“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”
Yasmin Grigaliunas is the founder and
CEO of World’s Biggest Garage Sale.
As the eldest daughter of a single mother, hard work and responsibility were instilled in Yas from a young age. With a passion for learning and personal growth, Yasmin first encountered the idea of a sustainable ‘circular economy’ in the early 2000’s. Little did Yasmin know that her strong entrepreneurial spirit would lead her to create a movement revolutionising the way Australians engage with their dormant goods.
Yasmin and her husband, Leigh, founded World’s Biggest Garage Sale back in 2013, in a simple effort to declutter their home, recycle some preloved goods, and raise funds for local charities. It was at the moment when Yas raised $15,000 in a single day that she realised she had stumbled upon something special. Since then, it has evolved into a fully fledged social enterprise that focuses on driving profit for a purpose.
Through World’s Biggest Garage Sale, Yasmin is committed to repurposing an estimated $43 billion worth of underutilised goods in Australian homes, ultimately reducing landfill, championing the circular economy and working with corporate and government partners to improve our recycling capabilities as a society. For Yasmin, there is no plan B (and incidentally, there’s no planet B either.)
Beyond her aspirations for a resource-conscious society, Yas greatest mission is empowering others to fulfill their purpose, inspiring those around her to find their authentic selves and live with intention.
It’s my vision to have created a movement in the lives of many, that created a movement that changed the world.Yazzy G