BARGAINS ARE HERE WAITING
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.garagesaletrail.com.au.
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.