The World’s Biggest Garage Sale has gone from side hustle to business to national phenomenon in 5 years

The World’s Biggest Garage Sale started five years ago in Yasmin Grigaliunas’ garage, since then it has gone on to become a national phenomenon, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity in the process.

Recently Startup Soda had the opportunity to sit down with Yasmin to learn more about WBGS and what it means for the organisation to be accepted into the River City Labs Accelerator Program.

For those who are not familiar with WBGS the concept is simple. Almost everyone has extra stuff laying around their home, stuffed in boxes or hidden at the back of the garage. WBGS calls these items dormant goods. Often these goods are worth a decent amount of money, but instead of being used or donated to charity they remain “dormant”.

 

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