West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Next one May 10, 2014 – presented by West Seattle Blog

230 sales for 2014! If you’re having one, sign up ASAP – deadline is Wednesday night

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2014

Another awesome West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is ahead on May 10th – there is no question of that. If you’re planning on having a sale as part of it, and have been putting off registering – the deadline is almost here; 11:59 pm Wednesday night (April 23rd). We had a few form glitches late last night and early today but FIXED NOW! so just go here to sign up.

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Three days to register – 190 sales on the list so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 20, 2014

Twenty days until the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day arrives on Saturday, May 10th – and we’re counting down to the registration deadline this Wednesday night (11:59 pm, to be precise). 190 sales are registered already – add yours by going here. After registration ends, mapmaking begins, and the free map/guide will be available here on May 3rd.

UPDATE - If the registration form does NOT take you to PayPal, our apologies, there is apparently a sudden glitch – the form company is troubleshooting but in the meantime, try this alternate link, which should work.

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Make money! Meet shoppers from near and far! One more week to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2014

One more week to sign up your sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10th – registration closes next Wednesday night, April 23rd. So far, 160 sales of all sizes are on the map (well, awaiting their place on it – the mapmaking doesn’t begin until registration ends) … including schools, service groups, businesses, and lots of great individual sales … you can join ‘em by registering your sale here.

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day registration update: 120+ sales!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 12, 2014

About a week and a half left to go before the registration deadline, four weeks until sale day, and as of this very moment (drum roll,please) … 126 sales are signed up – big, small, inbetween – so another great day is definitely in store! If you’re just finding out about this, we (publishers of West Seattle Blog) coordinate the annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, second Saturday in May, which means May 10th this year, and registration is open until April 23rd – so if you’re interested in having a sale, sign up here! If you don’t have room for one, or don’t have all that much stuff, check in with Hotwire Online Coffeehouse in The Junction or C & P Coffee Company between Alaska and Morgan Junctions – both are group sites with room for multiple sellers. And if you love shopping but don’t really need anything … we’ll have an option for you too – WestSide Baby is going to be out with a wish list of items you can shop for and then donate, same-day. More to come!

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Update: 90 sales for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 8, 2014

Another shopping-and-selling extravaganza is in the works for Saturday, May 10th, with 90 sales now on the list for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! You in? Go here to sign up.

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30 sales for 2014 so far! And one group site

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2014

Less than 48 hours into registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – the 10th annual event, this year on May 10th – and 30 sales are registered! GO HERE to sign up your sale.

P.S. If you don’t have enough room for a sale of your own, check with Hotwire Online Coffeehouse ASAP to see about getting some space, free, at the group site in the Hotwire courtyard again this year.  info@hotwirecoffee.com is where to inquire.

 

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2014 registration begins!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 31, 2014

Just opened at 8:41 pm Monday, March 31st. Here’s the form.

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Countdown to registration for 2014! And other notes

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 28, 2014

We’re still on track to start signups Monday (March 31st) for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. Time TBA – we’re hoping by noontime, but sometimes it takes until evening to get the form bugs worked out. When we’re ready, we’ll have the link here and on West Seattle Blog. Two other notes:

Lora Swift of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse says they’ll have a group sale site again this year for those who don’t have enough stuff and/or enough room for a sale of their own. Sign up through Hotwire starting Monday.

In case you want to share photos and updates while enjoying WSCGSD as either a shopper or a seller (or maybe both!), we are going to use a social-media hashtag this year – Twitter and Instagram primarily, but since Facebook has stuck a toe into the hashtag waters, you can try there too. It’ll be #wsgaragesale … we’ll see how it goes.

P.S. Big sale in West Seattle THIS WEEKEND – benefiting South Seattle Community College Preschools – a consignment sale of kids’ items, with 100-plus participants, 9 am-1 pm Saturday (March 29th) at the VFW Hall in The Triangle (36th/Alaska). 

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Registration for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day starts on March 31st!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 16, 2014

Two weeks until we open registration for this year’s WSCGSD (which is 9 am-3 pm May 10th, always the second Saturday in May). Stand by for more!

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More scenes from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2013

Thanks again for a tremendous WSCGSD! In addition to the quick snaps your WSB co-publishers posted while traveling to visit some of the sales, contributing photojournalist Nick Adams was out capturing WSCGSD scenes too:

Seller Lori Freer, center, told Nick she made 5 times more money then she was thinking she would make.

Above, from left, Sue Orr, Connie Kieling, Marsha Morris, Brian Baum, and Una Wilson, some of the crew raising money for the American Cancer Society at 4136 Beach Drive SW.

Fabio was offered for only $35 at Elisa‘s yard sale at SW Spokane and Beach Drive.

Grace Lybecker walks with a painting of Jesus that she purchased for $10.

Danish Mother Day plates at 3633 Beach Drive SW.

Susan Terjeson browses shirts at a sale on Fauntleroy Way SW,

Items for sale at WSCGSD’s southernmost sale this year, the Cochran residence, in the 11400 block of 37th Ave SW.

A shopper checked out a rocking chair in Fauntleroy.

Bea Martin checks out the goods her friend Jay Atzbach found during the community garage sale.

Nancy Kyle, right, talks with Ed Edgar, and his wife Jo, left, at a Morgan Junction-area sale.

Thanks again, and we’ll see you next year – Saturday, May 10, 2014!

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Who wants sale ‘leftovers’? Lots of people! Here’s where/when to find them

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2013

**REPUBLISHED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOW THAT WSCGSD IS OVER – FIRST PUBLISHED 5/6/13**

(UPDATED MAY 10)
Of course we hope that it’s another wildly successful WSCGSD and that you sell every last item you put out. But in case you don’t: For the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day this Saturday (5/11/2013), three nonprofits have volunteered to accept dropoffs during and after the later hours of the sale, with special sites and hours. (And, we’ve added a school looking for books.) Here’s who, where – and what they are looking for:

WESTSIDE BABY: WS Baby’s “Spring Clean Drive” is culminating on this day and they’ll have donation collection trucks at these locations (not just for WSCGSD sellers with leftovers, but for anyone who wants to donate):

9 am – 5 pm, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Ave SW, in the West Seattle Christian Church parking lot behind Hotwire (enter alley off SW Genesee St.) **THIS IS ALSO A WSCGSD GROUP SALE SITE**

1-5 pm, Admiral United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill, (just west of California)

1-5 pm, Fauntleroy United Church of Christ/Fauntleroy Y, 9140 California Ave SW

Also, the WS Baby operations center in White Center will be open until 6 pm to receive donations, 10027 14th Ave SW.

Details: We’d love your gently used newborn – size 12 children’s clothing and baby equipment like car seats, strollers, high chairs, portable cribs. For a complete list of items we accept, go to Programs and Services.

NORTHWEST CENTER: Their regular dropoff spot in The Junction will be open later, till 6:30 pm, on sale day (Saturday, May 11th, only). Along SW Edmunds between California SW and 44th SW, parking lot south of Chase Bank drive-through. Here’s what they are accepting; if you’d like to schedule a Big Blue Truck pickup next week or beyond, here’s the information on that.

STOP N SHOP @ WEST SEATTLE SENIOR CENTER: Staying open until 7 pm on sale day (Saturday, May 11th, only) to accept donated items. 4504 California SW. Here’s a list of what Stop ‘n’ Shop is looking for.

Thanks for your generosity!

ADDED MAY 10th: Denny International Middle School is welcoming book donations – we just got the information:

Denny International Middle School Is Seeking Book Donations
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West Seattle garage sale participants, are you interested in donating books to West Seattle public schools?

From: Principal Jeff Clark, Denny International Middle School
Date: May 11, 2013
Subject: Book Donations for Students
To: Participants in West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Overview:

Motivating and exciting students is an important part of education at Denny International Middle School and the other schools in West Seattle. One of the easiest ways to motivate students to read is to have books they are excited about reading. We are seeking donated books to help us to match each student to many appropriately-leveled high-interest books. Your book donation would help us with our efforts.

How You Can Help:

You can drop off books at any of three locations.

1. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 Roxbury St, 935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM, thru May 15th
Note: Roxbury Lanes, as part of its support for the Seattle community, will give a certificate good for two people for two free games of bowling for any book donation over 20 books.

2. Hotwire Coffee – 4410 California Avenue SE, any time during open hours thru May 15th.
Note: Hotwire coffee, as part of its support for the West Seattle community, will give a certificate good for $1 off any purchase at Hot Wire to the first 25 people who drop off 10 or more books.

3. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk,
from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday, thru May 17th.

Some books may be more suitable for older or younger readers. We plan to sort the donated books and find appropriate places for them, including local elementary schools, Chief Sealth International High School, and the West Seattle Senior Center.

Thank you very much for considering book donation to help the scholars of West Seattle Schools!

We are also always looking for other ideas to encourage educational development. Please email your ideas to the person who developed this idea, jpotratz2@aol.com Thanks!

ADDED SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Arbor Heights Elementary has an event coming up in a few weeks at which it will accept donated items:

Got Garage Sale Leftovers? Bring your items to raise money for Arbor Heights Elementary!

Please consider donating your garage sale leftovers to ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on JUNE 1 at the Annual Spring Carnival (3-6 pm).

The school is doing a drive for all gently used clothing, and household items and even small furniture under 50 pounds will be accepted. The school will receive 10 cents per pound for these donations. Please come on by — the school is located at 3701 SW 104th St and enjoy the Carnival while doing something fantastic for your community!

Link to flyer – http://bit.ly/17aLRFr

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‘It’s on!’ 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is under way

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2013

We have running coverage on parent site West Seattle Blog, with photos and a list of map links right atop the story in case you need them (mobile included) – go here! Hope you are having a great WSCGSD!

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Reminder for shoppers: Check for cancellations

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2013

It happens every year – a few people have to cancel their sales at the very last minute. We can’t change the “PRINTABLE” version of the list/map – but we are taking them off the online map, and marking the sale numbers as “canceled.” So if you’re shopping, PLEASE check before you head out tomorrow – in addition to marking the canceled sales on the map, we also are listing them on the map’s home page on WSB, and will have a “final” list here.

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It’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day eve! 280 sales Saturday

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2013

So excited. Are you? Remember, if you’re just happening onto news of this – West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is NOT one big sale, but many, many sales all around West Seattle, 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 11th. It’s the second Saturday of every year, and this year we have 280 sales of all sizes signed up – group sites, multi-family sales, benefit sales, and more. The list/map of sales is available two ways – a 14-page PDF with 7 pages of listings and 6 pages of map reference sections, and the clickable online map. Find them both here. And have a GREAT time!

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Plant sales during 2013 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2013

Looking for plants during this Saturday’s WSCGSD? One highlight is Sale #229 at the Lincoln Park P-Patch, in Solstice Park uphill from the tennis courts at 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW – multiple gardeners selling plants. They’re on a list of 11 sales that have mentioned plants in their listings this year:

Sale #21
Sale #199
Sale #209
Sale #219
Sale #220
Sale #228
Sale #229
Sale #248
Sale #260
Sale #271
Sale #278

To crossreference with the address as you plan your stops, consult the WSCGSD map here.

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Benefit sales on the list for 2013 WSCGSD

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2013

(UPDATED 5/10/2013)
We asked sellers who are raising $ for a cause to let us know. Here’s the list we have so far. Did we miss any? Let us know if so (garagesale@westseattleblog.com) :

#5 – West Seattle Tool Library
#7 – Latvian folk-dance group
#22 – school trip
#24 – NW Boychoir tour
#36 – West Seattle Eagles Auxiliary
#29 – Order of Eastern Star
#50 – American Cancer Society
#52 – Rainbow Girls
#57 – Delridge Grocery is part of the group site @ Hotwire/Ginomai; so is Katie, raising money for her dog’s surgery bill
#67: West Seattle High School GIrls’ Basketball Team
#70: Log House Museum
#87: Helping cancer-patient friend with medical bills
#91: Rotaract for Relay for Life
#97: Proceeds to daughter’s wedding
#121: Trying to adopt a child
#123: Beat the Bridge team (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
#125: Fundraising for stem-cell transplant/cancer treatment
#139: Susan G. Komen benefiting bake sale
#160: Breast cancer research
#164: Ola Salon for Transitional Resources
#166: Girl Scout Troop
#169: Women’s education, PEO Sisterhood
#194: Alki Lumber sale has refreshments to benefit WS Pee Wee Baseball
#229: Lincoln Park P-Patch
#237: Seattle Himalayan and Persian Rescue
#240: Delta Kappa Gamma
#258: Baked goods for charity
#261: Fundraising for a trip to teach English to the economically disadvantaged children of the Cloud Forest in Honduras through Project Honduras International

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‘Printable’ list of 2013 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day’s 280 sales now available!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2013

Sorry it took a little longer than we had expected, but we now have the “printable” list of sales, with map slices for reference, available for perusal/download/etc. Here’s the direct link – if you’re printing, consider doing it double-sided if you can, because it’s a 14-page PDF – cover page, 7 pages of sale listings, 6 pages of map sections (had to break it up so there weren’t too many markers overlapping). And again, you can find the online version of the map – clickable, zoomable, and it works well with your smartphone too – by going here.

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Online version of the 2013 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map IS LIVE!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 4, 2013

SATURDAY MORNING: It’ll have its own page here on the WSCGSD site in a bit, but for starters, find the ONLINE version of the map on our parent site West Seattle Blog by going here. Please note a few things (all also mentioned on the map page):

*If you are a seller, your official “number” is the one you see on the map/list – helpful so you can tell people, for shorthand, “Come see us – we’re sale #xx”

*To get the online map in a mobile-friendly version, use this link with your phone’s browser – you can even get the list full-phone-screen and click on individual sales for the address, description, and directions (probably best deployed if you head out next Saturday with a list of which sale numbers you most want to check out!).

The printable map/list will be ready this weekend too, but we always get the online/clickable version out first. Happy Garage Sale Day planning! Questions? garagesale@westseattleblog.com

SUNDAY NIGHT P.S. Our map software provider is working on an issue with the printable appearance of the map, so that version is still some hours away. The sale numbers and descriptions are the same as on the online map – it has ALL the information – only difference is that it is not configured to print well, so that’s why we create a separate, multipage-PDF version as a “packet” of info you can take along if you choose. Thanks for your patience!

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11 days and counting down! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013 updates

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 30, 2013

Excited yet?

Only eleven days till Saturday, May 11th, with a record-setting 280 sales getting ready for the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day.

A few updates:

*If you are a last-minute would-be participant looking for a group site, we now have three – the VFW Hall in The Triangle has some room at $5 donation/table. Not sure about room at the Hotwire Coffee and C & P Coffee group sites (we’ll be asking in a day or two) – check in with them to find out.

*This year, we have two partners for sellers to donate any leftovers – WestSide Baby and Northwest Center. WS Baby will have special dropoff spots, and NW Center as always is extending its Junction truck hours that day. Watch for full details and locations in a few days.

*That info will be in the “packet” for sellers that we will e-mail by week’s end, along with other assorted notes, plus the template for you to print your “official participant” sign.

*And whether you’re shopping or selling, please include Stamp Out Hunger in your plans – every year, this door-to-door food drive is the same day as WSCGSD (second Saturday in May), so just put your bag of donated nonperishable food out by your mailbox or door (if that’s where you get your USPS mail) first thing that morning!

As for us, mapmaking mode continues for a few more days. WSCGSD questions? E-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

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280 sales – and a new post-sale partner

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2013

Saturday marks two weeks until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013, and we almost have the final count – looks like a record: About 280 sales! We’re finalizing the list for the map, and sending notes to people who didn’t finish the registration process, to make sure they really do intend to have a sale. We also are happy to announce that WestSide Baby is going to be a post-sale partner this year – if sellers wind up with any leftover items on the WS Baby needs/wish list, there will be three drop-off spots in West Seattle, plus later hours at WS Baby HQ in White Center, on sale day. Stand by for details on that later this weekend – the countdown is on!

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Sixty hours to sign up!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2013

We’ve hit the magic 200-sale mark for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013, but it’s a big peninsula, and there’s room for more, before the deadline at 11:59 pm this Wednesday night. Here’s where to start!

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Less than 1 week to register your sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2013

If you’ve been waiting for a deadline reminder to decide whether to have a sale on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013 – here you go: Next Wednesday, April 24, is Deadline Day; 11:59 pm that night is when we have to close registration so we can get busy with map-making, in order to have both version of the WSCGSD map ready – clickable online version and printable PDF version – by the weekend BEFORE the big day, so shoppers have time to plan their routes! Ready to register? Here’s the form.

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2nd week of registration starts: Almost 100 sales!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 10, 2013

More than 95 sales are now on the list for the ninth annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, coming up Saturday, May 11th. Registration will only be open for two more weeks, so you might as well commit now. One important note: If you have signed up, please be sure you have a receipt from PayPal as well as the WSCGSD confirmation note – our records so far show a few people have made it through the first part of the process but not the rest of the way – e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com if you’re not sure. Ready to sign up? Here’s the link!

Not enough room for your own sale? The two coffeehouses that usually offer a bit of individual space (both WSB sponsors) are doing it again. First: The courtyard/parking lot area between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) and Ginomai art center is open for registration, according to Hotwire proprietor Lora Swift – e-mail her at info@hotwirecoffee.com to get a free space! Lora says she will follow up as May 11th gets closer, with a PDF map of the courtyard/lot showing where you’ll be. Meantime, C & P Coffee Company also is participating again – check in at the shop if you’re interested in selling there. Whether you’ll be selling or shopping (or both), continue to watch for updates here and on the official WSCGSD Facebook page.. Thank you!

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45 sales signed up in three days!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2013

And we have only just begun. No need to procrastinate, go ahead and get your May 11th sale on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013 list … here’s where you start.

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9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day: Registration begins!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2013

garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgApril is here, and so is registration time for the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – our area’s biggest person-to-person recycling day, as we like to call it. The signup form is finally ready to go. Here it is! The basics:

*Sale day is Saturday, May 11, 2013
*Official sale hours: 9 am-3 pm, but if you want to start yours earlier/end it later, that’s up to you (no late starts/early ends, though; thanks!)
*Registration gets your sale on the map, which is published here on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day website as well as on our main site West Seattle Blog, as well as promoted/advertised regionally to draw buyers from beyond West Seattle; also mentioned in all our social-media channels
*Same registration fees/process as years past – all online

Did we mention – here’s the link!

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Registration for 2013 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day starts April 1st!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 27, 2013

Come back then to find the form link and all the 2013 info – thank you!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013, less than 3 months away

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on February 17, 2013

Just in case you’re wondering. Yes, of course, it’s on. Ninth annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – lots of sales all over the peninsula! – is Saturday, May 11, 2013. Next month we’ll announce the registration dates, usually about six weeks before sale day. 

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Next up: Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale Day 2012

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on June 5, 2012

More shopping ahead – next Saturday, June 9th, it’s the Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale Day – watch for the map and other info here.

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Another sale day ahead! Shorewood on the Sound ‘Street of Sales’ on June 2nd

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 30, 2012

Just heard from Heather in Shorewood – which is just south of West Seattle – and their annual garage-sale day, Street of Sales, has finally gone online – here (and above) you’ll find the Google Map for their sales, this Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am-4 pm.

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Thank you!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2012

13 hours past closing time and we’re not sure we’ve recovered yet from West Seattle Community Garage Sale 2012. We decided to cover it as more of a travelogue (see the story and photos here), weaving a few contributed photos in with pictures we took while stopping at a dozen-plus sites … may not sound like much out of 245 but we were on the road continuously for five hours, with WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand driving, and hopping out to take photos and say hi, while your editor here (Tracy Record) kept downloading photos, writing, and updating the story from the passenger seat. By 2 pm, even our backup power was out, and we needed a little sustenance too, so it was back to the barn. The post-sale reports have been fun to read, and it was fun to see that people were really were out and about browsing, buying, and best of all, mingling … while reading news on the Web (our main business) is generally a solitary pursuit, we do seek to support the community by promoting events and activities that get people out and about, interacting, and this certainly counts. Next year’s date – May 11th!

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Sale 41: Seattle Lutheran High School

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

Inside the Menashe Family Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School, big sale with great stuff including furniture – Tyler, who had helped do some of the heavy lifting, is checking out one of the recliners. Free tote bags, too.

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Sale #36: West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

West Seattle High School girls’ basketball coach Sonya Elliott sent that photo from their sale site, #36, at the school (3000 California Avenue SW) – one of today’s benefit sales!

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The 8th annual WS Community Garage Sale Day has arrived!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

It’s sunny, it’s perfect, and we wish you a terrific day. Especially if you are a seller, please send a photo of your sale if you can – we won’t get to anywhere near all of them during our photo runs – garagesale@westseattleblog.com – we like posting individual items here for posterity! (And include your sale #, please!)

One more time for people who just happen onto this site – the maps are here (note the link there to the PRINTABLE map and listings, as well as the online map you can use to pan, zoom, and click your way around – clicking any individual line on the right-side list OR any individual sale marker will bring up the “bubble” with its address and their short description). And sellers have been invited to post on the WSCGSD Facebook page – buyers looking for specific items too.

Have a great day!

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A few updates for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2012

It’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day Eve! Tomorrow’s our day of shopping and selling all over the peninsula … A few logistical notes right now:

LATE CANCELLATIONS: If you have already printed a map, please scratch off sales #71, #72, #149, #201, #247. (While their numbers remain on the online map, you’ll see in the list on the right side of that map that they are now marked as CANCELED, in addition to a couple others that already were marked that way on the map.)

TWO HIGH POINT SALES ON SW BATAAN NOW PROPERLY LOCATED ON ONLINE MAP: Our map provider uses data from Google and Mapquest, and yet it still couldn’t place SW Bataan in High Point in the right place. Sale #159 pointed this out, and sale #147 is affected too. Bataan is between Graham and Morgan, and both sales are within 2 blocks of each other, 2800 and 3000 blocks.

OVERLAPPING MARKERS NOTE: On the printable map, we have topped the map-section pages with information about overlapping markers. We have one error in this information – on page 3, it is correct that sale #57′s marker is under #125, but that is NOT because they’re both at Hotwire – #125 is the group sale at Hotwire but #57 is another big sale a couple doors down at the West Seattle Eagles’ aerie. The listing information for #57 in the text pages (it’s on page 7, second column) is correct, and on the online map too. (Note that they’re grilling burgers and hot dogs!) … Also, please note that marker #190 is behind #232.

Sorry for the glitches – a few are unavoidable, and we try to keep it to a few – get ready for a great day tomorrow!

ADDED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT: Sale 71 just canceled.

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Two days!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2012

Now that it’s Thursday, West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012 is just two days away. Ready to sell and/or shop? Forecast hasn’t changed. This year, the bridges are all open (last year on sale weekend, there was a Viaduct closure, but no problems this time around). All factors are coming together for a great time. Check back here a little later for a few updates to your maps.

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Update: The printable map is available now too! Plus, Seattle Times showcases WSCGSD

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2012

PRINTABLE MAP: It’s ready! Just finished the 12-page PDF – you can get it here, and it’s also linked from the WSCGSD page on our main site.

SEATTLE TIMES SHOWCASE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is the lead story on the “Around the Sound” page in today’s Times, distributed around the region, just one of many ways we’re getting the word out beyond West Seattle – since we’d love to see LOTS of visitors come shop our sales, and (later) visit our restaurants, bars, and shops:

And best of all, the forecast calls for sun on Saturday. Here’s hoping!

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The 2012 online map is … online!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2012

The printable version will be added when it’s ready – still working on the last few pages – but as promised, the online map is up now that it’s Saturday afternoon. Be sure to scroll down this page on our partner site West Seattle Blog, beneath the map itself, to read tips on how to use it – you can print individual listings (or at least more easily cut-paste text if you’re making your own list), get directions, and more. Just go here!

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One week to go, till West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2012

garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgNow that it’s Saturday … we are one week away from the 8th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 9 am-3 pm next Saturday, May 12th! As promised, the maps showing all 245+ sales – clickable online version and printable/downloadable PDF version – will be available today, and as usual, it’s down to the wire for us completing them, doublechecking them, etc. Just wanted to get a mention here in case you are a seller or shopper eagerly anticipating next Saturday – a few sellers have stumbled into PREVIOUS YEARS’ maps out there in the archives and mistakenly thought they had been left off the map – no, the 2012 maps are NOT online as of this early-early-am writing. We’ll announce it in our 5 official channels (here, West Seattle Blog, the WSCGSD Facebook page, the WSB Facebook page, and the WSB Twitter feed) when they are. Thank you!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day’s ‘leftovers’ partner is part of GiveBIG today

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2012

Today (Wednesday, May 2nd) is the annual GiveBIG donate-a-thon – and while we have published a list of local participants on our main site, West Seattle Blog, we did want to give a special shoutout to Northwest Center, which is the official “leftovers partner” for Garage Sale Day, and is based in southwest South Park, along West Marginal Way South. (Garage Sale Day participants will get info in the next few days about how to work with NW Center after WSCCGSD if you choose.) Before 11:59 pm tonight, your donation will stretch further, thanks to a “stretch pool” from sponsors of GiveBIG’s coordinating organization The Seattle Foundation, as long as you donate through the specific links on TSF’s site – here’s the one for NW Center.

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250 sales for May 12th, with West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day two weeks away!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 28, 2012

After registration closes, it takes a couple days to go through everybody’s registration forms, check the information, crosscheck for a variety of things, but as of today, we can tell you 250 sales are signed up for May 12th! Our plan remains as usual – have the maps available (clickable online version and printable PDF version) by next Saturday, one week till West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – so watch for news on that, as well as other previews. And if you have registered, PLEASE check the e-mailbox you used to register – there are still a few people who haven’t answered our notes about their “incomplete” status, and in a couple more days we are going to have to drop them off the map if we don’t ever hear from them. Thanks for your participation and stay tuned for previews! – Tracy

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