City of Wanneroo urges households to register for Garage Sale Trail

Rachael Casella (Clarkson) and her mother Karen Casella (Ashby). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Rachael Casella (Clarkson) and her mother Karen Casella (Ashby). Photo: Martin Kennealey

RESIDENTS and community groups can register sites for the Garage Sale Trail, with more than 15,000 events expected to take place across the country in one weekend.

This will be the third year the City of Wanneroo has been involved, joining more than 140 councils nationwide in the eighth annual initiative to promote re-using goods.

Rachael Casella and her mother Karen were the first City of Wanneroo residents to register a sale, which they will host at 12 Gausson Turn in Ashby on October 20 and 21.

Miss Casella said they held a sale during last year’s trail and sold a lot after trying to sell items online.

“My sister had moved to Queensland and left me with a huge amount of items to sell,” she said

“I had tried Gumtree and Facebook buy/sell pages but it was time consuming and I had a lot of no-shows.”

Miss Casella said they would be selling a variety of items this year, including toys, wedding items and gaming consoles.

Last year, 117 individual sales and seven group sales were registered in the City with almost 5500 people engaging in those sales.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said Garage Sale Trail was a fun and social way to encourage and educate the community about taking responsibility for their waste.

“Garage Sale Trail provides a way to meet your neighbours and connect with the broader community, while de-cluttering and raising money for yourself or local causes,” she said.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this grassroots event that is growing each year.”

Last year, the average household hosting a sale made $370, and redistributed 250kg of belongings.

The first 1250 sellers nationally to register before September 10 will receive a free seller pack with posters and price tags to help maximise sales success.

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