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

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2013

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

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2nd week of registration starts: Almost 100 sales!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 10, 2013

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

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

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

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2013

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

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

Did we mention – here’s the link!

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Six days left to register for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 19, 2012

More than 120 sales are now on the map for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012 – the six hours (9 am-3 pm the second Saturday of May, garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgwhich this year is May 12th) when our peninsula turns into Garage/Yard/Rummage Sale Paradise. We are now six days away from the official registration deadline – 11:59 pm next Wednesday (April 25th). That cutoff gives us just enough time to make the maps (which will be ready a week before WSCGSD) and launch the final round of promotion with something resembling an accurate total.

**Registration form’s here**

And here are two more notes:
**NOT ENOUGH ROOM OR STUFF FOR YOUR OWN SALE? Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors) are once again offering courtyard/yard space for small individual sellers. Inquire at either coffee shop (4410 California is Hotwire, 5612 California is C&P) or by e-mail – info@hotwirecoffee.com or candp@comcast.net.

**DON’T WANT TO SELL, BUT HAVE STUFF SOMEONE MIGHT WANT TO SELL? The Rainbow Girls will be on the map again this year, and looking for donations:

Cleaning out your closets? West Seattle #18 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is seeking donations for our third annual garage sale Saturday, May 12th, 2012. If you have any small working appliances, furniture in good or better condition, tools and other household items that you would like to donate, please call Natalee Vroman 206-399-7748 or Jan Hunter 206-849-7906 and we will be happy to come and pick them up! Your donations are tax-deductible and we will provide you with a charitable contribution receipt. Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life! Check us out at www.gorainbow.org

Again, next Wednesday night is the deadline to sign up!

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Not enough room for your own sale this year? Check out Hotwire and C & P

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 12, 2012

Once again this year, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company are welcoming individual sellers to be part of a group space on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, May 12th! If you don’t have enough room or enough stuff for your own sale, you can contact either coffeehouse – info@hotwirecoffee.com or candpcoffee@comcast.net – to get on the list to be part of the group sale. We are up to about 70 sales after the first week and a half of registration! You can sign up by going here.

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2012 REGISTRATION BEGINS! Here’s the link to the form

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2012

Finally ready to go. Here’s the registration form. Everything is the same as last year – registration fees (we haven’t changed those since we knocked them down a notch when we took over WSCGSD in 2008), for example. Be sure to have all the info ready when you sign up – including what you want the ad for your sale to say in the map packet – even though it’s six weeks away, you probably know what your sale’s going to be about! And be sure to choose the right category for your sale in the dropdown box toward the start of the form. See you out there 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 12th!

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Registration will start today – soon as the form is ‘all systems go’

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2012

Watch for news here sometime this afternoon or evening – soon as we make sure the form is in “all systems are go” mode. We’ll announce it in all WSB/WSCGSD channels (Web, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), so don’t worry, you won’t miss it.

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2 months till West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on March 12, 2012

Time doesn’t just fly … it roars … it zooms … it is a blur. And here we are, two months away from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012, which will be 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 12 (always the second Saturday). We’re currently planning to open registration on April 2nd. More to come!

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Registration closed – now, time to get ready for Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 28, 2011

If you’re one of the 240+ sellers (not even counting the people participating at group sites like Hotwire and C&P) who’ve already signed up, thanks and we wish you tons of success! If not – we’re sorry to say, registration is closed, but it’s going to be one whale of a sale day!

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Recordsetting West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! 200+ sales signed up, with 31 hours to go

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2011

Don’t have the precise count but we’ve definitely passed 200 sales signed up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011 – coming up 9 am-3 pm May 14th! And there’s still time to sign up – follow the “how to register” tab here. Deadline is 11:59 pm tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011 updates: 51 sales! And 3 group spots…

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 7, 2011

As of early Thursday, 51 sales are already registered for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011! And there are three group spots so far – in addition to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse in The Junction (contact owner Lora for a space), the VFW Hall in The Triangle will also open its doors (contact commander Ron Zuber), and if you have a bike or other gear to sell, get a hold of the folks at Cycle U in The Triangle.

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Day and a half into registration, 33 sales already for WSCGSD 2011!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2011

29 hours after opening registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011, 33 sales are already signed up! That’s ahead of last year’s pace. One participant told us it’s a great excuse to get going with the spring cleaning.

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And … registration is open for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 4, 2011

Full details are on our main site, West Seattle Blog – but if you know how this works and just want to get to the registration page, here’s the link (registration is online-only again this year). Sale day is 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th. Note that we have a new option on the form this year – if it’s OK to just e-mail your info-packet materials instead of postal-mailing them, please click the appropriate button. Otherwise, the fees are the same for the fourth straight year. As of this writing, registration’s just been open a few hours and we already have a dozen signups – last year we had more than 200 sales, so we’ll see what happens this year!

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Registration opens Monday for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 1, 2011

Check back here Monday, April 4th, (also at West Seattle Blog, the WSB Facebook page, and the WSCGSD FB page) for the registration kickoff!

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Unofficial tally for 2010 WSCGSD sales: ~190 !!!!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 23, 2010

After we get through a few stories-in-progress over at West Seattle Blog this morning, we’ll be taking a more official count of all the sales signed up for the sixth annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – but our unofficial tracker says about 190 – definitely a new record, since we were in the low 180s last year. Thanks to everyone who’s participating! We’re still 2 weeks out (two weeks and one day, to be exact) but you’re invited to share info about your sale on the official WSCGSD Facebook page – photos, info, whatever, there’s not a ton of official info to share between now and then (we’ll be sending your postal mail packet) so that page is for participants as much as anyone. “Like” it here, if you haven’t already done that!

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Last day to register – more than 150 sales so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2010

Can’t wait to start going through them – so far all we’ve had time to do is count, and we passed 150 last night. You’ve got till just before midnight tonight (Thursday) to sign up – be part of a one-day Garage Sale Nation right here on our peninsula. Follow the registration link in the nav bar above! (And thanks to everybody for their patience and for working with the online-only process – when we started 3 weeks ago we thought we’d come up with a mail-in form, but we didn’t, and only one person has asked, so maybe we ARE ready in some respects for an all-online world!)

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120+ sales, with 2 1/2 days to go …

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 20, 2010

Thursday night’s the registration deadline. We’ve passed 120 sales, big and small … that doesn’t count the dozens of individuals who are participating at the group sites. Sign up online – starting here.

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Countdown to registration deadline for 2010: Ninety sales so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2010

… which is about exactly where we were at this time last year … so no worries about procrastinating, it’s the perfect time to register! Or, if you are looking for a group site, check in with Hotwire Coffee (shown above in photo from last year) or C & P Coffee, both of whom had offered courtyard space to people who needed somewhere to set up. Registration closes at the end of the night next Thursday 4/22, and in the meantime, the annual promotion blitz is about to start – posters, ads, etc. Again, Saturday, May 8, is sale day, with as many sales as people register, big and small, all over the peninsula, 9 am-3 pm is the official sale time period. Thanks for supporting the 6th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Dayregister your sale with the online form you’ll find here!

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Almost 60 sales so far for 2010 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 9, 2010

Registration is going great – we are now into Week 2. Just about time to start papering the town with posters etc. But in the meantime, signed up your sale yet? Great way to deal with the results of spring cleaning. And remember that Hotwire Coffee (West Seattle Blog sponsor) and C & P Coffee are both offering space – free unless you want a separate ad on the map for your setup at either place, in which case, please sign up as an individual and be sure we know that’s your sale site. Thanks for supporting the 6th annual WSCGSD!

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Four days into registration, 30+ sales for 2010!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2010

garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgThanks to everybody who’s signed up so far – off to a good start toward another year of making West Seattle the Garage Sale Capital of Western Washington (if not beyond) For A Day. So far, we have sales from North Admiral in the north to White Center in the south. Again this year, we’ll make the map in two versions – the printable kind (which will be a PDF file so not “interactive”), and the Google Maps view-it-online-and-maneuver-around-it kind (which WILL be “interactive”) and like last year, both kinds will be available by the Sunday before sale day. Last year, we distributed early map copies at the Sustainable West Seattle Festival; unfortunately this year that’s not happening till June (in connection with Delridge Day June 5), but we’ll let you know by mid-month where maps will be available starting May 2nd! Other news: 2 locations for group sales – Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (longtime West Seattle Blog sponsor) and C&P Coffee – if you don’t have a place to sell your stuff, check in with either of those venues and find out about signing up for some space there on Community Garage Sale Day. Just one note on that – if you want your own ad on the WSCGSD map, even if you’re at the group venue, please register as an individual; otherwise, each of those locations will get one mention on the map as a group-sale site. More registration news to come – you have till April 22nd to get in on it! Here’s the registration form

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Day 2 of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day registration –

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2010

More than 20 sales signed up so far for WSCGSD 2010 – you’ve got till April 22 to register but why wait?

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The registration form!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 1, 2010

It’s live – go here. Note that the prices and categories are the same as the past two years.

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TODAY’S THE DAY! Registration opens this morning

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 1, 2010

We’re aiming for about 8 am but depends on whether the form behaves. Check back here (or on WSB, or Facebook, where we’ll also update our West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day page as soon as we’re ready to roll) later!

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Closing in on 110 sales, with four days to sign up …

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 21, 2009

That’s a big jump from last year, when we only hit 100 on the second-to-last day to register, so #110 was in the final batch … OK, OK, so we have a longer registration period this year. Still, it’s only natural to wait till the last moment. Now, a few reminders: When you register, please make sure you give us the correct mailing address, and indicate if the sale is at a different address – we are mailing everybody a packet, with your “official participant” sign plus some other information, and we need to make sure that gets to you well in advance of sale day. Also, just so you know, we are continuing to place ads around the area so as we move from registration to the two-week pre-sale publicity push, there shouldn’t be a bargain hunter within 100 miles who hasn’t heard of WSCGSD. So – you signed up yet?

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Registration countdown: Six days to go

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 19, 2009

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, May 9, 200911:59 pm next Saturday (April 25), we need to have your registration in hand – either online (which means if you start registering by, oh, say, 11:50 or so that night to get through the form and PayPal, you should be more than golden) or by postal mail (we’d suggest sending the form no later than Thursday) … We have those courtyard sales at Hotwire and C & P Coffee (check if there’s still room), we have school sales (including Roxhill and Gatewood Elementaries), block sales, estate sales, and dozens of great individual sales. Want to make a few extra bucks? Clean up and sell out! Er, outside, we mean. 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9th, is the date/time for the official West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – our second year coordinating it, but this is the 5th annual WSCGSD!

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3 weeks till WSCGSD – 1 week left to register!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2009

Close to 90 sales now, with one week of registration remaining. Our focus the past few days has been stepping up the marketing, now that we’re three weeks away from The Big Day – we’ve spent the past two days distributing the first wave of posters (we’ll have a revised poster once the registration period is closed, and we’ll post a link here so you can print one out if you want to put it up at work, school, wherever) and also starting to line up the advertising — just started with the granddaddy of ’em all, the Little Nickel (in print and online) … one of us worked for a similar publication many, many years ago and many, many miles away, so we have a soft spot for such things. But online is the most important way to get the word out now, and since we are major Facebook and Twitter users at West Seattle Blog, we’ve been utilizing those “channels” too. (On FB, become a fan of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – go here.)

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Update: 70 sales!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 14, 2009

… and we haven’t even been to the mailbox yet today. But online registration is the way to go – see the tab above.

We were asked at last night’s Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council meeting, so what do you get for your registration fee?

Regional promotion – including your spot on The Map, and an “ad” of up to 10-words on The Map. As we’ve mentioned before, this is the FIRST major community-wide garage sale day in Seattle this year, so bargain-hunters will be dying to get out and shop (not to mention, economic belt-tightening makes garage saling more popular than ever). West Seattle will be THE place to be on May 9 — be part of it!

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Registration update, and more on 2 group-sale sites

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 7, 2009

First come, first served for the 20 spaces in the Hotwire Coffee courtyard on Garage Sale Day!!!!

Also offering space if you don’t have room for your own sale, C and P Coffee.

And don’t forget that signups are in full swing – more than 30 sales signed up now! Here’s how you can sign up too.

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2009 registration updates, after first weekend of signups

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 6, 2009

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, May 9, 2009Great 1st weekend for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day registration for 2009 — 25 sales registered, including several group/block sales!

Speaking of which, we now have two locations, if you want to be part of the big day but don’t have a place for your own sale:

Hotwire Coffee: Get in touch with owner Lora about space in the courtyard

C and P Coffee: Talk with owner Cameron

Both are reachable through their shops, with info at their websites. In addition to an extended registration window (three full weeks this year), we’re adding another time-related improvement: More time to get/review the map. We’ll be promoting West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day at the Sustainable West Seattle Festival on the preceding Sunday, May 3, so it makes perfect sense to have the map ready in time to hand out at the festival — extra days to review it and plot your sale travels!

Ready to sign up? The forms are linked here (and within a day or two, we will also have a few locations listed for you to pick up a form in person, if you prefer).

And if you’re on Facebook – where West Seattle Blog has a lively group of friends as “WS Blog” – we’ve just created a WS Community Garage Sale Day page that you can “become a fan” of and participate in: Find it here.

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Online registration form now available for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 4, 2009

In addition to the special in-person deal we’re offering if you come by and sign up in person (bring cash or check) at the Gathering of Neighbors today, we’ve also just launched the online registration form – find it here.

Or, if you prefer to print out a form and mail it in with your check, here’s the form you can use to do that (don’t try to print out the online form linked above – its special configuration won’t work that way).

Any questions? Leave a comment here or e-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

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Registration is closed – now it’s time to talk Garage Sale Day!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2008

We won’t have a final count till Monday’s mail rolls in (figuring that any forms postal-mailed on Friday may not make it in till then), but we know the number of sales registered for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10 has passed 140 — this is going to be a blast! Registration IS closed; the online form is deactivated, and mail-in forms would have had to be postmarked Friday. Now it’s time to start shouting the news all around Puget Sound — we’ve already got a variety of announcements out but more to come — whether you’re a shopper or seller, how about you invite friends/relatives from other areas to come to West Seattle and have a blast garage-saling on May 10? Maps will be available online and at designated pickup spots (we will post the list over the weekend) May 8. And we’re now assembling packets for participants – those will go out in postal mail within a few days. More WSCGSD news later today!

P.S. If you want to get in the sale mood, the St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church 2-day rummage sale continues 9 am-3 pm today (and next Fri-Sat too).

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WSCGSD hits 100, on 2nd-to-last day to register!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 24, 2008

Our 100th registration just came in! You can still sign up your sale as long as you do it by tomorrow night. (P.S. We know some people have had trouble with the PayPal payment method – which takes major credit cards, you don’t have to be a PP member – so we’ll be contacting you for other options.) QUICK LINKS if you’re not in on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day yet — Online registration form here, downloadable mail-in form here, list of locations to pick up a preprinted registration form here.

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80 sales for WSCGSD ’08, and still growing!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2008

Another milestone. That’s an incredible number already, but we’re secretly (ok, not so secretly since we posted it here) hoping to hit 100 before registration closes this Friday night – think of how great that’ll sound in the promotion! We’ve already posted more than a dozen ads in on- and offline publications that are read citywide (and beyond), by the way. Go, garage salers, go!!!!

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50 sales signed up so far!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2008

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, May 10, 2008The 4th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10 is continuing to shape up as a great day to shop and sell – we’ve now hit 50 sales, from group-sale sites like Hotwire Coffee and C and P Coffee (stop in to sign up, if you don’t have enough room or items for your own sale), to organization/school sales like the Community School of West Seattle and Log House Museum and North Delridge Neighborhood Council, to dozens of great-sounding individual and block sales! Registration is open for one more week (till 11:59:59 pm Friday, April 25) and then we’ll start talking more about the big day itself, including the “best sign” and “most unusual item” contests, selling and shopping strategy, etc. To sign up your own sale right now (individual, school/business/organization, or block sale) — here are the quick links — Online registration form here, downloadable mail-in form here, list of locations to pick up a preprinted registration form here.

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Update, including a place to go if you can’t have your own

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2008

We’ve passed 40 sales registered for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day as of late morning today! Still continuing to find new ways to get the word out (do you have a place to display a poster, where we haven’t already asked to put one up? e-mail us and we’ll bring one over!). Also, Lora Lewis of Hotwire Coffee (which we’re always proud to note is West Seattle Blog‘s inaugural sponsor) is going to have a space in the courtyard for a group sale – go to Hotwire to sign up; $10 donation requested for Furry Faces Foundation, an animal-advocacy group with strong West Seattle ties. If you’re ready to sign up your own sale (individual, school/business/organization, or block sale) — here are the quick links — Online registration form here, downloadable mail-in form here, list of locations to pick up a preprinted registration form here.

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Garage sale do’s and don’ts, plus a sign-up update

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 14, 2008

First the update: We’re now past 30 sales for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10! Plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t yet (and spread the word if you have; the more the merrier); the registration deadline is April 25. Quick links — Online registration form here, downloadable mail-in form here, list of locations to pick up a preprinted registration form here.

Meantime, we ust found this online, from somebody who’s written a book about garage sale’ing. “Garage Sale Do’s and Don’ts,” check it out here.

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Let the sale registrations begin!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 10, 2008

Our first registrations are in! We’ve also uploaded the printable form in case you want to print and fill it out and mail it in (deadline for us to receive it is April 25, please don’t wait till the last minute). So here are the important links:

Easy, simple, quick: Go here for online registration and payment

Rather mail it in? Download printable form to fill out and send with check

*Remember to have your 10-word (or less) ad ready when you register – this is how your sale will be described on the printable and downloadable map that will be available a few days before The Big Day.

(If you are new to the area or hadn’t heard of this before – we’ve had the question once today already – this is NOT one big sale at one location; this is dozens of sales (hey, hundreds if that many people sign up – it’s been more than 100 the past few years) all over West Seattle, on the same day, as a fun event to build community and draw visitors from elsewhere.)

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Registration Day 1 is here – here’s what’s happening

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 10, 2008

Just in case you’re raring to go and checking this in the early moments of April 10:
Here it is – the first-ever online registration form for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day — click here to start.
By 10 o’clock this morning, we will also have a Word doc here that you can download and fill out if you prefer to mail in your registration.
Or, if you want to pick up an already-printed registration form to mail in, we will have them at the businesses listed below by early afternoon. (Idea: Pick one up while you’re enjoying the West Seattle Art Walk 6-9 pm tonight – several Art Walk participants will have registration forms.)
Registration is open today through April 25; we have to cut it off then so we can start working on the maps and finishing the promotion and making sure this is THE MOST AWESOME WSCGSD EVER!
Glad you’ll be part of it.

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Two days till registration opens!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 8, 2008

We’ll be making the rounds with posters and sign-up forms on Wednesday, and the link for online registration will go up here and at West Seattle Blog on Thursday. The fees will be $12/individual sale, $20/organization (including schools and businesses), $30/block sale. This gets you in on a ton of promotion and a couple of cool contests (best sign, most unusual sale item). Can’t wait!

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