Worcestershire Big Garden Sale hailed a great success as hundreds turn out - The Malvern Observer

Worcestershire Big Garden Sale hailed a great success as hundreds turn out

Malvern Editorial 16th Jun, 2023   0

THE FIRST ever Big Worcestershire Garage Sale – held across Malvern, Worcester and Droitwich – on Saturday has been hailed a massive success.

Hundreds of people took part as sellers or buyers in the community event as around 80 individual households in more than 45 streets simultaneously decluttered their homes to sell unwanted items.

Event organiser Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol and Co, said the sun shone all day and that his own garage sale at times had up to a dozen people looking to find what they could buy.

“It was a fabulous day and we had great feedback from everyone taking part who said they loved doing it.

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

“In the end, we had more than 45 streets signed up, and with some of those streets having four or five households joining in we estimate that there were at least 80 households taking part, and probably quite a few more.”

He added this year’s event was very much a pilot and so much had been learned about the best times of day to start and finish and how to get the message out.

“Everyone we spoke to said they would take part again, as well as lots of people who said they would have taken part if they had known.”

“Nicol and Co will definitely be organising another ‘Big Worcestershire Garage Sale’ next summer, and we will start organising it much earlier next year to get as many people across the county joining in.”

• Follow @NicolandCo on Twitter, instagram.com/nicolandco_estateagents and facebook.com/nicolandco/ for more on Nicol and Co.

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