West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

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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


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

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


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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