Important list dates

  • List opens for submissions:  Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • List closes to edits and new submissions: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM sharp (an extra 12 hours compared to previous years!)
  • List distributed to public: Wednesday, June 5, 2018 by 12:00 PM

Adding your sale to the list


Free! Can’t beat that, huh? At this point, the garage sales aren’t a moneymaking venture for me. I love garage sales and I love serving my community. This is a good way to combine the two.

How and when to add your sale

The ‘Add your garage sale to the list’ button, above, will take you to a form that collects your sale information. Please don’t send me your info via email; everyone needs to fill out the form.

At 7:00 AM on Wednesday June 5, we’ll finalize the list. No edits after that. Please don’t procrastinate. This is a hard and fast deadline. As soon as 7:00 AM hits, I begin prepping the list for distribution.

What the list includes

The list will include your sale address, days of operation, and hours each day, plus a description of what you’re selling. You’ll need to know what merchandise your sale contains before you submit your sale to the Master List.

How to change your garage sale listing

You can make changes after you submit, but only until 7:00 AM on June 5.

Look in your inbox for the confirmation email you received when you first submitted; it has an “Edit Response” button at the top of the message. The email came from “Google Forms.” If you cannot locate the confirmation email, contact me at and I can regenerate the link.

After June 5 at 8:00 pm, the only edit I can make is to remove your sale completely.

How to remove your sale

To remove your sale listing completely, email Lydia at After the list closes, I can remove your sale from the Google map, but I may not be able to remove it quickly from the list documents.

Who to contact with questions

Email Lydia at or call 319-435-8281.

The Master List is CLOSED for submissions

Sorry! We stopped taking new submissions Tuesday, June 5th at 8PM.

If you need to remove your sale from the list, please email me at

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