Minks to Sinks, the largest and longest running outdoor tag sale in Connecticut and an institution in Wilton, opens on Saturday, May 5. Volunteers will be accepting donations and consignments at the Minks to Sinks site, under the huge white tents, at the intersection of School Rd. and Rte. 7 on Tuesday, May 1 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Wednesday, May 2 (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.), and Thursday, May 3 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Janel Cassara, the 2018 Minks to Sinks chairman, and the over 190 volunteers who staff the sale, have been busy preparing for the event.

“It’s so easy to donate or consign merchandise for the sale. And it’s a great reason to clean out closets, attics, drawers and garages,” explains Cassara. “Minks to Sinks gives people a way to recycle because items they don’t want or use anymore find new homes. It’s really true that one person’s trash is the next person’s treasure!  You never know what you’ll find when you shop at Minks to Sinks. It could be an item you’ve always wanted, or something you never knew you needed, but you now can’t live without!”

This sale offers great deals on high quality, brand-name new or gently used merchandise. Shoppers at past sales have scored Lillian August and Mitchell Gold furniture, Waterford crystal, Trek bikes, Cuisinart and KitchenAid appliances, Simon Pearce lamps, fine china, antiques and collectibles, kids toys, and seasonal clothing from brands like Lucky Brand, Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, LL Bean, Patagonia, and more, all at bargain prices. With over hundreds of thousands of items, the sale offers something for everyone.

Anyone wishing to donate or consign items is encouraged to go to the Minks to Sinks website, to review the list of items accepted before bringing their merchandise to the tents.

The Minks to Sinks sale opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Bargain days are Sunday, May 6, from noon-4 p.m., and Monday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. Monday is bag day, and shoppers can fill up a bag for $7.

Proceeds from Minks to Sinks benefit Family & Children’s Agency, the Norwalk-based non-profit agency that provides social services to individuals and families in need in the surrounding communities.