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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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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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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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Only three days until WSCGSD 2015!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2015

Now it’s down to sellers getting ready, shoppers making their plan, and waiting for Saturday to get here – the forecast looks incredibly perfect, mostly sunny and mid-to-upper-70s! We now have the downloadable/printable map/guide/list of sales ready to go – it’s here (and it’s long – 21 pages). And of course you can click, browse, search the official online map here.

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UPDATE: See the map!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2015

And … it’s up. Online edition here. Printable version still in the works. Browse the 340+ sales, make notes on which ones interest you, plot your route!

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One week to WSCGSD, and the 2015 map is almost ready!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2015

As promised, the 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map will be live (here and via West Seattle Blog) by day’s end – we’re just making some final tweaks. This will be the online version, with the printable/downloadable PDF version to follow. Meantime, are you ready for the big day, just one week away? 340+ sales! Stand by for highlights!

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9 days to go to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 30, 2015

Just in case you’re wondering how things are going, some miscellaneous notes:

*We will have at least 330 sales – probably 340+ – depending on last-minute cancellations. Speaking of which, if you are a seller, this is your last chance to get off the map if you have to cancel … please call us, 206-293-6302, don’t e-mail, ASAP!

*The descriptions of sales and highlighted items are awesome as always. We took notes while proofreading the listings as part of the mapmaking process. Mentioned a few of them in this update yesterday on West Seattle Blog.

*We wanted to remind you that again this year, the second Saturday in May is ALSO “Stamp Out Hunger” – the door-to-door, mailbox-to-mailbox Letter Carriers’ food drive. Make plans to have a bag of nonperishable food to donate – set it out by your door/mailbox/wherever your letter carrier stops, before you head out for a day of shopping OR selling.

*We will be sending the sellers’ info packets on Friday. Watch your e-box (or if you requested postal mail, your mailbox).

*And again, the map will be available starting this Saturday. The online version is always the first one we get up – watch for the announcement here and on WSB.

*Invite your friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. to come over and garage-sale with you on May 9th – we would love to see people from all over the region as usual – here’s an 8 1/2 x 11-size poster you can print and put up on a bulletin board of your choice.

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REMINDER: The 2015 WSCGSD map’s not out until May 2nd

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 26, 2015

A couple WSCGSD 2015 sellers have contacted us saying they saw a map somewhere and are concerned that they’re not on it. Please note that **this year’s map is not out yet** so if you saw a map somewhere (maybe something Google grabbed onto in recent years) – it’s NOT this year’s map – look closely; we label every year’s map very clearly with its year, just in case something like this happens. As mentioned in every update we’ve published and in all communications with sellers – we take about a week post-registration to shine everything up (fix address formats, proofread the ads, contact sellers with questions if we have any) and get the map together, and as soon as it’s ready, we’ll announce it here, on our main site West Seattle Blog, on our WSB social channels, etc., and it will be clearly labeled 2015 WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY MAP. Thanks so much – 13 days to go!

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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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215+ sales on the list and three days to register for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 20, 2015

The clock’s ticking if you are thinking of having a sale on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015 – coming up 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9 – but haven’t signed up yet: Deadline to register is this Thursday night, April 23rd – we need time to get the maps made and circulate them around the region to ensure maximum buyer power! You can register right here, right now – follow this link. Once the map debuts on May 2nd, you’ll know the number of your sale, so you can invite friends, relatives, co-workers, etc., and tell them you’re #XX on the map, but don’t wait to tell them about WSCGSD – plenty of sales to go around for everyone, so start letting them know this will be THE day to visit WS (if they’re not here already).

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180+ sales registered for 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, as deadline approaches

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 18, 2015

Is your sale signed up? Or – got your shopping bags ready? West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015 is just THREE WEEKS AWAY, coming up Saturday, May 9th, 9 am-3 pm, and more than 180 sales are registered. Deadline to sign up, if you’re having a sale, is this Thursday (April 23rd) – so go here when you’re ready. Thanks!

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120 sales & rising! Still time to sign up for 2015’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 11, 2015

Four weeks from today, the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day will make our peninsula the epicenter of person-to-person recycling … and if you’re interested in having a sale as part of it (120 sales of all sizes are on the list already, but it’s a big peninsula, so there’s room for more), you still have time to sign up. Just go here. Sale times/date: 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015. You can start early and/or end late, but please make sure your sale is open for at least the official six-hour span. Thanks! More updates to come!

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85 sales now on the list for 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 7, 2015

Six days into signups for the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day … and we have 85 sales on the list! Registration usually runs about three weeks so you have two more weeks to get signed up but … don’t run the risk you’ll forget … every year somebody does, and if we’ve already started mapmaking, it’s too late! So just go here now and get it done – 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015, see you all over West Seattle shopping and selling!

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UPDATE: 30 sales in first day of 2015 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day signups

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 3, 2015

Dreaming of spring … selling and buying … 30 sales are on the list already after the first full day of registration for 2015’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (which is coming up Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 am-3 pm). Want to join them? Here’s the official online form.

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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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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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Counting down to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014! And a message for sellers

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 28, 2014

Registration is closed and it looks like we’ll have about 280 sales for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014 – maybe more, but we’re trying right now to reach more than a dozen people who went halfway through the registration process but didn’t finish it via PayPal. Without a complete registration, you won’t be on the map – so please make sure you have an e-mail receipt from PayPal, and if you don’t, please e-mail us ASAP – garagesale@westseattleblog.com. Also check your mailbox; we sent notes over the weekend to everyone for whom we don’t have a PP receipt. If you changed your mind mid-registration, no problem, but it would be great if you let us know.

Now, a bit about the lineup: The heart of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is the web of individual sales all over the peninsula – more than 250!!! Beyond that, we have the group sites – Hotwire/Ginomai in The Junction, C & P Coffee to the south.

And we also have nonprofits participating including:

*Log House Museum on Alki

*Delridge Grocery Co-op

*Scout Troop 284 at West Seattle Veterans’ Center in The Triangle

*West Seattle High School in Admiral

*Lincoln Park P-Patch sale in Fauntleroy

*Masonic Family group sale in The Triangle

*West Seattle Eagles sale in The Junction

*The Taproot School sale in Fauntleroy

*Straight Blast Gym sale (scholarship-fund benefit) in Delridge

*SSC plant sale benefiting the horticulture program (on Puget Ridge)

*Sale benefiting Chamwino Connect, in Sunrise Heights

Sale day, again, is Saturday, May 10th, 9 am-3 pm. (Some sales may choose to start earlier and/or end later, but no late starts or early ends, please .) We are in the mapmaking process currently and if all goes well, we’ll link to the online/printable maps here and on West Seattle Blog, starting next Saturday, since our goal is always to get the map out a week in advance.

With so many sales, we are advertising/promoting WSCGSD all over the region, but it also helps if you make sure your friends/relatives/co-workers know that this is THE day to come to West Seattle, shop the sales, visit local businesses while you’re here, sightsee, have a great day.

More previews to come – including the “shopping list” for WestSide Baby, a request for book donations for students, and more.

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230 sales for 2014! If you’re having one, sign up ASAP – deadline is Wednesday night

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 22, 2014

Another awesome West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is ahead on May 10th – there is no question of that. If you’re planning on having a sale as part of it, and have been putting off registering – the deadline is almost here; 11:59 pm Wednesday night (April 23rd). We had a few form glitches late last night and early today but FIXED NOW! so just go here to sign up.

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Make money! Meet shoppers from near and far! One more week to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 16, 2014

One more week to sign up your sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10th – registration closes next Wednesday night, April 23rd. So far, 160 sales of all sizes are on the map (well, awaiting their place on it – the mapmaking doesn’t begin until registration ends) … including schools, service groups, businesses, and lots of great individual sales … you can join ’em by registering your sale here.

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day registration update: 120+ sales!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 12, 2014

About a week and a half left to go before the registration deadline, four weeks until sale day, and as of this very moment (drum roll,please) … 126 sales are signed up – big, small, inbetween – so another great day is definitely in store! If you’re just finding out about this, we (publishers of West Seattle Blog) coordinate the annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, second Saturday in May, which means May 10th this year, and registration is open until April 23rd – so if you’re interested in having a sale, sign up here! If you don’t have room for one, or don’t have all that much stuff, check in with Hotwire Online Coffeehouse in The Junction or C & P Coffee Company between Alaska and Morgan Junctions – both are group sites with room for multiple sellers. And if you love shopping but don’t really need anything … we’ll have an option for you too – WestSide Baby is going to be out with a wish list of items you can shop for and then donate, same-day. More to come!

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30 sales for 2014 so far! And one group site

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 2, 2014

Less than 48 hours into registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – the 10th annual event, this year on May 10th – and 30 sales are registered! GO HERE to sign up your sale.

P.S. If you don’t have enough room for a sale of your own, check with Hotwire Online Coffeehouse ASAP to see about getting some space, free, at the group site in the Hotwire courtyard again this year.  info@hotwirecoffee.com is where to inquire.

 

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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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‘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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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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11 days and counting down! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013 updates

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 30, 2013

Excited yet?

Only eleven days till Saturday, May 11th, with a record-setting 280 sales getting ready for the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day.

A few updates:

*If you are a last-minute would-be participant looking for a group site, we now have three – the VFW Hall in The Triangle has some room at $5 donation/table. Not sure about room at the Hotwire Coffee and C & P Coffee group sites (we’ll be asking in a day or two) – check in with them to find out.

*This year, we have two partners for sellers to donate any leftovers – WestSide Baby and Northwest Center. WS Baby will have special dropoff spots, and NW Center as always is extending its Junction truck hours that day. Watch for full details and locations in a few days.

*That info will be in the “packet” for sellers that we will e-mail by week’s end, along with other assorted notes, plus the template for you to print your “official participant” sign.

*And whether you’re shopping or selling, please include Stamp Out Hunger in your plans – every year, this door-to-door food drive is the same day as WSCGSD (second Saturday in May), so just put your bag of donated nonperishable food out by your mailbox or door (if that’s where you get your USPS mail) first thing that morning!

As for us, mapmaking mode continues for a few more days. WSCGSD questions? E-mail garagesale@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

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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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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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Next up: Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale Day 2012

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on June 5, 2012

More shopping ahead – next Saturday, June 9th, it’s the Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale Day – watch for the map and other info here.

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Thank you!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2012

13 hours past closing time and we’re not sure we’ve recovered yet from West Seattle Community Garage Sale 2012. We decided to cover it as more of a travelogue (see the story and photos here), weaving a few contributed photos in with pictures we took while stopping at a dozen-plus sites … may not sound like much out of 245 but we were on the road continuously for five hours, with WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand driving, and hopping out to take photos and say hi, while your editor here (Tracy Record) kept downloading photos, writing, and updating the story from the passenger seat. By 2 pm, even our backup power was out, and we needed a little sustenance too, so it was back to the barn. The post-sale reports have been fun to read, and it was fun to see that people were really were out and about browsing, buying, and best of all, mingling … while reading news on the Web (our main business) is generally a solitary pursuit, we do seek to support the community by promoting events and activities that get people out and about, interacting, and this certainly counts. Next year’s date – May 11th!

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Sale 41: Seattle Lutheran High School

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

Inside the Menashe Family Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School, big sale with great stuff including furniture – Tyler, who had helped do some of the heavy lifting, is checking out one of the recliners. Free tote bags, too.

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Sale #36: West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

West Seattle High School girls’ basketball coach Sonya Elliott sent that photo from their sale site, #36, at the school (3000 California Avenue SW) – one of today’s benefit sales!

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The 8th annual WS Community Garage Sale Day has arrived!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

It’s sunny, it’s perfect, and we wish you a terrific day. Especially if you are a seller, please send a photo of your sale if you can – we won’t get to anywhere near all of them during our photo runs – garagesale@westseattleblog.com – we like posting individual items here for posterity! (And include your sale #, please!)

One more time for people who just happen onto this site – the maps are here (note the link there to the PRINTABLE map and listings, as well as the online map you can use to pan, zoom, and click your way around – clicking any individual line on the right-side list OR any individual sale marker will bring up the “bubble” with its address and their short description). And sellers have been invited to post on the WSCGSD Facebook page – buyers looking for specific items too.

Have a great 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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Update: The printable map is available now too! Plus, Seattle Times showcases WSCGSD

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2012

PRINTABLE MAP: It’s ready! Just finished the 12-page PDF – you can get it here, and it’s also linked from the WSCGSD page on our main site.

SEATTLE TIMES SHOWCASE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is the lead story on the “Around the Sound” page in today’s Times, distributed around the region, just one of many ways we’re getting the word out beyond West Seattle – since we’d love to see LOTS of visitors come shop our sales, and (later) visit our restaurants, bars, and shops:

And best of all, the forecast calls for sun on Saturday. Here’s hoping!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day’s ‘leftovers’ partner is part of GiveBIG today

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2012

Today (Wednesday, May 2nd) is the annual GiveBIG donate-a-thon – and while we have published a list of local participants on our main site, West Seattle Blog, we did want to give a special shoutout to Northwest Center, which is the official “leftovers partner” for Garage Sale Day, and is based in southwest South Park, along West Marginal Way South. (Garage Sale Day participants will get info in the next few days about how to work with NW Center after WSCCGSD if you choose.) Before 11:59 pm tonight, your donation will stretch further, thanks to a “stretch pool” from sponsors of GiveBIG’s coordinating organization The Seattle Foundation, as long as you donate through the specific links on TSF’s site – here’s the one for NW Center.

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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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Sale #200 – C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California SW (group site)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Beautiful day to be out along the sidewalk in the sun, between Alaska and Morgan Junctions.

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Sale #9 – 9029A 18th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Looking for yarn? Sale #9 has plenty! They’ve been tweeting about their sale, including this comment of note: “I’m still in a little disbelief that people aren’t buying books at our garage sale… comment was that nobody buys paper books now.”

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