West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

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Shorewood Streets of Sales ahead on June 7th

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 29, 2014

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day seems to be the season-opener – since our big day on May 10th, we’ve already had the area’s longest-running event, in Greenwood, and now we’re looking ahead to June 7th in Shorewood. As announced:

The Shorewood Streets of garage sales is right around the corner on Saturday June 7th from 9 am-4 pm.

As usual the neighborhood will be filled with sales, deals and deal seekers. The different entrance points to the neighborhood will be lit up with large signs and balloons with maps available in boxes. For those more tech inclined we also have an online map that is live up the minute with sale locations. More people are joining in every day, we usually have around 50 sales!

Join us in Shorewood and support this 20+ year tradition! There is a reason the sale has keep strong for so long, great sellers and customers!

*Event Page*- facebook.com/events/246891235503082

*Live Map*- http://goo.gl/maps/A471z

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Go shop Greenwood this Saturday!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 15, 2014

One week after West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, it’s a community GSD with even-deeper roots – the inspiration for WSCGSD, we’re told – the big day in Greenwood. More than 100 sales, 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 17th. Details here!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014: What a day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2014

The sun came out just in time and stayed out for most of the day (even when the clouds moved in, they did NOT rain on us) … thanks for being part of the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. Every year there seems to be a photo epitomizing the quirky joy of garage-saling on the big day, and this one came in via Twitter:

Next WSCGSD – May 9, 2015. From time to time inbetween sale days, we’ll update this page with info on other sale days (Greenwood has theirs next Saturday, May 17th, for example). We’ll also be checking in the week ahead to see how generous sellers and shoppers were with their post-sale donations. Thanks again!

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Yard Sale Bingo: ‘The Youngstown Crew’ shares their game

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2014

Late last night, continuing to get ready for today’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (9 am-3 pm, find the maps here), we received this note:

Each year, we play “West Seattle Yard Sale Bingo” and people we meet love the bingo cards we make. I thought I’d send along photos of our yard sale bingo cards in case anyone else wants to print them and play along.

Five separate cards are attached. Items are repeated on different cards, so our rules are:

1. You may not mark an item on your bingo card unless someone else in the group sees the item to verify.

2. Only the first person to spot the item may mark it on their card.

3. Only one item per yard sale counts: for instance “martini glass” appears on two cards, but only the first person to call it gets to mark it, even if there is more than one martini glass at the yard sale.

Hope we have good weather!

Best,

The Youngstown yardsale bingo crew
Joe, Karen, David, and Erin

If you’d like to play along, here are the five cards:

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Hours away! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is almost here

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 9, 2014

We’ve been watching the forecast all day … and right now it’s looking dry. Might not be the brilliant sunshine of the past few West Seattle Community Garage Sale Days, but hey, with so much rain this year, just having it take a break until oh, say, Saturday evening, will be great.

One more reminder that you can find the maps here – note there have been a couple last-minute cancellations, still leaving us with 282 sales as of this writing, biggest WSCGSD yet! Remember you can search the online map (follow that link) by clicking the blue word “Search” near the top right, and then using the dropdown (which defaults to “name”) to choose “description,” entering your search term(s), and then looking for a list of sales alongside the map that have what you want!

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Another option for donations during/after WSCGSD

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2014

The Shop ‘n’ Shop Thrift Shop below the Senior Center of West Seattle wants you to know:

During and after the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the West Seattle Senior Center’s Stop n Shop Thrift store will be taking donations of any unwanted and unsold garage sale merchandise during extended business hours of 10-7 pm. The Stop n Shop Thrift shop will have extra volunteers on staff to help you unload your unsold items so you don’t have to drag them back into your homes! All proceeds from donated items help to fund the Senior Center’s many wonderful programs and opportunities for our local seniors. Please consider us before you put all that unwanted stuff back into your garage. Just pull up out front or back, we’ll do all the rest. Thank you!

Out back would be the alley running south of Oregon between California and 42nd.

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Stop by West Seattle High School (sale #69) on Saturday, sign up for WS 5K!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2014

An extra reason to stop by the West Seattle High School fundraising sale on WS Community Garage Sale Day this Saturday (May 10th) – you can sign up for the West Seattle 5K, coming up Sunday, May 18th, 9 am on Alki, raising money for the WSHS PTSA to help the school. WSHS is at 3000 California SW.

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Printable map now available!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2014

It’s a 17-page PDF, so consider printing double-sided – get it here. And the online map is headquartered on our parent site West Seattle Blogsee it here.

Meantime, please note the added tabs to new pages, all showcasing nonprofit tie-ins for the big day! More updates to come, now that we’re just three days away.

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The online map for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is live!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 3, 2014

It’ll have its own page here on the WSCGSD site shortly but in the short run – see it here. Printable version to follow in a day or two. 

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One week to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! See the map here later today; book donation drive already under way

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 3, 2014

One week from now, hundreds will be selling, thousands will be shopping, from Duwamish Head to Brace Point to White Center to Highland Park, on the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. As promised, you’ll be able to see the map here later today – and it will include the sale numbers, so sellers can start telling everyone they know to come see them at sale # (etc.). We’re also e-mailing the “packets” to sellers this morning, with various info, and we’re post-office-bound with hard-copy packets for the handful of the sellers who requested that version. 

WSCGSD has also come to be a day of generosity, as sellers donate unsold/unwanted items to nonprofits, including longtime official WSCGSD partner Northwest Center and recently added partner WestSide Baby, among others. New this year, a book drive for local schools, spearheaded by Denny International Middle School – and book dropoffs are under way even now – here’s a message from Denny’s principal Jeff Clark:

<blockquote>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 these locations:

1. We will have a truck marked Denny Middle School in the West Seattle Junction across from Junction True Value from 3 to 6 PM on May 10th.

2. Hotwire Coffee – 4410 California Avenue SE, any time during open hours thru May 18th . … 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 books.

3. Bank of America, West Seattle Branch, 4001 SW Alaska St, 358-2230, from 10-6 M-F, Sat 10-1, thru May 18th.

4. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 Roxbury St, 935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM, thru Sunday, May 18th … 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.

5. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday, thru Friday, May 16th.

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 you book donations to help the scholars of West Seattle Schools!</blockquote>

This information is also in the packet going to sellers and will be mentioned on the map pages too, here and on WSB. 

 

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8 days to go! Looks like we have 280+ sales for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 1, 2014

Mapmaking is in its final stages, after we proofread all 280+ listings. Starting Friday (as in, hours from now) we will roll out some final info – from how you can participate in donation drives on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, to collection drives post-sale, to the info packets that we’ll send to participants. It’s all about logistics now – including your help in making sure friends and family know about it, so they can come wander West Seattle’s miles of sales on Saturday, May 10th. Check back here for updates, and watch WSB too! Getting closer!

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