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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Now just TWO days to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2015

Sunshine is still in the forecast – warm, too (high in the upper 70s) – so our tradition of perfect garage-saling weather continues. If you are somehow just finding out about this, Saturday, May 9th, is the day, 9 am-3 pm, 340+ sales of all sizes all over West Seattle!

Both the online map and printable map can be found here.

Lists we’ve published:
*Nonprofit/benefit sales
*Trivia from this year’s lineup
*Unusual items
*Memorable descriptions

Later today – block sales/multi-seller sites!

Also – for sellers and for people who might want the fun of shopping AND the fun of donation – our page listing “who’s accepting leftovers/donations” is now up and running. Wide array this time – dropoff, pickup, some open Sunday and beyond.

P.S. Any last-minute cancellations will be noted on the online map, and we will mention the sale #’s here too so that if you have printed out the downloadable version, you can scratch them off. So far, only two since the downloadable version went live – the online map is updated but for the printed version, please scratch out #42 and #219.

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2 weeks until the biggest West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day ever!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 25, 2015

Saturday, May 9th, will be the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day and the biggest one ever. By the time registration closed Thursday night, more than 320 sales had signed up! All sizes, from individual homes to organizations/schools/businesses and multi-seller sites (including WSB sponsors Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company), to block sales around the peninsula. WSB has coordinated WSCGSD since its fourth year (2008); here’s our update on what happens now:

*We are finalizing the list so we can make the map, which debuts on May 2nd so shoppers have a week to plan ahead – the clickable and printable/downloadable versions will be featured here and on westseattleblog.com.

*If you’re a seller, please check that you got both receipts, the confirmation from us AND the registration-fee receipt from PayPal (which would be via our LLC name, A Drink of Water and a Story Interactive). If you had problems paying, please e-mail us at garagesale@westseattleblog.com if you don’t hear from us first.

*We’ll be mailing (e- or postal- depending on what you marked on the registration form) info packets to sellers, including the “official participant” sign you are welcome to use with your signage.

*If you need to cancel your sale, please call us – 206-293-6302 – by May 1st so we can take you off the map. After that, last-minute cancellations can be taken off the online map, but not the printable/downloadable version.

*In sale updates over the next week-plus, we’ll have a poster file available for anybody who wants to put one up at their school, workplace, wherever – we promote WSCGSD regionally, and have heard of shoppers coming from hours away, but your help in spreading the word will be awesome. The easiest web address to share is westseattlegaragesale.com, though the map will be here too (and will have a special “tab” under the sunset header).

*If you’re a prospective shopper – watch for the map starting May 2nd, and whether you’re just going to walk around your neighborhood and see who’s selling what, or planning a wider expedition, get ready for a great day. Note that some sellers might start earlier or end later than the 9 am-3 pm window on May 9th – if they provided that information, it’ll be in their “ad” info accompanying the map.

ALSO: In years past, we’ve published info from nonprofits making special arrangements for sellers to donate leftovers, and/or inviting people to shop for potential donations of certain items the nonprofit needs, so that WSCGSD can have great community ripple effects beyond the fun of buying/selling. Any org thinking about either of these, please e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com ASAP so we can discuss. Thanks!

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24 hours to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2015

Another BIG West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is in the works – 280 sales on the list/map now, and 24 hours left to register – the deadline is 11:55 pm Thursday (April 23). If you’ve been mulling it over and think you want to give it a try, please sign up now so you don’t miss the cutoff – just go here. If you’re not selling, get ready to shop, shop, shop on Saturday, May 9th, 9 am-3 pm, all over West Seattle (the map will be ready for your perusal one week in advance).

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REGISTRATION IS ON! 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – time to sign up

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2015

We opened registration late last night for the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – which is set for Saturday, May 9, 2015 – and 20 sales are already on their way to the map! If you’re planning a sale, sign up now – here’s the official online form.

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One week until registration opens for 2015!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 25, 2015

Just a quick mention that registration for this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (May 9, 2015) is one week away – we’ll open signups on Wednesday, April 1st. Check back then!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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230+ sales for May 12, 2012!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2012

That’s the unofficial early semifinal total – pending some reconciling we’ll be doing later this morning, now that registration is over. As usual, lots and lots of last-minute entries. If you have signed up, PLEASE make sure PayPal sent back a separate confirmation that you paid – and please watch your e-mailbox (the one you listed on your registration form), because if we have a clarification question, or can’t find your payment receipt, we’ll be e-mailing you ASAP. Thanks! Gonna be another great WSCGSD! – Tracy & Patrick from WSB

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Last day to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 25, 2012

11:59 pm today, registration closes, so it’s last call – we are on the brink of 200 sales (a milestone we’ve passed each of the past two years, so this looks like a threepeat) and we’re thinking good thoughts for a WSCGSD that’s as beautiful as the past few Saturdays have been. 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 12th, is the big day, if you’re just tuning in to this … here’s the form. 

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