Ever fancied a rumble in a local jumble or car boot sale but struggled to find one near you or just one ANYWHERE? Then we humbly suggest you jump on board the Jumble Trail, a new website helping communities come together to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever.
The whole thing is cleverly coordinated online at jumbletrail.com with an interactive colour coded map to explore the treasure on sale in your neighbourhood.
How does it work then?
1. Self-appointed Jumble Trail champions decide to start a trail, which they set up using the site and selecting a location, date and time. They also decide whether or not to charge stallholders; this might be to raise money for a good cause or to cover printing costs for flyers.
2. Once the trail is set up it becomes Google searchable worldwide and the champion spreads the news through flyers, posters, email, social media and good ol’ word of mouth to get the local community involved.
3. As people register online a map is created to show who’s selling what, where, stallholders can even post pictures of their wares.
4. Everyone has a nice time. Stallholders are happy because they have sold their things and made some money, buyers are happy because they have found hidden treasure, everyone is happy because they have made some new friends, eaten nice food and enjoyed being outside in their community. #EVERYONESAWINNER
“JumbleTrails are a great opportunity to spend time with people in your local community, find hidden treasure and maybe make a little money without the hassle of pitching up at a car boot sale at 7am in the morning,” say founders Martina and Matt.
So when’s the next one?
Hackney Jumble Trail
Sunday 3rd August 2013, 11am – 4pm
Over 100 stallholders will take to the streets of Hackney this Sunday, selling everything from general jumble and secondhand stuff through to arts, crafts and even sweet treats. Use the Hackney Jumble Trail website to register or plan your route.
But that’s not my ‘hood!
Don’t fret. Use the postcode finder on the website to locate your nearest Jumble Trail, or why not start one of your own?