ABOVE: The team organising the Secondhand Saturdays. Photo: Contributed
Everyone loves finding a bargain at a garage sale. It’s a great Aussie tradition with all sorts of treasures to be found.
It’s also good for the environment. With millions of tonnes of waste going to landfill each year, a garage sale is an easy way to reuse and recycle pre-loved goods.
Secondhand Saturday is the biggest coordinated garage sale day on the North Coast. This year it will be held in seven council areas across two Saturdays, November 19 and 26.
North East Waste education coordinator Linda Tohver is part of the team coordinating this year’s event.
Linda invites people to get involved by registering to hold a garage sale or shopping at one of the hundreds that will be on offer.
Casino Community Men’s Shed will be selling secondhand tools on Saturday, November 19.
They will also be selling homemade wooden Christmas trees and gifts.
The sale at the Men’s Shed at Casino Showground kicks off at 8am.
Linda said the secondhand sales were a great way to raise money for a community group, sports club or a charity close to your heart.
“Holding a garage sale is a great to way to promote your cause while raising some funds and reducing landfill,” Linda said.
“We’ve also had neighbours get together for street sales, while others have run a ‘free’ garage sale or even a ‘pay what you think it is worth’.
“It’s up to your imagination really. We love seeing the kids get involved with their parents by holding a garage sale or going along as a shopper.”
To register your garage sale for free and find out more, visit www.secondhandsaturday.com.au or call your local council.