De-clut­ter on Garage Sail Trail

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PEO­PLE are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter to host a garage sale dur­ing Aus­tralia’s big­gest com­mu­nity sus­tain­abil­ity event, which will take place on Oc­to­ber 20 and 21.

Mayor Tracey Roberts is en­cour­ag­ing City of Wan­neroo res­i­dents to ‘choose to re-use’ and be part of the an­nual Garage Sale Trail.

“Ac­cord­ing to The Aus­tralia In­sti­tute, 88 per cent of Aus­tralians have at least one clut­tered room in their home,” she said.

“What bet­ter way of de­clut­ter­ing than host­ing your own sale.”

Last year, or­gan­is­ers re­vealed the av­er­age garage sale sold nine shop­ping trol­leys worth of items.

The lat­est find­ings from the Gumtree Se­cond Hand Econ­omy Re­port 2018 also showed the av­er­age Aus­tralian house­hold had $4200 in un­wanted items and 50 per cent ad­mit­ted to throw­ing un­wanted items away.

“Garage Sale Trail presents the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to not only re­use, but to re­alise the re­spon­si­bil­ity we have for the waste we gen­er­ate,” Mrs Roberts said.

Reg­is­ter to host a sale or shop the trail at garage­sale­trail.com.au.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Wan­neroo Mayor Tracey Roberts (cen­tre) with Dot New­ton, Sonet Coet­zee, Emma Baker, Lewis Flood, Nat San­galli, Sa­man­tha Fenn, Linda Aitkin and Frank Cvi­tan.

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