Second Hand Saturday – the country’s biggest garage sale – will be held again this Saturday, 28 September.
Almost 100 garage sales have been registered in the Lismore area alone with more than 500 across the North Coast. Organisers say everything from boats to brushcutters, camping gear and preloved children’s treasures, will be for sale.
Hosted by North East Waste, the free annual community event has continued to gather momentum over the past 14 years, encouraging the community to support re-use over landfill and contribute to the war on waste.
“A popular trend we are seeing emerge, particularly this year, is neighbours, families and community centres joining forces to hold joint street sales or host market-place style sales,” Linda Tohver from North East Waste said.
“This year there are over 80 joint sales registered across the North Coast, many with more than 10 individual sellers meaning you really don’t need to wander far to bag yourself some preloved bargains!”
Len Johnston from the Richmond Hill Community Centre has been busy organising its combined garage sale event with over 10 stallholders from around the local area.
“This is the first time we’ve participated in Second Hand Saturday, however our members thought it would be a great way to bring our community together,” he said.
“With stallholders set up in the community centre, one can expect to find a wide range on offer, including jewellery, camping gear, clothing, homewares, gardening equipment and children’s items.
“Plus, if the sales are starting to make you hungry, we’ll have a sausage sizzle on the day and cold drinks available for purchase to support the community centre,” he said.
The Richmond Hill Community Centre sales will be held at 149 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill.
To see what other sales are on and plan your shopping list, visit the Second Hand Saturday website www.secondhandsaturday.com.au or download the free Second Hand Saturday app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Here you’ll find a full garage sale list, interactive maps and route calculation and options to bookmark your favourite sales. You can also find a full list of garage sales in The Northern Rivers Echo this Thursday or The Northern Star on Saturday.