What to do with that Cuisinart Bread maker you’ve never used, the Trek bikes your kids have outgrown or the framed oil painting that doesn’t work anywhere in your house?

Don’t throw them out – recycle them and turn them into cash by consigning them at the Minks to Sinks Fall Sale. This semi-annual sale, often referred to as the biggest treasure hunt in town and possibly the largest outdoor tag sale in Connecticut, starts Saturday, Oct. 4.

Now is a great time to go through closets, attics and garages, to gather up items you don’t have a use for anymore, and to consign or donate them at Minks to Sinks. Consignments and donations will be accepted at the Minks to Sinks site under the big white tents, at the intersection of School Rd. and Rte. 7 in Wilton on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

At the Minks to Sinks Sale, shoppers will find everything from new and gently used household items, furniture, luggage, garden tools, kids toys, sports equipment, antiques, seasonal clothing, and of course, minks and sinks – all at bargain prices. The Minks to Sinks Sale, which has been held every fall and spring for over 83 years, is an institution in Wilton, and nothing can dampen the spirits of the volunteers, and the hundreds of shoppers, who make the sale a success year after year. It is a daunting task to sort, price, organize, and display all the merchandise that comes in for the sale, but every year, the over 191 volunteers come through and do what it takes to be ready to open for business at 9am on Saturday morning. Every year, shoppers find amazing bargains on exactly what they are looking for. Best of all, every year, Minks to Sinks raises money to support Family & Children’s Agency, the Norwalk-based non-profit agency that provides much-needed social services to individuals and families in need in the surrounding communities.

People wishing to consign or donate items to Minks to Sinks are encouraged to go to the Minks to Sinks website, at www.minkstosinks.info, 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, Oct. 4. Bargain days, when all merchandise is half price, are Sunday, Oct. 5 from noon-4 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.–noon.