Oprah auctioning off items from Montecito mansion

November 1, 2013 6:33:22 PM PDT
What some are calling the "garage sale of the century" takes place Saturday.

Hundreds of items belonging to Oprah Winfrey are being auctioned off at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.

The idea came after an interior designer told Winfrey that she had too much stuff in her Montecito mansion that didn't reflect her "true" style.

So, now she's cleaning house.

Nearly 600 items are up for auction.

Winfrey's donating the proceeds to her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.