In North America it is common to buy clean usable household goods, clothes and toys secondhand. A garage sale is an event held in a driveway of a home where people sell items they no longer need. Buying secondhand is environmentally friendly as goods are reused and recycled. Garage sales traditionally take place on weekends from late spring to early fall. Look for advertisements in local newspapers or follow handmade signs to locate garage sales taking place in your neighbourhood.