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Mum reveals ‘little known’ Bunnings trick, leaving people surprised

We’ve all spent more time in Bunnings than we’d care to admit – what is it about paint pots and planks of wood that’s so alluring? But now one woman has left Australians shocked after revealing a detail about the iconic red and green trolleys we’ve never noticed before.Curious? We were too.“How old were you…

We’ve all spent more time in Bunnings than we’d care to admit – what is it about paint pots and planks of wood that’s so alluring?

But now one woman has left Australians shocked after revealing a detail about the iconic red and green trolleys we’ve never noticed before.

Curious? We were too.

“How old were you when you found out Bunnings trolleys had a foot brake? I was TODAY old!” the woman wrote in the Bunnings Mums Facebook group.

“There’s a little red pedal type thing on the top of one of the back wheels that you press down with your foot.”

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Comments quickly flooded the post, with many stating they had never realised the handy detail on a Bunnings trolley.

“Wow I didn’t know ‘till you just told me,” one said.

“Whaaaaaat!!!! Had no idea I was there today and shopping with a trolley,” another added.

While another labelled the discovery “little known” and described it as a “game-changer”.

“I was literally there during the week and thought, ‘how great would it be if they had a brake’ as I was worried it would roll away while putting stuff in the car,” someone else said.

Some employees that worked at the hardware store even chipped in on the conversation, revealing they had never noticed the brake before.

“I work there and never knew,” one said.

“Current employee of Bunnings and I haven’t notice. Definitely looking at it tomorrow,” another declared.

News.com.au has contacted Bunnings for comment.

A few pointed out supermarket trolleys are also fitted with brakes these days for safety reasons.

Bunnings has always been popular, but visits to the hardware chain have soared in 2020 with Australians spending more time indoors and completing long delayed DIY jobs.

The store’s CEO Mike Schneider claimed the hardware industry is an “essential” service during Victoria’s tough stage 4 lockdown.

Online, people have been showing off their handiwork, including Melbourne mum Kelly Charles who transformed an old dressing table in just 30 minutes using two items.

The mum-of-one used just one coat of a $45 ultra matt chalked paint and $34 clear oil-based timber varnish from Bunnings to create the look.

“It’s my first transformation. I was actually was inspired by this group,” Ms Charles of Geelong, Melbourne, told news.com.au

“We bought a house last year and because furniture pieces are just so expensive I thought I would save us money and just recreate old items myself.”

Her post attracted more 3000 likes and hundreds of comments from people who branded the makeover “impressive”.

Continue the conversation @RebekahScanlan | rebekah.scanlan@news.com.au

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