Where to Find Grand Rapids Garage Sales

“I Brake for Garage Sales”

This was my mother’s bumper sticker when I was a kid. And it was 100% true.

I remember endless days riding around country backroads with her, in search of deals for our large family. Back then, she could throw us in the back of the pickup (it had a topper) with a bunch of blankets and Barbies and we’d play for hours while she stopped at house after house.

One time she got me these sweet turquoise and silver bracelets at a garage sale that I thought were real turquoise. I got so many compliments whenever I wore them (which was all the time). It was a sad day in college when one of the rocks broke, revealing its plastic faux turquoise goodness. Those were the still best bracelets…

While you can’t really toss your kids into the back of the your van and let them play pell-mell without seat belts anymore, you can still go in search of the perfect score. (As long as you call me if you find some more rad turquoise bracelets.)

5 Tips for Running a Successful Neighborhood Garage Sale

1. Use Several, Colorful Signs

With a multi-home sale, you can ask each garage sale to make 2-3 signs.  It gives variety to the color, wording and size of the signs and makes a lighter load for the organizer.  Be sure to enlist help when putting them up, too!

2. Take Payments Via SmartPhone Apps

Cash used to be King at garage sales, but nowadays many shoppers use money apps on their smartphones, especially to purchase larger items over $50. There are many apps out there, but two popular ones are Venmo and Square Cash.

3. Hire a Babysitter

Believe me, if you have young children at home while the sale is occurring, it’s easier (and happier) if you hire someone to watch and entertain your kids.  If you are having your sale with someone else who has kids, you can all pitch in for the help.  It’s worth it!

4. Plan a Food Run

It seems that the sales traffic always picks up at lunch time or near dinner.  Before sales start, designate someone in your group to run out and get food or go in and prepare it for everyone.  In our case, we had several homes having sales at the same time so one person from the group took everyone’s orders and got food for us.

5. Get Seller Feedback

Did the dates and times work for everyone involved?  Do they think they will participate again next year?

5 Tips for Garage Sale Shopping With Kids…

  1. Have a plan. Use our list below to plan out where and when you’ll be shopping.
  2. Give the kids a list of things you are garage sale shopping for. This turns your shopping into a treasure hunt!
  3. Enlist a friend. You shop for their items, they shop for yours. Cell phone pics are your friend!
  4. Shop neighborhood sales because it just means less driving. (See below!)
  5. Give the kids a little baggie with coins. Oh yes….I am soooo not above bribery.  While I do believe in the power and awesome-ness that goes with letting my kids earn their own money, I’m also willing to do a little *bonus* pay for mommy’s sanity.  I usually give each boy $1 to do with what they choose.  If they choose to bring more of their own money along, that’s fine too.  At the end of the day, if they haven’t spent the dollar, I allow them to put the entire thing into the spending jar for later (instead of splitting it up like normal).

 

How to Add Your Garage Sale to This Guide

We welcome new additions to this guide! Please enter your information here. All new entries must include at least 10 houses, or one church, or the equivalent of either.

(When entering your neighborhood, please give cross streets for ease of locating your sale. If there is a fee for entering your sale, please state it up front; nobody likes a surprise. This guide is a free service of Grand Rapids KIDS. If your sale is listed here, please give us a little love back with a shout-out on Facebook, Twitter, or your homepage.

While Grand Rapids KIDS tries to maintain this list, last minute issues sometimes do arise that are out of the control of both GRKIDS and the organizer of the sale you are interested in. When possible, please verify events before you go.)

The Big List of 2019 Grand Rapids Garage Sales

April Garage Sales

Saturday April 13, 2019

Spring Garage Sale

Date: 04/13
Come see what sparks joy for you! Save money and support getting our urban students into the great outdoors. All proceeds from the sale will go toward our camping scholarship fund. Have items you’d like to donate? Great! Please drop them off at the school on Friday, April 12 from [...]

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Hudsonville's Hidden Meadows Annual Neighborhood Sale

Date: 04/17 - 04/18
Hudsonville’s Hidden Meadows located off of 42nd Ave in between Baldwin and Bauer is having a neighborhood sale rain or shine on Wednesday April 17, 9am-7pm and Thursday April 18, 9am-4pm. Follow the hot pink signs. This neighborhood is easily walkable, so park your car and let your kids enjoy [...]

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Bluff Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/24
Wednesday, April 24 from 9am-8pm Thursday, April 25 from 9am-5pm Bluff Lakes is located off from 96th and Adams in Zeeland.

Highland View Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/24
Wednesday, April 24 from 9am-8pm Thursday, April 25 from 9am-5pm Highland View is located off from 88th Ave. between Chicago Dr. and Adams in Zeeland.

Thursday April 25, 2019

Bluff Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/25
Wednesday, April 24 from 9am-8pm Thursday, April 25 from 9am-5pm Bluff Lakes is located off from 96th and Adams in Zeeland.

Highland View Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/25
Wednesday, April 24 from 9am-8pm Thursday, April 25 from 9am-5pm Highland View is located off from 88th Ave. between Chicago Dr. and Adams in Zeeland.

Friday April 26, 2019

Alto Community Garage Sale Days

Date: 04/26
The 10th Annual Alto Community Garage Sale Days will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Most of the sales are near downtown Alto which is at the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and 60th Street, just west of M-50, about two miles south of exit 52 off I-96. [...]

Saturday April 27, 2019

Alto Community Garage Sale Days

Date: 04/27
The 10th Annual Alto Community Garage Sale Days will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Most of the sales are near downtown Alto which is at the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and 60th Street, just west of M-50, about two miles south of exit 52 off I-96. [...]

May Garage Sales

Thursday May 2, 2019

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/02
Join us for Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood garage sale! Thursday May 2, 8am -7pm Friday May 3, 8am -5pm Saturday May 4, 8am -12pm Located at the Southeast corner of Baldwin and 36th Ave. Enter off of 36th/Tearose, Baldwin/Alycia or Rosewood/Camrose.

Easy and Ancient street sales

Date: 05/02
Come visit our neighborhood garage sales located off of Byron Center in between 44th and 52nd on Easy and Ancient streets. There will be more than 10 sales including a moving sale. Multiple sales will be baby/kid focused selling items for super cheap!

Friday May 3, 2019

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/03
Join us for Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood garage sale! Thursday May 2, 8am -7pm Friday May 3, 8am -5pm Saturday May 4, 8am -12pm Located at the Southeast corner of Baldwin and 36th Ave. Enter off of 36th/Tearose, Baldwin/Alycia or Rosewood/Camrose.

Bayberry Farms Annual Garage Sales

Date: 05/03
Bayberry Farms Neighborhood Annual Garage Sales Fri May 3 * 9am-5pm Sat May 4 * 8am-2pm Bayberry Farms Drive is accessible from 56th Street and Byron Center Ave. http://bayberryfarms.com/events/2019-bfca-annual-garage-sale/  

Easy and Ancient street sales

Date: 05/03
Come visit our neighborhood garage sales located off of Byron Center in between 44th and 52nd on Easy and Ancient streets. There will be more than 10 sales including a moving sale. Multiple sales will be baby/kid focused selling items for super cheap!

Savannah Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/03
Neighborhood Garage Sale. You won't want to miss this. Lot's of brand name items in great condition.

Saturday May 4, 2019

Bayberry Farms Annual Garage Sales

Date: 05/04
Bayberry Farms Neighborhood Annual Garage Sales Fri May 3 * 9am-5pm Sat May 4 * 8am-2pm Bayberry Farms Drive is accessible from 56th Street and Byron Center Ave. http://bayberryfarms.com/events/2019-bfca-annual-garage-sale/  

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/04
Join us for Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood garage sale! Thursday May 2, 8am -7pm Friday May 3, 8am -5pm Saturday May 4, 8am -12pm Located at the Southeast corner of Baldwin and 36th Ave. Enter off of 36th/Tearose, Baldwin/Alycia or Rosewood/Camrose.

Easy and Ancient street sales

Date: 05/04
Come visit our neighborhood garage sales located off of Byron Center in between 44th and 52nd on Easy and Ancient streets. There will be more than 10 sales including a moving sale. Multiple sales will be baby/kid focused selling items for super cheap!

Savannah Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/04
Neighborhood Garage Sale. You won't want to miss this. Lot's of brand name items in great condition.

Wednesday May 8, 2019

West Village Annual Mulit-Family Garage Sale

Date: 05/08
Annual Multi-Family Neighborhood Garage Sale 3 entrances to the neighborhood. West Village (2 entrances off Ada drive and one off Spaulding) Wednesday 2-7:30/Thursday 9-5

Thursday May 9, 2019

Jasonville Farms Annual Spring Garage Sales

Date: 05/09
Neighborhood garage sales!!! May 9 ~ 9-5 May 10 ~ 9-5 May 11 ~ 9-3 Many houses participating!!

Settlers Grove Garage Sales

Date: 05/09
Thursday & Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 12pm Settlers Grove is located near the intersection of 5 Mile and Pettis.

West Village Annual Mulit-Family Garage Sale

Date: 05/09
Annual Multi-Family Neighborhood Garage Sale 3 entrances to the neighborhood. West Village (2 entrances off Ada drive and one off Spaulding) Wednesday 2-7:30/Thursday 9-5

Friday May 10, 2019

Jasonville Farms Annual Spring Garage Sales

Date: 05/10
Neighborhood garage sales!!! May 9 ~ 9-5 May 10 ~ 9-5 May 11 ~ 9-3 Many houses participating!!

Settlers Grove Garage Sales

Date: 05/10
Thursday & Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 12pm Settlers Grove is located near the intersection of 5 Mile and Pettis.

Saturday May 11, 2019

Jasonville Farms Annual Spring Garage Sales

Date: 05/11
Neighborhood garage sales!!! May 9 ~ 9-5 May 10 ~ 9-5 May 11 ~ 9-3 Many houses participating!!

Settlers Grove Garage Sales

Date: 05/11
Thursday & Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 12pm Settlers Grove is located near the intersection of 5 Mile and Pettis.

Thursday May 16, 2019

Beckwith Hills Garage Sales

Date: 05/16
Beckwith Hills Neighborhood Sales are May 16-18, 2019!  There will be sales in Beckwith Hills (Leonard between Perkins and Maryland) as well as Leonard between Ball and Fuller.  A complete list of participants and special/unique items will be coming soon!   Most sales start at 8:00 with varying ending times.

Friday May 17, 2019

Beckwith Hills Garage Sales

Date: 05/17
Beckwith Hills Neighborhood Sales are May 16-18, 2019!  There will be sales in Beckwith Hills (Leonard between Perkins and Maryland) as well as Leonard between Ball and Fuller.  A complete list of participants and special/unique items will be coming soon!   Most sales start at 8:00 with varying ending times.

Saturday May 18, 2019

Beckwith Hills Garage Sales

Date: 05/18
Beckwith Hills Neighborhood Sales are May 16-18, 2019!  There will be sales in Beckwith Hills (Leonard between Perkins and Maryland) as well as Leonard between Ball and Fuller.  A complete list of participants and special/unique items will be coming soon!   Most sales start at 8:00 with varying ending times.

June Garage Sales

No Events

July Garage Sales

No Events

August Garage Sales

No Events

September Garage Sales

No Events
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