SPRING CLEAN: Eve Michaels of North Lismore prepares for Second Hand Saturday on September 26.
SPRING CLEAN: Eve Michaels of North Lismore prepares for Second Hand Saturday on September 26. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

North Coast's Second Hand Saturday fast approaching

YOUR chance to finally get rid of those dusty boxes of unused knick-knacks is drawing near, with just over a week left until Second Hand Saturday.

The annual event is known as the North Coast's biggest garage sale day of the year.

Eve Michaels of North Lismore is using the occasion to help her former mother-in-law get rid of some antiques and collectables.

"We have an old antique sewing machine, there's porcelain dolls, an old antique pram (and) dolphin knick-knacks," she said.

"It's just items she collected over the years. I think we have some bone china sets there as well."

One of the biggest incentives of holding a garage sale on this day is free advertising in The Northern Star.

"Not only is there a whole range of garage sales to go around to, but it allows people who are doing it for financial reasons to be able to do it," Ms Michaels said.

Event organiser Linda Tohver of North East Waste said the event would also help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

"Australians are the second highest generators of waste in the world, with each person generating enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom house," Ms Tohver said.

"By holding a garage sale you are helping to reduce waste through the reuse and recycling of unwanted household goods, rather than paying to dispose of them at the local tip."

Registrations for the event on September 26 closed yesterday. For more information about Second Hand Saturday and where listed sales are being held visit the Second Hand Saturday website.



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