Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

WITH some plan­ning, you can find places in ev­ery sub­urb to bag a bar­gain and col­lect trea­sures many con­sider trash. Try th­ese ideas:

City of Syd­ney or­gan­ises an an­nual Garage Sale Trail, de­tails at get­involved.garage­sale­

Drive around your lo­cal area and you’ll find wor­thy items by the road­side dur­ing coun­cil clean-up col­lec­tions.

Garage sales are of­ten ad­ver­tised in lo­cal news­pa­pers and com­mu­nity no­tice­boards, although you may have to go through plenty of rub­bish be­fore strik­ing gold.

Ev­ery week­end across Syd­ney there are fab­u­lous finds in flea mar­kets and sec­ond­hand stores.

Get on­line. From an up­hol­stered vel­vet bed­head from the ’50s to a shaker-style kitchen chair, you can get ev­ery­thing on­line. Get the site to send alerts.

Granny has it. There is al­ways some­thing vin­tage that grandma con­sid­ered trash. From em­broi­dered table­cloths and quilted bed­spreads to orig­i­nal ’50s fur­ni­ture and funky light fit­tings, th­ese heir­looms also come with priceless sen­ti­men­tal sto­ries.

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