Get ready Clarence Valley for one huge garage sale

TREASURES: Glenda Hunter-Blanch looks over some of the masses of things she has on display in readiness for the big garage sale this weekend.
TREASURES: Glenda Hunter-Blanch looks over some of the masses of things she has on display in readiness for the big garage sale this weekend. Adam Hourigan

THE process of rebuilding has been a long one for Glenda Hunter-Blanch.

About six years ago, her home in Grafton burnt down and the Hunter-Blanchs were forced to move.

They packed away all their possessions that survived the fire, put them away in the small shed on their new property in Southgate while they started to rebuild.

Between the fire and building their new home, the shed they lived in on their new property flooded and they had to leave again.

But now, with a new house and Second Hand Saturday just around the corner, Ms Hunter-Blanch has opened up the boxes, ready for one huge garage sale on Saturday.

"I've got some tins, some tin chests, cupboards. I've had them packed away for quite a while with our situation," she said.

"A lot of the things I've found, I didn't know I had. You pack them away and you just think 'oh, how great, this is something I was looking for'."

Ms Hunter-Blanch came across a lot of things from her past in the boxes in her shed.

"There was clothes, and there was handbags and different things," she said.

This weekend, Ms Hunter-Blanch will take part in the biggest garage sale on the North Coast, Second Hand Saturday. The event has people opening up their garages and selling their wares across the Clarence Valley.

"A lot of people can go and have a look and find different things they are interested in," Ms Blanch said about what would get people excited about Second Hand Saturday.

Ms Blanch said she loves garage sales because there is always something to see.

"I just like going there and looking," she said.

"When we lost our home I used to go to the garage sales and buy chairs and tables and that, if we didn't have them, things like that that we could use."

<< Check out the full list of garage sales taking part in Second Hand Saturday here >>

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