is a great way to do your bit for the environment and meet some of your neighbours at the same time," Deputy Mayor John Angas said.

Shoppers can map out sales they'd like to visit over the weekend for free by searching the map and creating a Trail at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/Barossa.