Dis­cover hid­den gems at the Garage Sale Trail

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AS a mum of three, Himka McPhee un­der­stands how clothes, toys and other items can build up.

The Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent is among those peo­ple signed up for the Garage Sale Trail.

“Every time you buy some­thing, you need to get rid of some­thing,” she said.

“I was in­ter­ested in the com­mu­nity con­cept, that peo­ple could go door to door or drive around and get what they need.”

Mrs McPhee said the fam­ily would be sell­ing toys, a basinet and items for new­borns.

“This is a good av­enue to pass things along to peo­ple who need it,” she said.

“My hus­band has tools and we’ve got some fur­ni­ture and kitchen uten­sils.

“When you live in the in­ner city, space is pre­cious so you can’t have too many things.”

The Garage Sale Trail will take place on Oc­to­ber 21 and 22. Garage Sale Trail co­founder An­drew Valder said the idea be­gan in 2010 as a way to re­duce il­le­gal dump­ing in Bondi.

“We wanted to en­gage peo­ple with the idea of hold­ing garage sales on the same day,” he said.

“We were aim­ing for 30 and we got 130 so we re­alised we were on to some­thing and since then it has got even big­ger.

“In 2017, we have part­nered with 150 coun­cils, in­clud­ing 34 in WA, which makes it to the most suc­cess­ful state in Aus­tralia in terms of garage sales per capita,” he said.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Himka McPhee is tak­ing part in the 2017 Garage Sale Trail, with the Garage Sale Trail founder An­drew Valder.

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