Garage Sale Trail Perth: Five tips for wardrobe decluttering

Kate Miles (wardrobe editor and stylist) with Gabby Nuich (long time Garage Sale Trail participant) getting ready for this year's Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

MORE than 400,000 Australians will attend a garage sale across the weekend of October 20-21 as the nation takes part in Garage Sale Trail.

The event, which is now in its eighth year, is a multi-award winning community sustainability campaign, promoting reuse and waste reduction.

WA was the nation’s most successful state last year, hosting 23 per cent of the country’s garage sales.

Co-founder Andrew Valder said the event was about encouraging people to adjust their behaviours in order to live a more sustainable life.

“Garage Sale Trail encourages people to ‘choose to reuse’, by hosting a sale or buying a pre-loved item,” he said.

About 15,000 garage sales are forecast nationally, selling about 1.5 million items with about $3 million dollars changing hands.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said he encouraged all West Australians to get on board, either by holding their own garage sale or browsing someone else’s.

“Waste is everyone’s responsibility – it’s time to own our impact and make positive changes,” he said.

In preparation for the event, wardrobe editor and stylist Kate Miles has shared five tips on how to declutter your wardrobe and make some money in the process.

Click on the video at the top of the story to find out how.

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