Kyogle Council is once again joining up with North East Waste for the North Coast’s biggest day of garage sales, Second Hand Saturday, on Saturday 22 September.
Coordinator of Second Hand Saturday, Linda Tohver said often the hardest part of planning a garage sale was where to begin.
According to the latest Annual Choosi Clutter Report, there is an estimated $60 billion worth of stuff sitting unused in Australian homes with around six cubic meters per household.
“The report estimates that if we put this clutter into standard packing boxes, it would be enough to create a wall six boxes high around the entire Australian coastline!” Ms Tohver said.
The most common types of clutter tend to be general odds and ends followed by clothing and footwear, paper, books/records/CDs, materials for hobbies and interests, appliances and kitchenware and technology products.
Ms Tohver suggests visiting the Second Hand Saturday website, secondhandsaturday.com.au, and having a bit of fun with the new ‘What’s in My House’ quiz.
“Get the kids or grandkids involved and have a good look through these common clutter items to see just how much you have and what you really need,” she said.
“It’s a great way to start the de-clutter process and put your plan of attack in place.”
So what’s the draw-card with Second Hand Saturday?
Apart from free advertising of your garage sale, it’s the biggest garage sale event to involve Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and the Clarence Valley, attracting enthusiastic treasure hunters from all around.
Plus if you think you have too much for just one day, there’s an optional second date the following Saturday 29 September for those who participate on the first date.
For more information or to register, visit secondhandsaturday.com.au, like the mysecondhandsaturday Facebook page or phone Kyogle Council on 6632 1611.