2024 SWMI Neighborhood Garage Sales: Score Some Deals in Kalamazoo, Portage & Surrounding Cities

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Shop the Biggest Kalamazoo Garage Sales this Spring, Summer & Fall

It’s officially spring in Southwest Michigan.

As Michiganders, we begin our traditions of planting annuals (are we done with frost season yet?), summer camp registrations, and shopping neighborhood sales.

Whether you’re looking for clothes, furniture, baby toys or an air hockey table, there are many deals to be made from our neighbors.

Read on for all of the SWMI sales for spring, summer and fall in 2024. And if you’re hosting a sale, we have a spot to submit yours for the guide too.

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Garage Sale Tips

1 – Bring Cash: While some larger sales may accept Venmo or other electronic payments, cash is king at garage sales. Many hosts may not be able to make change, so ensure you have smaller bills and coins on hand.

2 – Check the Weather: Many garage sales are cancelled or rescheduled if it rains. When feasible, verify the event is still happening.

3 – Make Transport Plans: Throw some bags and boxes in your car to make transportation of your items easier. If you’re a furniture or fragile item shopper, consider old blankets or towels to protect them during your drive home.

4 – Bring Snacks: If your trip is more than a few houses, be sure to hydrate and bring snacks (especially if you have kids assisting).

5 – Give Kids a Budget: If your children are shopping, let them shop and pay for their own items (when age appropriate). It’s a fun way to teach them about money.

Hosting a garage sale? Find some seller tips here.

Add Your Neighborhood Sale

We welcome you to add your neighborhood garage sale to this guide!

Please submit your sale here.

All new entries must include at least 10 houses, 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 upfront; nobody likes a surprise. This guide is a free service of Kalamazoo Kids.

If your sale is listed here, please help this post reach more customers by sharing this garage sale guide on Facebook or your NextDoor neighborhood site.

While KZOOKIDS tries to maintain this list, last-minute cancellations or rescheduling does occur. When possible, please verify events before you go.

SW Michigan Neighborhood Garage Sales

Find garage sales in Portage, Kalamazoo and other Southwest Michigan cities. When provided, we have linked the host’s Facebook event. We recommend verifying the online event before heading out.

Looking for more things to do this weekend? Find more events in our Weekend Picks.

Do You Shop Neighborhood Garage Sales?

What types of items do you shop for at garage sales? Clothes, furniture, toys? Leave us a comment with your favorite garage sale finds.

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