West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Next one May 12, 2018 – presented by West Seattle Blog

Thank you!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2017

Just a quick word of thanks, as we all continue recovering from a West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day that was far sunnier than we expected (among other attributes) … thanks for being part of it, thanks for sharing photos, updates, and thanks for taking the time to meet your neighbors from far and near who stopped by. Next year’s WSCGSD will be the second Saturday as usual, which means it’s May 12, 2018!

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IT’S ON! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 until 3 pm

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2017

The weather decided to behave, and it’s a great WSCGSD so far! We have coverage, and links, at WSB – go here. And if you haven’t seen the map/list yet, the direct link is here.

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WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY 2017 EVE! Hours away…

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2017

Yeah, the weather’s been a little weird. But whatever it brings, tomorrow (Saturday, May 13th) is the big day, and we’re not going to let anything get in the way of that. So a few reminders:

Online map/list is here
Downloadable/printable map/list/guide is here

9 am-3 pm is the official sale window (no earlybirds please, except for the few sellers that mentioned it’s OK – review the list to look). We’ll be stopping at some sales for as-it-happens coverage on West Seattle Blog, and we appreciate photos from sellers and shoppers too – first sale? first purchase? Cool visitor? Whatever … e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

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Clothes for the Cause trailer at Alki Elementary all weekend

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2017

Continuing our spotlight on donation drives organized in connection with West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 (coming up this Saturday, May 13th!), for anyone from shoppers who want to buy and donate items, to sellers with leftovers – the Clothes for the Cause trailer will be at Alki Elementary all weekend, for dropoffs. Here’s the announcement:

Alki Elementary is partnering with Clothes for the Cause for a Clothing Drive Fundraiser on the weekend of the West Seattle community garage sale.

Donations will benefit Alki Elementary to purchase Emergency Preparedness Kits and supplies for the students of Alki.

The Clothes for the Cause trailer will be at Alki Elementary School (3010 59th Ave SW) in the staff parking lot behind the school (south side of the school) on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th.

Bring the bags to us at your convenience on those days or text 206-954-0828 to arrange pick-up that weekend.

What can we take?

– CLOTHING any kind/gently used;
– PAIRED SHOES any kind/gently used;
– TOWELS bath, kitchen;
– SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS;
– BACKPACKS;
– CURTAINS/DRAPERY;
– PURSES, BELTS synthetic/leather;
– TABLECLOTHS;
– PLACEMATS;
– STUFFED ANIMALS

Thank you!! Alki Elementary PTA

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After the sales: Stop ‘n’ Shop in The Junction

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2017

Continuing our look at who’s welcoming donations after Saturday’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day closing bell (figurative!) at 3 pm, this is from Stop ‘n’ Shop Thrift Store at the Senior Center of West Seattle in The Junction (4217 SW Oregon):

The West Seattle Senior Center’s Stop ‘n Shop would be thrilled to take your unsold garage sale merchandise after the sale day has ended. We’ll be staying open late until 6:00 pm and will have extra helpers ready to unload your vehicle from our back alley. Your unsold merchandise pays for many great programs and benefits for our wonderful local senior population. Thank you in advance!

The alley is off the south side of SW Oregon just east of California SW.

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Book drive in conjunction with West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2017

Today we’re spotlighting the donation drives that have been organized in connection with West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day this year. First: A book drive to benefit schools:

One of the easiest ways to motivate students to read and learn is to have books with topics that kids are excited about reading and learning from! Your donated books will make a difference! Over the past three years, West Seattle schools received more than 5,000 books for motivating and exciting students as an important part of education.

We will donate religious-theme books to religious schools in West Seattle, and elderly books to Providence. We don’t want violent or sexual-themed books.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is a tremendous source of books. We are asking people who have left-over books from their yard sale this May 13th (as well as anyone who has excess books), to please donate your books to West Seattle schools. And for those who donated in the past, Thank you!

You can drop off books at any of these locations through May 26th.

A. West Seattle schools (Monday thru Friday only):

1. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Attention: Librarian (Denny will take books all year.)

2. Sanislo Elementary, 1812 SW Myrtle St, 952-8320. Drop off at the front desk from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Attention:Kim

B. West Seattle Businesses:

1. We will have a truck marked with a large sign “Donate Books to West Seattle Schools” in the West Seattle Junction near the Northwest Center truck (off 44th SW between Alaska and Edmunds) from 2 to 6 PM on May 13th only.

Note: We will have 40 coupons good for up to 4 free Bowling Games at Roxbury Lanes for anyone who donates 20 or more hard-cover books.

2. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 SW Roxbury, 206-935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM. … Note: Roxbury Lanes, as part of its support for the Seattle community, will give a certificate good for 4 free bowling games for any book donation over 20 hardcover books.

3. Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Avenue SW … Note: Hotwire Coffee, as part of its support for the West Seattle community, will give a certificate good for $1 off any purchase at Hotwire to the first 25 people who drop off 10 or more hardcover books.

We want to thank Denny Principal Jeff Clark, Denny Librarian Jeff Treistman, and Dearborn Librarian Craig Seasholes (formerly at Sanislo Elem) for their efforts to distribute books to their students. For further info, call Mr. Potratz at 932-3007.

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COUNTDOWN CONTINUES: Four days to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2017

The 13th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is now just four days away! Here’s this year’s list of benefit/nonprofit sales:

Sale #8: 4408 Delridge Way SW – West Seattle Tool Library

Sale #112: 3855 48th Ave SW – Girl Scout Troop 44028

Sale #126: 4142 47th Ave SW – fighting breast cancer

Sale #154: 2701 51st Ave SW – proceeds to Planned Parenthood

Sale #156: 2007 Ferry Ave SW – WSHS baseball

Sale #172: 3446 38th Ave SW – students selling items to benefit WestSide Baby

Sale #231: 5637 42nd Ave SW – multifamily sale benefiting Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for children and adults with disabilities

Sale #233: 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW – Solstice P-Patch plant sale

Sale #236: 5242 41st Ave SW – multifamily sale benefiting West Seattle Timebank

Sale #243: 7702 44th Ave SW – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Sale #249: 8436 Fauntleroy Way SW – benefit for Delta Kappa Gamma, scholarships for women educators

Sale #256: 9261 45th Ave SW – Sale at Endolyne Joe’s with half the proceeds benefiting Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

#Sale 307: 10323 28th Ave SW – Multifamily sale at Grace Church benefiting missions to Nicaragua

Click on any line on the online map to open the bubble with its description. More lists to come before sale day – which is this Saturday, May 13th, 9 am-3 pm (but check listings for sales opening earlier and/or staying open later).

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The map is up!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2017

Just a short mention for starters. Go to this page on WSB for the online map and a link to download the printable PDF map/listings packet.

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MAP DAY EVE! And other West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 updates

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2017

9:08 PM MAY 5th: It’s Friday night and tomorrow’s the second-biggest day of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day season – the day the map goes public! We’re in the final stages of working on it tonight so we’re expecting to have it ready and available around noon Saturday (May 6th) – watch for the announcement here and on our partner site West Seattle Blog, where the main WSCGSD page with the online map, and the downloadable/printable map and listings, will also be linked from our navigation bar/menu when it’s ready.

If you’re a seller, the “packet” is going out tonight. But this site is the main info hub – we’re also working on the AFTER THE SALE tab, with info from the local nonprofits who are interested in any leftovers you might have. But before we get that far ahead, everyone think SUNSHINE! for Saturday, May 13th. We know more than 300 sellers will be spending this weekend readying wares from crystal chandeliers to SCUBA gear to a “’60s Coke machine” to “nerdy gifts” to a “1962 Aloha trailer” to a surfboard, a sailboat, sleds …

9:36 AM SATURDAY: Still on track for the maps in the noon vicinity (or shortly thereafter)!

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Another reminder about Stamp Out Hunger on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2017

The second Saturday in May is not only West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – it’s also the coast-to-coast food drive headed up by US Postal Service letter carriers, Stamp Out Hunger, and that goes for this year’s big day – May 13th – too.

Every year we joyfully remind WSCGSD sellers and shoppers to put out their donations by their mailbox (or door if that’s how/where you get mail) before they get going for the day – many residences get special bags earlier in the week, courtesy of the letter carriers, but if you don’t, you can still set out your donation in a bag of your choice. We do it every year too, before we head out to photograph some of the sales for ongoing all-day coverage.

Meantime, WSCGSD is just 11 days away and you’ll find the maps and list of sales linked here (and on our parent site West Seattle Blog) on Saturday – we’re continuing to work on them right now!

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May 13th is getting closer! Mapmaking in progress

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2017

310+ sales are on the map we’re busy making this week – still on target for our annual promise to launch it one week in advance, which means this Saturday, May 6th, one week before West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017, which is 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 13th. As we doublechecked the listings, we took some fun notes about what people are mentioning in their listings, and we’ll continue rolling those out in previews. Just wanted to let you know everything’s moving along – if you’re a seller, hope your sale preps are going well! Any questions, e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com.

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Registration is closed: Now, on to Sale Day, May 13th!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 28, 2017

310+ sales are signed up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 – and registration is closed, as of 9 pm Thursday! We are now checking the listings so that if we have a question for you before we start work on the maps and listings, we can get it answered – watch your e-mail box! And if YOU have a question, garagesale@westseattleblog.com. Meantime, on to sale day – Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 am-3 pm, can’t wait!

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LAST DAY TO SIGN UP: 9 pm Thursday deadline

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 27, 2017

Good morning – It’s Thursday, April 27th, and that’s deadline day for signing up your sale for this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 280+ sales are registered as of first thing this morning and registration closes at 9 tonight. Then we start getting the map and listings ready so they’ll be available a week in advance. Haven’t signed up your sale yet? Go here ASAP – thanks!

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Registration deadline Thursday, as West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 approaches!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 24, 2017

If you’re planning a sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 – the thirteenth year of sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula – you have until Thursday night (April 27th) to sign up! So far, more than 220 sales are on their way to the map, and if you’re joining, we’re looking forward to hearing about yours too. Just go here! If you’re looking forward to shopping … 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 13th, is the official timeframe for WSCGSD, but some sales will start sooner, some will run later, some even might start Friday and/or run through Sunday – that’ll be in the listings accompanying The Map, which will be out May 6th, giving you a full week to plan. More updates to come!

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140 sales now ready for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2017

If you’re planning a sale during the 13th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – coming up Saturday, May 13th – you still have a little over a week to register. So far, we have 140 sellers all over the peninsula – individual sales, group sales, business sales, benefit sales, even a P-Patch plant sale – and are expecting a spectacular sale day! The map and listings will be available one week in advance; to be part of WSCGSD, you can go here to sign up.

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UPDATE: 100 sales for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 14, 2017

Four weeks until sale day and 100 sales are now signed up! Still more than a week and a half to register yours – go here.

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UPDATE: 70+ sales signed up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 11, 2017

Five days into our three-week registration period, and more than 70 sales are on the map for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017, coming up 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 13th! They’re all over the peninsula, from North Admiral to Arbor Heights to Westwood to Highland Park – even a bit beyond (we have one in North Shorewood) – Morgan, Marine View, Seaview, Gatewood, Fauntleroy …

We have benefit sales, block sales, a P-Patch sale, business sales (including a guitar garage sale at Thunder Road Guitars, an arts-and-crafts bazaar at C & P Coffee Company)…

And if you are looking for someplace to sell because you don’t have much to sell, or you don’t have a space for a sale … Hotwire Online Coffeehouse in The Junction has a few spaces left – e-mail info@hotwirecoffee.com ASAP if you’re interested.

To register your own sale site – go here.

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2017 REGISTRATION: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signup time!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2017

As promised, we have opened registration for this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – coming up on Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 am-3 pm (you can start your sale early and/or late but that six-hour window is the “official” window for all). This is the 13th annual WSCGSD!

If you’re planning a sale, here’s where to go to register – any time you’re ready (signups will continue for about three weeks; we usually don’t set the exact end date until we see how things are going). Same classifications and fees as the 10 years we’ve been coordinating this. Before you register, be ready with your up-to-20-word sale listing – think about what you’re selling that’s most popular and/or most unusual. Any questions, garagesale@westseattleblog.com or our 24/7 hotline at 206-293-6302. We’ll be updating here and on WSB (including any multi-seller sites that offer space for people who have small sales/no place to host a sale – if your venue is planning on that, please let us know ASAP)!

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WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY 2017: Registration soon!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 24, 2017

If you’re here looking for information on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 – good news! As always, the big day is the second Saturday in May, and this year, that’s Saturday, May 13, 2017. We always open registration in early April, and for this year, we’ve set the date – April 5th. Probably in the afternoon or evening, so when we’re ready to get going, we’ll post the link here and on our main site, West Seattle Blog. In the meantime, start thinking about the 20 words you’ll use to highlight your sale. Unusual item(s)? Popular item(s)? Offering refreshments? Catchy name for the sale? Or … ?

ABOUT WSCGSD: This will be the 13th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – tenth one coordinated by WSB, after its founders at a community-connection nonprofit called Megawatt presented it for the first three years, then deciding to disband and seeking someone else to take it over. It’s not one big sale, but rather many sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula, depending on who signs up and where they are – individual homes and apartments, block sales, schools, nonprofits, businesses, etc. The official hours are 9 am-3 pm, but you can start early and/or end late (and if you do, put it in your sale ad), as long as you are open those six hours that we promote for all sales. All the registered sellers’ information and locations goes into a map package that we make available one week before WSCGSD so you can start planning!

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Thanks for being part of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 15, 2016

Once again this year, we can wrap up WSCGSD with a participant-made time lapse … in this case, Sale #59, a carport sale in Fauntleroy. We hope you had some fun, despite the rain, the first time we’ve had a drop of precipitation on WSCGSD since our first year presenting it, 2008, when a shower moved through around 8 am and then made way for dryness. Guess the odds were going to catch up sooner or later. See our as-it-happened coverage here on WSB … and mark your calendar for May 13, 2017, second Saturday in May, as always, with registration opening in early April and lasting most of the month.

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HAPPY WSCGSD 2016! Lists, lists, we have lists …

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2016

It’s here! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 has arrived!

9 am-3 pm, 320+ sales are happening all over the peninsula.

Online map: Get it here
Printable/downloadable map: Get it here (19-page PDF)

And of course, we have lists:

Benefit sales: Go here

Mega-multi-seller sales: #193/#194 Hotwire/Ginomai and #28 C & P Coffee (which says it’s starting at 7 am)

Block sales: #121, #142, #157, #182

Sales offering lemonade: #45, #50, #55, #99, #155, #167, #172

Sales mentioning music equipment/instruments: #47, #93, #138, #265, #266, #271, #315

Sales on the edges: #255 (northernmost), #13 (southernmost), #290 (westernmost), #316 (easternmost)

Sales with plants: #29 (Solstice Park P-Patch), #38, #63, #71, #78, #115, #208, #299, #323

Sales at retirement centers: #163 (Brookdale Admiral Heights), #99 (Brookdale West Seattle), #105 (Daystar)

Sales with unusual items: #165 (huge elephant collection), #79 (500 vinyl records), #78 (International Flight Attendant’s lifetime collections), #235 (brass items), #122 (old movie cameras), #44 (English saddle), #315 (clawfoot tub), #117 (commercial freezer)

We could go on … but you can also explore the list yourself. (For example, we started to make a list of sales with tools, but more than 40 came up, including #312, at the renowned West Seattle Tool Library, which was stocked in part with WSCGSD finds way back in its infancy.)

More updates once things get going!

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ONE DAY TO GO! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 is tomorrow

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2016

Happy Friday – we are now one day away from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016, 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th.

Tomorrow might not be the bright sunny WSCGSD we have been used to in recent years – though today we’re looking at another record high temperature – but currently, it looks like the showers will hold off until later in the day. (We’re hoping for post-4 pm.)

If there are any last-minute cancellations/changes, we’ll have them atop this site as well as the map page on WSB, so check there first thing in the morning. That’s also where we’re linking our ongoing previews, and planning on a few more before the day is out.

Whether you’re selling or shopping – good luck and have fun!

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THE BENEFIT SALES!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2016

Want to browse a list that shows who’s raising money for who/what during this Saturday’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day? Here it is.

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PRINTABLE 2016 MAP READY TOO!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2016

Been waiting for the printable map? Here it is – a 19-page PDF.

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HERE IT IS! See the online map for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2016

330 sales right now on this year’s WSCGSD map – and you can be among the first to get a look at the map by going here.

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COUNTDOWN: One week until WSCGSD; map out later today

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2016

The 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is now exactly one week away! 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th, with more than 300 sales of all sizes, all over West Seattle. As promised, we’ll be publishing the map today – no exact time yet as we have a few last changes to make – but as soon as it’s up, we’ll announce it here, as well as on our parent site West Seattle Blog. The map page will have permanent links in the navigation bars atop both sites as usual.

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COUNTDOWN! Eight days until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – one day until the map

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2016

Getting excited for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016? We are! ~330 sales will be on the map when we publish it on Saturday (May 7th), one week in advance of sale day, which is Saturday, May 14th, 9 am-3 pm. Sales of all sizes, in all neighborhoods, with all kinds of stuff for you to browse and buy – stay tuned to see the listings and locations!

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330+ sales for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 28, 2016

Lots of sales signed up at the last minute before registration closed last night (Wednesday, April 27) just before midnight – so it’s going to be another spectacular West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day of selling, shopping, and meeting your neighbors. 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th … the map will be out a week ahead of time … but what we’ll be working on later today (Thursday) is checking the list of sellers and, within a day or so, contacting anyone for whom we have questions (fee not paid, missing “ad” text, that sort of thing), so if you’ve signed up your sale, PLEASE keep an eye on the e-mail address you used, as we have to get this part of the process locked down within a few days. (And if you have a question, please e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com.) Thank you! Just 16 days to go!

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Deadline’s almost here! Register your 2016 sale by 11:59 pm tonight

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 27, 2016

If you’re planning a sale but haven’t registered yet – tonight (Wednesday, April 27th) is the deadline, 11:59 pm … the form closes at midnight. Dozens of last-minute registrations have come in this evening and we’re past 300 sales for the second consecutive year. WSCGSD is on Saturday, May 14th, and it’s going to be awesome. Soon as the deadline passes, we start working on the map, and we’ll be continuing regional promotion to invite garage-sale fans from all over to come visit that day.

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Wednesday night is your deadline for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 registration!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 23, 2016

Just three weeks now until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 on May 14th, and almost 200 sales are signed up! We’ve set the registration deadline for this Wednesday night, April 27th, 11:59 pm – by then, signups will have been open for more than three weeks, ample time for the word to get around. Then, we start working on the map, which as always will be available in clickable online and printable/downloadable PDF versions, one week BEFORE sale day. Having a sale? Not signed up yet? Do it now – just go here. And if you have problems/questions, please e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

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180 sales so far for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 21, 2016

Saturday, May 14th, is ever closer, and the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is now up to 180 sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula. If you’re just waiting excitedly to shop, remember, the map will be available a week in advance. If you’re planning to have a sale but haven’t registered – time’s running out, so head on over to The Form and get on the list!

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Countdown continues: 4 weeks until 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2016

Just four weeks now until the 2016 edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – our region’s BIGGEST event of its kind – with 145 sales on the list and headed for the map! Whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it somewhere – and you’re bound to find at least one sale in your neighborhood. 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th, is the date; the map will be available online one week before that. Registration continues for at least another week and a half, but don’t procrastinate if you’re planning a sale – just get it done, by signing up here. If you have a question, by the way, ask here or e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

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100+ sales set for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, as registration continues

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 14, 2016

We’re now exactly one month away from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 – and more than 100 sales are signed up! They’re all over the peninsula, from Puget Ridge to Highland Park, North Delridge to South Delridge, Gatewood to Westwood, Alki to Admiral to The Junction to Morgan Junction … group sales, solo sales, block sales … it all means we are in for another great WSCGSD on Saturday, May 14th. If YOU are planning a sale and ready to sign up – start here! If you’re planning on shopping, remember the map will be available a week in advance, so check here and/or our parent site West Seattle Blog after May 7th.

P.S. Questions? E-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com.

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2016 WSCGSD registration is under way!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 4, 2016

With just under six weeks until the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 14th, you can register your sale now!

The form is here.

If you’ve been part of WSCGSD in past years – we haven’t changed anything except expanding the word limit for your listing on the map to 20 words – the field in the online version has lots of room, but the printable/downloadable PDF is the reason we need to set a limit. The fees are the same as they’ve been since we took over WSCGSD in 2008; they cover our production and promotion costs (and anything left over supports parent site West Seattle Blog‘s ongoing operations as West Seattle’s 24/7 news source).

*Sale day is Saturday, May 14, 2016.

*Official sale hours: 9 am-3 pm, but if you want to start yours earlier/end it later, that’s up to you – you can say that in your “ad” text (but no late starts/early ends, though, it’s important to cover the official time period – thanks!).

*Registration gets you on the map, which is published here and on West Seattle Blog – as well as promoted/advertised regionally and in our social-media channels – with clickable and printable (PDF) versions. The map is ready a week in advance and assigns each sale a number, which you can use for cross-reference and for your own promotion (“come see us, we’re sale #33!”), etc.

*Same 3 sale categories: Individual, Organization/Business/School, Block Sale.

If you have a small amount of stuff to sell and/or no place for a sale, check in at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse ASAP for a free spot in the Hotwire courtyard or Ginomai across the alley. There’ll be one general map listing for Hotwire; if you sell there, you’re still welcome to buy your own (optional) mention on the list via the form above – just mention Hotwire/4410 California SW as the sale address.

P.S. We haven’t set the end date for registration yet – we usually wait to see how things are going – but we keep signups open for at least three weeks, so there’s plenty of time for you to decide whether to jump in.

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WSCGSD registration for 2016 starts later today

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 4, 2016

As promised, we’ll be opening registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 today – not quite ready yet to launch the form but we expect to be, no later than early evening. The big day is Saturday, May 14th, and we’re looking forward to another fun one!

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Registration for 2016 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day opens on April 4th!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 14, 2016

Two months away from this year’s edition of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – May 14, 2016 – and we’ve decided to open registration on April 4th. So check back that day for the registration form – and have fun in the meantime getting ready to sell and/or shop!

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Thank you for a spectacular 2015 WSCGSD!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2015

What a day it was – and now it’s history – the first 300+-sale West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. (341 was the final total, after a few last-minute cancellations.)

Not only was it sunny … the temp hit 80. (Not until after the official closing bell at 3 pm, but it was warm enough by then – at one of the last sales we visited, in Highland Park around 2:30 pm, we spotted someone walking by with an umbrella.) THANK YOU for a great time. Here’s something to close with: Danny McMillin made a time-lapse video of his Alki sale:

West Seattle Garage Sale 2015 from Danny McMillin on Vimeo.

Next WSCGSD is Saturday, May 14, 2016. We usually open in early April – so check back then! And enjoy some other neighborhoods’ garage-sale days in the meantime:

PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day (May 30, 2015)
Shorewood on the Sound’s Streets of Garage Sales (June 13, 2015)
Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day (August 9, 2015)

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015 IS HERE!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2015

Live coverage, 9 am-3 pm – including map links and photos – is here.

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Because you’ll get thirsty on WSCGSD …

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2015

We’ve already mentioned that more than half a dozen sales promise lemonade. Here’s one more option, a Gatewood fundraiser for the earthquake-devastated people of Nepal:

Tagging onto WS Community Garage Sale Day tomorrow, kids from 5+ families in our neighborhood will be holding a bake sale / lemonade stand Saturday morning 9 am-noon to benefit Nepal SEEDS, a nonprofit organization working in villages in Nepal. Our friend and West Seattleite Cris Miller has been working with Nepal SEEDS for years and is on their board. They are in major fundraising mode to assist in earthquake relief and re-building in the villages they work in. Stop by for a treat and support a very worthy cause! The kids will be waving you down in the 7800 block of California Ave. SW, between Portland and Kenyon.

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Canceled sales – check your printable map

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2015

(UPDATED) As of midnight Friday night, our sale total is 341 – from the 351 original registrants. The online version of the map has been updated – but since the printable map can’t be changed, please scratch these four sales off your copy, cancellations that came in after the printable map was locked in:

#38, #42, #49, #153, #219, #247

If any other cancellations come in early Saturday (CALL, please, 206-293-6302), we’ll add them here as well as on the online map page. Thanks!

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