Households needing to declutter are urged to join Worcestershire's mass garage sale - The Droitwich Standard

Households needing to declutter are urged to join Worcestershire's mass garage sale

Droitwich Editorial 19th Apr, 2024 Updated: 19th Apr, 2024   0

‘THE BIG Worcestershire Garage Sale’ is set to return bigger and better this year after its successful inaugural event last year.

The mass community day, organised by Nicol and Co estate agents, first ran in June last year to help homeowners declutter their homes and sell unwanted items.

Hundreds of sellers and buyers took part as scores of individual households in more than 45 streets across the county simultaneously held garage sales.

This year, Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol and Co, is hoping to get even more people to sign up for the event on Saturday, June 8.

He said: “The Big Worcestershire Garage Sale’ was a great way for people to sell items they no longer needed, potentially making some money and connecting with the community.

The estate agents, which has branches in Droitwich, Worcester and Malvern, will share hints and tips to help people with their sorting and packaging process in the lead up to the big day, and will provide signage to promote streets where homeowners are taking part.

Mr Nicol added: “Our launch event last summer was a fabulous day and we had great feedback from everyone taking part that they loved doing it.

“They all managed to get rid of plenty of unwanted items, chatted to loads of neighbours on their drives and front gardens than they would normally, plus they all made a bit of money as well.

“In the end, we had more than 45 streets signed up, and with some streets having four or five households joining in we estimate that at least 80 households took part.”

He added last year’s was very much a pilot and they learned so much about what time of day to start and finish, and how to get the message out there.

The organisers are hoping everyone who took part last year will do so again and scores of new households will also join them.

‘The Big Worcestershire Garage Sale’ has a simple structure – to encourage as many neighbours as possible on streets across Droitwich, Worcester and Malvern to simultaneously hold a garage sale.

By selling items, people can make extra cash by pricing items reasonably to attract buyers, declutter their homes and make the most of their living areas.

Buyers will also be able to find a few bargains.

Mr Nicol added: “Holding a garage sale can be a great way to meet neighbours and chat to members of the community, whilst also having a positive impact on the environment by reducing waste and keeping items out of landfills, giving them a new lease of life instead.”

Anyone who wants to get involved in ‘The Big Worcestershire Garage Sale’ can find out more by emailing [email protected] or sending a direct message to Nicol and Co via or


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