For Sellers

Add Your Sale to the List

Have a garage sale & get on the list

Yay! We’re excited that you will be part of this awesome event, and psyched that you’ll get some cash money for your unwanted stuff.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Get your s&!t together.

We’re referring to the stuff you plan to sell. You’ll need to write up a description of your sale, including clothing sizes, types of items, etc. at least 2 days before the event begins. This part takes a while, so plan accordingly.

Pro Tips: If you have large, unique, or high-demand items, you’ll want to mention them specifically. See examples of sale descriptions to get you started.

2. Figure out when you’ll be open.

The event lasts for 3 days, but every seller gets to decide when they’re open and closed. You’ll earn more money if you’re open when other sales are, too.

We have data from past years to help you figure out the best times each day.

3. Submit your sale information.

We start taking submissions mid-May right on this website.

It costs $5.00 to put your sale on the list, payable by credit card (we use Stripe‘s secure payment system).

If you can’t pay by card, you can contact us ahead of time to arrange cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo.

4. Add stuff you forgot.

We provide a sweet perk for sellers: If you submit your sale information, but later realize you need to change something—maybe add a large item you forgot, or change your open/closed hours—you can do so right up until 6:00AM the day before the sales begin.

You can edit your sale information as many times as you need to before the deadline. (After the list is published, you can’t make any more changes.)

Questions?

Email us or text/call 319-435-8281.

Do You Venmo?% of Sales Accepting Venmo

of 2020’s sales accepted Venmo payments. Venmo is a touch-free, cashless, and no-cost smartphone app that lets you easily receive and send money. Its free—no fees at all. Stay safe and healthy this year; get Venmo now and mark your sale as “Accepting Venmo”.

The Master List is NOT YET OPEN for submissions

We’ll begin taking new submissions for the master list in May 2022.

We’ll post a big, can’t-miss-it link here on this page, so check back.

Making changes to your listing

How to change your garage sale listing

After you submitted, you should have received an email from “NL Garage Sales.” It contains a link you can use to make changes only until the submission deadline (see above).

How to remove your sale

To remove your sale listing completely, email us. If it’s after the deadline, we can remove your sale from the Google map, but we cannot remove it from the downloadable list once it’s published. We cannot provide refunds after the list has been published.

Garage Sale 101

We put together the best tips, tricks, and advice so you can have a kick-ass garage sale! Get answers like:

  • When should my sale be open?
  • How should I be preparing ahead of time?
  • What signage do I need to get shoppers to my sale?
  • How do I write a great description for the Master List?
  • How should I price my stuff?
  • What should I do with my unsold stuff?

A better sale = more shoppers. More customers = more money for you!