Burns Beach mum hopes to ‘part with excess clutter’ at Garage Sale Trail

Lisa Reed with her children Madison (16) and Dylan (12) preparing for the Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Marie Nirme d474710
Lisa Reed with her children Madison (16) and Dylan (12) preparing for the Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Marie Nirme d474710

DECLUTTERING is the number one reason sellers get involved in the Garage Sale Trail each year.

For Burns Beach resident Lisa Reed, this is exactly the case, saying her family signed up because it was “time to part with the excess clutter in the house”.

“The kids are growing up way too quickly so have updated their bedrooms with new, more age-appropriate decor and colours,” she said.

“We are also trying to be a bit less materialistic; do we really need so much stuff?”

Ms Reed said her 12-year-old son Dylan, a budding artist, will also be looking to showcase some of his work on the day.

The Garage Sale Trail is a weekend of co-ordinated garage sales throughout the country where participants can get rid of their unwanted goods and reduce the amount of waste making its way to landfill, pushing the re-use message to buyers and sellers.

It is also a way to connect local communities, make some money or raise funds for a charity.

This year’s event will run from October 21-22 and the City of Joondalup is again urging residents, schools, community groups, charities and businesses to get involved.

Last year, more than 2550 City of Joondalup residents were involved as buyers or sellers.

Visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au to register your sale or find one in your local area.

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