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Chinderah resident Jeanette getting ready for Second Hand Saturday. Photo supplied.

This year’s Second Hand Saturday is so big it needs two weekends to contain it – on both Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 November – the NSW North Coast will be buzzing as the biggest garage sale day of the year arrives.

From cars to camping gear, furniture, antiques and pre-loved children’s treasures, there is something for everyone and twice the fun this year with more than 402 garage sales registered across the North Coast region, including 94 sales already registered across both weekends in the Tweed region.

Jeanette from Chinderah will host two Second Hand Saturday garage sales on 19 and 26 November, with treasures that can’t be missed if you’re looking for one-of-a-kind.

After taking part in one of the very first Second Hand Saturday events many years ago, she’s gearing up to do it all again and will go ahead, come rain or shine, with everything set up undercover.

‘I’m 88 years old and have been an avid collector of antiques all my life, however it’s time to move some of my treasures on to others who are looking for something special or who collect antiques themselves.

‘I have beautiful antique figurines, china and lots of furniture, and for those musical collectors, an antique instrument which is sure to pique someone’s interest.”

This year, there are also plenty of joint garage sales listed, with more than 60% of the sales involving friends, neighbours and family getting together to sell their wares and promote re-use.

Find your special something this Second Hand Saturday – download the free Second Hand Saturday app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to search the full garage sale list, bookmark your favourite sales and find those closest to you through interactive maps and route calculation.

Alternatively, check the Second Hand Saturday Facebook page @mysecondhandsaturday and website secondhandsaturday.com.au.

Registrations for the second Saturday will remain open until Friday 18 November.

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