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Cleaning Day event draws thousands to sell second-hand items

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to sell or buy household items they had collected in the process of spring cleaning. Arranged now for the fifth time, Cleaning Day attracted a record number of people selling items in 2014.

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The lovely weather was likely the reason for the record-breaking success of the 2014 Cleaning Day. Video: Yle

Saturday was host to the nationwide flea market known as Cleaning Day, when anyone can set up a makeshift stand to sell their household items. The embodiment of “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’; the event encourages participants clean out their closets and  sell things they no longer use, while also encouraging the idea of buying used items instead of purchasing new ones.

A record number of participants took part in the fifth annual Cleaning Day this year, estimated at over 20,000 people throughout the country.

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