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POST-WSCGSD: Here’s who’s welcoming donations right now, and beyond

Here are the nonprofits that are welcoming post-West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day donations today (and beyond):


NORTHWEST CENTER: Remember that the Big Blue Truck has moved locations since last year – still in The Junction, but next to the Key Bank satellite, 4718 44th SW. Open late today, until 6:30 pm. (4:30 pm update: Photo added – three trucks were there and a fourth arriving.)

BOOKS FOR SCHOOLS: You’ll find a dropoff spot near the NW Center truck today only (on 44th SW) until 6 pm, but there are other dropoff spots for the next week – details, and what will be accepted, are here.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: They have a truck at Holy Rosary‘s parking lot, off 42nd north of Genesee, until 5 pm:

“We will be happy to take your no-longer-needed clothing, books and small household items. Unfortunately we cannot accept any large furniture or appliances. Your donation of goods will help restock our St. Vincent de Paul stores which help the needy in our area.”

ALKI ELEMENTARY ‘CLOTHING FOR THE CAUSE’: A dropoff trailer taking clothing items (as listed here) is at Alki Elementary School (3010 59th SW) all week – you’ll find it on the south side of the main building, off 59th:

And if you’re interested in pickup, they’re doing that tomorrow – text your address to 206-660-8524 and have your bags on the curb by 8 am Sunday.

(Anyone else? Let us know ASAP at – thanks – and thanks to all the generous donors helping local nonprofits!)

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AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016!

LINKS: Web map here * Printable list/map here * Benefit sales here * More lists here * Donation drives here


9:04 AM: Let the sales begin – 320+ of them, all over West Seattle, as the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day officially begins! Above is a photo just in from Sale #89, 6757 37th SW in Gatewood, where a years-in-the-making collection of watermelon-themed items is up for grabs. We’ll be visiting some of the sales in the hours ahead and featuring your photos (sellers OR shoppers, just be sure to mention the official map number of the sale in the photo) – – have fun! Meantime, the first-ever WSCGSD sale to set up its own Twitter handle is ready to go:

Sale #20 is at 9640 42nd SW near the Southwest end of Fauntleroy Park, in north Arbor Heights.

9:31 AM: Also in Arbor Heights, Sale #11 (10229 35th SW) sends word that they have free popcorn. Also, in addition to the official description, amateur-radio antennas. … A photo’s in from Sale #70 (5923 46th Ave SW), where you’ll find surfboards and snowboards:

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Good news on the weather front – SUNBREAK! We had faith. Meantime, we are stopping at Sale #307 (9010 Delridge Way SW), where the folks at Envision Remodels wrote on their registration form, “We are really excited!” As excited as a Sting fan might be to find this there:


Our next stop, a site that caught our eye because the OFFICIAL SALE sign is prominently displayed around the perimeter – Sale #317 at 24th/Thistle, a moving sale east of the Longfellow Creek P-Patch that in turn is east of Chief Sealth International High School:


One of today’s benefit sales has posted photos in the comment thread – it’s Sale #90, at and benefiting Safe Futures Youth Center at 6337 35th SW:


And we’re on our way to another fundraiser, Sale #27 at 5637 42nd SW, benefiting Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for people with disabilities:


42nd SW is busy – that street (which stretches from Admiral to Arbor Heights) has 15 sales from north to south! Just heard as two people get back into their van in front of where we’re parked, “I think we’re doing great!”

10:04 AM: Some benefits, we didn’t know about in advance but we’re getting word as WSCGSD unfolds. Here’s a photo just in from Sale #55, 4052 SW Henderson in Upper Fauntleroy:

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Their announcement: “Our sale has a kid-run stand selling homemade chocolate chip cookies and pink lemonade to benefit the Downtown Emergency Service Center.”

10:30 AM: A few sprinkles now in the south – but looks like a high cloud ceiling to the north, the direction we’re headed in. We’ve just stopped at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), one of two sites where small sellers are invited to sign up – Sale #28 on this year’s map, 5612 California SW – but only two showed up, without any of the others sending word they were canceling. Nonetheless, you’ll find good coffee as well as those two sellers, one of whom is Marie, out front:


From the inbox at garagesale@westseattleblog.comSale #97 sends greetings and a panorama from East Admiral, 3022 38th SW:


10:50 AM: We’re in The Junction to check on the Hotwire Coffee/Ginomai Art Center multi-seller site, Sales #193 and #194 at California/Genesee/42nd, lots going on, and cool people including Jessie:


The morning’s most prolific shower is moving through right now. Many sellers today have garages, tents, overhangs, or at least tarps, so hang in there. Among the garage sales with actual garages, Sale #210 on Genesee Hill at 4122 52nd SW. We just visited:


11:10 AM: We’ve now wandered toward Alki, which has more sales this year than years past. We’re noticing intrepid garage salers carrying on despite the rain, which is coming up out of the south. This year’s westernmost sale is Sale #290, 3020 Alki SW. Pulling up, we see they have an array of patio umbrellas over their tables – creative way to cope with the showeriness!


They have an assortment of sunglasses too, and are repeat WSCGSD sellers – WTG!


At Sale #45 (5454 45th SW), a tarp has been deployed, according to this photo just tweeted our way:

11:34 AM: Sale #333 at 6335 40th SW has gone into rain-delay mode – they’re selling books and those don’t do too well in the rain, which hasn’t stopped yet. (We’re still in the Alki area, and it’s fairly light.) In the Westwood area, Sale #149 (8133 32nd SW) invites you to come check out items including this Breville juicer from Williams Sonoma:


FitBits and a Wii Fit, too. (Added, an update – everything now half-off, “make an offer”!)

NOON: The rain has definitely stopped. Sun’s trying to break through here by Don Armeni, where we made a side trip to check out another one-day-only event under way in the area:

We’re headed to northeastern West Seattle. Keep the photos coming – We’ve received a couple with refreshment-sellers trying to catch the passing WSCGSD traffic – below, from the 6600 block of Holly Place:

Our next stop, the West Seattle Tool Library, Sale #312 at 4408 Delridge Way SW, on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

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At this halfway point of official selling hours during West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, the Tool Library tells us they’ve sold half their WSCGSD inventory already.

12:33 PM: Just uphill from Youngstown, Sale #320 is at 4546 23rd SW. Unique items at this one include kayaks and stuffed critters:


Via Twitter, a shopper report just in – from @vdoyle:


The caption: “Best find of the day, taxidermy coho salmon!”

Meantime, in North Delridge, we visited Sale #328 at 2502 SW Hudson, which includes items from a recent remodel, such as cabinetry and a dishwasher:


Then, up Snake Hill to High Point. Sale #151 at 6003 29th SW in High Point is also raising $ for the Kumamoto Earthquake Fund:


In our photo are Corrina and Madelyn. We’re turning back east again to visit another benefit sale, at Sanislo Elementary, Sale #331 (1812 SW Myrtle).

1:21 PM: Everything at the Sanislo sale benefits the school, and they’ve still got a lot of great stuff that has to go. Clothes:

More from the inbox – Sale #87 in Gatewood, 6741 38th Ave SW, has a tent and remains “open for business”!

1:50 PM: Another shower’s moving through Westwood, where we found an indoor sale, at Daystar Retirement Village, Sale #105, 2615 SW Barton (south entrance). “Vintage music cassettes”:


Friendly cat, too (not for sale):


2:25 PM: Half an hour to go! Still treasures to be found. We heard from Tamsen, who reports, “Loved finding these embroidered tabletop runners and vintage cream whipper and vases.”

Maybe the portable karaoke machine at Sale #254 (4711 48th Ave SW) is what you’re looking for:

You never know what you’ll find.

3 PM: And the curtain falls on the first semi-soggy WSCGSD ever. Thanks to everybody who sold and shopped anyway – if there’s anything you’re really hoping to find a new owner for rather than putting it back in the garage or basement or wherever, you can try the Freebies/Sales/Deals section of the WSB Forums. And of course, as mentioned earlier, there are donation drives waiting in the hours and even days ahead to accept certain items as part of the post-WSCGSD give-a-thon – they’re listed here.

P.S. Thanks to Sale #59 in Fauntleroy for this time-lapse:

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 is here!

(Awaiting you at Sale #58, which just sent this photo while setting up)

Good morning and welcome to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016! Looks like our longrunning streak of sunny WSCGSDs is taking a break this year, but Northwest hardiness shall prevail; take a sweater – or maybe you’ll find one at a sale! The basics, one more time:

*320+ sales all over West Seattle, all mapped in two ways:

(Sale #3 just sent this photo after setting up)

Online map: Get it here – click any line on the right-side list to open a sale’s info-bubble with its description, and/or maneuver around the map (zoom in/out controls are at the lower right) to explore a specific area, and click a marker to open that sale’s info-bubble. Search for sales mentioning a particular term (clothes, toys, tools, etc.) by clicking the search icon at top right on the map and choosing “description” as the area to search.

Printable/downloadable map: Get it here (19-page PDF) – it includes all sale listings in numerical order (each sale has the same number on both versions of the map) and map sections north to south.

Our final preview published early today on has a variety of lists, including block sales; we’ve also published a list of benefit sales.

(Added – overview of Hotwire courtyard as setup continues)

And a reminder that the annual multi-seller sites are the courtyard/lot at #193/#194 Hotwire/Ginomai (California/Genesee) and #28 C & P Coffee (5612 California SW).

Sellers who want to donate unsold items later today rather than putting them back away – or buyers who want to do a good deed and purchase items to donate! – will find options here (including book and clothing drives benefiting local schools).

Questions? Photo to share from your sale or your shopping journey? We’ll be monitoring the WSCGSD mailbox at all day while out covering the sales.

P.S. Don’t forget to put out your bag of nonperishable food for the letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive before you shop or sell! We’re finishing ours right now.

Signs of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016, hours away!

While out on an errand a little while ago, had our first sighting of a sign for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day:


#27 is on the benefit-sale list, by the way, raising money for a Kiwanis camp that serves people with disabilities. Another sale promotion we just noticed – #20 started its own Twitter account:

If you start one, be sure to tag us – @westseattleblog – so we can follow you!

The big day is now about 18 hours away – 9 am-3 pm Saturday, with more than 320 sales on the map (which we set up as WSCGSD’s official coordinators since the 4th annual event in 2008), usable in two ways – the clickable version is here (click any line on the list, or any marker on the map, to open a bubble with its address and description) – and the downloadable/printable 19-page-PDF version is here.

Many sellers repeat year after year and tell us they most enjoy meeting and talking with neighbors during their sales – so even if you just walk or bike around a bit, enjoy the chance to mingle. And don’t miss the two mega-multi-seller sites, Hotwire/Ginomai (#193 and #194, 4410 California SW and 4200 42nd SW) and C & P Coffee (#28 at 5612 California SW). We will be covering WSCGSD “live” as it unfolds, so keep watching for updates.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday! Got books? Got clothes?

Just a day and a half away from the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 9 am-3 pm this Saturday, all over the peninsula, with more than 320 sales on the map (explore the clickable and/or printable versions here).

Again this year, we have two sites not only interested in accepting post-sale leftovers, but also in specific types of items you would care to shop for and donate – books and clothing, and both are benefits for schools.

First, Alki Elementary‘s clothing drive (they signed up for a spot on the map, too – #269, 3010 59th SW):

Alki Elementary is partnering with Clothes for the Cause for a Clothing Drive Fundraiser.

Donations will benefit Alki Elementary to purchase Emergency Preparedness Kits and supplies for the students of Alki. The Clothes for the Cause trailer will be at Alki Elementary School, Saturday, May 14th – Friday, May 20th. Bring the bags to us at your convenience.

Want curbside pickup? Text your address to 206-660-8524 and have your bags on the curb by 8 AM Sunday.

What Do We Take?
• All household textiles
• ALL clothes – lightly used, or any condition! If in a condition that cannot be reused, it will be recycled!
• Shoes – in any condition
• Towels
• Gloves & Hats
• Sheets
• Blankets, quilts and bedspreads
• Drapes
• Purses & Belts

THANK YOU! Alki Elementary PTA

Also benefiting schools again this year – a book drive coordinated by John Potratz, with dropoff spots:

One of the easiest ways to motivate students to read and learn is to have books with topics that kids are excited about reading and learning from! Your donated books will make a difference! Over the past three years, West Seattle schools received more than 4,000 books for motivating and exciting students as an important part of education. We will donate religious-theme books to religious schools in West Seattle, and elderly books to Providence. We don’t want violent or sexual-themed books.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is a tremendous source of books, and we are asking people who have left-over books from their yard sale this May 14th, as well as anyone who has excess books, to please donate your books to West Seattle schools.

You can drop off books at any of these locations through May 22nd:

West Seattle schools (Monday thru Friday only):

a. Denny International Middle School, 2601 SW Kenyon St, 252-9000. Drop off at the front desk, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

b. Sanislo Elementary, 1812 SW Myrtle St, 952-8320. Drop off at the front desk from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

West Seattle Businesses:

a. We will have a truck marked with a large sign “Donate Books to West Seattle Schools” in the West Seattle Junction near the Northwest Center truck from 2 to 6 PM on May 14th only.

Note: We will have 40 coupons good for up to 4 free Bowling Games at Roxbury Lanes for anyone who donates 20 or more hardcover books.

b. Roxbury Bowling Lanes, 2823 SW Roxbury, 206-935-7400, from 11 AM to 7 PM. … Note: Roxbury Lanes, as part of its support for the Seattle community, will give a certificate good for 4 free bowling games for any book donation over 20 hardcover books.

c. Hotwire Online Coffeehouse – 4410 California Avenue SW … 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.

Finally, we want to thank Denny Principal Jeff Clark, Denny Librarian Jeff Treistman, Sanislo Librarian Craig Seasholes and Sealth Librarian Katie Hubert for their efforts to distribute books to their students. For further info, call Mr. Potratz at 932-3007.

You don’t have to participate in any of this to enjoy West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – just get out there and meet your neighbors! – but over the years, it’s become a great day of giving too, so we’re happy to share the news about drives like these (as well as the benefit sales we featured last night). A few more previews to come …

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day this Saturday: The benefit sales!

Checked out the map yet for this Saturday’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, 320+ sales of all sizes, all around the peninsula? Find the clickable online version here; the printable/downloadable map/guide here (19-page PDF).

In the final days before sale day, we usually bring you some lists and highlights. Tonight, a list of the sales that identified themselves as benefits (full descriptions, with spotlighted items, are on the map):

Sale #27, 5637 42nd SW, raising money “to benefit Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for adults and children with disabilities.”

Sale #43, 8436 Fauntleroy Way SW, raising money for DKG, to “benefit women educators in advancing their professional knowledge and skills.”

Sale #90, 6337 35th SW, at, and raising money for, Safe Futures Youth Center.

Sale #99, 4611 35th Ave SW: Brookdale West Seattle, to benefit “Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser. All proceeds from garage sale, lemonade and hot dogs, and ticket sales will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Sale #101, 2653 Belvidere Ave SW, donating half the proceeds “to Powerful Voices, a local non-profit that fosters the development of strong girls.”

Sale #107, 9337 32nd Ave SW, proceeds “will be given to West Seattle Relay For Life.”

Sale #126, 5257 36th Ave SW, is the West Seattle Rainbow Girls youth group’s “fundraiser for PICC and FAF.”

Sale #154, 4102 38th Ave SW, “proceeds to benefit Pathfinder’s Earth Project.”

Sale #162, 4116 California Ave SW, proceeds “to Tilted Thunder Railbirds, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by a volunteer force of skaters & league members committed to promoting and raising awareness of women’s roller derby.”

Sale #167, 4024 55th Ave SW; “proceeds will be donated to our good friend Rina Prasad for her upcoming medical bills.”

Sale #186, 4136 Beach Drive SW, a big benefit sale for the American Cancer Society, back this year after taking a year off.

Sale #222: 4726 50th Ave SW – “Help us fund a little house for LIHI (Low Income Housing Institute).”

Sale #230, 3222 64th Ave SW: “Portion goes to Breathe Deep Seattle.”

Sale #245, 4803 SW Niesz Court, “Teen Missions Fundraiser.”

Sale #257, 3855 48th Ave SW: “Come help our Girl Scout Troop raise money for charity!”

Sale #278, 3000 California Ave SW: “West Seattle High School … All proceeds support the 2016 Senior Class Graduation Night party, a safe, fun, and chaperoned all-night graduation party for Seniors.”

Sale #331, 1812 SW Myrtle St: “Sanislo Elementary School Community Sale! Bake Sale. Proceeds will fund our afterschool programs next year.”

Sale 333, 6335 40th Ave SW – “Large used-book sale, some books being donated to benefit Furry Faces Foundation.”

(Did we miss anyone who mentioned a benefit sale when registering? so we can add to this list! Donation sites will be on soon.)

P.P.S. Another big benefit happening the same day, not directly affiliated with WSCGSD but we always ask that you include it in your plan for the day, whether you’re selling or shopping, since it’s also on the second Saturday each year – the Stamp Out Hunger letter carriers’ food drive – put out a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox, door, wherever your carrier can pick it up!

3 more sunsets until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! Printable map ready now, too

(Photo by James Bratsanos)

As colors splashed across tonight’s sky, we were looking ahead yet again to Saturday, the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, ninth one coordinated by us here at WSB. Tonight’s quick update: The printable/downloadable version of the map is available, joining the clickable online map that’s been up since Saturday. Click here for the 19-page PDF, 13 of them featuring all 320+ sale descriptions and addresses. It’s also linked atop the page that holds the online map, on which you can click any line on the sale list, or any of the markers on the map, to open an info-bubble with its details. 9 am-3 pm Saturday, sales of all sizes in neighborhoods all over our beautiful peninsula! Watch here and on the WSCGSD site the next three days for lists, previews, and special sale-day info.

5 DAYS AWAY: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

In case you missed it over the weekend: The online map is live for next Saturday’s big event – really, more than 320 big events! – this year’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. You can browse the online map here – click any map marker or any line on the list on the side of the map to bring up the infobubble with its address and highlights. Scroll down the page for tips on using the map, and if you have questions, e-mail us at

You’ll find sales all over the peninsula – from the Ocean View Addition Neighborhood Sale, #13, on Marine View Drive SW, southernmost sale this year, to Sale #255 on Palm SW in North Admiral, the northernmost sale; from Sale #316 on SW Austin Place in Highland Park, easternmost, to Sale #290 on Alki Point, westernmost – and hundreds more inbetween. Use the zoom-in button on the lower right of the map page to get a closer look at all the markers; once you open an infobubble about a sale, you can also click the zoom in that bubble to get closer. We’re finalizing the printable/downloadable version of the map today (including all the listings) and that will be linked atop the online-map page when it’s ready, as usual.

The two big multi-seller sites again this year are the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) courtyard/Ginomai Art Center (42nd/Genesee) parking lot site and C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW). More spotlights to come, including the benefit sales! Whether you’re selling or shopping, get ready for the 12th annual WSCGSD (biggest community sale day in the region so far as we’ve found!), coordinated by us here at WSB for the ninth year – 9 am-3 pm this Saturday!

330 sales, mapped! Countdown to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

May 7, 2016 8:14 pm
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Next Saturday is THE day – West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016, 9 am-3 pm May 14th! And we’ve finished mapping the 330 sales that are signed up – sales of all sizes, all over West Seattle, all sorts of stuff on sale – so you can start planning.

The map’s been linked from the official WSCGSD site for a few hours, as well as from the navigation bar here on WSB, and now that this unexpectedly busy news day has calmed down, we’re announcing it here too – find the clickable online version here, with the printable/downloadable version to follow.

The map page includes info on how to use it, if you’re a WSCGSD first-timer (it’s the same software we’ve used for the map for a few years now), but we also are happy to answer questions – e-mail our special WSCGSD mailbox,

A few more notes:

INFO FOR SELLERS: The e-mail and postal-mail “packets” are headed out tomorrow. Speaking of postal mail …

STAMP OUT HUNGER: Every year, since WSCGSD is on the second Saturday in May, it’s also the same day as the USPS letter carriers’ annual door-to-door, mailbox-to-mailbox food drive Stamp Out Hunger. You might even have received a special bag in your mailbox this past week. But you can use any bag to put out food for letter carriers to pick up on May 14th, so please consider doing that before you head out to sell or shop.

BOOK AND TEXTILE DRIVES: WSCGSD is always a big day of giving as well as buying and selling. Along with giving by shopping benefit sales, this year’s donation opportunities (for leftovers and/or items bought specifically to donate) include a book drive and textile drive benefiting students – look for details on those by the start of the week.

More previews to come – but again, the big thing right now is the map, which includes sale descriptions, and you’ll find it here.

COUNTDOWN: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day one week away; map out later today

May 7, 2016 6:37 am
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The 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is now exactly one week away! 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th, with more than 300 sales of all sizes, all over West Seattle. As promised, we’ll be publishing the map today – no exact time yet as we have a few last changes to make – but as soon as it’s up, we’ll announce it here, as well as at, and in the WSB social-media channels. The map page will have permanent links in the navigation bars atop both sites as usual.

COUNTDOWN: 10 days to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016!

May 4, 2016 9:20 pm
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Like lemonade? You’ll find it at more than half a dozen sale sites on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – now just ten days away.

Into vintage stuff? Lots of that.

Want to make music? One sale promises a piano; another, a pump organ.

Film fan? Old movie posters at one sale.

There are cat toys, dog toys, a saddle, a hand-carved rocking horse, a sale laden with “elephantiana” … Collectors’ items and art from a multitude of nations … Clothes, toys, gear for kids of all ages … Everything but the kitchen sink. Wait, one sale DOES HAVE a kitchen sink. Another will have a small clawfoot tub.

While doublechecking sale listings as our mapmaking process continues, we made notes of some of the most unusual items, and what you see above is still just a fraction … Saturday, May 14th, 9 am-3 pm (with a scattering of sales starting earlier and/or going later), is the big day, all over West Seattle. 330+ sales will be on the map when we publish it here and at this Saturday, one week in advance of sale day. Sellers keep telling us they most enjoy meeting their neighbors; even if you just want to wander around near your neighborhood, you’re likely to have multiple choices. It’s the 12th year for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, ninth year that we at WSB are coordinating and promoting it. One week from Saturday … more countdown info tomorrow!

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day countdown! 12 days away

May 2, 2016 9:26 pm
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With the Viaduct closure and lots of other breaking news, it’s been a few days since our last update on the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day for a few days! The countdown is on – 12 days until Saturday, May 14, 9 am-3 pm, when more than 330 sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula, will bring neighbors, friends, and families together for one big fun day of person-to-person recycling. We hope you’ve set aside at least part of the day to see who’s selling what in your neighborhood, if not beyond.

Registration closed five days ago so we could get going on the map, which will be available (here and at one week in advance, so look for it next Saturday. Checking the listings after the list was finalized, we’ve seen an amazing array of items for you to explore – including lots of kid stuff, home decor, furniture, kitchenware, and so many unusual items we’ve made note of while going through the list … somebody’s selling a car, somebody’s selling a scooter, two sellers have outboard motors, lots of art, one seller even has 500+ vinyl records … Some sales are fundraisers; some have lemonade and bake sales on the side; some are for businesses, schools, youth groups … moving sales, “just moved” sales, “just married” sales, downsizing sales … and of course the multi-seller sites at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors). Just wait till you see the map/list.

If you’re a seller, watch for an update from your coordinators in a few days. And start telling your family, friends, social-media circles all about your sale and WSCGSD in general, if you haven’t already! Any questions or concerns, e-mail the special WSCGSD mailbox,

Hours left to register for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

April 27, 2016 6:16 pm
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One more reminder that if you’ve been waiting to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016, time’s running out – 11:59 pm tonight is when we close registration. If you haven’t signed up your sale yet – do it here! And whether you’ll be selling or shopping, get ready for the 12th annual WSCGSD, 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th.

P.S. Any questions, or problems with registration? E-mail – thanks.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 update: Registration deadline Wednesday night

April 26, 2016 9:25 pm
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We have moving sales and moved-in sales; fun sales and fundraising sales; garages and carports and yards full of stuff to furnish your apartment or house, entertain or clothe your kids, cover your car … or if you don’t have a car, at least one is on sale during West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016. If registration stopped right this moment, with 265+ sales, it would already be another incredible day (9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th, all around the peninsula) .. but we know somebody out there is procrastinating, or just made the decision, or hasn’t had the time yet, so this is the 26-hour warning: Registration closes tomorrow night, Wednesday (April 27th) at 11:59 pm, if you’re planning a sale for WSCGSD. We have to shut it down to give us time to make the maps and get the info packets out – the map’s always ready to go one week in advance so shoppers (some of whom come from hundreds of miles away!) can plan.

Planning a sale but not signed up yet? Go here.
Signed up but had trouble paying? Go here.
Thanks! We are excited about WSCGSD 2016 too (the 12th annual sale day, ninth one we’ve coordinated), and it’s just two and a half weeks away.

2 1/2 days left to register for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016

April 25, 2016 3:41 pm
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Our area’s biggest day of person-to-person recycling is getting closer – Saturday, May 14th, is West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016. More than 230 sales have signed up already, all over West Seattle, at apartments and houses and townhouses, in garages and carports and courtyards, schools and businesses and retirement centers … and more, with an amazing array of items on sale! As always, we’ll be spotlighting some once registration closes – and as announced last week, that’ll be 11:59 pm this Wednesday (April 27th). To register your sale – please go here.

IMPORTANT – IF YOU’VE REGISTERED BUT DIDN’T GET THROUGH PAYPAL – we still need your payment before we can get you on the map (which we start working on right after closing registration). A few sales show as registered but not paid; if that includes yours, you CAN pay without going through the registration form again – just go to this page to find the direct link to PayPal, which you can use without having to be a member – PP takes credit cards too. (We’re usually able to match the payment to the sale, especially if you use the same e-mail address with which you registered, but if you didn’t, just send us a note to to let us know you paid separately. Same address if you think you paid but didn’t get a separate receipt from PayPal – we can sleuth that too.)

If you’re planning to shop – look for the map and listings, in online and printable versions, one week before WSCGSD, linked/featured here on WSB as well as the official WSCGSD website.

Planning to sell on West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day? Register by Wednesday!

April 22, 2016 11:30 am
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The 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – Saturday, May 14th – is just three weeks from tomorrow, and as promised, we’ve decided on the deadline for registration. If you’re having a sale and not signed up already, please register by next Wednesday night (11:59 pm), April 27th. You can do it right now by going to the official registration form here.

Garage/yard/etc. sales are a time-honored form of person-to-person recycling, so on this Earth Day, we’re proud to again be getting ready to present the area’s biggest Community Garage Sale Day, founded in 2005 by a community-connection organization called Megawatt; we’ve been coordinating it since the fourth edition, in 2008. If you don’t have enough stuff, or space, for a full-fledged sale, check ASAP with our two multi-seller sites, WSB’s coffee-purveyor sponsors, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (which for WSCGSD oversees both its courtyard at 4410 California SW and the parking lot across the alley at Ginomai) and C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW).

For shoppers, our tradition is to launch the map a week in advance, so you can check for it here and/or at our official WSCGSD site at starting on Saturday, May 7th. Both the interactive web version and the printable/downloadable PDF version will include the up-to-20-words listings for the sales, too. More than 190 sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula, are signed up already. Again, here’s where to go. And if you have questions/problems, is the official WSCGSD mailbox. Looking forward to May 14th!

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 update, as registration continues

We’re in the third week of registration for the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, with 160+ sales now signed up, north to south, east to west, all sizes, many types! Later this week, we’ll announce the registration deadline, but we can tell you that signups will continue for at least one more week.

Whether you’re shopping or selling, 9 am-3 pm Saturday, May 14th, is the big day (some sales choose to start earlier and/or end later, our only rule is to honor that basic six-hour window). We close registration relatively early so that we can get the map made and available a week ahead of time – we provide it free in two versions accessible online, the clickable “interactive” version and the printable/downloadable PDF version, both with the up-to-20-words listings that sellers provide, so shoppers can plan ahead.

One more reminder – if you just have a few things to sell and would like to be part of a multiseller site, check directly with the two who are offering spaces again this year, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors).

Why be part of WSCGSD? It’s about more than buying and selling, as organizer Susan wrote on her block-sale registration form: “The 5900 block of 34th Ave SW loves this event! Every year it’s an excuse to party! We visit with our neighbors, meet new folks and catch up with annual Garage Sale returnees, who come to our street each year.”

Ready to register your sale? Here’s the form. Questions? (or comment section here) – thanks!

One month until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016!

We’re now exactly one month from the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – Saturday, May 14th, many sales of many sizes all over the peninsula, 9 am-3 pm. We at WSB have been coordinating it since the fourth year and are excited about another awesome day in which West Seattle becomes the epicenter of person-to-person recycling.

In Week 2 of registration, the list has grown to 110+ sales, north to south, east to west; at apartments, townhomes, houses, businesses, retirement centers, schools, and of course the multi-seller courtyard sales at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) /Ginomai Art Center and C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Some are selling to raise money for nonprofits, some are selling to de-clutter and make a few dollars, some are selling just for the fun of seeing who shows up. You’ll find almost everything for sale somewhere – clothes, shoes, furniture, baby gear, books, dishes, toys, art, plants – just spotted a listing for an outboard motor, and one for a car! We’ll highlight more items in the weeks ahead.

If this is your first year – we close registration relatively early (we’ll announce the end date before the end of next week) so we can make the map/listings available a week in advance, to help people figure out where they want to go – some garage-sale devotees come from as far as Eastern Washington! So if you’re going to sell, better to sign up sooner rather than later. Just be sure you have your listing info (up to 20 words this year) ready, and head to the registration form here. (If you have just a bit of stuff to sell, you can inquire directly with Hotwire or C & P about one of their spaces.)

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 update, as registration continues

April 11, 2016 9:00 pm
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After the first week of registration, 80 sales are on their way to the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 map – all sizes, all over the peninsula, all set for 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 14th. Thanks to everyone who’s signed up so far – including group and organization sales, block sales, and dozens of individual sales. Registration will be open for at least two more weeks – we usually set the deadline when we get to that last week and see how things are going. If you’re planning a sale, and have your up-to-20-words description ready, go here to sign up – remember that as always, it’s a two-step process, and you’re not done until you’ve made it through PayPal too (no, you don’t have to have an account). And if you have just a little bit of stuff to sell, and no room to sell it, check in with Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW) or C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW), both WSB sponsors, to see about a space at their multi-seller sites.

COUNTDOWN: 5 weeks to West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day; registration continues

Five weeks from today – on Saturday, May 14th – sellers and shoppers will have wrapped up the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. We’re in the first week of registration (which we usually keep open for about three weeks so people have plenty of time to hear about it and think about it), with 70 sales all over the peninsula signed up already. If this is all new to you – WSB coordinates and presents WSCGSD, one day with many sales of all sizes, including, again this year, multiseller sites at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and C & P Coffee Company (both WSB sponsors; contact them directly to get on their lists for spaces). We make the maps – clickable online version and printable/downloadable PDF version – including each sellers’ listing (up to 20 words this year) of sale highlights, and they’re available a week before sale day so you can make your plan. If you’re planning to sell, sign up as soon as you’re ready by using this form!

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016: 40+ signed up so far!

Thanks to everyone who’s already registered to be part of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016 on Saturday, May 14th! After the first full day of registration, we have more than 40 sales signed up so far. A spot check of the registrations shows they’re from neighborhoods all over the peninsula, including Arbor Heights, Sunrise Heights, Fauntleroy, Highland Park, Genesee Hill, The Junction, Admiral, Puget Ridge, South Delridge, Westwood, Avalon, High Point, Belvidere, North Delridge, Seaview, Gatewood, Alki … with listings from “Selling everything to travel the world!” to “Shoes, shoes, shoes!” WSCGSD is one big day with sales of all sizes, all over the peninsula, mapped online (clickably) and in a printable/PDF version, published well in advance to provide plenty of planning time. If you’re having a sale, sign up when you’re ready by going here!

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2016: Registration begins!

April 4, 2016 9:49 pm
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With just under six weeks until the 12th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on May 14th, we are ready to register!

The form to sign up your sale is here.

If you’ve been part of WSCGSD in past years – we haven’t changed anything except expanding the word limit for your listing on the map to 20 words – the field in the online version has lots of room, but the printable/downloadable PDF is the reason we need to set a limit. The fees are the same as they’ve been since we took over WSCGSD in 2008; they cover our production and promotion costs (and anything left over supports WSB’s ongoing operations as West Seattle’s 24/7 news source).

*Sale day is Saturday, May 14, 2016.

*Official sale hours: 9 am-3 pm, but if you want to start yours earlier/end it later, that’s up to you – you can say that in your “ad” text (but no late starts/early ends, though, it’s important to cover the official time period – thanks!).

*Registration gets you on the map, which is published on WSB and on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day website – as well as promoted/advertised regionally and in our social-media channels – with clickable and printable (PDF) versions. The map is ready a week in advance and assigns each sale a number, which you can use for cross-reference and for your own promotion (“come see us, we’re sale #22!”), etc.

*Same three sale categories: Individual, Organization/Business/School, Block Sale.

P.S. If you have a small amount of stuff to sell and/or no place for a sale, check in at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) ASAP for a free spot in the Hotwire courtyard or Ginomai across the alley. There’ll be one general map listing for Hotwire; if you sell there, you’re still welcome to buy your own (optional) mention on our list via the form above – just mention Hotwire/4410 California SW as the sale address.

P.P.S. We haven’t set the end date for registration yet – we usually wait to see how things are going – but we keep signups open for at least three weeks, so there’s plenty of time for people to decide to jump in.

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