Par­adise for bar­gains

Mandurah Coastal Times - - FRONT PAGE - Jill Burgess

MORE than 400,000 bar­gain-lov­ing shop­pers are ex­pected to visit more than 15,000 sales across Aus­tralia in the eighth Garage Sale Trail this week­end.

Among them will be Man­durah cou­ple Nang and Pip Nguyen, who will be be­hind Scroungers Par­adise at their home in Shan­non Road on Satur­day.

Nang said he loved se­cond-hand stuff, meet­ing peo­ple and pot­ter­ing around in op-shops and garage sales.

The City of Man­durah Lo­cal Hero for July and Com­mon­wealth Games com­peti­tor in wheel­chair bas­ket­ball, and more re­cently power lift­ing, will be in his el­e­ment, sur­rounded by items his fam­ily has no fur­ther use for, along with straw­berry plants and freshly picked rose­mary for sale on the day.

Pip will be mak­ing muffins and his chil­dren aged eight and 10 will also be get­ting in on the act by mak­ing fresh lemon­ade.

The award-win­ning sus­tain­abil­ity and com­mu­nity cam­paign pro­motes reuse and waste re­duc­tion.

WA hosted 23 per cent of the coun­try's garage sales last year.

Aside from giv­ing un­wanted be­long­ings a se­cond lease of life, mak­ing some ex­tra cash and pro­vid­ing shop­pers with a bar­gain, the fes­tiv­i­ties also fos­ter cre­ativ­ity, and with sell­ers open­ing the homes, wardrobes and long for­got­ten draw­ers to the pub­lic, some weird, won­der­ful and un­ex­pected items are likely to be on of­fer.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487595

Nang Nguyen has joined the Garage Sale Trail.

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