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 bracelets that I thought were real turquoise – until I was about 20 and 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 rad turquoise bracelets.)

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5 Tips for Running a Successful 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 the 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?

Plus, 5 Tips for Garage Sale-ing 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 grkids.com, so if your sale is listed here please give us a little love back with a shout out on Facebook, Twitter, or your homepage.

While grkids 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 2018 Grand Rapids Garage Sales

April Garage Sales

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Hidden Meadows Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 04/18
Hidden Meadow Neighborhood Garage Sales - Hudsonville. Wednesday, April 18 9am-7pm Thursday, April 19 9am-4pm Baldwin - North to 42nd - West to Meadowood Drive.

Thursday April 19, 2018

Hidden Meadows Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 04/19
Hidden Meadow Neighborhood Garage Sales - Hudsonville. Wednesday, April 18 9am-7pm Thursday, April 19 9am-4pm Baldwin - North to 42nd - West to Meadowood Drive.

Saturday April 21, 2018

HUGE Indoor Garage Sale

Date: 04/21
Stop by the HSB gymnasium on Saturday, April 21 and shop over 140 tables loaded with garage sale goods all under one roof…Rain or Shine! In addition to all of the killer garage sale deals, our facility is home to a massive bookstore! Our store will be open the day [...]

Friday April 27, 2018

English Hills Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/27
2018 Annual English Hills Garage Sale- 20+ Homes Friday April 27 9a - 7p & Saturday April 28 9a - 5p Off Alpine, north of 3 Mile between Starbucks & BP gas station https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0210624,-85.6932265,16z

Saturday April 28, 2018

Trail East Neighborhood Sale (Ada/Belmont)

Date: 04/28
Neighborhood Yard Sales on Saturday April 28th from 8:00am-2:00pm Trail East neighborhood at 5 Mile and Pettis Ave  My house (4386 Trail East Dr Ada 49301) will have: *Baby items: swings (three?!), girls clothing (0-18 months), swaddles, blankets, baby bjorn, moby wraps, Dr. Brown's bottles (4 oz and 8 oz [...]

English Hills Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 04/28
2018 Annual English Hills Garage Sale- 20+ Homes Friday April 27 9a - 7p & Saturday April 28 9a - 5p Off Alpine, north of 3 Mile between Starbucks & BP gas station https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0210624,-85.6932265,16z

May Garage Sales

Thursday May 3, 2018

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/03
Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale: Southeast corner of 36th and Baldwin in Hudsonville 12+ homes participating May 3 - May 5 Th/Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm

Bridlewood Neighborhood Sale

Date: 05/03
BRIDLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE May 3 (Thursday) from 9:00am-??? May 4 (Friday) from 9:00am-??? May 5 (Saturday) from 9:00-??? Bridlewood West and Bridlewood East Subdivisions is having their annual Neighborhood Garage Sale! Rain or shine, come and check us out, there should be something for everyone!!! Located just east of [...]

Summerset Neighborhood Garage Sale!

Date: 05/03
We are having a neighborhood wide garage sale in Summerset Neighborhood in Grandville! We are located off of 44th, Kenowa Ave, and 8th Ave. A cross street off of 44th is Regal Dr. We have lots of great items that are in excellent condition. We have kids clothes, plus size [...]

Friday May 4, 2018

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/04
Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale: Southeast corner of 36th and Baldwin in Hudsonville 12+ homes participating May 3 - May 5 Th/Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm

Ada Woods Multi-Family Garage Sale

Date: 05/04
Annual Multi-Family Garage Sale in Ada Woods. South of Fulton. Turn at Kilross (Vitale’s corner). Follow Signs

Bayberry Farms neighborhood garage sales

Date: 05/04
Bayberry Farms Neighborhood garage sales near the corner of Byron Center and Gezon Pkwy/56th St. by the Metro Health Hospital.  May4 Fri 9-5, May5 Sat 8-5.  Multi- family yearly sale

Bridlewood Neighborhood Sale

Date: 05/04
BRIDLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE May 3 (Thursday) from 9:00am-??? May 4 (Friday) from 9:00am-??? May 5 (Saturday) from 9:00-??? Bridlewood West and Bridlewood East Subdivisions is having their annual Neighborhood Garage Sale! Rain or shine, come and check us out, there should be something for everyone!!! Located just east of [...]

Summerset Neighborhood Garage Sale!

Date: 05/04
We are having a neighborhood wide garage sale in Summerset Neighborhood in Grandville! We are located off of 44th, Kenowa Ave, and 8th Ave. A cross street off of 44th is Regal Dr. We have lots of great items that are in excellent condition. We have kids clothes, plus size [...]

Team Tommy Rally 4 A Cure Garage Sale - Rolling Hills Neighborhood

Date: 05/04
In Memory of Tommy Ruddy: Thurs, May 3, 5:00-8:00pm Fri, May 4, 9:00am-2:00pm Sat, May 5, 8:00am-2:00pm The Rolling Hills neighborhood is hosting the second annual Team Tommy Garage Sale Rally 4 a Cure benefitting The ChadTough Foundation which funds pediatric brain cancer research. Not only will there be garage [...]

Saturday May 5, 2018

Bayberry Farms neighborhood garage sales

Date: 05/05
Bayberry Farms Neighborhood garage sales near the corner of Byron Center and Gezon Pkwy/56th St. by the Metro Health Hospital.  May4 Fri 9-5, May5 Sat 8-5.  Multi- family yearly sale

Highpoint Acres (Hudsonville) Annual Neighborhood garage sale

Date: 05/05
Highpoint Acres Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale: Southeast corner of 36th and Baldwin in Hudsonville 12+ homes participating May 3 - May 5 Th/Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm

Team Tommy Rally 4 A Cure Garage Sale - Rolling Hills Neighborhood

Date: 05/05
In Memory of Tommy Ruddy: Thurs, May 3, 5:00-8:00pm Fri, May 4, 9:00am-2:00pm Sat, May 5, 8:00am-2:00pm The Rolling Hills neighborhood is hosting the second annual Team Tommy Garage Sale Rally 4 a Cure benefitting The ChadTough Foundation which funds pediatric brain cancer research. Not only will there be garage [...]

Ada Woods Multi-Family Garage Sale

Date: 05/05
Annual Multi-Family Garage Sale in Ada Woods. South of Fulton. Turn at Kilross (Vitale’s corner). Follow Signs

Bridlewood Neighborhood Sale

Date: 05/05
BRIDLEWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE May 3 (Thursday) from 9:00am-??? May 4 (Friday) from 9:00am-??? May 5 (Saturday) from 9:00-??? Bridlewood West and Bridlewood East Subdivisions is having their annual Neighborhood Garage Sale! Rain or shine, come and check us out, there should be something for everyone!!! Located just east of [...]

Summerset Neighborhood Garage Sale!

Date: 05/05
We are having a neighborhood wide garage sale in Summerset Neighborhood in Grandville! We are located off of 44th, Kenowa Ave, and 8th Ave. A cross street off of 44th is Regal Dr. We have lots of great items that are in excellent condition. We have kids clothes, plus size [...]

Wednesday May 9, 2018

West Village Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/09
Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale Wedneaday, May 9 2:30-7:30 Thursday May 10 9:00-5:00

Thursday May 10, 2018

Ryann Ridge Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/10
The Ryann Ridge Annual Garage Sale will be taking place on May 10 (Thurs.) 9am-7pm May 11 (Fri) 9am-3pm May 12 (sat) 9am-noon Ryann Ridge Neighborhood is located on the east side of Forest Hill Ave between Cascade & Fulton. (About 1/2 mile north of Forest Hill Fine Art Center).

West Village Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/10
Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale Wedneaday, May 9 2:30-7:30 Thursday May 10 9:00-5:00

Aberdeen Valley Neighborhood Garage Sale 10+ families

Date: 05/10
Great neighborhood sale! Aberdeen Valley sales include 10+ families. Located off Aberdeen, just west of Dean Lake Rd. Turn north on Black Horse Dr. Pre-sale begins Thursday, May 10th from 5pm - 8pm; Friday, May 11th 9am - 4pm; Saturday, May 12th 9am - 4pm. Here's a brief list of [...]

Friday May 11, 2018

Aberdeen Valley Neighborhood Garage Sale 10+ families

Date: 05/11
Great neighborhood sale! Aberdeen Valley sales include 10+ families. Located off Aberdeen, just west of Dean Lake Rd. Turn north on Black Horse Dr. Pre-sale begins Thursday, May 10th from 5pm - 8pm; Friday, May 11th 9am - 4pm; Saturday, May 12th 9am - 4pm. Here's a brief list of [...]

Mamas for Haiti Fundraiser Sale

Date: 05/11
Huge fundraiser sale! All proceeds will be going to fund the employment of Haitian workers and cover the costs of building supplies to build homes for families in need in Haiti. We we have been so blessed with an enormous amount of amazing donations! Something for everyone! Furniture, Antiques, Home [...]

Ryann Ridge Annual Garage Sale

Date: 05/11
The Ryann Ridge Annual Garage Sale will be taking place on May 10 (Thurs.) 9am-7pm May 11 (Fri) 9am-3pm May 12 (sat) 9am-noon Ryann Ridge Neighborhood is located on the east side of Forest Hill Ave between Cascade & Fulton. (About 1/2 mile north of Forest Hill Fine Art Center).

Saturday May 12, 2018

Aberdeen Valley Neighborhood Garage Sale 10+ families

Date: 05/12
Great neighborhood sale! Aberdeen Valley sales include 10+ families. Located off Aberdeen, just west of Dean Lake Rd. Turn north on Black Horse Dr. Pre-sale begins Thursday, May 10th from 5pm - 8pm; Friday, May 11th 9am - 4pm; Saturday, May 12th 9am - 4pm. Here's a brief list of [...]

Ryann Ridge Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/12
The Ryann Ridge Annual Garage Sale will be taking place on May 10 (Thurs.) 9am-7pm May 11 (Fri) 9am-3pm May 12 (sat) 9am-noon Ryann Ridge Neighborhood is located on the east side of Forest Hill Ave between Cascade & Fulton. (About 1/2 mile north of Forest Hill Fine Art Center).

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Georgetown Forest Neighborhood Sales

Date: 05/16
Georgetown Forest neighborhood in Hudsonville (in between 40th and 48th, Baldwin and Port Sheldon) will be having their sale May 16-19. Wednesday is an optional “preview night” from 5-7. Thur 9-3 Friday 9-3 Sat 9-3 (times subject to change due to weather!).

Planters Row Neighborhood Garage Sale (Byron Center)

Date: 05/16
Planters Row Community Sale- 1 Neighborhood with 20+ homes participating. Located between Burlingame and Byron Center Ave just north of 92nd. Wednesday 5 PM- 8 PM, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM- 5 PM.

Thursday May 17, 2018

Planters Row Neighborhood Garage Sale (Byron Center)

Date: 05/17
Planters Row Community Sale- 1 Neighborhood with 20+ homes participating. Located between Burlingame and Byron Center Ave just north of 92nd. Wednesday 5 PM- 8 PM, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM- 5 PM.

Georgetown Forest Neighborhood Sales

Date: 05/17
Georgetown Forest neighborhood in Hudsonville (in between 40th and 48th, Baldwin and Port Sheldon) will be having their sale May 16-19. Wednesday is an optional “preview night” from 5-7. Thur 9-3 Friday 9-3 Sat 9-3 (times subject to change due to weather!).

Garage Sale

Date: 05/17
Garage Sale is on the corner of Bremer St and Canal Ave in Grandville Sale Hours: Thursday 4pm-6pm Friday 3pm-6pm Saturday 8am-11am Multi-family Sale Baby items, girls, boys, womens, mens, and household items.

Friday May 18, 2018

Planters Row Neighborhood Garage Sale (Byron Center)

Date: 05/18
Planters Row Community Sale- 1 Neighborhood with 20+ homes participating. Located between Burlingame and Byron Center Ave just north of 92nd. Wednesday 5 PM- 8 PM, Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM- 5 PM.

Ada Moorings Garage Sale

Date: 05/18
Ada Moorings Neighborhood wide Garage Sale. Our neighborhood is located next to Ada Park off of Grand River Dr SE (Thornapple Club Dr & Dogwood Meadows Dr). Friday May 18th from 9-3 and Saturday May 19th from 9-12.  Lots of kids clothing, toys, furniture, outdoor equipment, something for everyone. HUGE [...]

Cascade Farms Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/18
Huge neighborhood garage sale. 7+ families participating. Kids clothing, toys and accessories. Household items. Furniture. Electronics. Outdoor items. And much, much more. Come take a look. The Cascade Farms neighborhood is located on Cascade Farms Drive SE which is off Laraway Lake between Cascade Rd & Thornapple Drive in Cascade [...]

Georgetown Forest Neighborhood Sales

Date: 05/18
Georgetown Forest neighborhood in Hudsonville (in between 40th and 48th, Baldwin and Port Sheldon) will be having their sale May 16-19. Wednesday is an optional “preview night” from 5-7. Thur 9-3 Friday 9-3 Sat 9-3 (times subject to change due to weather!).

Saturday May 19, 2018

Fulton Heights Neighborhood Garage sale

Date: 05/19
Fulton Heights Neighborhood between Fuller, Plymouth,  Michigan, Fulton.

Ada Moorings Garage Sale

Date: 05/19
Ada Moorings Neighborhood wide Garage Sale. Our neighborhood is located next to Ada Park off of Grand River Dr SE (Thornapple Club Dr & Dogwood Meadows Dr). Friday May 18th from 9-3 and Saturday May 19th from 9-12.  Lots of kids clothing, toys, furniture, outdoor equipment, something for everyone. HUGE [...]

Cascade Farms Neighborhood Garage Sale

Date: 05/19
Huge neighborhood garage sale. 7+ families participating. Kids clothing, toys and accessories. Household items. Furniture. Electronics. Outdoor items. And much, much more. Come take a look. The Cascade Farms neighborhood is located on Cascade Farms Drive SE which is off Laraway Lake between Cascade Rd & Thornapple Drive in Cascade [...]

Georgetown Forest Neighborhood Sales

Date: 05/19
Georgetown Forest neighborhood in Hudsonville (in between 40th and 48th, Baldwin and Port Sheldon) will be having their sale May 16-19. Wednesday is an optional “preview night” from 5-7. Thur 9-3 Friday 9-3 Sat 9-3 (times subject to change due to weather!).

High Ridge Community Garage Sale

Date: 05/19
The High Ridge Hills Neighborhood is hosting their garage sales on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m until 2 p.m.  Several neighbors will be participating and selling housewares, seasonal indoor and outdoor decor, linens, toys, clothing and more!  2481 High Ridge Hills Lane SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546. Our neighborhood [...]

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June Garage Sales

Saturday June 9, 2018

Dean Lake Woods Condo Association Sale

Date: 06/09
Dean Lake Woods Condo Association is having their annual sale on Saturday June 9th from 8am-4pm. Several owners will be participating in the sale which includes everything from clothes for every age as well as toys, housewares, furniture and electronics. Located just north of Knapp st on Dean Dean Lake [...]

Friday June 22, 2018

Alger Heights Annual Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 06/22
Many neighbors will be holding garage sales this weekend.

Stonegate of Byron Center Annual Garage Sale

Date: 06/22
Stonegate of Byron Center is having their annual multi family garage sales. Stonegate is located off Clyde Park between 84th and 100th St. Friday, June 22nd 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. There is road construction just north of our neighborhood. Clyde Park is closed from Alles Drive to [...]

Saturday June 23, 2018

Alger Heights Annual Neighborhood Garage Sales

Date: 06/23
Many neighbors will be holding garage sales this weekend.

Stonegate of Byron Center Annual Garage Sale

Date: 06/23
Stonegate of Byron Center is having their annual multi family garage sales. Stonegate is located off Clyde Park between 84th and 100th St. Friday, June 22nd 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. There is road construction just north of our neighborhood. Clyde Park is closed from Alles Drive to [...]

July Garage Sales

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August Garage Sales

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September Garage Sales

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  1. Dave May 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    This is a gold mine. Thanks for the list.

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