If you are a seller with leftovers – or a shopper who bought some things with donations in mind – here’s what you need to know, now that the official West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day sale hours are over:
WESTSIDE BABY: Here’s what WS Baby is looking for:
1. Size 5T-12 clothes (especially pants)
2. Pajamas (all sizes)
3. Youth size shoes, sizes 1-6
4. Strollers, high chairs, baby swings, portable cribs
There’s a truck at the Ginomai lot east of Hotwire (enter off 42nd SW south of Genesee) waiting for you (photo above) until 6 pm, as well as other locations – details here.
BOOKS FOR DENNY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (AND OTHERS): Unsold books? There are five ways to drop off books that can be used by middle-schoolers (or by other students, or other age groups to whom they’ll be funneled) – including a
truck van in The Junction until 6 pm today.
(Added: WSB photo taken 4 pm)
Details here, including options in the days ahead, if you can’t get to the dropoff spot today.
NORTHWEST CENTER: Extended hours at the dropoff spot in The Junction, 44th and Edmunds – until 6:30 pm tonight.
(Added: WSB photo taken 4 pm)
(More info here, including links to the “what they’ll take/what they won’t” list.)
STOP ‘N’ SHOP: The Senior Center’s Stop ‘n’ Shop Thrift Store says it’s staying open until 7 pm to accept items. Drop them off in the front (east side of California just south of Oregon) or in the alley in back.
And if your sale is extending its hours, you’re welcome to post in the comments! A few sales made that part of their official descriptions – which any sale is welcome to do, so long as it at least is open for the official 9 am-3 pm period. Whether you shopped, sold, donated, or any/all of the above, thanks for being part of the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day!
Happening now: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014 on-the-road coverage – sales of all sizes, all over WS!May 10, 2014 at 9:09 am | In Community Garage Sale Day, West Seattle news | 20 Comments
9:09 AM: Again this year, we’ll be out and about photographing some of today’s 280 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day sales, and incorporating your photos too, as well as updates. We start at Sale #245 (4211 SW Sullivan, photo above), which happens to be the closest to WSB HQ – lots of kids stuff (remember you can be part of the WestSide Baby Shopping Squad, buying kid stuff and donating same-day) – and now we’re hitting the road. But first, just in via Twitter:
— Steve Ercolini (@theercs) May 10, 2014
You can tweet a photo too – we’re at @westseattleblog.
9:23 AM: Two sellers just did:
— Kate Christian (@drkatedmd) May 10, 2014
(The tweet above is from sale #230, 5033 41st SW, and they add, “We have donuts!”)
— Bonnie Harper (@Rbsharper) May 10, 2014
9:32 AM: Lots more participation in eastern West Seattle this year – we just checked out multiple-household Sale #13 at 8659 Delridge (just north of Trenton) – billing themselves as “the best-looking garage sale crew you’ll see all day” – Sarah, Michael, Kenna, and Jeremy:
From Sale #51 at 2336 44th in North Admiral, via Facebook:
E-mailed by Myrna at Sale #72 (in the garage off the alley at 3612 48th SW):
We meantime have headed southwest – including a stop at one of the westernmost sales, #227 at 9821 51st Ave SW, pretty good traffic though it’s down a long and winding road almost to the Sound. They’ve already sold half their outdoor stuff, but there’s more inside:
Reports like this are fun too:
We're off to explore the @westseattleblog community yard sale day on the bikes we got at last year's sale!
— Kellie Phelan (@KelliePhelan) May 10, 2014
(He also goes by Austin.) And in Arbor Heights, we stopped by Sale #150 at 99th and 35th:
Even further south, an invitation via Twitter:
— Ed (@theedhenry) May 10, 2014
Meantime, we just stopped by the Lincoln Park P-Patch benefit sale (the P-Patch is at Solstice Park behind the tennis courts across from the park’s north end), #236.
Not only do they have plants – a bake sale, too.
10:46 AM: A friendly helper awaits you at Sale #121 at 4048 56th SW:
Thanks to Jill for e-mailing the photo! Options on Alki and Beach Drive this year – among them, the Log House Museum benefit sale:
That’s Sale #138 at 61st/Stevens. Clay sent the photo. Not far away, we stopped at a sale that’s been part of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day for each and every one of its 10 years:
Raising money for the American Cancer Society (via Relay for Life), that’s Sale #83 at 4136 Beach Drive, just south of Weather Watch Park. Lots of sales on Beach Drive this year – just browse the map! We headed on northeastward around the shore, and stopped right across from Seacrest (home of the West Seattle Water Taxi and WSB sponsor Marination ma kai) at Sale #178, 1617 Harbor Drive:
So glad the weather is behaving!
11:25 AM: Thanks to Denette for this photo from Sale #74, a multifamily sale at 3442 40th SW:
We’ve just taken another swing through eastern West Seattle – starting with Sale #10 on Pigeon Point (3814 20th SW), the northeasternmost sale this year, in a just-renovated 105-year-old house!
Go say hi to Eric and Sarah. Quirky item spotted at their sale – a Coca-Cola bottle from China.
Toward the southeastern end of West Seattle, Kathrine sent this photo from Sale #18, which seems to encapsulate all you can find at a yard sale, all in one frame:
You’ll find that sale at 8816 16th SW. Inbetween the two aforementioned sales is the Delridge Grocery Co-Op benefit sale:
They’re raising money to open a grocery store in the 5400 block of Delridge Way later this year – the sale is just south of their future site, in the open space at 5448 Delridge, #30 on the WSCGSD map. A few blocks south, Straight Blast Gym (WSB sponsor) has a big sale going, raising money for scholarships. Look for the signs outside and near 5050 Delridge Way SW.
Inside the gym:
Next – from Twitter, Sale #232 at 6050 42nd SW is looking for YOU:
— Sarah J. Baker (@SarahJBaker1) May 10, 2014
Now headed into the second half of WSCGSD!
12:31 PM: More of the photos you’ve shared on the WSB Facebook page and via e-mail. From the former, a high-fashion item:
That’s a Gloria Sacks velvet jacket available at Sale #11, 8438 8th SW. Cool people and good stuff all over eastern West Seattle. P.S. Thanks to everyone who’s sharing not only the address but their map number when sending/posting photos.
1:05 PM: Been to Seaview? Melody at Sale #201 says they still have “awesome things” – this is a GARAGE sale, on the alley:
6303 45th SW. Not far south, Christine sends a photo, from “A quiet moment at sale #153 in the Gatewood area. Selling girls’ Specialized bikes, kids’ lemonade stand, demilune table, and more!”
Christine’s sale will be open until 5 pm – while the official WSCGSD hours are 9 am-3 pm, as long as sellers are open for those hours, it’s up to them if they want to also list earlier and/or later hours, and some do (check the map and the listing packet).
1:30 PM: An hour and a half left for most of the sales, which is still tons of time to at least get out into your expanded neighborhood – might be a neighbor with a sale just a block or two away. From comments: “#157 still has lots of baby clothes and more left. Great prices” – that’s in the High Point area, 5630 34th SW. Meantime, one of the sales that’s posted photos on the WSB FB page, #126 at 2715 49th SW, calls itself “sale of the century” and the “mother of all yard sales”:
They put out tents this morning just in case – the weather, however, has been perfect, not too hot, not too cold. Clouding over a bit now, but we still see blue-sky breaks.
2:07 PM: Last hour – we’ve just stopped at West Seattle High School (Sale #69, 3000 California SW), where a fundraising sale’s been under way throughout WSCGSD:
You can also sign up for next weekend’s West Seattle 5K (co-sponsored by WSB), organized annually by the WSHS PTSA, the first big West Seattle-presented/benefiting run/walk of the season, 9 am Sunday 5/18 along Alki.
That’s race director Jeff Mensing. P.S. Congratulations to the WSHS varsity-baseball team, which won its first playoff game 3-1 this morning vs. Lakeside – more on that in a separate story later.
2:30 PM: Also on California SW, one of today’s two big group sites, where we’re told it’s been a great day – the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor)/Ginomai Art Center courtyards/lots, 4410 California SW and immediately east:
This is also a signup spot for a May 18th event – the Zumbathon benefiting Transitional Resources:
And Hotwire/Ginomai is a dropoff site for leftovers or purchases you’re donating – reminders on that and other sides are coming up in a separate story at 3 pm, covering the WSCGSD aftermath. The other big multi-seller site is C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), #213 at 5612 California SW. Meantime, one update from comments: “Everything is half off at sale 166! 28th and Webster. Back in the alley.”
(Added: Photo from Lora Swift at Hotwire group-sale site, #60 on the map – just one of ~40 tables!)
It’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, and the sales start at 9 am! After a bit of early morning rain, we’re seeing some clearing/blue sky to the west, so we have high hopes for the rest of the day. Individual and block sales are happening all over the peninsula, plus businesses, schools, and youth organizations. See the list of benefit sales here. 280 sales are on the WSCGSD maps – which you’ll find here (Web, printable, mobile links). The big group sites are Hotwire Online Coffeehouse/Ginomai (sale #60, 4410 California SW) and C & P Coffee Company (sale #213, 5612 California SW). Happy shopping/selling! 9 am-3 pm are the official sale hours; please check atop the map page before you head out, for updates including the handful of last-minute cancellations. We’ll be visiting some of the sales for ongoing coverage all day, but we can’t get to them all, so whether you’re a seller or a shopper, we’d love to get a photo from you – email@example.com (if you prefer Facebook, please share on the WSB page).
P.S. A full preview of everything else happening today/tonight is coming up too.
P.P.S. We heard late last night from the “Yard Sale Bingo Crew” who explain that every year they make up cards for a game while they’re out browsing sales. We’ve linked their cards to the official WSCGSD page.
That’s sale #45 (find any sale from #1 to #288 via the online or printable maps, both here). From sale #186, benefiting Boy Scout Troop #284, here’s a picture of just part of what they’re offering inside the Veterans’ Center (former American Legion post) in The Triangle:
And sale #42 shared a montage of just part of what they’re selling:
Wherever you are, if you’re not selling, somebody is. 9 am-3 pm are the official sale hours; even if you’ve printed out the PDF list, please check the map page for last-minute changes/cancellations (as happens every year, we’ve had a few). And we invite you to send pics, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the WSB Facebook page. More updates to come – including something that just came in late tonight: Yard Sale Bingo!
From sale #1 at the Masonic Center (40th/Edmunds) to sale #288 at 4400 SW 101st, West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is hours away … just under 21 hours, as of this writing. The maps are here – online and printable PDF – both with details for each sale. A few other notes:
*The official site is also the best place to find out about sale day-linked donation drives.
*Want to take a break AFTER sale day? Straight Blast Gym (5050 Delridge Way SW; WSB sponsor) is offering a Parents’ Night Out event Saturday night, 6-10 pm, games, activities, movies, pizza, crafts, $30 first child, $20 each additional. Contact info’s here. (SBG is also having a sale tomorrow – #26 – raising money for its scholarship fund.)
*Whether you’re selling or shopping, consider sending us a photo tomorrow – we’ll be stopping by some of the sales as part of our as-it-happens coverage but we can’t get to all 280+ – thanks in advance!
As mentioned previously, tomorrow is also Stamp Out Hunger Day! If you got a blue bag in the mail, before you go out to shop or sell, fill it up with nonperishable food and tomorrow, leave it by your mailbox or your door, if that’s where you get your mail. If you didn’t get a bag – use one of your own, paper or plastic. Ours is ready:
Donations stay in the local area – and Kristina at the White Center Food Bank, which also serves southern West Seattle, has suggestions for your donation choices:
Please donate items like canned meats, tuna fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.
That’s what 280+ garage sales, all sizes, all over West Seattle, look like before you zoom out on the map! This Saturday (May 10th) is THE day – the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. It’s grown into the largest one-day event of its kind in the region, befitting West Seattle’s status as the city’s largest neighborhood. Some updates/reminders:
*Current forecast: Improved! Partly sunny. (WSCGSD has had good weather each of the past five years; the first year after we took it over, 2008, there was a morning shower and then the weather cleared.)
*How to find sales that list item(s) you’re looking for: Go to the map page; to the left of the top of the list of sales on the map’s right side, click SEARCH; in the dialog box that opens, you’ll see “name” – click that and choose DESCRIPTION instead, then put a search term (such as, tools) in the box, and the list will sort to just the sales whose descriptions (listings) mention the word you were looking for. Or, open the printable map and use your browser’s “find” feature to look for a certain word (or street, or …).
*Sale sizes: The majority of WSCGSD sales are individual neighborhood sales, and we hear every year about how delighted sellers and buyers were to meet neighbors they hadn’t met previously (or hadn’t seen in a long time). There are also two official group sites – Hotwire Online Coffeehouse/Ginomai in The Junction (sale #60 on the map) and C & P Coffee Company between Alaska and Morgan Junctions (sale #213 on the map) – that offered space to individual small-scale sellers.
*Shopping as a good deed: We’ve been talking about the sale-day donation drives (such as your chance to join the WestSide Baby Kids’ Shopping Squad) but you can also help local organizations/schools by shopping at benefit sales, which include Delridge Grocery (sale #30), Log House Museum (sale #138), Scout Troop 284 (sale #186), West Seattle High School (sale #69), Masonic Family (sale #1), Straight Blast Gym scholarship fund (sale #26), Lincoln Park P-Patch (sale #236), West Seattle Eagles benefiting charities (sale #54), Taproot School (sale #216), South Seattle College Landscape/Horticulture Program (sale #31), American Cancer Society (sale #83), Breathe Deep Seattle (sale #91), JDRF Beat the Bridge (sale #120), Humane Society (sale #206), bake sale benefiting WS Baby (sale #255), Chamwino Connect (sale #169), Bella Mente (sale #198), and some other nonprofits at the Hotwire Coffee/Ginomai courtyards (sale #60).
More updates ahead – again, it all unfolds 9 am-3 pm this Saturday; map (online AND printable [PDF] versions) here.
A quick West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day update, with a longer one in the works for this afternoon: This Saturday (May 10th) is THE day, 9 am-3 pm, with 280+ participating sales of all sizes, all over West Seattle, from Alki SW in the north to SW 110th in the south, Arbor Heights in the southwest to Pigeon Point in the northeast, the Log House Museum in the northwest to South Delridge in the southeast, and so many neighborhoods inbetween. The online map – each sale numbered and marked, clickable so you can read its “listing” – has been viewable/browsable here since last weekend; now, the printable edition is available too, a 17-page PDF (including nine pages with all 280+ sale listings in classified-ad style). Get it here (it’s also linked in the text above the online map). This is the 10th annual WSCGSD; we’re honored to have coordinated and presented it since the 4th edition in 2008, and your participation keeps making it better every year – this year with lots of giving opportunities, not just for sellers interested in donating leftovers, but also for shoppers who want to help out by purchasing and donating items on wish lists like this one and this one. More later!
P.S. Even if you’re not participating in WSCGSD, please remember that Saturday is also the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, also always on the second Saturday in May – please leave a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox/mail slot for your letter carrier to pick up!
Six days until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (Saturday, May 10th, 9 am-3 pm)! If you missed the announcement last night, the online map is up and running – go here to see who’s having a sale near you, who’s selling what, and more – 280+ sales big and small all over West Seattle.
As part of WSCGSD, several donation drives are planned on sale day, mostly geared toward taking advantage of leftovers – or anything you might want to buy at WSCGSD sales and THEN donate. BUT here’s one that is already under way: Denny International Middle School is spearheading a book drive. And you can even donate before the sale – today, in fact – with two local businesses offering incentives – read this message from Denny principal Jeff Clark:
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 SW, 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 your book donations to help the scholars of West Seattle Schools!
Tomorrow, look for WestSide Baby‘s wish list in case you’d like to shop and donate on WSCGSD, plus other information about donation drives tied to sale day.
One week till the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, 9 am-3 pm next Saturday (May 10th), with 288 sale sites all over the peninsula! The online version of the map is now live – until WSCGSD is over, it has its own tab on the WSB navigation bar, below the left side of the sunset-photo header. We’re still tweaking the printable version – the online version usually debuts first, and if sellers spot any address anomalies, for example, we can get those handled before publishing the link to the printable map. (E-mail email@example.com.) Text atop the map’s WSB page explains how to use the map (same format as the last 3 years). Happy map-exploring; see previous WSCGSD updates here.
What we’re enjoying about your West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day listings, as May 10th gets closerApril 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm | In Community Garage Sale Day, West Seattle news | 3 Comments
Today we’re proofreading the 270+ listings that go with the sales signed up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (only 10 days away, 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 10th, sales of all sizes all over WS!) – and we’re noting some creative ways people are using some of their 15 words, including:
“Miscellaneous accumulation from 50 years of too much shopping.”
“LONG-TIME JUNKERS PURGING!”
“BAGS OF MYSTERY!”
“Things we don’t even know what they are!”
“A handyman’s Disneyland!”
“3 Broke Girls With Nice Stuff!”
And a brand-new neighborhood nickname has emerged – “SOCLO (South of Cloverdale) Fauntleroy neighborhood alley sale.”
We’re still making our way through the listings, so there are likely gems yet to come. (Don’t get us wrong – simple, clear listings are great too!) The first map release is this Saturday (May 3rd) – too soon to say what time, but if there’s breaking news, it’ll appear first on the official WSCGSD site at westseattlegaragesale.com. We’ll be sending the “packets” to sellers tomorrow, which is also the deadline for getting canceled sales off the map – after that, the best we can promise is a notation on the relevant webpages. Questions about the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (seventh one coordinated by us here at WSB)? firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!
Twelve days away from Saturday, May 10th, the day West Seattle becomes the person-to-person recycling capital of the region for six hours – the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. We here at WSB are excited to be coordinating it for a seventh year, and thrilled that more than 270 sales are confirmed (with many more sellers than that, because of multi-seller sites, block sales, etc.). A sampling of what you’ll find on the map when it goes public this Saturday, along with 240+ individual sales all over the peninsula:
*Block sales in/near areas including Delridge, South Admiral, Hansen View, Sunrise Heights, Upper Fauntleroy, Genesee, Lincoln Park, Seacrest Park
*Benefit sales at sites including the Log House Museum, future Delridge Grocery, West Seattle Eagles’ Aerie, Alki Masonic Center, King County Veterans Center, Straight Blast Gym (WSB sponsor), Taproot School, West Seattle High School, Bella Mente’s new location
*Special ways to donate, with WestSide Baby’s shopping list, and collections at Hotwire/Ginomai for books to donate to schools and
*The multi-seller sites at Ginomai/Hotwire & C&P (both coffeehouses are WSB sponsors)
We always love hearing the stories about WSCGSD leading to neighbors meeting neighbors they hadn’t met before, because – as you’ll see when the map’s out – even if you just want to walk around the immediate neighborhood, there’s bound to be somebody participating.
NOTE FOR WSCGSD SELLERS: One more call – PLEASE check the e-mailbox for the address you used to register; we still have a dozen-plus sales that aren’t finalized because they only made it halfway through the registration process. Saturday night, we sent notes to everybody on that list, and if we don’t hear from them, we have to assume they quit halfway through because they changed their mind, or had a problem; in either case, we need to hear from you by tomorrow – email@example.com – thank you!
More updates to come …
Two weeks and one day until the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 10th, and there will be PLENTY of shopping to do – invite your friends, your relatives, your co-workers, get people here from out of town, it’s another big day with more than 270 confirmed sales. We also have some information to share for would-be shoppers who want to help local nonprofits – and we’ll roll that out on the official WSCGSD site later today. But first, a couple logistics points for sellers:
*More than 20 sales only made it halfway through the registration process. We will send e-mail tonight to the addresses we have for those would-be sellers – but if you think you registered, PLEASE check to be sure you have both the acknowledgment note from us AND a receipt from PayPal. If you don’t have both, you might not be registered. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t, so we can check. And whatever e-mailbox you registered from, please check it over the weekend, because that’s where we will be sending notes checking on whether you just changed your mind midway through, or whether there’s another problem. Our map will only show fully registered sales. Thanks!
*Registered sales will get the “packet” next week and we’re also hoping to include your official sale number, so that you can start telling folks you will be #(whatever) on the map (which will be out one week in advance as usual – that means May 3rd).
More previews to come!
One more reminder that TONIGHT is the deadline – 11:59 pm, about three hours away – to sign up a sale for the upcoming 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! Though WSCGSD isn’t until May 10th, every year, after a 3+-week sign-up period, we have to close it down in time to get all the locations and listings into the map/guide so that it’ll be available a week in advance. If you’ve already signed up, PLEASE doublecheck to be sure you have both the confirmation e-mail from us and the receipt from PayPal – you’re not registered without both. If you didn’t get that receipt, or if you have any other question, we’re monitoring the special mailbox email@example.com through sale day. P.S. If you are signing up your sale now to beat the deadline, here’s the link. Thank you! (And watch WSB starting tomorrow for sale-countdown news and spotlights.)
More than 200 sales are signed up for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day coming up Saturday, May 10th, and after three-plus weeks, registration closes tomorrow night. Would-be registrants have just alerted us to a problem with the form that for some reason started late last night, so if you’ve tried to sign up in the past 12-plus hours, and encountered a problem with the form, please try this alternate link (we just tested it):
Aside from one registration around 9:30 this morning, our tracking system does NOT show any other registrations since about 9:30 last night, so if you believe you registered during that 12-hour interval, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll doublecheck. PayPal doesn’t show anything in that interval either. (Remember that every official registration generates two receipts – one from us acknowledging your registration, one from PayPal acknowledging your payment.) Sorry for the hassle! The company whose form technology we have used for years for WSCGSD, Formstack, is troubleshooting. If you registered at any other time and didn’t get two acknowledgments, we’d be happy to doublecheck on your status – e-mail that same address, email@example.com. Thank you!
If you love to shop garage/yard sales, only three weeks until the big day – the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 10th. 180 sales are registered – individual, block, group, business, even entire apartment/condo complexes, all over the peninsula! If you’re having a sale but haven’t signed up yet, 4 more days to do that by going here; deadline is Wednesday night, April 23rd, so we can make the maps/guides available a week in advance (you’ll find them here and at westseattlegaragesale.com).
Don’t wait until it’s too late: Less than one week left to sign up your sale for West Seattle Community Garage Sale DayApril 17, 2014 at 9:09 am | In Community Garage Sale Day, West Seattle news | Comments Off
Quick reminder, because every year we get a few post-deadline phone calls from people who JUST heard about it … Less than a week left in the registration period (which has been open for more than two weeks) for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the biggest day of its kind in the city! This is the 10th year for WSCGSD, which we at WSB have been coordinating since year four. Great turnout already, with more than 160 sales in the works – individual, block, school, business, service group, and the multi-seller sites at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors – inquire directly with either one about space). Your space awaits too. Here’s where to sign up – deadline is 11:59 pm next Wednesday night, April 23rd.
And for shoppers – we close registration early so we can make the map and guide in time for it to be available a week in advance, so check back here and at westseattlegaragesale.com on May 3rd.
Another awesome day of shopping, selling, and meeting your neighbors is in the works for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 10th, sales of all sizes, all around West Seattle. The lineup is now up to 150 sales, and as your friendly neighborhood WSCGSD coordinators again this year, we’re keeping registration open until Wednesday night, April 23rd, before it’s time to get busy making the guide.
Again this year, if you want to have a sale but don’t have much room and/or merchandise, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors) are opening their courtyards/yards as group sites – please inquire directly with either one about space. And NEW THIS YEAR – if you love shopping but don’t really need anything, watch for a special shopping list from WestSide Baby, inviting you to shop for items the nonprofit needs, which you can deliver to their dropoff spot on sale day.
(WSB photo from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2013)
Got stuff you just don’t need any more, ready for person-to-person recycling so it becomes somebody else’s treasure? Exactly one month from today, it’s the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 10th, sales of all sizes all around West Seattle. WSB is coordinating the big day again this year, as we have since the 4th edition, and we opened registration last week; more than 100 sales are on the lineup so far – thanks to everyone who’s jumped in already! We also have group-sale sites signed up for Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company again this year (both WSB sponsors; please inquire directly with those businesses about getting space there if you don’t have space for your own sale). April 23rd is the registration deadline, to give us enough time to make the Garage Sale Day Guide/Map so that it’s available a week in advance, but don’t procrastinate – if you know you’re having a sale, please go here to sign up.
We’re five weeks away from the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 – that one day of the year when sales of all sizes, all around West Seattle, draw shoppers from as close as next door and as far away as Eastern Washington (really!). Registration opened up earlier this week and more than 60 sales are signed up already, including the group site in the courtyard at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) in The Junction e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t have room or stuff enough for your own sale and you want a spot in the courtyard). Registration will continue a few more weeks (we haven’t set the ending date yet), and then we close it to make the map, online and printable versions, so it’ll be available at least a week ahead of time. Want to have a sale and be part of a one-day, one-peninsula festival of person-to-person recycling? Here’s the registration form. Sale hours on May 10th, by the way, are 9 am-3 am – if you want to start early and/or end late, you’re welcome to, but we ask that every sale at least be open for that six-hour window. a href=”http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1716531-ST42Cqi4qx” target=”_blank”>Here’s the form!
Today is the third full day of signups for the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, coming up on Saturday, May 10th. We have 40 sales signed up already! Haven’t registered yours yet – individual, block, business/organization? Here’s the form! Again, the basics:
*Official sale hours on May 10th: 9 am-3 pm; if you want to start earlier/end it later, that’s up to you (no late starts/early ends; thanks!).
*Registration puts you on the map, published on WSB and on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day website, as well as promoted/advertised regionally and in all our social-media channels, with online and printable versions. The map is ready a week in advance and assigns each sale a number, which you can use for cross-reference, your own promotion (“come see us, we’re sale #77!”), etc.
*Same registration fees/process as years past – all online.
P.S. If you’re reading this on a phone, there’s a mobile version of the signup form here.
*Sale day is Saturday, May 10, 2014.
*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 you on the map, published on WSB and on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day website, as well as promoted/advertised regionally and in all our social-media channels, with online and printable versions. The map is ready a week in advance and assigns each sale a number, which you can use for cross-reference, your own promotion (“come see us, we’re sale #99!”), etc.
*Same registration fees/process as years past – all online.
P.S. If you’re reading this on a phone, there’s a mobile version of the signup form here.
P.P.S. See scenes from last year, here.
Sale season! West Seattle Co-op Preschools’ sale on Saturday; WS Community Garage Sale Day signups start MondayMarch 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm | In Community Garage Sale Day, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 2 Comments
Two reminders tonight:
SATURDAY SALE BENEFITING CO-OP PRESCHOOLS: As announced a month ago, the big consignment sale benefiting South Seattle Community College Cooperative Preschools is on for Saturday (March 29th), 9 am-1 pm, with more than 100 consigners participating, at the VFW Hall in The Triangle (3601 SW Alaska). Lots of advance info on the official Facebook page. We also got word today that Mountain to Sound Outfitters across Alaska will have a free barbecue for shoppers starting at noon that day – hot dogs, turkey dogs, veggie dogs.
MONDAY = DAY 1 FOR WS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY REGISTRATION: The 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is coming up Saturday, May 10th – coordinated by WSB again this year – and we start signups next Monday, March 31st. If you’re new to West Seattle, this is a day of sales all over the peninsula, from single homes/apartments to group sales to school/team/organization sales, all depends on who signs up! Watch here and on the official WSCGSD website at westseattlegaragesale.com for the link when the form’s ready on Monday.
Countdown to 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 10th: Registration starts soonMarch 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm | In Community Garage Sale Day, West Seattle news | 1 Comment
The 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is coming up on Saturday, May 10th, and we’ve set the date for registration to begin: Monday, March 31st, which is two weeks from tomorrow. If you’re new to West Seattle, this is one big day with hundreds of sales around the peninsula, 9 am-3 pm, always the second Saturday in May, and we promote it around the region to draw shoppers from all over, though its major mission is to provide a chance for neighbors to meet and mingle … some people choose to just walk to the nearest sales, while others get out on two or four wheels and explore further. This will be the seventh WSCGSD since we started coordinating and promoting it in 2008. When the registration form goes live on March 31st, we’ll announce it here, as well as in the WSB social-media channels (links to all of them are at the top of the sidebar); the registration period will run at least two weeks. Again, sale day is May 10th – coming up fast – updates to come!
We can’t pass up the chance to note that exactly two months from today, May 10th it’s the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, coordinated/presented by us here at WSB on the second Saturday in May, 9 am-3 pm. It will as always be a day for garage/yard/group sales all over the peninsula. Registration will open in early April; we’ll give you a heads-up here and plenty of reminders, once the date is set.
This Friday and Saturday, you have two great chances to get in the mood for garage/rummage saling – the twice-yearly two-day sales at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) and West Side Presbyterian Church. Find info on the Tibbetts sale here; on the West Side sale, here. Both begin at 9 am Friday.
We’re starting to get questions about registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2014. The mega-sale day is exactly 11 weeks from today – the second Saturday in May, as always – which this year arrives on May 10th. If you’re a new arrival, it’s not one big sale, but rather numerous sales of all sizes, all around the peninsula; more than 250 sales each of the past few years. – (Here’s part of our coverage from last year.) The organization that started it closed in 2007 and agreed to let WSB take it over starting in 2008 (more history here), so this will be our seventh year coordinating and publicizing it, the tenth year overall for the event. Registration will open in early April – we’ll announce the date once it’s finalized. Sale hours on May 10th will be 9 am-3 pm as always. Favorite thing we hear afterward is how many people enjoy meeting neighbors, seeing old friends, making face-to-face connections, and that’s priceless.
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day sellers who didn’t want to take unsold items back in the house had multiple options this year – giving the big sale day a long tail as a donation drive. Above, the Northwest Center truck crew is keeping later hours at their Junction dropoff spot (Edmunds west of California) – till 6:30 tonight. Here’s what they’ll take. You can also schedule a Big Blue Truck pickup for next week (or beyond).
They’re scheduled to be there till 5 pm, same end time for dropoffs at Admiral Church (California/Hill) and Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW). Or, if you can get to WS Baby’s ops center in White Center at 10027 14th SW, they’ll accept dropoffs there until SIX tonight.
Beyond that, Stop ‘n’ Shop at the Senior Center (California/Oregon) is planning to be open for donation dropoffs until 7 pm tonight, and two schools have special requests that can be fulfilled on future dates – read about them, and get more details on the aforementioned sites, here.
9:04 AM: The shopping and selling has begun! We’re on the road to stop at some of the participating sales in the biggest West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day yet. We start at Sale #229, by and benefiting the Lincoln Park P-Patch (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, but it’s actually a half-block up Webster, east of the tennis courts. Lots of plants, in addition to assorted items – and, as you see in our photo, rhubarb! Next stop, Sale #232, which promises more than 30 years of Christmas decorations, and we found a table full of them:
They’re on a dead end up Trenton (and then a northbound turn) a few blocks east of Fauntleroy, 8730 43rd Place SW. Next: Our first seller-contributed photos:
9:22 AM: Sheryll shares that collage of photos from her sale, #9, at 7125 Shinkle in the High Point area. And from just south of The Triangle, in the Fairmount neighborhood, Sharonn‘s selling art:
She’s part of the block sale at #187; street address on the map is 4745 37th SW. While receiving these photos, our photographer is out of the WSB mobile newsroom, checking out the southernmost group site, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), and spotted this treasure:
C & P is Sale #218, at 5612 California SW.
9:49 AM: The photo above is courtesy of Joe, who writes, “It’s on!” His house is host to Sale #184, at 9813 32nd SW. Thanks for displaying the “official sale” sign! Meantime, a mile or so north of Joe at 8133 32nd SW, Valerie at Sale #206 shared this photo of one of her items – a propane fire pit – via the WSCGSD Facebook page:
Sale #186 has its own on-site cheerleaders!
Thanks to Laura for sharing that photo – she’s at 3108 SW Webster and says they’re offering “TVs, Epson scanner, spinner bike, (2) 12″ Torker girls bikes, solar lights, lemonade stand, girls clothes and shoes, marmoleum and bamboo flooring, juiceman, lamps …” Next photo is from Brooke, who reports that “People are in a great mood. The weather is mild and stuff is selling.”
Brooke’s sale is #192, at 5456 35th SW.
10:12 AM: Into the second hour of WSCGSD! We’ve just left a hub of selling on the north end of The Junction. One of the sites – Seattle Lutheran High School:
They are Sale #61, in the SLHS gym, just downhill (east) on SW Genesee from 42nd SW. The corner of Genesee and California is where you’ll find Sale #57, the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse/Ginomai (artist studios) group site on the southeast side of the intersection – this is just the east side of that two-courtyard sale:
On that side, in the Ginomai lot, we found this intriguing collection for very-small-car fans:
Hotwire is also a dropoff spot for WestSide Baby, which is one of the nonprofits welcoming unsold items today – look for the truck!
(Details on the nonprofits interested in leftovers, where they are, and what they are looking for, can be found here.) Across the street on the northeast side, you’ll find a big sale right outside Firefly Café and Creperie (WSB sponsor), which is Sale #54 on the map (items are on the California side too).
10:39 AM: Heading north, we stopped to say hi to repeat participants in WSCGSD – the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team! Thanks to Metro League Coach of the Year Sonya Elliott for getting the team involved again this year:
They are really hoping to sell the air-hockey table that’s behind the sign-holders in our photo! The WSHS sale is in the parking lot at 3000 California SW; on the map, that’s Sale #67.
11:11 AM: Third hour of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – we’ve just stopped by the Log House Museum on Alki, 61st/Stevens, and noted it’s not all West Seattle memorabilia:
Those are volunteers Kerry and Bob with a Beatles “Revolver” T-shirt – also seen, memorabilia from “A League of Their Own.” The museum (a great place to visit any time) is Sale #70 on the map. Meantime, we have more seller-contributed photos to share, too:
That’s from Sale #7 at 8816 16th SW, a benefit for the Trejdeksnītis Latvian folk dance group, which is raising money for travel. Also out of the WSB inbox, Michell‘s photo from Sale #80:
“We have a lot of kid stuff,” she reports. Her sale is at 4732 47th SW, in the alley between 46th and 47th.
11:47 AM: Above, that’s the big Girl Scout Troop benefit sale (#166) at 3229 Harbor Avenue SW. Multiple sellers, and even snow cones:
Meantime, if you haven’t left the house – even though rain is supposedly in TONIGHT’S forecast, today has just continued to get better – sunny, warm, a few thin clouds overhead. On to the second half of WSCGSD!
12:06 PM: Just stopped by to see Arthur (above) at Sale #4, south of Delridge Playfield at 4717 25th SW. Things were a little slow but he said he’s had a great time meeting neighbors (something we often hear about WSCGSD). Right before that, we pulled over in Luna Park to photograph Ola Salon‘s sale benefiting their neighbor, Transitional Resources:
That’s Sale #164 (2942 Avalon Way), part of a major campaign by Ola to support TR, which helps people living with mental-health challenges.
12:24 PM: Our next stop – the photo above – has some sentimental value. The West Seattle Tool Library sent people out looking for tools during WSCGSD three years ago, just before they launched. Now they are a widely admired success with so many tools, they’re selling some today – 4408 Delridge Way SW, on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (there’s an off-street parking lot adjacent, if needed). The Tool Library is Sale #5 on today’s map. From there, we headed southeast into Puget Ridge:
Antique sewing machines are some of what you’ll find at the 23-household-community Duwamish Cohousing sale, on the dead end at 6000 17th SW – you can also access across from South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) in the same block of 16th, according to their listing (Sale #6).
12:48 PM: In the Admiral District, lots of tools, among other items, at 44th/Walker – thanks to Manuela for the photo from Sale #17! In North Admiral, at the northernmost sale on the WSCGSD map:
That’s Nate, at Sale #66, in the alley between 44th and 45th just north of SW Atlantic. His stuff includes what we really can only describe with all the old terms we didn’t see much of in this year’s descriptions – bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, geegaws, even tchotchkes. Even a Mr. Spock PEZ dispenser.
1:22 PM: Check the WSCGSD FB page for people announcing discounts and price cuts as we get to the final fourth of the official sale hours (some are staying open later, too).
1:53 PM: We’re in The Triangle and just stopped by Alki Lumber, Sale #194, 4422 36th SW. They’re still cooking up hot dogs to benefit West Seattle Pee Wee baseball – and the wheeling-and-dealing includes a discount on those, too. Judy Sweeney‘s at the grill:
We’ve had WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams out roving too, and we’ll have some photos to add later. Once 3 pm hits, we’ll talk more about the nonprofits that have special dropoff spots for anything that didn’t get sold.
2:55 PM: We’re back at Hotwire/Ginomai for the segue from sale wrap-up (almost 40 sellers in the courtyard here) to leftovers drop-off.
But the bargaining goes on till the last minute – within earshot of the Hotwire patio, we just heard somebody haggle a metal basket down to $1 and walk away happy. The stuff garage sales are made of! P.S. For sellers – here’s the info on who’s got special places and times through tonight (and a few beyond) for you to drop off any leftovers you don’t want to keep. P.P.S. More photos to add this evening!
ADDED: You can see those photos by going here.
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