Twin Cities Garage Sales this weekend mn

It’s the best time of the year, that’s right city wide garage sales in MN are scattering across the state!

Minnesota garage sale “season” is generally from April-September. However, moving sales, estate sales, and consignment sales happen throughout the year.

If you’re like me, treasure hunting is one of my favorite activities. I thought it would be easier to have a one-stop list of when and where the hottest city garage sales could be found in Minnesota. Since there wasn’t one I liked, I decided to create it for you and me!

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But first, I’ve got a few tips for shopping at garage sales. And, if you’re thinking about hosting a sale, I’ve got great advice for that, as well.

Tips For Shopping At MN Garage Sales

Plan your route: Using the city wide Minnesota garage sale list below will definitely help you be more successful as a yard sale shopper. It can give you a great route for the day. If you are trying to find garage sales at the last minute or for this weekend near you, try downloading the “Yard Sale” app. Some garage sale hosts are now using this app to notify shoppers they are open for business.

Dress casually: Don’t be too dressed up, you want to be casually dressed and comfortable. Garage saling can be a lot of work, driving around, shopping and loading your vehicle. Wear your most comfortable shoes, too.

Be hands-free: Use a fanny pack (you know they are cool looking again), waist belt for runners, jacket with large pockets, or a crossbody bag…any type of method to hold your garage sale money and leave both hands free for browsing, collecting, and paying for your sale items.

Bring small bills and coins: Some times having too large of bills can be hard for the garage sale host to break. Having the correct change makes your day go faster so you can hit up as many sales as you can.

Early or late in the day shopping: If you are on a quest for specific things like baby gear, go early to find the best stuff. If you are just browsing for a general list of items like clothing, dishes, Christmas decor or for items to re-sell (at your garage sale or online Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist and eBay), go late in the day to snag good deals on leftovers.

Have a plan for larger items: If you are looking for large items, like furniture or home gym equipment, have a plan in place for hauling these types of purchases. If you don’t plan on buying a large item during your garage sale shopping, but happen to come across an amazing deal be prepared to pay for the item and return the same day to haul the item away. I once snagged a hardly used hot tub from a neighbor who happened to ask my husband while browsing if he would be interested in owning one. Next thing I knew we were arranging a neighborhood move the hot tub event!

Negotiate effectively: Be nice. I know it seems silly to have to mention this, but I have been at city garage sales and have seen some shoppers be rude to the homeowner. If you aren’t interested in the items for sale just say thank you and leave. On the flip side if you are truly interested and want to make a deal avoid being over anxious. Strike up a conversation by asking questions ask about the condition or why they are selling the item, ask politely whether they are willing to come down on the price.

Take a break: If you plan a whole day of city wide garage sale trekking, make sure you plan to take a short break every couple of hours. Bring snacks and water, or stop at a park for lunch. Also, don’t forget to know where the local bathrooms are you don’t want to have an accident. Never ask a homeowner if you can use their personal bathroom, either. Trust me I saw a guy pull up to the garage sale and ask if he could use their house bathroom…creppy. She said no. LOL

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Northern Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales

APRIL

  • April 25, 26, 27 – Pierz, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Pine Tree Pond Neighborhood (Sartell, MN)

MAY

  • May 2, 3, 4 – Melrose, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Avon, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Barnesville, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Eveleth, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Motley, MN
  • May 3, 4, 5 – Two Harbors, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Vermillion, MN
  • May 4 – Bagley, MN
  • May 4 – Isanti, MN
  • May 4 – Mora, MN
  • May 4 – North Branch, MN
  • May 9, 10, 11 – Albany, MN
  • May 9, 10, 11 – Braham, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Clinton, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Royalton, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Sauk Centre, MN
  • May 11 – Menahga, MN
  • May 11 – Roseau, MN
  • May 11 – Pine City, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Esko, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Upsala, MN
  • May 18 – Dilworth, MN
  • May 18 – Ely, MN
  • May 18 – Hoyt Lakes, MN
  • May 18 – Rush City, MN
  • May 25 – Rutledge, MN
  • May 31, June 1 – Fosston, MN
  • May 31, June 1 – Rice, MN

JUNE

  • June 1 – Newfolden, MN
  • June 1 – Underwood, MN
  • June 1 – Warren, MN
  • June 8 – Browns Valley, MN
  • June 13, 14, 15 – Wadena, MN
  • June 14, 15 – Park Point Neighborhood (Duluth, MN)
  • June 15 – Battle Lake, MN
  • June 16 – Aitkin, MN

AUGUST

  • August 2, 3 – Pine River, MN
  • August 3 – Nevis, MN

SEPTEMBER

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Central Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales

APRIL

MAY

  • May 1, 2, 3, 4 – Norwood, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Cloquet and Scanlon, MN
  • May 4 – Annandale, MN
  • May 4 – Hutchinson, MN
  • May 4 – Isanti, MN
  • May 9, 10, 11 – Braham, MN
  • May 11 – Kimball, MN
  • May 11 – Litchfield, MN
  • May 11 – Prinsburg, MN
  • May 15, 16, 17, 18 – Loretto, MN
  • May 16, 17, 18 – Elko New Market, MN
  • May 16, 17, 18 – St. Joseph, MN
  • May 16, 17, 18 – Pleasantview Neighborhood (Sauk Rapids, MN)
  • May 17, 18 – Glencoe, MN
  • May 17, 18, 19 – Monticello, MN
  • May 18 – Eden Valley, MN
  • May 18 – Mayer, MN
  • May 18 – Winsted, MN
  • May 30, 31, June 1 – Clearwater Creek Neighborhood (Lino Lakes, MN)

JUNE

JULY

  • July 18, 19, 20 – Richmond, MN
  • July 25, 26, 27 – Cologne, MN
  • July 26, 27 – Cold Spring, MN

SEPTEMBER

  • September 7 – Hutchinson, MN
  • September 21 – Winthrop, MN
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Metro – Twin Cities Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales

MAY

JUNE

Southern Minnesota City Wide Garage Sales

APRIL

  • April 18, 19, 20 – Trimont, MN
  • April 25, 26, 27 – Vasa/Welch, MN
  • April 25, 26, 27 – Belle Plaine, MN
  • April 25, 26, 27, 28 – Caledonia, MN
  • April 25, 26, 27 – Le Sueur, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Blue Earth, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Courtland, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Edgerton, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Houston, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Le Center, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Nicollet, MN
  • April 26, 27 – Pine Island, MN
  • April 27 – Howard Lake, MN
  • April 27 – New Richland, MN
  • April 27 – Waverly, MN
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MAY

  • May 2, 3, 4, 5 – Towns of the Lake Pepin area – 100 Mile Garage Sale
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Cloquet and Scanlon, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Eagle Lake, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Fairmont, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Hastings, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Jackson, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Luverne, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Sleepy Eye, MN
  • May 2, 3, 4 – Springfield, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Henderson, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Janesville, MN
  • May 3, 4 – Pipestone, MN
  • May 4 – Gaylord, MN
  • May 4 – Montgomery, MN
  • May 8, 9, 10, 11 – Redwood County, MN
  • May 9, 10, 11 – Stewartville, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Cleveland, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Lake Crystal, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Mapleton, MN
  • May 10, 11 – Rochester SE and SW, MN
  • May 11 – Belview, MN
  • May 11 – Byron, MN
  • May 11 – Echo, MN
  • May 11 – Kasson, MN
  • May 11 – New Prague, MN
  • May 11 – Wells, MN
  • May 16, 17, 18 – Mankato/North Mankato, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Eyota, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Hanska, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Jordan, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Preston, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Rochester NW and NE, MN
  • May 17, 18 – St. Peter, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Spring Grove, MN
  • May 17, 18 – Waseca, MN
  • May 18 – Clark’s Grove, MN
  • May 18 – Spring Valley, MN
  • May 18 – Winthrop, MN
  • May 25 – Lake Benton, MN
  • May 31, June 1 – Hayfield, MN
  • May 31, June 1 – Slayton, MN
  • May 31, June 1, 2 – Lakefield, MN

JUNE

  • June 7, 8 – New Ulm, MN
  • June 8 – Canby, MN
  • June 13, 14, 15 – Sherburn, MN
  • June 14, 15 – Medford, MN
  • June 20, 21, 22 – Fairfax, MN
  • June 20, 21, 22 – Lewiston, MN
  • June 21, 22 – Highway 65 Sale, MN
  • June 21, 22 – Root River Trail 60-mile Garage Sale, MN

JULY

  • July 20 – Alden, MN
  • July 26, 27, 28 – Truman, MN

AUGUST

  • August 3 – Morristown, MN
  • August 8, 9, 10 – Mabel, MN

SEPTEMBER

  • September 5, 6, 7 – Fairmont, MN
  • September 5, 6, 7 – Sleepy Eye, MN
  • September 12, 13, 14- Luverne, MN
  • September 13, 14 – Blue Earth, MN
  • September 13, 14 – Preston, MN

OCTOBER

  • October 4, 5 – Harmony
  • October 4, 5 – LeRoy
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Charity Sales Worth Mentioning

  • April 13 – The 17th annual Rosemount High School Band MEGA GARAGE SALE at Rosemount High School (7am-6pm)
  • April 26, 27 – St. Mark’s Spring Rummage Sale, 1983 Dayton Ave, St. Paul (Fri 9-4, Sat 9-12)
  • May 4 – Foundation Farm Fundraiser Sale – Verizon Be Mobile Community Room (Use the back door please) 1609 South Broadway, New Ulm (10am-3pm)
  • July 31 – August 1 – Wayzata Community Church
  • July 31 – August 3 – St James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Pl. N, Crystal (Wed 8-5, Th 8-5, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-12)
  • September 14, 15 – North Oaks Children’s Hospital Association Benefit Rummage Sale at Shoreview Ice Arena 9/14 (7am-3pm), 9/15 (9am-2pm)

If you notice any Minnesota city wide garage sales missing from our list, please let us know so we can get it added. Enjoy your treasure hunting!!

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