By Lesley Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
It's getting to be the time of year to go through your closets, clean out the garage and think about what you don't need anymore and could sell at the semiannual Mill Creek garage sale. Here in 2021, the fall garage sale is Saturday, October 2nd.
Anybody living in Mill Creek can have a garage sale on this day, there is no map and no sign-up is required. This is a citywide sale, just open your garage doors and people will come.
Sales usually begin around 8:00 am and the roads can be congested. In years gone by the Mill Creek City Police assigned officers in neighborhoods to direct traffic, but now on-duty officers proactively patrol the event to respond to traffic issues as appropriate.
Please be sure to allow plenty of extra time if you need to get your car out during the sale.
The Mill Creek Garage Sale has been running for over 40 years and was originally started by the Mill Creek Community Association, but now has a life of its own.
Thousands of residents look forward to this event as a great opportunity to get rid of everything they no longer have a need for and at the same time make a bit of cash.
If you wish to donate items, there is a Goodwill donation location near Martha Lake at 710 164th Street, SW.
The hours for donating are: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.